Venue Catering Execs: 3 Ways To Utilize Your Experiences With Indian Weddings To Build Your Personal Portfolio

I love sharing travel stories and hearing others’ hilarious, unique, and adventurous tales from around the globe. And I often say to people, “once you’ve been to India, you’ve seen it all”. And the same can be said for the … Continue reading Venue Catering Execs: 3 Ways To Utilize Your Experiences With Indian Weddings To Build Your Personal Portfolio

13 Details That Make The Difference Between A Good & A Great Indian Wedding

{Catering & Food} Functional China: My friend went to a wedding recently and the liquidy curries were spilling off of the plates and onto people’s clothes and the venue’s carpet. It was one of those things that you wouldn’t know … Continue reading 13 Details That Make The Difference Between A Good & A Great Indian Wedding

Guests at an Indian wedding playing Connect4

7 Ways to Wow Your Guests At Your Indian Wedding

{New Spin on the Welcome Bag} Everyone is doing welcome bags, so why don’t you also do thanks for coming bags! That will really blow people away! We distributed these at my wedding and our guests were really appreciative, especially the … Continue reading 7 Ways to Wow Your Guests At Your Indian Wedding

Are You Using Your Outside Catering Package As a Marketing Tool When Selling Indian Weddings?

Most venues’ outside catering package is a transaction document. It’s packed with useful info that couples seek to learn about the venue. Few venues use it as a marketing tool as well. {Competitiveness} Most venues have some sense of who … Continue reading Are You Using Your Outside Catering Package As a Marketing Tool When Selling Indian Weddings?

4 Easy Ways for Venue Catering Teams to Use Social Media to Market Indian Weddings

You already know that social media achieves reach and scale. So, how can Catering Executives leverage it to market Indian weddings on-property?   Post in-the-moment: posting in-the-moment, you can storyboard the entire event.  Indian weddings have so many components: baraat + … Continue reading 4 Easy Ways for Venue Catering Teams to Use Social Media to Market Indian Weddings

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

Venue Type & Timing Influence Indian Wedding Venue Pricing

There are literally hundreds of venues and many types of venues to select from when it comes to where to host an Indian wedding: hotels, resorts, banquet halls, convention centers, golf clubs, and wineries. They all have different business models … Continue reading Venue Type & Timing Influence Indian Wedding Venue Pricing

Things To Look Out For Before You Sign Your Indian Wedding Venue Contract

Signing your wedding venue contract is exciting! On average couples consider about 15 venues for their wedding before deciding on one. They make multiple visits and ask a lot of questions. And rightly so. The venue is one of the … Continue reading Things To Look Out For Before You Sign Your Indian Wedding Venue Contract

chafing dishes setup for a wedding reception

Want To Serve a Plated Meal Instead of a Buffet At Your Wedding Venue? A Guide for Indian Weddings

Plated meals are elegant in that they’re served to you at the table. And as you plan your Indian wedding you might have thought about doing a plated dinner – after all it’s also different from the buffets that everyone … Continue reading Want To Serve a Plated Meal Instead of a Buffet At Your Wedding Venue? A Guide for Indian Weddings

Indian Wedding Room Block At An Alternative Hotel

I was at an Indian wedding last year at a 4-star resort, in Southern California during the peak season – summer. The couple took out a room block at the resort for friends to book rooms on their own, but … Continue reading Indian Wedding Room Block At An Alternative Hotel

4 Non-Obvious Things To Discuss With Your Caterer for an Indian Wedding

With all the hard work you’re putting into planning your big Indian wedding it’s not feasible for one person to think of everything. That’s why we published this article on several of the non-obvious things that we have seen and … Continue reading 4 Non-Obvious Things To Discuss With Your Caterer for an Indian Wedding

Thinking About Getting Into The Indian Wedding Market? Essentials That Venues Must Accommodate To Host Indian Weddings.

Indian weddings are large, elaborate events that take place over multiple days. Actually the celebrations really start the weekend before the actual wedding with activity and buzz throughout the hosts’ homes. Guests – relatives – from afar start arriving early … Continue reading Thinking About Getting Into The Indian Wedding Market? Essentials That Venues Must Accommodate To Host Indian Weddings.

Why Every Catering Manager Who Sells South Asian Weddings Should Watch Hasan Minhaj’s Netflix Special: Homecoming King

Last year Hasan Minhaj’s Netflix special Homecoming King, took the South Asian community by storm. Finally someone articulated the South-Asian American experience in mainstream media. Minhaj charismatically, hilariously, and brilliantly shares what it’s like growing up as a South Asian … Continue reading Why Every Catering Manager Who Sells South Asian Weddings Should Watch Hasan Minhaj’s Netflix Special: Homecoming King

What is A Mangalsutra Called Across India?

Have you ever wondered what a Mangalsutra is called across India in different Indian languages? Did you know some Indian cultures do not have a tradition of wearing mangalsutra? Malayalam: thaali Marathi: mangalsutra Kannada:  mangalyasutra thaali Telugu (multiple names): thaali, maangalyamu, mangalasutramu, or pustelu Tamil: thaali Konkani and Goan: dhaaremanior muhurtmani (big … Continue reading What is A Mangalsutra Called Across India?

Catering Managers: 7 Non-obvious & Useful Things To Point Out During Indian Wedding Site Visits

Site visits make all the difference when it comes to selling Indian weddings. Catering Sales Managers that are familiar with Indian weddings have probably experienced at least a few Indian wedding clients where a whole entourage shows up for the … Continue reading Catering Managers: 7 Non-obvious & Useful Things To Point Out During Indian Wedding Site Visits