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

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

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

Guests at an Indian wedding playing Connect4

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

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

chafing dishes setup for a wedding reception

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

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

Thinking About Getting Into The Indian Wedding Market? Essentials That Venues Must Accommodate To Host Indian Weddings.

Indian weddings are large, elaborate events that take place over multiple days. Actually the celebrations really start the weekend before the actual wedding with activity and buzz throughout the hosts’ homes. Guests – relatives – from afar start arriving early … Continue reading Thinking About Getting Into The Indian Wedding Market? Essentials That Venues Must Accommodate To Host Indian Weddings.

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?

How Consumers Compare/Contrast Venues For Indian Weddings; a Guide for Catering Sales Executives

The first thing to know is that venue competition is different for Indian weddings than it might be for other weddings. How? {Range of Venues} First, for Indian weddings couple consider anywhere between 15 and 40 venues, spanning 100 mile … Continue reading How Consumers Compare/Contrast Venues For Indian Weddings; a Guide for Catering Sales Executives

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

Indian bride's posing for a photo to show off her hair and makeup for her Indian wedding ceremony.

Indian Bridal Jewelry Breakdown: A Guide for Catering Sales Managers

We’re bring you this article as part of our #CateringManagersWhoCrushIt series. Not only are Indian bridal jewelry, headdresses, and the clothing insanely gorgeous but each piece has cultural significance and meaning. And we thought it would be fun to share … Continue reading Indian Bridal Jewelry Breakdown: A Guide for Catering Sales Managers

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?