All the bridal mehendi inspiration you need this season
From white henna to mandala designs — there's something for every bride
As far as Indian wedding traditions go, applying mehendi on your hands and legs before you get married is a good omen. According to early Vedic customs, mehendi was symbolic of the sun that awakened your inner light. With the wedding season upon us, every bride wishes to have a meaningful mehendi design that’s personal but still impactful. Whether you want to stick to traditional patterns like peacocks and floral artwork or try the latest designs like dreamcatchers or mandalas, our bridal mehendi guide will inspire you to find a match that best suits your style.
If you think mehendi is a cumbersome process, ask for white henna instead. This can easily be washed off. For brides who love everything that dazzles, you will find your calling in glitter mehendi. And if you want to add some colour to your mehendi, opt for easy-to-use stickers.
13 mehendi trends for the wedding season:
This armour-inspired design is for the experimental bride. Another benefit? You are free to use your hands.
Accessorise with an intricate dreamcatcher mehendi design.
This matching henna pattern mimics the appearance of lace stockings and gloves.
Mirror images, just like you and your significant other.
Complement your bridal lehenga with a jaali-inspired design.
Unlike regular mehendi, white henna sticks on with adhesive and can be removed as and when you wish.
Add sheen to your bridal mehendi with easy-to-use stickers.
The upside of this style is that your manicure matches the colour of your mehendi. The downside, however, is that it will take weeks to wear off.
You can get away with being ostentatious on your wedding day, so why not take advantage of it.
Hearts, flowers, leaves, cutwork, your initials... don't leave anything out — it's your wedding, after all.
Don't like going OTT? Keep it simple with a minimal design.
A mandala is a powerful spiritual symbol that represents the universe — how much more meaningful can your bridal mehendi get?
Peacocks are a symbol of beauty, which explains why they're such a popular motif among Indian brides.