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

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

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

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

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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

What Venue Managers Need to Know About Indian Wedding Ceremonies With an Open Flame

If you’re unsure or thinking about opening your venue to Indian wedding ceremonies, don’t let misperceptions stop you from capitalizing on this profitable business. {Why Venues Should Learn About the Ceremony Flame} I am in constant contact with catering executives … Continue reading What Venue Managers Need to Know About Indian Wedding Ceremonies With an Open Flame

ShaadiShop’s Indian Wedding Budget Tracker Template: Free Download

Since we work with couples to help them find a venue for their Indian wedding, naturally they have a lot of questions about the budget in-general: how much things cost what ‘each thing’ is – what they need how to keep … Continue reading ShaadiShop’s Indian Wedding Budget Tracker Template: Free Download

Why Do We Touch Elders’ Feet at Indian Weddings?

In the Hindu, Jain, and Sikh religions the custom of touching elders’ feet is observed. It’s an ancient tradition; and like many Indian traditions it is a sign of respect towards one’s elders. {A Sign of Humility} Bending down to touch … Continue reading Why Do We Touch Elders’ Feet at Indian Weddings?

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.

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

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