Having a 250-person dry, Indian Wedding and Having a Hard Time Meeting the Venue’s F&B Minimum? Things You Can Do.

Not every Indian or South Asian wedding has 350+ guests and an open bar. As we know, South Asian culture is highly religious and some weddings are dry and have less than 300 guests. This article is for the couples … Continue reading Having a 250-person dry, Indian Wedding and Having a Hard Time Meeting the Venue’s F&B Minimum? Things You Can Do.

Gazebo vs. Non-Gazebo Mandaps at Indian Weddings: Framework for Venue and Decor Decisions at Indian Weddings

One of the most iconic and visible aspects of an Indian wedding is the mandap which only applies to Hindu, Jain and Sikh weddings or the altar. There are SO many styles and designs and really there’s no limit to … Continue reading Gazebo vs. Non-Gazebo Mandaps at Indian Weddings: Framework for Venue and Decor Decisions at Indian Weddings

Don’t Want to Serve Lunch At Your Indian Wedding, But Also Don’t Want Guests To Be Hungry Through Your Wedding Ceremony? Here’s an Idea or Two.

One of the most commonly debated aspects couples have while planning their Indian wedding is whether or not to serve lunch after the wedding ceremony. It’s a really nice thing to do. Plus it’s fun as offers more time to … Continue reading Don’t Want to Serve Lunch At Your Indian Wedding, But Also Don’t Want Guests To Be Hungry Through Your Wedding Ceremony? Here’s an Idea or Two.

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“If I Go With a Nicer Wedding Venue Then I Won’t Need As Much Decor”….That Isn’t Really True.

In our work helping South Asians find the perfect wedding venue we almost always hear this from couples, “I’m leaning towards a nicer venue so that I don’t have to spend as much on decor.” And our reaction is no, … Continue reading “If I Go With a Nicer Wedding Venue Then I Won’t Need As Much Decor”….That Isn’t Really True.

Hindu-Punjabi Indian Wedding Traditions; Essential Guide for Catering Sales Managers

Many people think that Indian wedding ceremonies are the same across the many Indian sub-cultures. While there are many similarities between Hindu and Jain wedding ceremonies across India, they do somewhat vary by region. And Sikh, Muslim, and Buddhist weddings … Continue reading Hindu-Punjabi Indian Wedding Traditions; Essential Guide for Catering Sales Managers

5 Things Every Bride Should Do Before Getting Her Mehndi Done for an Indian Wedding

ShaadiShop collaborated with the exceptionally talented Neha Assar, the Founder of Neha Assar Artistry, to share 5 mehndi tips for every bride before her wedding. Get her manicure and pedicure done beforehand. Remove any unwanted hair on arms and legs; … Continue reading 5 Things Every Bride Should Do Before Getting Her Mehndi Done for an Indian Wedding

What’s the Difference Between Design and Decor for an Indian Wedding?

  Talk to a wedding designer and refer to them or their company as a ‘wedding decoration’ company and they’ll quickly correct you – distinguishing between design and decor. A designer envisions a wedding holistically, thinking about the overall look, … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Design and Decor for an Indian Wedding?

Transporting Guests to/from Venues During Your Indian Wedding and How That Impacts the Venues You Choose

When we help couples with their venue selection, at some point in the conversation we talk about transporting guests to-and-from the venues. While it’s definitely not a sexy nor exciting aspect of wedding planning such as buying your clothes and … Continue reading Transporting Guests to/from Venues During Your Indian Wedding and How That Impacts the Venues You Choose

Subtle Details That Differentiate Venues for Indian Weddings

Often, when our team is working with couples one-on-one to help them with their venue selection, {naturally} compare venues on price. That makes sense but not in a vacuum. We encourage everyone to also look at what value they’re getting … Continue reading Subtle Details That Differentiate Venues for Indian Weddings

8 Outside Catering Package Innovations for Venues: Tips for Marketing & Catering Sales Teams

Over the past few years Indian weddings have gained media attention as the Indian diaspora in the USA grows as well as the big ticket weddings. Indian wedding budgets start at $50k and reach into the millions such as this … Continue reading 8 Outside Catering Package Innovations for Venues: Tips for Marketing & Catering Sales Teams

ShaadiShop’s 2018 & 2019 South Asian Social Calendar for Venue Catering Executives

  As you evaluate catering sales for the remainder of 2018 and start looking towards 2019, here’s a handy list of South Asian holidays – dates couples are less likely to select for their wedding day. If you’ve been following … Continue reading ShaadiShop’s 2018 & 2019 South Asian Social Calendar for Venue Catering Executives

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

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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