You can find below some of the frequently asked questions that often arise here at The RAAJ. If you don't find the answer to your specific question below, please don't hesitate to contact your RAAJ consultant.
Q: What is The RAAJ?
A: The RAAJ is a team of experts who work with passion, precision and panache, producing unique, signature Asian weddings and corporate events, tailored specifically to your individual requirements. You can see some testimonials from our recent clients.
Q: How much experience does The RAAJ have in planning Asian weddings and events?
A: We have a wealth of experience in supplying Asian weddings and Asian themed corporate events, built up through years of working in the industry.
Q: How much will it cost me to have a wedding or corporate event from The RAAJ?
A: This is very much dependent upon what requirements you have. We will listen carefully and understand your needs and specific requirements, and only then will we be in a position to provide you with a bespoke price and our service agreement.
Q: How can I contact my designated RAAJ consultant?
A: Your RAAJ consultant will be available to you 24/7 in the lead up to your wedding or event, being the point of contact between you and The RAAJ. They are there to make your life simple and hassle free. You can contact them directly at any time by phone, email or Skype.
Q: Can I visit The RAAJ?
A: Yes, you are always welcome to visit our HQ and showroom in the Midlands - here you can view the various elements of a wedding from The RAAJ including the decoration, the furniture, props, and we can even arrange tastings for your Asian wedding catering and food design. At our HQ, you can sit down in comfort with your RAAJ consultant and discuss your requirements in detail. We have offices in London, Walsall in the Midlands, Manchester and Bradford, enabling us to provide our service nationwide.
Q: What do I do about a temporary bar? Don’t they need a license?
A: Yes, in order to serve alcohol, temporary bars still need a licence. Permanent venues usually have a licence in place, but temporary event bars need to apply for a licence. This can be done by The RAAJ team on your behalf.
Q: I have a specific venue where I want my wedding – can you organise this for me?
A: We work with several beautiful wedding venues around the country for Asian weddings and corporate events and so why not check these out first. If it’s the case that you have a specific venue in mind, just let us know and we will contact the venue to discuss how to put your requirements into place together.
Q: What about if I want a large marquee in our garden at home? Can you organise this?
A: Yes, the RAAJ team are able to provide wedding marquees in a variety of styles and sizes as of course it's not a case of one size fits all. Our team will carry out a site visit to check dimensions, access and a variety of other aspects to ensure that we are able to provide the wedding marquee of your dreams.
Q: How much flexibility do I have with the catering?
A: Your Asian wedding is one of the most important occasions of your lives and so our caterers will work closely with you to produce a stunning menu.
Q: Are we able to taste the food before deciding?
A: Yes. At our HQ and showroom, we do invite clients in to enjoy a tasting session with our catering team so you can decide on your food and menu design as this is such a critical part of your occasion.
Q: Are you able to provide items such as gold rimmed crockery and gold cutlery?
A: Yes, we offer a range of gold rimmed crockery and gold wedding cutlery. And, at the same time, we realise and understand that no two weddings or events are alike and so we often get requests for items that are out of the ordinary.
Q: And what about glassware? Do you have a range I can choose from?
A: Yes - we offer a variety of different wine glasses and champagne glasses here at the RAAJ - these have different styles and shapes of glass and are available at different price points. At the same time, we also offer specialised glassware such as silver and gold rim and patterned glasses which are always popular for Asian weddings and corporate events.
Q: I am looking for a customised mandap – are you able to provide this if I give you a design?
A: Yes, we can usually make your bespoke mandap you need although do bear in mind that we would need a lead time of at least 6-8 weeks to produce this for you. This would also only be undertaken if we had received a deposit payment from you.
Q: What sort of furniture is available for our Indian wedding marquee?
A: The RAAJ is able to provide you with almost any type of furniture for your Asian wedding, from the banqueting chairs and tables, linen and napkins, through to the all essential LED dance floor hire and even the temporary bar on-site. Your RAAJ consultant will be able to talk you through the various options available to suit your requirements and will be able to advise on best fit for many of the items both in terms of styling and quantities.
Q: I am very specific about how I want my venue to look – can you help?
A: If you discuss your requirements in detail with your RAAJ consultant, then the chances are that they will be able to help. If we don’t have the specific props or decoration that you want, then we have a wide network of contacts from which we will be able to source it.
Q: Do you install the dance floor at the venue?
A: Yes – our dance floors come in interlocking panels and The RAAJ team would certainly install the dance floor you need in your venue or marquee. We offer a range of different dance floors, from chequered dance floors, white dance floors, wooden dance floors, LED dance floors and even video dance floors.
Q: I also need to hire some props to make my wedding venue look traditional and authentic - is this something you can help with?
A: For sure, yes - we have a range of props available which we can use to dress your venue according to what you need. On our website, we have rickshaws, tut-tuts, fruit displays, chocolate fountains, balustrade, sweet carts, VIP posts and ropes, staging and HD projectors and screens, which are just a small selection of the actual props and equipment that we have available. Your RAAJ consultant will be able to explore all the options with you based on your specific requirements.
Q: Can you organise limousines for us?
A: Yes – limousines are just one of the services that we offer here at The RAAJ – just speak to your RAAJ consultant about this.
Q: What about celebrity performances & DJs?
A: We have access to some of the most popular and well-known music celebrities and Indian DJs in the industry and so again, let's discuss your specific requirements, dates and availabilities.
Q: It sounds as though I can get everything I need for my wedding or event from The RAAJ - are there any other services available that haven't been mentioned here?
A: Yes - our service offering to clients is very comprehensive, drawing together all the elements to create signature Asian weddings and events. Some other services we offer include wedding florists, cakes, henna artists, jewellery makers, make-up artists, hair stylists, toastmasters and Masters of Ceremonies, wedding photographers, wedding videographers, photo booths, bhangra dancers, event security, dhol and band baja and Bollywood string quartets. And, if you want anything more in addition to this already-extensive list, don't hesitate to speak to your RAAJ consultant to explore all the options.
Q: How can I keep up to date with your news?
A: Here at The RAAJ, we are always active on social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google+ onto which we regularly post news, promotional offers and photos of recent weddings that we have completed, providing you with a useful source of information to help you in your Asian wedding planning. We also have our blog which is regularly updated which is also an excellent source of information and news.
London Distribution Hub
Hanworth Trading Estate
A312 / Hampton Road West
Middlesex TW13 6DH
Midlands HQ & Showroom
Maple Leaf Industrial Estate
West Midlands WS2 8TF
Manchester Distribution Hub
Stakehill Industrial Estate
Manchester M24 2RW
Bradford Distribution Hub
West Yorkshire BD4 6HQ