Wedding Planners

Grah Shanti: A First Step to Happiness

Grah Shanti: A First Step to Happiness People often say that matches are made in heaven, so it is no surprise that many weddings begin with an auspicious step to placate the heavenly bodies. The Grah Shanti is often one of the first rituals to take place in an Indian wedding. Learn more about the significance of the Grah Shanti …

Top 5 Color Trends for Winter Wedding Events

A wedding that is distinctive and memorable is a wish many brides make for this important life event. Multi-faceted hues and dimensions of color are sure to leave an imprint, and moreover, are a characteristic trait of South Asian weddings. Weddings have always been affairs to remember, with everyone involved cherishing different memories. Brides spend a good bit of time …

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Indian Dishes you can Serve in Shot Glasses at your Wedding

When it comes to their wedding, every couple wants to add some element to wow their guests and stand out from the rest! Wedding trends are constantly changing. One of the latest trends in weddings is the use of Shot Glasses. And, we are definitely not talking about alcohol. Shot Glasses are now becoming a favorite at weddings, be it …

Best Bollywood Songs for Groom’s Entrance

Indian wedding entrances are often grand, festive, and fun! More often than not, though, the bride is the first to come to mind when thinking of entrance songs. How she enters the venue, who will accompany her, and most importantly, what song will play as she walks down the aisle are all important details to plan. Well, dear grooms, you …

Eco-Friendly Wedding Favors for Your Guests

Many of us have become more environmentally conscious and aware of the resources we use and couples planning their weddings are no different. Eco-friendly weddings are on the rise, and if you are a green couple, then you are likely making conscious choices to incorporate your values and love for the environment into your wedding planning. One way to share …

Fusion Mini Desserts to Add to Your Wedding Menu

Make the dessert table at your wedding reception the talk of the town! For a unique twist, consider fusion and bite-size desserts that capture tradition and culture as well as a sense of adventure. The latest trend in the wedding food industry, mini-desserts are easy to eat and allow guests to sample a few items. Fusing Indian flavors with western …

Tips to Choose the Perfect Wedding Venue

You’re excited that he proposed, and a date has been set! Now what? The last thing you want is unnecessary stress during this exciting time with the hassle and confusion of logistics and accommodations. Trust us when we say, “Work with Professionals!” On your wedding day, you don’t want to be worrying about anything besides walking down the aisle. Here …

Design & Décor Spotlight: Occasions by Shangri-la By Chris Vander Kaay

There are many skilled wedding décor and design companies throughout the United States, but when Smita Patel founded Occasions by Shangri-la back in 2005, it was because she recognized a void in the décor market during the weddings of two of her children (and Occasions co-founders), Remmal Karamsadkar and Rena Popat. REMMAL: Back then, there weren’t any design firms that …

Cool Bite-Size Savory Indian Dishes for your Wedding Menu

When it comes to wedding planning, every couple wants to do things that would make their big day memorable and leave their guests wowed. When everything about your D-Day will be so wow-worthy, then why leave behind your wedding menu. One of the latest trends in the wedding food industry is bite-size or mini food items. And it’s not just …

You Hired your Vendors – Now What? – Tips to Manage your Vendors By Brittany Cole

Congratulations! You have hired your vendor team. If you’re curious on what the next steps are there are quite a few! But not to worry our simple and easy tips can help you navigate through the process. Break it down: We recommend breaking down your questions and important details to cover with each vendor by category. Planning: Ensure you are …

Must Have Photo Moments

Indian Wedding Photography MUST HAVE PHOTO MOMENTS Bursting with vivid and bold hues, opulent décor and intricate but elegant designs very well describe Indian weddings. Also known as Shaadi or Shadi, Indian weddings are best known for their grandeur, traditions, grace, colors and almost carnival-type celebration. Unique photographs taken at an Indian weddings are made up of warm glances, shared …

How to Choose the Perfect Song for Your First Dance

How to Choose the Perfect Song for Your First Dance Choosing a perfect first dance song can be a daunting task for some couples. As this will be the first time you and your better half will be matching steps in front of your guests as a married couple, pick a song that makes the moment even more memorable. Here …

Must Have Photo Moments

Indian Wedding Photography MUST HAVE PHOTO MOMENTS Bursting with vivid and bold hues, opulent décor and intricate but elegant designs very well describe…

“We Do:” Celebrating Fitness Together

During wedding season, one of the main themes is chaos! Between planning the big day and organizing the months leading up to it, it is so easy to lose yourself amidst the invitation cards and RSVPs. Stop! Breathe! Relax! These are things we are not accustomed to hearing during the process. But if there is anything I have learned during the most stressful times of my life, it’s that sometimes, by stopping and feeling aware of the moment, I was left with the clarity I needed to successfully complete the challenge.

MUST HAVE PHOTO MOMENTS

Indian Wedding Photographer MUST HAVE PHOTO MOMENTS Bursting with vivid and bold hues, opulent décor and intricate but elegant designs very well describe Indian weddings. Also known as Shaadi or Shadi, Indian weddings are best known for their grandeur, traditions, grace, colors and almost carnival-type celebration. Unique photographs taken at an Indian weddings are made up of warm glances, shared …

How To Create the Perfect Indian Wedding Welcome Bag

How To Create the Perfect Indian Wedding Welcome Bag By Satya Patel, Indian Wedding Toolkit How do you create the perfect Indian wedding welcome bag? Anyone can whip up a welcome bag, but certain ingredients make the bags stand out from the crowd. Welcome bags (or boxes) are perfect for your out-of-town guests. Pick some of these items or pick …

Memorable Wedding Moments

Memorable Wedding Moments Bursting with vivid and bold hues, opulent décor and intricate but elegant designs very well describe Indian weddings. Also known as Shaadi or Shadi, Indian weddings are best known for their grandeur, traditions, grace, colors and almost carnival-type celebration. Unique photographs taken at an Indian weddings are made up of warm glances, shared laughter, loving stares, bold …

Want to be Truly Happy on Your Wedding Day? Follow These 10 Tips.

Want to be Truly Happy on Your Wedding Day? Follow These 10 Tips. By Satya Patel, Indian Wedding Toolkit Focusing on these few things will make the big difference on your wedding day, and will help you truly enjoy it. Greet guests: Seems obvious but it’s not. There’s no excuse not to greet guests. They’re at your wedding to celebrate …

Tips for Planning a Successful Fusion Wedding

Tips for Planning a Successful Fusion Wedding Fusion weddings can be difficult to plan with different religious and cultural backgrounds, and to add to it, different customs. You may want to plan a beautiful fusion wedding by giving a nod to both your cultures. At Desh-Videsh we have listed our top 10 tips to make the planning process less cumbersome …

DJ Play That Song: Choosing an Entertainment Vendor for Your Wedding

DJ Play That Song: Choosing an Entertainment Vendor for Your Wedding By Rina Shah, The Arpan Group Factors to Consider Selecting an entertainment provider for your wedding or events is much like choosing a venue or caterer. Price is certainly a factor, but so are the firm’s reputation, work ethics, and music selection. Firoz Dudha, owner/DJ of Dudha Productions also …