Varsha Garodia is a Wedding influencer and Wedding Consultant who provides wedding planning tips to her audience. She has consulted a large number of clients and has executed well-planned weddings while playing around with different themes.
Varsha Garodia also conducts 1:1 sessions to focus precisely on her client’s requirements. Going by the name Miss Wedvisor, she has been able to attract a large audience base by posting empowering and relatable content on her Instagram.
In conversation with Icy Tales, she spoke about her journey, exploring her passion, helping her clients to plan a memorable day for them, and some opinions on an ideal marriage, and her future plans.
Q) What is it like to be a wedding influencer?
Varsha Garodia: It’s content creation for all the brides-to-be, groom-to-be, and anyone who’s planning a wedding. When I was getting married six years ago, most of the influencers were into fashion. After that, many years later when my cousins and my friends were getting married, they were always coming back to me for ideas and tips.
During that course, I realized that there is a gap wherein some people want good tips, ideas, and hacks to have smooth wedding planning. So that’s why I chose to get into this field.
Q) When did you discover this passion for planning weddings?
Varsha Garodia: I was always into planning events and weddings. It started with my brother’s wedding and he is happily been married for around nine years now. At that time, I planned everything very meticulously and I was very excited about his wedding because I knew I had that nudge in me.
After that, my wedding happened and along with that other small events and weddings of my friends also happened so I planned all that. I’ve always been passionate about it and then after a point of time, during the lockdown, I realized that I should try this out.
I wanted to come out on social media and try out because I had a good hand on social media because of my fashion label. I wanted to bring in both worlds and see, and fortunately, it has been going on very well.
Q) How important is it to systematically plan a wedding and execute it?
Varsha Garodia: I think the journey has to be happy; the wedding planning journey has to be happy rather than perfect. This is what I always say on my page, it’s not going to be a perfect wedding ever; something or the other thing is going to happen but you have to enjoy the process and you have to take things lightly.
Through this, you have to discover yourself and eventually implement all that in your planning process.
So I think it is important to plan a good wedding but it is very important to plan a happy wedding for yourself so that you enjoy your day, you don’t stress out too much and you discover yourself.
Q) When did you get the idea to post knowledgeable content on your Instagram page?
Varsha Garodia: The topics that I get are usually through the wedding consultations that I do. In a way, my audience and my community give me the topics for the reels that I post.
During my consultation with my clients, many of them ask me questions about the things that they are stuck on.
In that process, I discovered a lot of topics and it helped me. When I understood that so many people are asking about it, I will need to address this on a larger scale. Then I make a reel on it and that’s how the process goes.
Q) You are a wedding consultant as well, tell us something about being one
Varsha Garodia: Through my profession, I try my best to make weddings very cohesive. It can be simple and minimal but still very effective, visually. That is what comes into wedding styling and usually, I do it through again the consultation processes.
The brides, grooms, or their families would talk to me about the themes that they wanted for the wedding. They would show me the venue and ask me whether a particular theme would look nice or not.
It’s more or less about researching and then giving that research as per my client’s requirements. I have to make a package for them and then I present it to them.
Q) What should a bride or groom look for in their partners before marrying them?
Varsha Garodia: This is a tough one because I had been in a relationship for a very long time and then I got married to my husband.
What I always believe is that you should be completely yourself around them. If you have a comfort level with them, you can express yourself completely and that is a good sign.
It is lovely that you can be yourself completely and still, that person loves you for who you are. I think that is one of the things that you should look into because marriage is a lot of work.
You are going to spend a lot of time together. Having a filter on you all the time is not possible so I think if you want to take that next step in your relationship, this thing is very crucial; the comfort level has to be max.
Q) What is your opinion on the growing divorce rate in today’s world?
Varsha Garodia: It is all about happiness because in the end, some things work out and some don’t. That is the reason I am the flag barrier of working on your marriage rather than only your wedding. In the wedding planning process, I always feel that the couple should work on themselves and then on the wedding.
If it is an arranged marriage, I would always advise the couple to spend a lot of time with each other and build their relationship. The wedding should be the second priority because marriage is forever and the wedding is for just a day.
Feelings are inevitable. You cannot deny if someone is not happy or people are not happy with each other. Eventually, over some time, people are going to realize who they are. And when they realize and they feel that they are not at the right space or place they would want to get away with it.
Q) What is a ‘Happy Marriage’ in your opinion?
Varsha Garodia: Happiness is different for everyone. Happiness starts from how much you know yourself and how well you execute things to make yourself happy. A happy marriage for me is spending quality time, growing, and prospering together.
In your highs and lows, you should be there for each other and help each other get better. In simple words, it is a collaboration; to be very frank marriage is the biggest collaboration of your life and you have to make it work. If the collaboration is good, it’s great, if not, it is totally fine.
Varsha Garodia ensures that families, brides, and grooms have the most memorable wedding ever. She aims to become your #weddingplanningbestie in your journey toward your happily ever after.
She aims to become a popular wedding influencer & consultant and uphold her name in the industry.
Check out the whole conversation with Varsha Garodia on our YouTube Channel.