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

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

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?

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

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

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

Yesha and Raj, Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove

Yesha and Raj Bride and Groom: Gujarati Hindu and North Indian/Filipino Hindu Wedding and Reception: Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove Photography: Samson Productions Jose Zakany Photography Shilpa of Shilpa Patel Events and I worked together quite a bit on the weddings … Continue reading Yesha and Raj, Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove

We had a wedding orientation night; Kate and Saagar

Kate and Saagar Hindu ceremony + garba: Swaminarayan Mandir and Cultural Center Chicago Western ceremony + reception: Adler Planetarium, Chicago Saagar and Kate met in high school and knew each other for a very long time before they got married. … Continue reading We had a wedding orientation night; Kate and Saagar

Dharmi and Veeral, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa

Garba: Jain Center of Southern California Hindu wedding and reception: Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa Bride and Groom: Gujarati Hindu – Gujarati Jain What advice would you give to a couple considering the Newport Beach Marriott for their wedding … Continue reading Dharmi and Veeral, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa

Chandni and Krunal, San Diego Marriott La Jolla

Garba, Ceremony, Reception: San Diego Marriott La Jolla Bride and Groom: Both are Gujarati Hindu Photographer: Randery Imagery Learn more about the San Diego Marriott La Jolla on ShaadiShop. Where did you shop? How did you decide on the San … Continue reading Chandni and Krunal, San Diego Marriott La Jolla