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?

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!

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

Indian bride and groom at sangeet for an Indian wedding

Happy 1 year anniversary Anita and Rohan! Bakersfield Marriott

Anita and Rohan Bakersfield, CA Hindu-Tamilian and Maharashtran Sangeet: Metro Galleries Wedding: Rio Bravo Country Club Reception: The Bakersfield Marriott Convention Center Photography: Callaway Gable What were your wedding week events? Anita: Mehndi Ganesh Puja and Haldi Sangeet at Metro … Continue reading Happy 1 year anniversary Anita and Rohan! Bakersfield Marriott

Shari and Prashanth, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa

Shari and Prashanth Bride and Groom: Gujarati Jain-Tamilian Hindu Sangeet, Wedding, and Reception: Newport Beach Hotel & Spa Photography and Videography: Lin and Jirsa Shari and Prashanth planned their wedding with 130 guests within 6 months of getting engaged. They … Continue reading Shari and Prashanth, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa