Monica Mehta

and

Rohit Patil

FAQs

FAQ's regarding COVID

Will vaccination be mandatory?
Yes, vaccination will be mandatory for all guests who are eligible to be vaccinated, including children. Vaccines are currently approved for ages 5 and above. Vaccines are safe and effective at mitigating the spread of COVID.

Will boosters be mandatory?
Boosters will not be mandatory but we strongly recommend boosters for those who are eligible (age 18 and above).

What if I am unable to be vaccinated, but would still like to attend?
There are very few contraindications to receiving the COVID vaccine. If you are still unable to be vaccinated, please email us at monicawedsrohit@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Will I need to have my vaccine card?
Please keep a picture of your vaccination card on your phone in case the hotel asks for verification.

What should I wear?


Garba/Sangeet Night:
Women - Indian attire or cocktail dress. Choose something fun and colorful for dancing! Try to stay away from all-black or all-white outfits.
Men - Indian or semi-formal attire

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 or formal attire
Men - Tuxedo or suit

Farewell Breakfast: Casual
Women - Casual
Men - Casual

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. If you're invited by the groom's family, be sure to arrive 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 accessed from the lobby). Follow signage from the self-parking lot or hotel valet. If you're invited by the bride's family, arrive around 10:45 AM to see the groom ride in and be welcomed by the bride's family.

What is "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. Dandiya will be provided at the event!

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

Amy Payne