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

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

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

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?

Nikita and Karthik’s Santa Barbara Beach Wedding

{Nikita and Karthik} Nikita and Karthik, SF Bay area residents, came to ShaadiShop interested in a wedding that would create a staycation feel. We helped them look from Napa to Santa Barbara. They had two weddings! A South Indian wedding … Continue reading Nikita and Karthik’s Santa Barbara Beach Wedding

Preeya & Pramod’s Dream Destination Wedding, Maui

Preeya and Pramod Engagement Party: The Galleria, SF Destination Wedding: The Wailea Grand and The Four Seasons, Maui Cinematography: Marrone Films Photography: IQ Photo We decided to divide the celebrations. We did an engagement party about a year before the … Continue reading Preeya & Pramod’s Dream Destination Wedding, Maui

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Phoenix Destination Wedding; Swati and Madhukar

Swati and Madhukar (aka Cho) Bride and Groom: Baniya Jain and Kayastha Sangeet: Highland Banquet Hall Wedding and Reception: Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort Scottsdale, (Phoenix) AZ Destination Wedding Photography: Sameer Soorma Where were you while planning your wedding? (Swati) I … Continue reading Phoenix Destination Wedding; Swati and Madhukar

Kissing Menus and a Glamorous Gown – Anu and Gaurav’s Destination Wedding

Journey with ShaadiShop to a black tie, fun, destination wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay. Bride and Groom: Punjabi Hindu – North Indian Jain Photography: The Youngrens Anu is a law student and a fashion blogger, The Tea for Two, from … Continue reading Kissing Menus and a Glamorous Gown – Anu and Gaurav’s Destination Wedding

Sanika and Chris, Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort

Christian and Hindu Ceremonies: Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort Bride and Groom: Maharashtran Hindu – African American Christian Photography: Randery Imagery How did you select the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort? Actually, it was my parents’ suggestion. … Continue reading Sanika and Chris, Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort