Women of Worth 2017

Wedding Belle

The master planner on how fantasy weddings turned out to be a very lucrative business

Vishal Koul

The wedding day is the most important day of a couple’s life. But thanks to Bollywood’s infamous ‘big fat Indian weddings’ it is now every couple’s — and more so every bride’s dream. Making these dreams come true is India’s ace wedding planner, Vandana Mohan. And mind you, ensuring all the taam-jhaam is in place is no cakewalk. This is the story of a lady who majored in political science, aspired to join Jawaharlal Nehru University and wanted to work for the United Nations. But as fate would have it, she went on to become one of India’s top wedding planners. Looking at her eventful journey thus far, one might say she does have a Midas touch — not everyone has the ability to steer things in their favour at every turn of life.