When I launched version 1 of the ShaadiShop website and started talking to people about what I do, I quickly learned that one of the most important things that I’d have to do was to come up with a few … Continue reading It’s the Catering Sales Exec’s Job To Make Sure Customers Know How Fab Your Venue is.
I was talking to Catering Manager last week who told me that since their property is about to start a renovation that would be complete in 10 months from now, so next April, they wanted to wait to market their … Continue reading How To Continue Closing Indian Weddings While Your Venue Is Going Through a Renovation.
So the vast majority of couples cater Indian food for the actual wedding and reception but there’s a growing trend towards opting for in-house for their sangeet. The sangeet is the night before the wedding – usually on a Friday … Continue reading New Trend: In-House Catering at Indian Weddings = Higher RevPAS
Indian weddings are kind of on two extremes when it comes to booking windows. The larger weddings with 300+ guests range from 10-12 months and smaller weddings with 150-250 guests range from 2-5 months. More about smaller Indian weddings below. … Continue reading Indian Wedding Booking Windows and Ideas for Promotions
Being in the hospitality industry is being in the people business. And Catering teams are on the ground everyday driving value and business for the venues they work for. We’ve come along way in this industry from when I … Continue reading Miscommunication That Led to Venues Losing Indian Wedding Business: 6 Real Stories
Most venues host the wedding and reception for Indian weddings. But did you know prior to that day, there’s already been a week long of celebrations? Couples and their families arrange accommodation, meals, transportation for relatives who fly in from … Continue reading 5 Ways for Venues to Upsell Services for an Indian Wedding
Things venue DOSMs, DOCs and Catering Sales Managers can do to acquire more Indian weddings. Continue reading 8 Outside Catering Package Innovations for Venues
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
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