Catering Sales Executives: Why the Hospitality Room is So Important at Indian Weddings

The South Asian culture places a very strong emphasis on family and community. There’s a Hindi saying, “mehman Bhagwan hotein hain” = guests are God. As you have probably experienced with the Indian weddings that you have worked on, these are … Continue reading Catering Sales Executives: Why the Hospitality Room is So Important at Indian Weddings

Two Terms That Venue Catering Sales Managers Should Avoid Using When Selling Indian Weddings

Two terms that we recommend, catering sales managers to avoid when selling Indian weddings are: naan bread chai tea Why? Because they’re incorrect. The correct terms are simply, naan and chai. {Let’s talk about Naan and Chai} Naan IS bread. … Continue reading Two Terms That Venue Catering Sales Managers Should Avoid Using When Selling Indian Weddings

Venues and Creating a Whole Experience For Indian Weddings…Beyond The Wedding Day; Applying Arne Sorenson’s Concept For The Future of Hospitality

I recently read about Arne Sorenson’s talk at the NYU International Hospitality Investment Conference and something he talked about struck a chord – when he talked about creating an entire experience beyond just hotel stays. That idea is completely applicable … Continue reading Venues and Creating a Whole Experience For Indian Weddings…Beyond The Wedding Day; Applying Arne Sorenson’s Concept For The Future of Hospitality

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

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

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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

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