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
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
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?
Many South Asian weddings are full of fun and games. From stealing the groom’s shoes to wedding party photos to milni. Another tradition observed in some weddings is blocking the couple from leaving after the vidai. Usually the bride’s female … Continue reading Fun Wedding Party Blockade at South Asian Weddings
One of the most exciting times for a South Asian bride, is the moments before she steps out to walk down the aisle. The Marriott Newport Beach has two beautiful ceremony venues that are ideal for Indian weddings; and she … Continue reading Brides: Watch Your Baraat Arrive at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa, Indian Wedding Venue
Recently I called a prospective client to talk about joining ShaadiShop. She started the conversation by saying their venue doesn’t allow outside catering, a horse/ele on-property, nor open flames. Well, those are non-starters, as most Indian weddings, can’t take place without … Continue reading Sales Calls: Addressing Objections FTW
Some time ago, we featured a Sikh wedding that was not performed at a Gurdwara. Instead the wedding ceremony was outdoors at a resort in Southern California. (Check out our tips for Non-Gurdwara Anand Karaj). The couple wanted to have … Continue reading Venue Flooring for Outdoor Sikh Wedding Ceremony