Ever since I was a little girl, I have thought about my wedding day.  Over the years, I have seriously conjured up hundreds of images, feelings, and thoughts about each and every detail. That should not come as a surprise since I am a hopeless romantic at heart.  You better believe that there will be plenty of laughter, dancing, food, and even a few tears.

The most vivid thought that always brings a smile to my face has to do with my bridal mehndi.  Mehndi is also known as henna and is a temporary tattoo or decoration for the skin. 

Picture this – I am sitting getting my bridal mehndi put on my hands and feet with all of my closest friends and family sitting around me also getting their mehndi done.  People are laughing, talking, and eating.  And the room is bursting with excitement about the next few days to come. I.seriously.can’t.wait!

Over my “winter break,” with the help of some friends, I researched and contacted a number of mehndi artists in the Atlanta area.  I’m currently narrowing down the list and hope to pick someone soon!  Bridal mehndi is pretty intricate, and I have a specific vision in mind for my own (surprise surprise).  Needless to say, I’m being a bit picky with who I choose.

I’ve found a number of designs that I love but would love to hear your thoughts and see what you like.  Help a bride out please!

Mehndi 1mehndi 5

mehndi 6mehndi 10

mehndi 8

mehndi 7

mehndi 9

As you can see, there are lots of options to choose from.  Every time I think I have the perfect design picked out, I find something else I love.  I think I need to stop searching!

So tell me, which design is your favorite?  Have you ever had mehndi done?

By Parita

21 thoughts on “The Perfect Bridal Mehndi Design”
  1. Oh wow! I love ALL the designs! It’s totally personal choice really – as I know some peole who wanted a fairly simple design because they went on their honeymoon straight after and you know how mehndi looks after a week (kinda like a weird skin disease?? :P) – they didn’t want that look lol.

    I swear the Indian bridal industry is so behind here – getting better – but still nothing like the designs you have shown. I had a combined haldi ceremony/mehndi night and it was a lot of fun. My own mehndi lady though was a complete disaster. Makes me mad every time I think about it lol (4 years on!!).

    Anyways – I like the 2nd last one for the design for your feet and tops of your hands and the 2nd one for the palms of your hands. Also remember you need to hide your hubby’s name in there too 😛

    So exciting!!

    1. Luckily for me, we’re not going on our honeymoon right away! Even still, I don’t plan to go all out (up to the elbows and knees), but I do want a unique design. I’m sure your mehndi was beautiful! And good call on the hubby’s name thing – I’m definitely doing that!

  2. I like the first foot design you showed and the third hand design (the one to the left of the foot design). But, I think the hand looks funny when the fingertips aren’t decorated are colored… but maybe I’m just OCD.

  3. This looks like so much fun to pick out! I have never had a mehndi done but they are so beautiful. I love the second to last one that shows both the hands and the feet and the one that makes a heart when the two hands are put together.

    1. If you ever get the chance, you should definitely get it done. It’s so fun and if you really don’t like it, at least you know it’s very temporary!

  4. I know what you mean, Parita and in my opinion mehendi is very important. It’s something you will remember all your life. I had my mehendi done my Veena Nagda and really her work is just amazing. While it may not be possible to get her, I would urge you to google her name and check out her website. She has many designs both intricate and the thicker ones.

    All I can say that my mehendi design was amazing and something I will never forget.

    I love the first and the last one.

    1. I knew you would feel me on this! I’m definitely going to check out Veena Nagda’s designs. It probably won’t help with my dilemena but maybe I’ll find my perfect design. Thanks for the suggestion!

  5. Oh wow! I love the 3rd picture of the hands! I can’t stand the smell of mehndi but I am looking forward to being surrounded by my favorite people! I bet wedding planning is now in full swing! Have you guys set a date?

  6. So beautiful! I never did do mehndi for my wedding…sort of regret it now! Especially looking at these gorgeous photos.

    Hope 2012 is off to a great start for you!

  7. just randomly found your blog… was looking for vows and came across your latest post. anyways, i had something like pic 6 (matching hands/feet) for my engagement… the arabic kind which is bigger designs, more flowery, and takes less time to do. for my wedding i’m thinking of something more traditional and intricate… i like pic 2 and 3… i really like it when the two hands match/complement each other. http://www.facebook.com/BridalHennaBeauty check out the Ash Kumar pictures on this site… if you haven’t heard of Ash Kumar, google him – he’s THE mehndi person for bollywood… when i saw those designs, i think i swooned

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