Hotel Maya built their Pavilion which can seat 400 guests and just like that we have a waterfront property, perfect for South Asian weddings, in Long Beach. Grooms and their entourage can arrive by boat for the baraat! How cool … Continue reading Waterfront Baraat; Hotel Maya
When I work with couples to help them find their wedding venue, a very common question I get asked about is how all the “food stuff works” since the majority of Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan weddings include outside catering, … Continue reading How to Work With Your Caterer for an Indian Wedding: Tips, Ideas, and Mistakes to Avoid.
So some people might call this post blasphemous, for breaking Indian wedding, or rather Hindu and Jain wedding tradition, but we want to talk about the benefits and beauty of open mandaps. Once again ShaadiShop has teamed up with Geeta … Continue reading Open Mandaps at Indian Weddings: Breaking Tradition Beautifully!
Budgets for Indian weddings vary from $40k to $400k+. Regardless of how much you plan to spend, there are several decisions to make for your wedding: food: how to serve meals vendors: selecting them number of guests: invite everyone to … Continue reading Reception Decor Decisions at Indian Weddings
In my work helping couples find their wedding venue, for Hindu and Jain ceremonies, the ceremony flame pretty much always comes up. Some venues allow the indoor ceremony flame, others don’t, and some allow it with some restrictions and fees. … Continue reading What to Ask Your Maharaj (Wedding Officiant) for an Indoor Ceremony Flame at an Indian Wedding Venue
Indian weddings are opportunities to show all your loved ones how much they mean to you. Our culture is hospitable and we want our guests to feel welcome, entertained and well-fed throughout the wedding weekend. Welcome bags for wedding guests … Continue reading Indian Wedding Welcome Bags: Packing List + Ideas
Kids add joy to everything – especially Indian weddings! By the end of my wedding, my friend’s 5 year old and my cousin’s 6 year old were besties. And when the DJ dropped “Gangnam Style”, they OWNED the dance floor. … Continue reading Having a Kid-friendly Indian Wedding? Some Ideas to Keep Them Entertained!
Hotel room blocks for Indian weddings are pretty important, as they’re such large events with guests traveling from across the globe to be there on your special day. When I work with couples to help them find their wedding venue, … Continue reading Understanding Hotel Room Blocks For My Indian Wedding
A lot of times venues will tell you that outside caterers are not allowed to use their kitchen. Before I started ShaadiShop and planned my own wedding I interpreted that very literally, as in outside caterers don’t step foot in … Continue reading What Does “No Kitchen Access” at Venues for an Indian Wedding Mean?