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Last Review Updated on 26 Apr 2018
26 April 2018
I recently got married and had hired Chirmi Weddings for the same. I had the most disappointing experience with this wedding planner and the décor left me in tears. I’m writing down a detailed review below, as I strongly believe that - for every bride, this is possibly the most important day of her life – and I wouldn’t want any other bride to have an unpleasant experience similar to what I did. I have tried to attach images of what was promised versus what was delivered. Happy to share the entire presentation and spreadsheet that the vendor gave to me along with wedding pictures if you DM me. I’m happy to share in person the good and the disappointing aspects of this vendor. Also, I recommend you do not go by my word only, but also speak to all my other vendors, whose contact information I can share, such as the tent house folks, caterers at all events and the resort owner who were astonished about my choice of wedding decorator/planner. 1. Possibly the most disappointing moment of the wedding was when my “Phoolon Ka Chadar” did not turn up right before I could walk down the aisle. I’m standing there, with my 4 brothers waiting to walk me to the mantap and Bhumika had no answer for why the phoolon ka chadar was absent, “despite”, me constantly emphasizing in every single meeting that this is very special and emotional to me. Also attached is an image of what was promised from her presentation deck. – forget providing something elaborate, there was no chadar at all! 2. At the cocktail, we had asked for cold pyrotechnics (5 of our friends on each side). For one, the pyrotechnics didn’t go off - Bhumika was standing right there and clueless while her staff was scrambling what to do. Secondly, when one or two pyro did go off, it burnt my fiancé and I because it wasn’t really cold pyro but was normal fireworks, which she expected us to walk under. To this she said – our friends didn’t know how to use them and stood too close – well how about telling them what to do since none of them are really experts?? She claimed that when her staff used them they went off accurately – the truth is they were still hot and burning, my fiancé and I had to ask them to move away from us. 3. Attached is a picture of what was promised in terms of food counters at the cocktail versus what was delivered. 4. Attached is a picture of what was promised for the main wedding mantap. We were expecting an elaborate décor with lotus, where the vendor had said she would use at least 3000 lotus. But when we later reached out to the florist about what went wrong, he informed us that she had only ordered 600 lotus from me. I have a audio recording of the same conversation. Also, if you see the picture attached, the main chandelier in the mantap does not even have lotus entirely in the tips!!! I have highlighted the same. 5. For the muhurtam, I had clearly discussed that I want all the tiffany chairs to have draping around them and with an elegant bunch of flowers – what I received was every “alternate” chair having draping with no flowers. Attached is the image. When I asked the her at the venue about the chairs not having the flowers, I was told that “when your guests sat on the chairs, the flowers fell off” – assuming that alllll my 200 guests sat on chairs and made the flowers fall off (bizzare), why weren’t the fallen flowers on the ground? 6. Also, after a disappointing wedding and cocktail, we clearly didn’t get reasonable answers about what went wrong with the event. For instance, when asked “why the food counters did not have enough orchids?” – we were told it was too windy and they flew off! So we decided to not go ahead with the same vendor for a reception which was going to be held two days later. So on the morning of the day after my wedding, I was anxiously working to find a new vendor instead of feeling happy and relaxed. Thankfully we were able to get someone to work on our reception event in such short notice. My advice: I somewhere feel that it was a huge mistake on my part picking this vendor. So here are some tips from me on how you shouldn’t make the mistakes I did (most of these things are stuff I didn’t keep in mind): 1. Please take time out to verify the number of weddings, their scale that your vendor has organized in the past. Make sure you take time out to speak with at least 5-6 brides/families whose weddings have been organized by the particular vendor to get their reviews. 2. Please take time out to meet the entire production team of the vendor. This was a huge mistake on my part. I do know of other established vendors in Bangalore who have production teams of the size of 12-15 people at least. However, here I only met Bhumika throughout. Although, I suddenly had Niharika (her partner) turn up on the day of the events – who I had no contact/call/interaction with ever earlier. 3. Keep all conversations with the vendor on email and avoid whatsapp. Especially when she wants to send you presentation decks on whatsapp. Also, she’s going to try to rush you into approving her decks, but take your time – read through every single line, every single flower. 4. Ensure the costing sheet is emailed to you instead of having it on drive and being deleted by the vendor later. Thankfully for me, I made a copy and downloaded the same before it was deleted. 5. Also, be wary of the amount of money you pay in advance. Thankfully for me, I had not paid the amount entirely and have held it off. However, I still don’t think the work that was done was worth the money I have already paid.
