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What should I wear?

Indian clothes are welcome, but not required throughout the wedding weekend. For other options, please see below.

Ceremony: Summer dresses for the ladies, suit & tie for the gents

Reception: Cocktail dresses or gowns for the ladies, suit & tie or tuxedo for the gents

Bright colors are encouraged.

 

Where can I get Indian clothes for the wedding?

If you would like to wear Indian clothes, please see the links below to buy or rent an outfit.

Buy: cbazaar.comkalkifashion.comexclusively.inperniaspopupshop.comholichicbymegha.com

Rent: deviscloset.comsarisandthings.com

 

Where should I stay?

Please visit the TRAVEL tab.

 

Where do I park?

There is validated self-parking available at Maritime and complimentary valet parking at the Westin.

 

Will there be a shuttle?

Please visit the TRAVEL tab.

 

What time do I need to get there?

Ceremony: If you are on the groom's side or have been asked to be part of the baraat, please arrive promptly at 9am. Otherwise, please arrive at 10am for brunch.

Reception: The bar opens at 6pm - need we say more?

 

What is a 'Boat Baraat'?

A baraat is a groom's wedding procession that typically involves music and dancing. It is customary for the groom to travel to the wedding venue on a horse, accompanied by his family members. We're doing things a bit differently by replacing the horse with a boat!

 

Will I get to go on the boat if I'm not part of the baraat?

Yes! There will be a second boat ride offered at 10:15am.

 

How long is the boat ride and where does it go?

The boat ride will be about 30 minutes long and will go to the Statue of Liberty and back.

 

How long is the ceremony?

The ceremony itself will last about an hour.

 

What can I do in between the ceremony and the reception?

Please see the TRAVEL tab for more info.

 

Where can I change outfits between the ceremony and the reception?

Changing rooms are available on the 2nd floor of the Westin.

Men: Enterprise II & Women: Enterprise I

 

What type of food can I expect?

The food at the ceremony will be vegetarian. There will be Indian brunch items as well as a live crepe station. The reception will have a variety of Indian items, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian.

 

Where is the after-party?

The official after-party will be at the Half Moon lounge located on the lobby level of the Westin.

 

How long does it take to get to NYC?

The World Trade Center is a 7 min ride on the PATH train from the Newport Station (located across the street from the Westin).

The Empire State Building is a 20 min ride on the PATH train from the Newport Station.

Please see the AROUND NYC section of the TRAVEL tab for more info.

 

Glossary

Here are some words you'll probably hear throughout the wedding day.

Ashirvaad: Blessings from elders

Ben: Sister

Bhai: Brother

Bhabi: Sister-in-law

Brahmin or Pandit: Hindu priest

Haar: A floral garland

Jaan: Groom's family and friends

Jai Shri Krishna (JSK): A phrase used every time by a Gujarati in praise of Lord Krishna. "Victory to Krishna" would be the literal translation. This phrase is commonly used as a way of saying hello and goodbye.

Kanya: Bride

Mandap: Wedding altar consisting of four posts

Mehndi: Henna

Puja: Hindu ceremony

Var-raja: Groom

 

If you have any additional questions, feel free to email us at kenekted.2017@gmail.com.