After losing out on over a year’s worth of events, a determined Leicester-based planner decided to use lockdown to her advantage, by writing and publishing her first book.
Indian and interfaith wedding planner Meera Majithia works with couples across the UK and beyond, helping them plan their dream wedding day. But with cancellations coming in left, right and centre due to Covid-19, she decided to utilise her ‘spare’ time to pursue her lifelong dream project of writing a book.
The bridal coach who was interviewed earlier in Asian Voice about how the pandemic shaped her business, said, “When the lockdown was announced I was devastated for my couples. So many of them had been planning for over a year to make their dreams come true and all of a sudden this had to be put on hold. On a personal front it was also extremely worrying because there was no sign of the situation easing. But rather than be a victim of the pandemic, I wanted to take control and do something I could be proud of – so I started writing back in March.”
‘Planned to Perfection’, which will be available both in paperback and as an eBook and officially releases on 11 December 2020, has an easy-to-follow simple structure with an entertaining fictional twist, to demonstrate the best wedding planning approach for the modern Indian and interfaith bride. With its unique format, the book is the first of its kind.
Meera added, “In a world of constantly changing trends and high expectations, this book shows you how to stay calm, keep things real and plan a wedding you can be proud of. What’s more, I’ve tried to keep it as concise as possible as I know brides are rushed for time.”
In addition to writing the book, Meera launched her signature paid-for bridal members club (also named Planned To Perfection) back in October 2020, which provides brides with access to bespoke tools and templates to plan their own wedding, along with her bespoke 7-step planning framework, bridal masterclasses, a private community and so much more.
“I really wanted to build a platform where I could stay in constant communication with not just my own brides, but others too, by providing them with everything they need in one place to show them planning a wedding can be fun – even if it may not seem so at the moment. In December for example, we have a strong focus on wellbeing with meditation, yoga and breath work workshops,” she said.