Mehndi Designs on wedding
Mehndi designs on wedding is linked with a streak of luck and hopeful beginnings for the couple. According to customs, a day before a wedding, an event is celebrated known as ‘MEHNDI’ in which bride and bridesmaid apply Henna on their hands and feet like a good luck charm. Moreover, it has some soothing effects too. It is considered that it relieves any stress. Both the families celebrate this occasion prior the marriage day.
The family calls a Mehndi artist to apply different mehndi designs on the bride, her friends and family members. These days Arabic and Indo Arabic designs are most famous. That’s why these designs are usually applied to brides hand and feet. In Indian culture, Henna is also represented by names and signs of HINDU GODS, considered Shugan for both families and a new beginning for the couple. In some traditions, Initials or even full names can also be written in such a pattern by Mehndi artist that it is difficult to find that specific name in the whole design. In some traditions, it is asked to groom to see his name in Mehndi design of bride. In some cultures, it is assumed that ‘Darker the color of henna ,the more the bride would be loved by her husband’.
Some brides like simple and minimal designs for their mehndi. The perfect example of a simple mehndi type is Tikka, with some intricate designs only on fingers. At the same time, some prefer hands full of mehndi. Some people also represent their cultures by applying the mehndi design of certain pattern. Recently, Bakhtawar Bhutto, daughter of a very famous political family in Pakistan, applied mehndi of AJRAK design that represented their Sindh culture as Ajrak is famously associated with Sindh.
Also, the designs of bridal mehndi display the significance of wedding traditions. These days the mehndi designs show the sequence of all the wedding events like the event of Barat is represented with band and Baja, the doli designs and many more. Nowadays, portrait images of the couple are also being incorporated with mehndi designs.