Keeping things organized can help cut down the cost significantly, whatever is the event. In India, where weddings are large events, organizing things efficiently can bring a huge breath of relief to families who are constantly concerned about the wedding budget.
Recognizing this common notion, Manish Mishra stepped forward to create an online platform that works as an online aggregator of wedding service providers and making it easier for customers to find the right service provider as per their budget. The platform is built keeping the diversity of culture in India, and how weddings of different regions have different requirements.
A few years down the line, Manish wants to see his online venture as one stop platform in India for all sorts of wedding arrangements and services.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
We are a standardized wedding service provider aggregator. We have wedding experts for all budgets. Ranging from a simple DJ to Jaimala theme to decors to catering, Poori Shaadi offers a complete wedding service solution. We have also introduced many new avenues in wedding catering service. (Our website is currently under construction).
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
The unorganized wedding service sector and the problems where budget becomes an issue for most middle class families made me come up with the Poori Shaadi concept. Wedding is like a festival in every family in India and people spend around 30% of their entire life’s income in weddings. I thought of providing them with best quality vendors and also with best rates so that the big barrier between the right vendor and right customer is balanced with Poori Shaadi. We want to reach in every family of India and give them an organized wedding on their own budget.
What is your life mantra?
Dream big with your open eyes. When you have dreams, you also find ways to achieve them.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
The most challenging part of our journey was to provide every budget vendors to customers depending on what budget the customer needs.
How did you overcome those challenges?
My belief on my concept helped me overcome every challenge. Believe in oneself is the best attitude to overcome everything.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
Till now we are working with own funds and also the weddings which are doing regular as wedding planner.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Dedication, honesty and the attitude to grow up even if the failures befall.
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Your story is an online platform which I visit and also recommend others as it gives you much confidence to grow in life.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
My sleeping habit makes me productive.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
I keep things pending sometime which I think I could change in myself.
Answer in less than 50 words
One tip to success:
One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Never try to cheat anyone
One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Where there is a will there is a way
What are your plans for next 3 years?
To panel best of the best wedding experts in our panel of Poori Shaadi and to turn Poori Shaadi into a name that every family chooses in their family wedding.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
I would love to do weddings only for all.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
- Leh laddakh
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“Arise awake and stop not till the goal is reached”