Black Tie Optional
– or –
Traditional Indian Wear

Colors to Avoid:
Please do not wear White to any of the events.
Ladies, please do not wear Navy for Mehndi/Sangeet.
Ladies, please do not wear Black for the Hindu Ceremony.

The weekend will be filled with vibrant colors and a lot of culture! As a guest, it is your option to either dress in a traditional Indian outfit or black tie optional.  If you would like to wear an Indian outfit, but need some additional help or advice, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to point you in the right direction.  Gentlemen, a tuxedo is not required, your suit is perfectly acceptable.

For those new to Hindu customs, there are a few pointers we can give now.  Please avoid wearing the colors black or white to the Hindu Ceremony as both colors are not auspicious.  Men are able to wear black suits. And, traditionally, brides wear red for the wedding ceremony itself.  We are always here to answer any questions, so if you have any, please give either of us a call!


Room blocks are available for the hotels below.  All the hotels are within walking distance of The Ritz-Carlton. Please mention Patel/Williams wedding when you call to book, or use the links provided below. The Sheraton Hotel will be offering a discount on current room rates, to access the rates and to book, please click on the link provided provided underneath the hotel information.

If the room block is full for a desired hotel, please contact us and we will work to accommodate you!  There are many options in New Orleans, so if none of these hotels work for you, please let us know, and we can suggest some other great places to stay!