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“If I Go With a Nicer Wedding Venue Then I Won’t Need As Much Decor”….That Isn’t Really True.

In our work helping South Asians find the perfect wedding venue we almost always hear this from couples, “I’m leaning towards a nicer venue so that I don’t have to spend as much on decor.” And our reaction is no, … Continue reading “If I Go With a Nicer Wedding Venue Then I Won’t Need As Much Decor”….That Isn’t Really True.

Hindu-Punjabi Indian Wedding Traditions; Essential Guide for Catering Sales Managers

Many people think that Indian wedding ceremonies are the same across the many Indian sub-cultures. While there are many similarities between Hindu and Jain wedding ceremonies across India, they do somewhat vary by region. And Sikh, Muslim, and Buddhist weddings … Continue reading Hindu-Punjabi Indian Wedding Traditions; Essential Guide for Catering Sales Managers

5 Things Every Bride Should Do Before Getting Her Mehndi Done for an Indian Wedding

ShaadiShop collaborated with the exceptionally talented Neha Assar, the Founder of Neha Assar Artistry, to share 5 mehndi tips for every bride before her wedding. Get her manicure and pedicure done beforehand. Remove any unwanted hair on arms and legs; … Continue reading 5 Things Every Bride Should Do Before Getting Her Mehndi Done for an Indian Wedding

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

8 Outside Catering Package Innovations for Venues: Tips for Marketing & Catering Sales Teams

Over the past few years Indian weddings have gained media attention as the Indian diaspora in the USA grows as well as the big ticket weddings. Indian wedding budgets start at $50k and reach into the millions such as this … Continue reading 8 Outside Catering Package Innovations for Venues: Tips for Marketing & Catering Sales Teams

ShaadiShop’s 2018 & 2019 South Asian Social Calendar for Venue Catering Executives

  As you evaluate catering sales for the remainder of 2018 and start looking towards 2019, here’s a handy list of South Asian holidays – dates couples are less likely to select for their wedding day. If you’ve been following … Continue reading ShaadiShop’s 2018 & 2019 South Asian Social Calendar for Venue Catering Executives

Venue Catering Execs: 3 Ways To Utilize Your Experiences With Indian Weddings To Build Your Personal Portfolio

I love sharing travel stories and hearing others’ hilarious, unique, and adventurous tales from around the globe. And I often say to people, “once you’ve been to India, you’ve seen it all”. And the same can be said for the … Continue reading Venue Catering Execs: 3 Ways To Utilize Your Experiences With Indian Weddings To Build Your Personal Portfolio

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

Are You Using Your Outside Catering Package As a Marketing Tool When Selling Indian Weddings?

Most venues’ outside catering package is a transaction document. It’s packed with useful info that couples seek to learn about the venue. Few venues use it as a marketing tool as well. {Competitiveness} Most venues have some sense of who … Continue reading Are You Using Your Outside Catering Package As a Marketing Tool When Selling Indian Weddings?

4 Easy Ways for Venue Catering Teams to Use Social Media to Market Indian Weddings

You already know that social media achieves reach and scale. So, how can Catering Executives leverage it to market Indian weddings on-property?   Post in-the-moment: posting in-the-moment, you can storyboard the entire event.  Indian weddings have so many components: baraat + … Continue reading 4 Easy Ways for Venue Catering Teams to Use Social Media to Market Indian Weddings

You Just Got Engaged! The Very First Steps of Indian Wedding Planning: A Guide

Yay! You’re engaged! Congratulations! I hope you’ve had a chance to enjoy it! Now starts the fun-work…planning your Indian wedding! Increasingly as I help couples with finding their venue, I’m seeing the large 400+ guest weddings as well as people … Continue reading You Just Got Engaged! The Very First Steps of Indian Wedding Planning: A Guide

Venue Type & Timing Influence Indian Wedding Venue Pricing

There are literally hundreds of venues and many types of venues to select from when it comes to where to host an Indian wedding: hotels, resorts, banquet halls, convention centers, golf clubs, and wineries. They all have different business models … Continue reading Venue Type & Timing Influence Indian Wedding Venue Pricing

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

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Want To Serve a Plated Meal Instead of a Buffet At Your Wedding Venue? A Guide for Indian Weddings

Plated meals are elegant in that they’re served to you at the table. And as you plan your Indian wedding you might have thought about doing a plated dinner – after all it’s also different from the buffets that everyone … Continue reading Want To Serve a Plated Meal Instead of a Buffet At Your Wedding Venue? A Guide for Indian Weddings