The Best Mehendi Designs for your Wedding in 2020
Your big day is around the corner and the wedding jitters have set in. Don’t you worry Ms Perfect, wedding events don’t happen without a reason? Guess why the Mehendi ceremony came into existence? Mehendi, majorly composed of henna is a very powerful herb that helps in cooling down your body and calming your nerves. They help in relieving the stress and anxiety the whole wedding affair has caused. Now, your wedding happens once in a lifetime and so does your bridal Mehendi but there are so many different kinds of Mehendi designs out there!
So, here are a few tips on how to choose the ever so striking Mehendi designs that are simply breathtaking
#1. Carefully choose the Mehendi artist
This is the first and foremost step involving the Mehendi ceremony. Do the needful of going through the former works of the artist to have an idea about how the artist and his troop are going to work. Fix the dates prior to avoid confusion in the last minute. Make sure you give him an idea about the picture you have in your mind and ask him to work accordingly.
#2. Go the natural way
The ingredients that you use in the Mehendi are of utmost concern. Do not go for ingredients just because they claim to make your Mehendi look dark or stay longer. Natural henna is personally recommended as they are very skin-friendly and would not cause any problems later. Many of the ingredients used these days are hazardous and take a toll on your skin later if not immediately. Also, intimate your preferred choice of ingredients to the Mehendi artist beforehand.
#3. Do a patch test
You so don’t want to be sitting with annoying allergies and stinging rashes on your wedding day. It is advisable to do a patch test a few days before your Mehendi ceremony to make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients.
#4. Make the most out of it
Last but not least there are a lot of unique ways to level up your Mehendi. Today, artists and brides are coming up with various unique ideas to present on to their hands out of which some include
- Adding the initials of your fiancé or scattering the letters of his name to your Mehendi while challenging him to find it out on the day of the wedding.
- Asking your artist to create portraits or sceneries to your Mehendi.
- Improvising a social cause into your Mehendi such as global warming, gender abuse, etc.
Free advice guys, never feel shy from trying out what you want. It is your big day; slay it all you want.
#5. The right colours matter
The reddish-brown henna that was originally used diluted into a lot of colours with time. Today orange, red and black is easily available. Other colours such as pink, blue, green are also available. But, are they really safe? A lot of chemicals are mixed with the henna to bring them to that colour. Stick with the natural colours so that you don’t experience the aftermath of hazardous chemicals.
#6. A Sea of designs to choose from
And finally, here are more than a few designs that you can choose from to deck up your hands with. Mehendi designs can be broadly classified into 4 major categories. There are others but they pretty much will fall into these categories with very little differences.
These designs having their origination from the Indian roots are quite intricate and exquisite. Ranging from flowers to fruits to animals to sceneries, Indian Mehendi designs are quite a feast to the eyes. The designs are mostly quite close-knit leaving almost no space but, exquisite nevertheless. Indian designs should be your choice if you want it to keep it traditional and at the same time luxurious.
Courtesy – Sanjoy Mahajan Photography
Courtesy _ Henna by Divya
These designs which have their emergence from our neighbouring country have a very unique charm of their own. Not very different from the Indian ones and with a touch of the Arabic designs, they mostly have intricate designs to the centre while carrying most of the attention to your fingers making them beautiful than ever. If you’re keen on selecting an unusual yet captivating design, the Pakistani way is your way to go.
Courtesy – Neelam Salons
Having found their way from the Middle East, Arabian designs have quite the number of admirers. Unlike its counter parts, Arabian designs are very simple and graceful but quite enchanting. Most of the Arabian designs start from one finger and spread florally throughout your hands in a steady and beautiful way. Arabian designs should be your go to if you don’t want to go over the board without losing out on the bridal elegance.
Courtesy Chetan Panchal
Courtesy: Henna by Divya
Courtesy: Hiral Henna
Being a personal favourite, these designs make their way all the way from the African continent. What is so special about them you ask? Consisting of diamonds and triangles and straight lines, you will feel the beauty of geometry flowing through these designs. To make a statement, go for the Moroccan designs with your eyes closed, for, they are truly rare and enticing.
Courtesy: Henna Styles by Priyanka
These were some of the different and awesome Mehendi designs we’ve come across. Want more wedding planning ideas? Simply sign Up!Sign Up With Wedding Wishlist
July 31, 2021 - 11:19 pm
Well written and informative article ?