Monica Mehta

and

Rohit Patil

FAQs

FAQ's regarding COVID


After thoughtful deliberations, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone our wedding festivities for a second time.
There is no higher priority for us than the health, safety, and well-being of our family, friends, and community. We wholeheartedly apologize for any inconvenience this decision may bring. We sincerely thank you for your love, support, and understanding during this unprecedented situation.

When will the wedding take place?
We are excited to see you all next year in 2022 - our new wedding date will be Saturday, April 9, 2022.

Will vaccination be mandatory for the 2022 wedding?
We wholeheartedly encourage all attendees to get vaccinated with whichever vaccine they are offered (Moderna, Pfizer, or J&J). Rohit received the Pfizer vaccine and had minimal side effects (only some body aches). Monica received the Moderna and had a mild headache after her second dose. Vaccination will not be mandatory, but is highly encouraged.

Will testing be mandatory for the 2022 wedding?
All guests who are not vaccinated will be required to go through a health screening and have a rapid COVID test performed during check-in.


What should I wear?

Garba/Sangeet Night:
Women - Indian attire or Cocktail dress. Go with something fun and colorful! Try to stay away from all-black or all-white outfits.
Men - Indian attire or Business casual (ties optional)

Wedding:
Women - Indian attire or Cocktail dress. Try to stay away from all-black or all-white outfits.
Men - Indian attire or Suit

Reception:
Women - Indian formal attire or floor-length gown/cocktail dress
Men - Tuxedo or Suit

Farewell Breakfast:
Women - Casual attire
Men - Casual attire

What is a "baraat"?

A baraat is a procession by which the groom arrives to the wedding altar. Traditionally, the groom comes riding in on a horse with a dholi (drummer) and his entire list of invitees. So, if you're invited on behalf of the groom's family, be sure to come around 10 AM to be a part of the dancing procession. Rohit's baraat will depart from the lower level of MGM's conservatory (easily acessed from the lobby). Follow signage on the morning of the wedding from the self-parking (casino parking area) or hotel valet.

What is a "garba"?

Garba is a traditional form of Indian dancing that originated in the Gujarat region (Monica's family is from Gujarat). Traditional garba's are performed in a circular pattern. Garba is usually followed by Dandiya-Raas, which is a structured dance with sticks.

Check out some dance tutorials below:
Three-Clap Garba Tutorial

Amy Payne