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

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

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?

Pink mandap for an outdoor Indian wedding

Intro to Indian Wedding Mandaps For Venue Catering Sales Managers

For any Catering Sales Managers and venues that are interested in selling Indian weddings, knowing what a mandap is, is a really good place to start. {What Is A Mandap?} Definition: A mandap is the equivalent of an altar. Traditionally, … Continue reading Intro to Indian Wedding Mandaps For Venue Catering Sales Managers

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?

Mala + Sandeep’s Indian Wedding, The Journey From the Dance Floor to the Mandap!

A few months ago we brought you Mala and Sandeep’s adorable How They Met and Amazing Race, proposal story. And now we’re excited to share their big Indian wedding celebration with you! Mala and Sandeep considered about 15 venues before deciding … Continue reading Mala + Sandeep’s Indian Wedding, The Journey From the Dance Floor to the Mandap!

Floating Mandap; Tejal + Yousouf’s Wedding at Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, Huntington Beach

{How They Met} Yousouf and I met through mutual friends while we were both at St. George’s University. He was studying for medicine and I was working on my Masters in Public Health. We started to hang out more and became … Continue reading Floating Mandap; Tejal + Yousouf’s Wedding at Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, Huntington Beach

Big Gujarati Wedding! Poonam + Jayson, Hilton Anaheim

{About Poonam and Jayson} Jayson proposed to Poonam the day she returned from a trip to Shanghai. When she arrived at LAX and neither he nor her family were there to pick her up she was disappointed…until a limo, stocked with … Continue reading Big Gujarati Wedding! Poonam + Jayson, Hilton Anaheim

Co-Choreographers Fall in Love; Girina + Vishal, Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove

{How They Met} This is a cute story you’d see in a Bollywood movie. Girina and Vishal were in college at the University of Arizona and there was an upcoming dance competition. Girina and Vishal are avid dancers and became co-choreographers. … Continue reading Co-Choreographers Fall in Love; Girina + Vishal, Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove

Konkani Wedding! Sucheta and Rohan, Sheraton Park at the Anaheim Resort

{About Sucheta and Rohan} Sucheta and Rohan are an adorable couple! Their smiles light up a room and they were all smiles on their wedding day at the Sheraton Park at the Anaheim Resort! Sucheta started a part-time MBA program while Rohan … Continue reading Konkani Wedding! Sucheta and Rohan, Sheraton Park at the Anaheim Resort

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

Parade Float Baraat! Amy + Peter, San Diego Marriott Marquis

{Amy and Peter} Before we dive in to this feature, we HAVE to talk about their super unique baraat…with a parade float. Definitely a first from what we’ve seen! So cool! Amy shared: My husband, Peter loves everything unique and … Continue reading Parade Float Baraat! Amy + Peter, San Diego Marriott Marquis

Some Mazel Tov for that Mandap!, Hinal + Zach

{About Hinal and Zach} Hinal and Zach had back-to-back wedding weekends celebrating each of their cultures and traditions. The Hindu ceremony was first, followed by a Western ceremony, with Jewish aspects, the following weekend. How lucky is Hinal to get to walk … Continue reading Some Mazel Tov for that Mandap!, Hinal + Zach

We’re Tying the Knot So Take a Shot! Priyam and Amar, Hyatt Regency Long Beach

{Priyam + Amar} Sangeet: Diamond Bar Community Center Wedding and Reception: Hyatt Regency Long Beach Bride and Groom: both are Hindu Gujarati Photography and Cinematography: Samson Productions How did you decide on your venues? For the wedding and reception we … Continue reading We’re Tying the Knot So Take a Shot! Priyam and Amar, Hyatt Regency Long Beach

Romantic Summer Wedding, Bina and Neel, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, Newport Beach, CA

{About Bina and Neel} Bina and Neel have known each other pretty much all of their lives. Their families are friends, though they themselves were not in touch with each other. Through some family events they reconnected and their friendship blossomed … Continue reading Romantic Summer Wedding, Bina and Neel, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, Newport Beach, CA