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OFFICIAL Indian 'Desi' Wedding Thread
riniko Posted: Jan 19, 2005 06:44 PM+
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OFFICIAL Indian 'Desi' Wedding Thread

Hi all,

I have had the opportunity to meet a handful of LIW South Asian (Indian) brides as well as non-Indians marrying Indians through LIW.

Everyone can participate in the thread but some of us felt it would be helpful to share information to fellow Indian (or Desi) brides out there.

If you all are for it, we can post info that will help each other on it. Like DJs, makeup artists, clothing resources, etc etc.

Take care!

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riniko Posted: Jan 19, 2005 06:57 PM+
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I thought I would add the following:

SAMPLE VEGETARIAN MENU

Appetizers
Vegetabe Samosas
Aloo Tikki
Palak Paneer Kebabs
Sauces

Main Course
Dal Maharani
Vegetable Jalfrazi
Aloo Sabzi
Mattar Paneer
Vegetable Pulao
Tandoori Naan
Tomato & Onion Raita
Kachumbar Salad
Carrot Pickle

Dessert
Gulab Jamun
Kheer
Fruit Platters

SAMPLE NON-VEGETARIAN MENU

Appetizers
Chicken Malai Kebabs
Vegetable Manchurian
Vegetable Pakoras
Sauces

Main Course
Butter Chicken
Roast Lamb
Dal Dhaba
Aloo Jeera
Paneer Labrador
Dabzi Dilruba
Peas Pulao
Roti, Naan or Paratha
Cucumber Raita
Kachumbar Salad
Mango Chutney

Dessert
Rasmalai
Gajar ka Halwa
Fruit Platters

Source: Planning the Perfect Menu, Shaadi Style Magazine Fall/Winter 2004
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jags77 Posted: Jan 19, 2005 07:24 PM+
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Oops- the pictures came out so big. The 1st one is of a bridesmaid. For the reception, the bridal party changed into dresses and tuxes from their Indian attire.
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libride Posted: Jan 19, 2005 07:35 PM+
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jags77 Posted: Jan 19, 2005 07:36 PM+
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jags77 Posted: Jan 19, 2005 07:38 PM+
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I don't know why I'm attaching pictures. I'll stop.

When are you all getting married, if it hasn't happened already.
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riniko Posted: Jan 19, 2005 07:51 PM+
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Has anyone used Sitar (Rajiv) to cater their event? If so, can you elaborate on your experience.

Thanks much. I am looking to have a July 16 wedding.

P.S. I love the Indian Ken/Barbie... how did you use it ... on your cake table?
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libride Posted: Jan 19, 2005 07:58 PM+
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jags77 - We all love wedding photos - no need to stop posting! You looked beautiful.
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Ashmie Posted: Jan 19, 2005 10:11 PM+
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Hey guys, its nice to meet you all. What everyone's date? Mine is August 12 (Hindu ceremony) and August 13 (catholic) and reception. Oh, is anyone using scroll wedding invitations?
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Judy&Jesh Posted: Jan 19, 2005 10:28 PM+
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Oooh I LOVE the Barbie!!! May I ask where did you get it from?
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jags77 Posted: Jan 19, 2005 10:50 PM+
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I got the Indian bridal barbie from Ebay and the groom is actually a normal Ken doll - my mom's friend made the outfit. I had them on the cake table.

I've been to events at Sitar and the food was good. I can ask some friends - they may know of their catering better than I do.

I got the Indian food at my wedding catered from Diwan (Bobby) and it was good.

The pundit who married us was great- he explained everything in English also and wasn't scary as some of them can be
He's a professor somewhere- I think- so he's pretty articulate.

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libride Posted: Jan 19, 2005 11:04 PM+
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Another thumbs up from me for Bobby(Diwan). He did our engagement party.
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riniko Posted: Jan 20, 2005 07:43 AM+
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Diwan? Contact info? Where does he have his weddings?
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riniko Posted: Jan 20, 2005 07:46 AM+
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Posted by Ashmie

Hey guys, its nice to meet you all. What everyone's date? Mine is August 12 (Hindu ceremony) and August 13 (catholic) and reception. Oh, is anyone using scroll wedding invitations?



I am not using scrolls. But I am buying my invites most likely from an Indian website.
Indian Wedding Card
I ordered samples from them, and the cards are SO pretty plus it is way cheaper and their turnaround is much faster than printers in the US. The only thing is they only have one envelope. So if you are going to do Inside and outside envelopes, I do not suggest them.

The site above carries scrolls.
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libride Posted: Jan 20, 2005 09:19 AM+
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Unfortunately I do not have Bobby's contact info.

But perhaps you can try calling this restaurant - not positive that it's his. But try asking if this is Bobby's restaurant. If it is, then hopefully they can help you with your catering needs.

Diwan Restaurant
Address: 148 E 48th St, New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 593-5425

Good luck! Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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libride Posted: Jan 20, 2005 09:29 AM+
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Here are some Indian barbies available on ebay:

Indian Wedding Barbie

Indian Wedding Barbie 2

Indian Soni Punjabi Barbie

Indian Rajasthani Barbie

Indian Gujurati Barbie

Indian Barbie

David's Bridal Wedding Barbies (in gowns)

David's Bridal Barbies



Sorry - no Indian Kens .
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sonia Posted: Jan 20, 2005 10:44 AM+
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Hey girls ... good to see this thread. Wish we had it when i got married =) Why don't we do introductions? I haven't been on LIW in a while so I don't know most of you.

I'll start..

My name is Sonia and i got married July 5, 2003. As you can see from the number of posts I have, i was on LIW a lot during wedding planning. I was born and raised in California and moved to the East coast after the wedding because my husband is from here. We went to Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora and Las Vegas for our honeymoon - AMAZING! Let me know if you have any questions, I spent a year and a half planning my California wedding and CA and NY receptions =)
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lcherian Posted: Jan 20, 2005 10:57 AM+
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Hi!
Im leena, and Im from the big ole state of TEXAS!!!! Yeee haaww!!!! I currently live in south jersey and FH lives in Florida.

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jags77 Posted: Jan 20, 2005 11:25 AM+
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That restaurant is Bobby's in the city. I have his cell #- I can get it to you later. He brought a tandoor oven to where my wedding was- Crest Hollow.
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Xelindrya Posted: Jan 20, 2005 11:34 AM+
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Seek Sonia

She has GORGEOUS pictures from her Indian wedding.. I felt so ENVIOUS .. I wish our wedding had that much glamor.

Actually based on her pictures I felt more confident in my decision to use deep reds and golds in my own wedding. (Asian Inspired).


Search through this thread for a few of her pictures.. they are BREATHTAKING

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