South Asian Weddings
Quick DC Vendor Reviews
I promise I'll add these to my bio soon, but for those of you in DC and beginning your planning, I wanted to recommend a few of my Indian-wedding specific vendors that I thought did a fantastic job...Tandoori Nights (Catering) - We dealt with Neal, the owner, and he is super nice, very flexible, and the food is sooo delicious. We really enjoyed our tasting, and the food at the wedding was fabulous, we had a ton of compliments. They also came early with mango lassi that was served between our Christian and Hindu ceremonies while my husband changed (yes, he changed, I did not!). I was very, very pleased, and highly recommend them.Jennifer/Brooks Photography - This was Jen and Brooks' first Hindu ceremony (and I think their first two ceremony wedding), so I gave them a little background info and made a list of moments that I wanted captured (garlands, mangalsutra, phera, etc...) and they did fantastic job. The photos (all thousand-ish of them) were really amazing. They're also still quite affordable (although I'm sure their prices have gone up), and are really the nicest people. We felt completely comfortable with them. Also highly, highly recommend.Soor Kothari, MyDeejay.com (DJ) - It took a little while to get people on the dance floor, but once he had them there, Soor kept the dance floor packed all night long. He had a good mix of western and eastern music, played much of our "must play" list (although not all of it, which I'll attribute to the fact that there were more Indian people on the dance floor that would prob prefer to dance to bhangra-ish music over british new wave). Everyone really liked him though, and he did a good job with announcements, etc... I'd also definitely recommend Soor, he's super nice.As-U-Wish (Mandap, Decor, Flowers) - Aradhana from As-U-Wish is super nice and did a great job. Out of all of the decorators I met with (and I met with a ton), she was by far the most professional, most organized, and most reasonably priced. We had her do the ceremony decor, some lobby decor (like a ganesh statue, flower petals, etc...), and the reception decor. She helped flip the room really quickly (including changing colors on the mandap, doing the flowers, etc...). The centerpieces, by the way, were really beautiful. So obviously I also highly recommend As-U-Wish.---We had an amateur cake vendor that did really delicious and pretty Indian-flavored cakes, but she's not launched her company yet and I did have one small issue with her that I can tell you more about if you're interested and want to send me an email about it.