26 April 2018
Bhumika organised a lovely 60th birthday party for my dear father, earlier this year. The event was a private gathering of close friends and family at our farmhouse outside Bangalore. She took care of everything from the decor to the catering, even down to the invites and the return gifts. She is very well organised and has a good aesthetic sense that helped create the best experience me and my family could have hoped for. And for a change I could participate and be a part of my family's celebration, instead of running around getting things together. I definitely recommend Chirmi and Bhumika as an event organiser and have faith in her to take care of any future events of ours.
22 August 2017
Bhumika was truly amazing, she thought of things I never would have planned. Our Engagement was an indoor ceremony in Ganjam Mantap and Bhumika was very well aware of the venue. She was on top of everything, from contracts to budgets to dates. I can't imagine what my engagement would have been like without her. The best thing is that Bhumika is warm and open-minded. She might be working on all of the nitty-gritty details, but you?ll still end up with a ?wow? creative vision for the wedding. Amazing job and Highly recommend! - Vidisha & Rohit.
21 August 2017
Chirmi Weddings was absolutely great! They helped me plan my sister's wedding. Everyone raved about the photo-booth. They had fun props and were very professional and accommodating to our guests. The lights were stunning for the venue and I have to say it was the best that we could think of. Chandeliers, drapes, flowers, lights and everything that we asked for was there. The dcor and the lights added so much warmth and character to our venue and matched to their personality perfectly. Throughout the night, people were complimenting us on them. Chirmi Weddings helped us add special touches to the wedding, the planning and decor was absolutely bang on. The photo-booth and the lighting that helped enhance their day. Absolutely loved everything. Thank you for everything.
4 August 2017
Bhumika and her team are well versed with all aspects of conducting a wedding. We worked with them recently for my engagement ceremony at Windsor Manor and truly I must say it was a relief having her as our planner. It was amazing to see how all that we discussed was put into action and exactly the way she explained it to us. They are absolutely trustworthy and deliver what they promise. We wanted them to help us out with the decor, guest hospitality, and the photographers. And they did a wonderful job. I honestly had nothing to worry about. Venky and I did not want to be involved with supervising the event and just wanted to enter as guests and that's exactly what happened. Everything was handled very professionally. Chirmi weddings did a wonderful job and we strongly recommend them. ? Dhiviya & Venky
30 July 2017
Our wedding was the absolute most fun, most special, and all around most fantastic day of our lives, and we know it is all thanks to you, Bhumika, and the rest of the amazing team you have at Chirmi Weddings. You worked with me over a number of months to develop the perfect plan for our wedding day and I could have never done it without you. My wife sent you what feels like a hundred pictures of the different flower arrangements, dcor, cake ideas, and table arrangements that she liked, and you were able to pull together her vision perfectly. When we saw the ceremony and reception dcor on the day of our wedding my jaw dropped. It looked just like the tropical glam weddings on pinterest and to say I absolutely loved it would be an understatement. You also helped me pull together a polaroid photo booth. My guests all repeatedly raved about it being the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to and how every detail was perfect. I can?t thank you enough for helping to make our wedding day the best day of our lives!
27 July 2017
My husband and I are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Chirmi Weddings. Bhumika and her team were extremely professional and provided quality customer service. They went above and beyond the call of duty. It's because of Chirmi WEddings that we even had a wedding at all! 6-weeks from the wedding we had no decorations, linen, flowers, favors, etc. for the ceremony and reception. With one phone call, Bhumika came in and saved the day! Within weeks, her staff put together a portfolio of lovely flowers, dcor, drapes, etc., and we knew we were in good hands. We received wonderful feedback from family and friends on how lovely, professional, and creative the decorations were...especially the flowers and bouquets, lighting and the crystal tree arrangements around the room! Most importantly Bhumika made us feel a part of their family, and made sure we were taken care of. We have already recommended Chirmi Weddings to our family and friends!