A wedding planner’s mission in life

In this wedding season, wedding planner Miss Tasang Imchen is a harried lady who wishes she has more time on her hands. Proprietor of ‘Wedding Pathways’ – a house that looks after every aspects of wedding including decoration, catering, photography/videography, sound system, ornaments and bouquets and rental services (love seats, chairs and table covers, cake tables, tent houses and aisle runners), Tasang is however different from the usual breed of wedding planners. A sizeable portion of her income goes to mission works and she is presently sponsoring a student to study theology in Nepal and another schoolboy back home. She is also sponsoring for construction of two little churches in Upper Assam.
“People look at wedding planning as a business. But for me it is more like the woman in the Bible who gave part of her income from dye business to St Paul’s mission works. One of my main concerns is that souls are saved,” Tasang said.
A Master in Divinity and diploma holder in psychological counseling, Tasang who hails from Longkhum village in Mokokchung district, worked with World Vision and Eluthorous Christian Society, before opening her own enterprise ‘Wedding Pathways’ three years ago. “It was a passion that drove me to venture into wedding planning. Before “Wedding Pathways”, I had been involved in this business for the last 11 years,” she said. The rate she charges for wedding planning and rental services are reasonable.
“My preferred clients are those from the middle class who want to ‘marry in a beautiful way’ but according to their budget. On occasions, I also give special discount to couple from the lower income bracket,” she said.
Tasang takes pride in saying that of the 40-odds wedding that she planned after launching ‘Wedding Pathways,’ she has never once repeated the settings or designs. “I may use the same items but always in different styles,” she said. On inspiration behind her style and creativity, she said, “God is a creative God and unlimited and I draw strength and inspiration from His creativity.”
To the educated unemployed youths, many of who become frustrated after waiting years in vain for government jobs, the lady has this to say: “God has given passion and creativity to everyone. It is you who create the job and how passionate you are towards creating the job is what matters.”
When asked her turn to walk the aisle, the 37-year-old lady gave a broad grin and said, “Waiting for God’s time.” ‘Wedding Pathways’ is located opposite IMC Hall, Circular Road, Dimapur, and one can reach Tasang through 9436261675 (M) or e-mail weddingpathways@yahoo.com.