Costs That Are Often Overlooked at Indian Weddings

At Indian weddings there are so many moving parts! There’s the venue, decor, food, clothing and jewelry, hair & makeup, and so much more! The biggest cost and most outwardly visible” cost buckets” are: But then you’ve also got: But…wait … Continue reading Costs That Are Often Overlooked at Indian Weddings

Catering Sales Executives: Why the Hospitality Room is So Important at Indian Weddings

The South Asian culture places a very strong emphasis on family and community. There’s a Hindi saying, “mehman Bhagwan hotein hain” = guests are God. As you have probably experienced with the Indian weddings that you have worked on, these are … Continue reading Catering Sales Executives: Why the Hospitality Room is So Important at Indian Weddings

Two Terms That Venue Catering Sales Managers Should Avoid Using When Selling Indian Weddings

Two terms that we recommend, catering sales managers to avoid when selling Indian weddings are: naan bread chai tea Why? Because they’re incorrect. The correct terms are simply, naan and chai. {Let’s talk about Naan and Chai} Naan IS bread. … Continue reading Two Terms That Venue Catering Sales Managers Should Avoid Using When Selling Indian Weddings

Mandirs, Masjids, Derasars, and Gurdwaras in Arizona

{Officiants/Temples/Gurdwaras/Mosques} ShaadiShop has NO affiliation with any of these organizations. These organizations are listed here as a courtesy to make it easier for couples to locate wedding officiants. Gurdwara: Sikh and Sindhi Arizona Sikh Gurdwara: Phoenix Guru Nanak Dwara: Phoenix Nishkaam … Continue reading Mandirs, Masjids, Derasars, and Gurdwaras in Arizona

Indian Wedding Decorators and Designers in Arizona

{Event Design + Decor} A list of Indian and all South Asian wedding event decorators and designers in Arizona. Apropos Creations: Chandler Avant-Garde: Phoenix AZ Retro Rentals: Tempe Bloom + Blueprint: Event Design + Decor + Coordination Dang! Fine Rentals & Design … Continue reading Indian Wedding Decorators and Designers in Arizona

Indian Wedding Decor and Design Vendors in Northern California

{List of Design & Decor Vendors In Northern California} What’s the Difference Between Decor and Design? Allure Event Rentals Avant Planners Avasar Mandap Bazaar of India Imports Covered with Elegance Elegantly Done Decor (formerly Milaap Events) Floral Design Studio Floramor GN … Continue reading Indian Wedding Decor and Design Vendors in Northern California

Is It Realistic to Repurpose Your Wedding Lehenga(s)?

    I’ve read several blog posts and articles in fashion magazines that talk about repurposing a bride’s wedding lehenga(s) into another outfit or pillowcases or picture frames etc. It’s one of those things you hear about but never meet … Continue reading Is It Realistic to Repurpose Your Wedding Lehenga(s)?

Venues and Creating a Whole Experience For Indian Weddings…Beyond The Wedding Day; Applying Arne Sorenson’s Concept For The Future of Hospitality

I recently read about Arne Sorenson’s talk at the NYU International Hospitality Investment Conference and something he talked about struck a chord – when he talked about creating an entire experience beyond just hotel stays. That idea is completely applicable … Continue reading Venues and Creating a Whole Experience For Indian Weddings…Beyond The Wedding Day; Applying Arne Sorenson’s Concept For The Future of Hospitality

The Sehra Bandi at North Indian, Punjabi and Pakistani Weddings

{Ceremony Before the Baraat} Sehra Bandi: is the ceremony where the groom’s face is covered by tying a multi-stranded garland to his paghadi (turban). “Sehra” is the actual garland headgear and “Bandi” means to tie. So the garland is tied … Continue reading The Sehra Bandi at North Indian, Punjabi and Pakistani Weddings

Consumption Bar or Bar Package at Indian Wedding Venues? Your Friends Do NOT Make Up for All the People That Aren’t Going To Drink: A Walk-Through the Numbers.

Most Indian weddings opt for a consumption bar because venue bar packages are all-or-nothing. Meaning you pay the package price for every.single.adult regardless of whether they are going to consume alcohol or not. That’s a lot of wasted money that could … Continue reading Consumption Bar or Bar Package at Indian Wedding Venues? Your Friends Do NOT Make Up for All the People That Aren’t Going To Drink: A Walk-Through the Numbers.