Is It Realistic to Repurpose Your Wedding Lehenga(s)?

    I’ve read several blog posts and articles in fashion magazines that talk about repurposing a bride’s wedding lehenga(s) into another outfit or pillowcases or picture frames etc. It’s one of those things you hear about but never meet … Continue reading Is It Realistic to Repurpose Your Wedding Lehenga(s)?

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

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Vegan-Friendly Indian Wedding! Sheenika + Varun, Coyote Hills Golf Course

{Sheenika + Varun} Sheenika and Varun’s got married at Coyote Hills Golf Club in Fullerton, CA towards the end of 2016. They decided to host a vegan-friendly wedding day and worked closely with their caterers, who went all out! See more details … Continue reading Vegan-Friendly Indian Wedding! Sheenika + Varun, Coyote Hills Golf Course

M&M Get Hitched! The Adorable Story of Mandy and Mayank’s Wedding! Marriott Marina del Rey

{Amanda + Mayank} Inside: The cute story of how they met The even cuter story of how Mayank proposed All about their wedding as shared by Amanda! Enjoy! My family is Telegu and Mayank’s is Bihari. We honored both of our … Continue reading M&M Get Hitched! The Adorable Story of Mandy and Mayank’s Wedding! Marriott Marina del Rey

A model wedding…literally. Shilpa and Sudhir, Pacific Palms Resort, CA

Telegu Hindu-North Indian Hindu Pacific Palms Resort, City of Industry, CA Learn more about the Pacific Palms Resort Photography: Greycard Photography Cinematography: Impressive Creations   Can you describe what wedding planning was like? It was like having a second full time job. With all the calls, personal visits, and emails back and forth – it was a lot of work and very time consuming with a lot of details to manage.  However, we were willing to do it to have the vision we wanted. In the end, we had our dream wedding! What do you recommend so brides can stay … Continue reading A model wedding…literally. Shilpa and Sudhir, Pacific Palms Resort, CA

Wedding With Originality; Mohini and Neel, San Mateo Marriott

{About Mohini and Neel’s Wedding} If I had to describe Mohini and Neel’s wedding in 1 word it would be original. From the baraat band to the centerpieces – everything was one-of-a-kind. {The Venue} The San Mateo Marriott is a … Continue reading Wedding With Originality; Mohini and Neel, San Mateo Marriott

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Decision Making for Better Planning, Reha and Vijay, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa

Reha and Vijay Bride & Groom: Gujarati/North Indian; Hindu/Jain Wedding & Reception: Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa Photography & Videography: Aaron Eye Photo & Video For us, selecting the venue was the most important decision as everything else was … Continue reading Decision Making for Better Planning, Reha and Vijay, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa

Our wedding was at a brand new venue! Sasha and Pavan, Phoenix, AZ

Sasha and Pavan Bride and Groom: North Indian Hindu – Telugu Hindu Chateau Luxe, Phoenix, Arizona Photographer: Ushna Khan Photography   What was a driver for how you planned your wedding? My biggest constraint in wedding planning was time. I was … Continue reading Our wedding was at a brand new venue! Sasha and Pavan, Phoenix, AZ

#Kaanand: Kaanan and Anand, Hotel Irvine

Kaanan and Anand Wedding and Reception: Hotel Irvine Bride and Groom: Gujarati Jain and Marwari Jain Cinematography: Robles Video Productions Photography: GreyCard Photography What were your wedding week events? Anand’s family arrived Monday night. Tuesday night we had them over … Continue reading #Kaanand: Kaanan and Anand, Hotel Irvine

Saturday: Get Married, Monday: fly back to NY, Tuesday: back to 12 hr shifts in the ER, Deepti and Rishi

Deepti and Rishi Punjabi Hindu and North Indian Hindu Richard Nixon Library Photography: Lin and Jirsa How did you plan your wedding? We chose not to hire a coordinator to help us with the entire thing. We hired Atrina from … Continue reading Saturday: Get Married, Monday: fly back to NY, Tuesday: back to 12 hr shifts in the ER, Deepti and Rishi

I took my boards 2 months before my wedding! Pavana and Rohit, Tampa Florida

Pavana and Rohit Telegu Hindu-North Indian Hindu The Westin Tampa Harbour Island Share a little about your planning environment. My family lives in Tampa. I was doing a fellowship in New Orleans. My husband was in residency in St. Louis, … Continue reading I took my boards 2 months before my wedding! Pavana and Rohit, Tampa Florida

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

Mamta and Steve, Ceremony: at home, Reception: Hyatt Regency Orange County

  {Mamta + Steve} {Venues} Ceremony: Jain Ceremony at Bride’s Parents’ Home Reception: Hyatt Regency Orange County Mamta: I always dreamt of having a traditional ceremony at home. And standing out on the balcony as my groom and his baraat … Continue reading Mamta and Steve, Ceremony: at home, Reception: Hyatt Regency Orange County

Tejal and Amit, Sheraton Park Anaheim Hotel and Resort

Hindu Ceremony and Reception: Sheraton Park Anaheim Hotel and Resort Bride and Groom: Kutchi Hindu – North Indian Hindu What were your venue selection criteria? They’ve done Indian weddings before Allow us to have Indian food Outdoor ceremony space At/near … Continue reading Tejal and Amit, Sheraton Park Anaheim Hotel and Resort