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?

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

Friends’ Reception Dance, Sunthar and Preeth, Phoenix South Asian Wedding

One of the most fun aspects of any South Asian wedding is all the dancing! We showed you their proposal video. Now, enjoy Sunthar and Preeth’s friends’ epic reception dance. Visit their full wedding feature on ShaadiShop. Videography: Saiaf Films … Continue reading Friends’ Reception Dance, Sunthar and Preeth, Phoenix South Asian Wedding

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Ocean Views at a Private Estate Wedding, Malibu, Vik and Vilasini

Vik and Vilasini Hindu wedding ceremony, Villa Francesca, Malibu, CA Bride and Groom: Telegu and Kannadiga Photography: Natalie Obermaier Our vision was to have a simple and fun wedding that also honored our heritage. And as Southern Californians we took … Continue reading Ocean Views at a Private Estate Wedding, Malibu, Vik and Vilasini

Sweet Serenade, Sunthar and Preeth

Sunthar and Preeth Phoenix, AZ Doubletree by Hilton, Gilbert, AZ Preeth and Sunthar live in the SF Bay area and got married in Phoenix. Sunthar’s an alum of Stanford’s Raagapella and serenaded Preeth during the reception with his ‘Raag’ friends … Continue reading Sweet Serenade, Sunthar and Preeth