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?

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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

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

He Showed Up At My Door Unexpected, Akhila & Arun’s Proposal

{About Akhila and Arun} Akhila and Arun got engaged right after their two year dating anniversary. They were long distance for the whole two years. About two weeks before Thanksgiving, which was the next time they planned to see each other, … Continue reading He Showed Up At My Door Unexpected, Akhila & Arun’s Proposal

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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

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

Our baraat took over Union Square, SF! Priyanka and Shaun, Westin St. Francis

Priyanka and Shaun Bride and Groom: both are Telegu, Hindu Reddi-Brahmin Sangeet: Sir Francis Drake Hotel Wedding and Reception: Westin St. Francis Union Square Priyanka and Shaun live in Houston. She’s originally from the East Bay area and he’s from Houston. … Continue reading Our baraat took over Union Square, SF! Priyanka and Shaun, Westin St. Francis

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