Mandirs, Masjids, Derasars, and Gurdwaras in Arizona

{Officiants/Temples/Gurdwaras/Mosques} ShaadiShop has NO affiliation with any of these organizations. These organizations are listed here as a courtesy to make it easier for couples to locate wedding officiants. Gurdwara: Sikh and Sindhi Arizona Sikh Gurdwara: Phoenix Guru Nanak Dwara: Phoenix Nishkaam … Continue reading Mandirs, Masjids, Derasars, and Gurdwaras in Arizona

Indian Wedding Decorators and Designers in Arizona

{Event Design + Decor} A list of Indian and all South Asian wedding event decorators and designers in Arizona. Apropos Creations: Chandler Avant-Garde: Phoenix AZ Retro Rentals: Tempe Bloom + Blueprint: Event Design + Decor + Coordination Dang! Fine Rentals & Design … Continue reading Indian Wedding Decorators and Designers in Arizona

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

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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?

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

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

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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

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Hinna + Shakeel Get Hitched!, Long Beach Marriott & Westin LAX

{Hinna + Shakeel} Last year we brought you Hinna and Shakeel’s engagement ceremony. Now they’re happily married and we caught up with the beautiful bride to hear all about their wedding week! {Venue Selection & Decor} We worked with ShaadiShop We worked with … Continue reading Hinna + Shakeel Get Hitched!, Long Beach Marriott & Westin LAX

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

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 Non-Denominational Ceremony, Setoo + Viktor, Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA

{Setoo + Viktor} Setoo and Viktor had a non-denominational wedding ceremony, incorporating their respective Gujarati Indian and Filipino cultures. Below, Viktor and Setoo shared details on how they met, how he proposed, to the wedding. Setoo: Viktor is Filipino and I’m Gujarati. … Continue reading A Non-Denominational Ceremony, Setoo + Viktor, Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA

Jain Squared, Shailvi + Ankit’s Wedding, Pacific Palms Resort

{Shailvi + Ankit} Last year we brought you their engagement party! Creating new traditions, Shailvi brought her baraat to the Bay for their Mumbai-themed engagement. Now, we’re bringing you their wedding celebration! For this Ankit and his baraat headed to … Continue reading Jain Squared, Shailvi + Ankit’s Wedding, Pacific Palms Resort

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

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

Peacock Themed Reception; Divya and Raminda, Sheraton Park at the Anaheim Resort, CA

{About Divya and Raminda} Divya is Punjabi and Raminda is Sri Lankan. Divya is Hindu and Raminda, Buddhist and they incorporated both cultures/religions into their wedding. For instance Raminda had a baraat and wore a sehra. And they opened their wedding reception … Continue reading Peacock Themed Reception; Divya and Raminda, Sheraton Park at the Anaheim Resort, CA

Post-Ceremony Dove Release; Nina and Gautam, Avenue of the Arts Wyndham, Costa Mesa, Ca

{About Nina and Gautam} Nina and Gautam were amongst the first of their friends to get married. Not only were they new to wedding planning but Nina was in law school in the SF Bay area during most of it too. … Continue reading Post-Ceremony Dove Release; Nina and Gautam, Avenue of the Arts Wyndham, Costa Mesa, Ca