From the second I got engaged, I remember feeling nothing but excitement. I had so many ideas in my head – but I also didn’t have a clue on where to begin. It didn’t take long for my excitement to turn into anxiety and stress, and I quickly became one of those pessimistic engaged people you hear about that says, “You’re planning a wedding? Good luck.” Planning became like a thankless full-time job on top of my already full plate of attending graduate school and trying to maintain some semblance of a social life. Trying to find the vendors I needed and wanted for each wedding event – and for all you South Asian Americans out there, you know that’s a lot of events – in my home state of North Carolina became really frustrating, really fast.
The entire year before the wedding I had this one resounding thought in my head – there has to be a better way. I kept wishing for one simple platform where I could turn to, that had all the vendor options that were appropriate for me and prioritized what is important in a big fat Indian-American hybrid wedding. That brought the newest and coolest vendors from afar to my fingertips, while also showing me mehndi artists that were in my area. Long story short, nothing like that was out there for me. So I decided to make it for you.
That’s where Dulhan comes in. Our mission is to streamline how you filter & find whatever you need for your South Asian wedding. We’re prioritizing South Asian American couples and actively searching for vendors from around the US and beyond so you don’t have to. From jewelry and clothing rental services to creative and eco-friendly wedding stationery, our goal is to bring you options that fit a spectrum of taste and budgets. We can’t take away all the stress of your wedding (ahem, loud mouth Aunty in the corner), but this is a good place to start. Happy planning!
Raj | Founder & Chief Visionary
Meet the Team
Founder & Chief Visionary
Raj is a NY-born and NC-raised proud fur mom of 2, an amateur artist, Netflix binger, wino, and chocolate addict. With a BA in History, a Master’s degree in Public Health, and now in the world of weddings, she has a knack for keeping her friends and family on their toes with her continuous self-reinvention and pursuit of new endeavors. Stay tuned to see what she dreams up next…
Director of Digital Marketing
Harleen is an obsessive tweeter, “Claws” addict, God freak, and hyper-feminine coconut with an extreme Zumba addiction. Specializing in the not-so-common desi wedding and lifestyle experience with 30 plus years of shock value storytelling & 15 plus years of social media content expertise.
Digital Beauty Director
Pooja was born in India but she’ll always be a Queen City girl at heart where she lives now. She’s just a girl figuring life out one day at a time while relying on her passion for make-up to get through the tough days. She loves to dance and eat cheese, not simultaneously of
Digital Marketing Intern
Why Choose Dulhan
comprehensive vendor list
If there is a vendor out there who is experienced with South Asian weddings, you can be sure to find it here. We’re constantly updating our listings too, making us the ultimate source for your wedding needs.
Say goodbye to the cluttered directories of yesterday – our site boasts a clean and simple interface that makes it easy to get the information you need at a glance. And did we mention that our site is free for both users and vendors? Listing with us is free of charge so that we can support as many vendors as possible and grant maximum visibility to each. So, whether you are an established business or just starting out, you can bank on us to get your name out there.
Need a hair and makeup artist who can drape and style your outfits? Or a DJ service complete with dhol player, lighting, and custom dancefloors? Done. Our filter options are specific to the desires and needs of South Asians and their events.
In today’s increasingly connected world, it only makes sense to continue to bridge the gap between you and vendors from far away. Our listings transcend geographical boundaries to include businesses from all over the world. Couples traveling to India or Canada to do their shopping can expect a little more from us – we introduce you to boutique owners, invitation designers, and wedding favor shops in advance to help save you time and energy from doing the groundwork on your own.
If we don’t have it, we’ll direct you to someone who will. Our ‘Additional Resources’ page has a list of South Asian wedding blogs/vlogs, magazines, and websites to help you conjure up wedding inspiration.
it’s all in the details
Our work doesn’t end with just listing a vendor – we also search and upload photos of their work, videos, social media links, FAQs/testimonials, and even have a ratings and review section from past clients.
We Want to Hear from You
Dulhan is nothing without the amazing vendors and couples for which it is designed. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve, let us know by filling out our contact form or sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.