You Just Got Engaged! The Very First Steps of Indian Wedding Planning: A Guide

Yay! You’re engaged! Congratulations! I hope you’ve had a chance to enjoy it! Now starts the fun-work…planning your Indian wedding! Increasingly as I help couples with finding their venue, I’m seeing the large 400+ guest weddings as well as people … Continue reading You Just Got Engaged! The Very First Steps of Indian Wedding Planning: A Guide

3 Indian Wedding Waterfront Venues in Southern California That Won’t Cost Your Life Savings

We’re lucky in Southern California to have several venues for Indian weddings that overlook the water. Up and down the coast from San Diego to Santa Barbara there are lots of venues to select from. It’s just a matter of … Continue reading 3 Indian Wedding Waterfront Venues in Southern California That Won’t Cost Your Life Savings

How to Work With Your Caterer for an Indian Wedding: Tips, Ideas, and Mistakes to Avoid.

When I work with couples to help them find their wedding venue, a very common question I get asked about is how all the “food stuff works” since the majority of Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan weddings include outside catering, … Continue reading How to Work With Your Caterer for an Indian Wedding: Tips, Ideas, and Mistakes to Avoid.

Deciding to do an Indoor vs. Outdoor Indian Wedding in Southern California: A Guide

Regardless of what type of Indian wedding ceremony you plan to have – Hindu, Jain, or Sikh, when you’re thinking about an indoor vs. outdoor ceremony, there are special considerations to think about for your wedding venue. In this article … Continue reading Deciding to do an Indoor vs. Outdoor Indian Wedding in Southern California: A Guide

Mala + Sandeep’s Indian Wedding, The Journey From the Dance Floor to the Mandap!

A few months ago we brought you Mala and Sandeep’s adorable How They Met and Amazing Race, proposal story. And now we’re excited to share their big Indian wedding celebration with you! Mala and Sandeep considered about 15 venues before deciding … Continue reading Mala + Sandeep’s Indian Wedding, The Journey From the Dance Floor to the Mandap!

2019 South Asian Social Calendar: Southern California Wedding Date Guide

ShaadiShop’s 2019 South Asian Social Calendar Features: all major Hindu, Sikh, Muslim, Jain holidays major events throughout Southern California i.e. Comic Con, Coachella, US Open of Surfing (events that could impact your wedding date and location) scroll to the bottom … Continue reading 2019 South Asian Social Calendar: Southern California Wedding Date Guide

What to Ask Your Maharaj for an Indoor Ceremony Flame at an Indian Wedding Venue

In my work helping couples find their wedding venue, for Hindu and Jain ceremonies, the ceremony flame pretty much always comes up. Some venues allow the indoor ceremony flame, others don’t, and some allow it with some restrictions and fees. … Continue reading What to Ask Your Maharaj for an Indoor Ceremony Flame at an Indian Wedding Venue

6 Simple To Do’s for the Best Post Indian Wedding Ceremony Photos

Indian weddings are family affairs. Guests arrive from across the globe to celebrate…you! For the couple it’s all a whirlwind and they’re relying on their photography and cinematography team to capture the moments for them. Geeta Randery the principal photographer and … Continue reading 6 Simple To Do’s for the Best Post Indian Wedding Ceremony Photos

Venue Food and Beverage Minimums at Indian Weddings: Everything You Need to Know

As specialists in venues for Indian weddings, one of the most important concepts we talk about with couples is venue food and beverage minimums. In this article we’ll walk you through everything you need to know. First, food & beverage … Continue reading Venue Food and Beverage Minimums at Indian Weddings: Everything You Need to Know

Brides: Watch Your Baraat Arrive at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa, Indian Wedding Venue

One of the most exciting times for a South Asian bride, is the moments before she steps out to walk down the aisle. The Marriott Newport Beach has two beautiful ceremony venues that are ideal for Indian weddings; and she … Continue reading Brides: Watch Your Baraat Arrive at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa, Indian Wedding Venue