There’s a New Segment Within the Indian Wedding Market: Growth Opportunity For Venues

Many people lump all Indian weddings together. But the fact is, not all Indian weddings are massive, full week affairs with 500 guests. In 2018 we received a record breaking number of inquiries for smaller Indian weddings 250 and even … Continue reading There’s a New Segment Within the Indian Wedding Market: Growth Opportunity For Venues

Costs That Are Often Overlooked at Indian Weddings

At Indian weddings there are so many moving parts! There’s the venue, decor, food, clothing and jewelry, hair & makeup, and so much more! The biggest cost and most outwardly visible” cost buckets” are: But then you’ve also got: But…wait … Continue reading Costs That Are Often Overlooked at Indian Weddings

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

Mandirs, Masjids, Derasars, and Gurdwaras in Arizona

{Officiants/Temples/Gurdwaras/Mosques} ShaadiShop has NO affiliation with any of these organizations. These organizations are listed here as a courtesy to make it easier for couples to locate wedding officiants. Gurdwara: Sikh and Sindhi Arizona Sikh Gurdwara: Phoenix Guru Nanak Dwara: Phoenix Nishkaam … Continue reading Mandirs, Masjids, Derasars, and Gurdwaras in Arizona

Indian Wedding Decorators and Designers in Arizona

{Event Design + Decor} A list of Indian and all South Asian wedding event decorators and designers in Arizona. Apropos Creations: Chandler Avant-Garde: Phoenix AZ Retro Rentals: Tempe Bloom + Blueprint: Event Design + Decor + Coordination Dang! Fine Rentals & Design … Continue reading Indian Wedding Decorators and Designers in Arizona

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

Consumption Bar or Bar Package at Indian Wedding Venues? Your Friends Do NOT Make Up for All the People That Aren’t Going To Drink: A Walk-Through the Numbers.

Most Indian weddings opt for a consumption bar because venue bar packages are all-or-nothing. Meaning you pay the package price for every.single.adult regardless of whether they are going to consume alcohol or not. That’s a lot of wasted money that could … Continue reading Consumption Bar or Bar Package at Indian Wedding Venues? Your Friends Do NOT Make Up for All the People That Aren’t Going To Drink: A Walk-Through the Numbers.

Having a 250-person dry, Indian Wedding and Having a Hard Time Meeting the Venue’s F&B Minimum? Things You Can Do.

Not every Indian or South Asian wedding has 350+ guests and an open bar. As we know, South Asian culture is highly religious and some weddings are dry and have less than 300 guests. This article is for the couples … Continue reading Having a 250-person dry, Indian Wedding and Having a Hard Time Meeting the Venue’s F&B Minimum? Things You Can Do.

Gazebo vs. Non-Gazebo Mandaps at Indian Weddings: Framework for Venue and Decor Decisions at Indian Weddings

One of the most iconic and visible aspects of an Indian wedding is the mandap which only applies to Hindu, Jain and Sikh weddings or the altar. There are SO many styles and designs and really there’s no limit to … Continue reading Gazebo vs. Non-Gazebo Mandaps at Indian Weddings: Framework for Venue and Decor Decisions at Indian Weddings

Don’t Want to Serve Lunch At Your Indian Wedding, But Also Don’t Want Guests To Be Hungry Through Your Wedding Ceremony? Here’s an Idea or Two.

One of the most commonly debated aspects couples have while planning their Indian wedding is whether or not to serve lunch after the wedding ceremony. It’s a really nice thing to do. Plus it’s fun as offers more time to … Continue reading Don’t Want to Serve Lunch At Your Indian Wedding, But Also Don’t Want Guests To Be Hungry Through Your Wedding Ceremony? Here’s an Idea or Two.

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“If I Go With a Nicer Wedding Venue Then I Won’t Need As Much Decor”….That Isn’t Really True.

In our work helping South Asians find the perfect wedding venue we almost always hear this from couples, “I’m leaning towards a nicer venue so that I don’t have to spend as much on decor.” And our reaction is no, … Continue reading “If I Go With a Nicer Wedding Venue Then I Won’t Need As Much Decor”….That Isn’t Really True.