In Conversation with Benchmark Wedding Consultants

  1. Tell us something about yourself and your company.

We are a one-stop solution to plan your dream wedding in a simpler, faster & hassle-free way.
In simple words, we’re Wedding Consultants who bring boundless joy into your lives with our expertise in organizing stress-free weddings! Our experience and association with vendors can help you plan your weddings easily, and save both your time and money! Indian weddings involve months of careful and thorough planning, researching, and re-planning, besides meticulous execution of those plans! Planning a wedding is a huge responsibility especially when the choices are plenty and the options available are infinite.

There’s always a possibility that anything can go wrong at any moment; a vendor canceling at the last moment leaving you in the lurch is the biggest fear. Finding the right service providers for the various events during your celebration makes planning a wedding much more difficult. Last-minute cancellations? They’re a thing of the past because every vendor in our network is pre-screened.At Benchmark Weddings, we simplify the planning process by making the booking of venues, photographers, makeup artists, and other vendors easy.

We keep in mind every individual’s budget and specific requirements. The Benchmark team literally reduces months of research to days – with our research team stepping in to do all the work for you while ensuring that your decisions become easier as your savings maximize! Even Diamonds require a great setting to show it’s true spark. Unforgettable events and celebrations do not just occur. They are designed to be so. The right ambiances, the right lighting, the right setting, the right fragrances all come together to transfer your dreams into unforgettable memories

Given the vast network of wedding professionals that we have, along with our exclusive associations, we guarantee that we find you the vendor ideal for your special day and even get you the benefit of special discounts. From the venues to the menus, we’re here to help you have a stress-free pre-wedding period. So that you can celebrate wedding vows at it’s best!

Our core aim is to provide the utmost personalized services to each guest. We treat them, the way you would treat every individual guest personally. Right from taking RSVP confirmations, their arrivals, local transportations, accommodations -till their return, our expert team takes care of their each and every requirement & reservation along with their logistic needs. Benchmark Events works with you as your family member to make sure you are refreshed & relaxed on your big day.

Our Services
We offer a lot of services to ensure you have a stress-free wedding, including:
 

  • Finding and booking a venue that is best suited for your requirement.
  • Helping you book and plan the logistics of your destination wedding.
  • Getting you the right photographer for your pre-wedding and wedding shoot.
  • Booking exotic locations for honeymoon.
  • Wedding Consultant & Planner as per your budget.
  • Entertainment – local and international artists.

Our Team
Founder & CEO

Our Founder Radhika Garg & Lucky Panchal are versatile professionals with experience of 10 years of making life much easier for couples. Lucky Panchal was a civil engineer by qualification and DJ by profession and Radhika Garg MSc. Biotechnologist by qualification and PGDM in Event Management started their company together in 2011 as Benchmark Events & Wedding Planner.

They started to grow with few clients and now they plan your wedding to make it the most memorable event of your life. They became entrepreneurs by choice and have the right experience to understand their clients and offer them the best choices within their budget. They believe that every wedding is unique and that every couple should create their own memories on their Big Day! So, along with their team, they help you in creating those very exclusive sweet memories forever.

2. What’s your competitive advantage and why can’t it be copied?

Our USP is personalized touch to every wedding. We treat every family as our own family and become part of their family which help us in giving personalised touch to every small detail of the event.

3. What challenges/obstacles did you face in your journey so far?

It’s a journey from a hospitality manager to a Wedding Consultant. When we started our journey we use to do just 1 to 2 projects in a year and that too small scale. Slowly and gradually we grew from there and now we have 2 offices one in Bhopal and other in Gwalior.

4. What are your expansion plans?

We are planning to make a Wedding Clinic under one roof where you can find from weight loss program to dress designer to card designer to pandit ji and everything.

5. Tell our audience more about your failures? How should one bounce back?

Failures are the biggest part of success. Yes we have failed and we have learnt from it. We did a project and failed drastically but yes we learned from it. Certainly it took us sometime to come over but yes we again stood up and we again started. We work on our terms and rely our team completely for their support.

6. How do you define success?

Being successful means the achievement of desired visions and planned goals. Success has no such definition, if your client is happy and satisfied with your work means you have achieved your goal. You should be happy with what you delivered if yes then you made it through successfully.

7. Please share with us some of the challenges you faced in your journey.

When you start your company challenges are part of it. Challenges make you learn, they give you the desire to do something new, something extraordinary. It makes you think out of the box so yes we also had many such challenges where we failed then again stood up, last-minute cancellations and all.

8. What would advice to someone starting up and particularly to women entrepreneurs?

Women can do anything if they just think of it. Our company founder is also a women. Just one simple piece of advice no need to get afraid of anything and anyone, you are stronger than any man. It is just you need to believe yourself. If you believe yourself world will believe you. If you have a supporting family and partner it makes your journey easier.

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Aastha Jha
Founder and CEO at The Wedding Journal

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