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.
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 feel this is the best course of action in light of guidance from public health officials, widespread travel bans and the national emergency declaration. 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 2021 - our new wedding date will be Saturday, April 24, 2021.

What should guests do about hotel reservations?
If you book your hotel room through our hotel block/link on this website, your reservation will be canceled. You will receive a deposit refund in the next few weeks. Please reach out to us via email if you have any concerns.

What should guests do about flight bookings?
Please reach out to your airline regarding credits you can receive regarding flights. Hopefully, you will be able to use those airline credits next year! We are happy to provide any documentation needed regarding our wedding cancellation.

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