For South Asians getting married in SoCal: check out these important dates before deciding influence on a wedding date. January Jan. 1, Monday, Happy New Year! Jan. 5, Friday, Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Jan. 7, Sunday, Golden Globe Awards (Beverly … Continue reading 2018 South Asian Social Calendar: Wedding Date Guide
Milni literally translates as “to meet”. The milni is a South Asian wedding tradition that takes place right after the baraat arrives and the two families…meet. South Asian weddings are marriages between two families so this is a great way … Continue reading Milni at South Asian Weddings
In Hindu wedding ceremonies, sometimes there’s confusion over the 7 steps of saptapadi and 7 pheres around the fire. They’re two different things and both are included in Hindu ceremonies. In the 7 steps of saptapadi, the couple stands side-by-side … Continue reading 7 Steps vs. 7 Pheres at Hindu Weddings
The answer is a resounding yes! Lots of people are opting out of cake for luxurious dessert bars and other treats. We know a couple that served an assortment of donuts and another that had s’mores at their reception! How … Continue reading Is it Ok to Not Serve Cake at Your Wedding?
The short answer is it depends on the venue. The MAJORITY of venues do not allow BYO. Because of liquor license requirements and liability issues, they must provide all alcohol. The handful of venues that do allow BYO wine and … Continue reading Can You BYO Alcohol at a South Asian Wedding?
The 4 most commonly misunderstood items in wedding venue packages are: Even though it’s called an “outside catering fee”, that per person fee does NOT include the food. You still have to pay the caterer separately. Packages include cake cutting … Continue reading The 4 Most Commonly Misunderstood Items in Venue Packages
South Asians are known for their hospitality. We want our wedding guests, in particular, to feel welcome and comfortable throughout the wedding weekend. A component of that is serving breakfast to your guests. Venues are happy to work with you … Continue reading Cost Effective Ways to Serve Breakfast at a South Asian Wedding
Fun/funny wedding photos to make you smile and inspire fun memories on your big day! Follow our Funny Wedding Photography Pinterest board for more inspiration. For more funny photo ideas, follow our Funny Photography Pinterest board. The best venue pricing Visit … Continue reading Fun/Funny Wedding Photography
Part of deciding what city or region to have your wedding, is determining whether you want to have each event at a unique venue or at one. By the way, when we talk about the wedding events, we’re talking about … Continue reading Does it Make Sense to Have Each Wedding Event at a Different Venue?
Wedding cakes are gorgeous, delicious and…can be expensive. Consider getting a smaller beautiful cake from a bakery and order a few sheet cakes from Costco or elsewhere to serve to guests. Their cakes are delicious and by the time it's … Continue reading The Money-Saving Wedding Cake Hack Every South Asian Couple Should Know
Most brides envision their wedding. Their outfits, who will be there. And they definitely think about how everything will look. That moment when the ballroom doors open guests are greeted by a flood of lights, music, and decor. Believe it … Continue reading Wedding Reception Napkin Art
We're lucky in SoCal, as there are a number of beautiful venues that can host South Asian weddings. From San Diego to Santa Barbara, venues are increasingly aware of not only what a mandap, nikkah, Anand Karaj are but what … Continue reading Deciding Where (Region) To Get Married
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Your Ambassador. At a wedding, after the ceremony was completed some guests gathered around the mandap, eager to congratulate and take photos with the couple. A family of 4 stood nearby waiting for their turn, when the Maid of Honor … Continue reading Prepping Your Wedding Party for the Wedding Weekend
As you plan your wedding and costs add up, it’s likely that at some point you’ll ask yourself, “should we invite everyone to everything?” This is a guide to help you think through this. It’s a balance of cost, social … Continue reading Should You Invite Everyone to Everything?
So you have a discounted room rate for your wedding block of $179, but an Aunty just texted you saying she found it online for $130. What Aunty Doesn’t Know 1. You may have negotiated additional amenities into the room … Continue reading What To Do When Your Guests Book Their Rooms Online vs. Your Room Block
Over the weekend I heard the 2nd incident of a friend having her wedding items stuck at customs. Confiscated at Customs The first friend this happened to, was on her way back from her India wedding shopping trip. The customs … Continue reading Avoid Getting Rejected at Customs: India/Pakistan Wedding Shopping
So you’ve started wedding planning and it’s kinda overwhelming? Not sure which vendors to book first? No worries, we’re here to help. Let’s start by detailing the vendors you’ll need: The first thing you’ll need is a venue. With the … Continue reading What Wedding Vendors Do You Book First?
If you’d like a copy of ShaadiShop’s South Asian Wedding Budget Infographic, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Parking – some venues offer complimentary self parking. Others offer discounted event rates which vary based on whether it’s hosted or non-hosted parking. Parking … Continue reading 12 Often Overlooked Costs at South Asian Weddings
For people who have never attended nor seen anything about a South Asian wedding, they might feel confused, overwhelmed and excited all at the same time. Put your friends at ease by sending a “What to Expect” email before the … Continue reading South Asian Wedding 1st-timers: What To Expect
The venue is often the biggest purchase of your wedding. It can be kinda complicated too. One aspect of the venue that we see couples get confused about for South Asian weddings is what comes with the outside catering package. … Continue reading What Does a Wedding Venue Package Usually Come With?