10 stunning and unique MEHENDI DESIGNS for brides in 2020
Heena on hands is symbolic of so many good things in India. It is a mark of happiness and celebrations. It signifies festivities, good fortune and prosperity. It is a traditional way of adorning a woman’s hands. The darker the colour that the henna leaves, the more good luck is coming your way. It just doesn’t make the hands look beautiful. When the woman gets dressed up, the whole Indian feel of the look is just enchanting to a different measure.
The Wedding Mehendi holds a very rich significance in Indian Wedding rituals. Not just the bride, all the bridesmaids, family and friends get henna on their hands. It is usually sent from the Groom’s family. It is a tradition we love to celebrate. The Mehendi designs have undergone a lot of makeover in the last few others, like so many other things. Brides in 2020, like their mehendi designs to be unique and different. They would just not settle for anything run of the mill.
Tattoo Mehendi was a rage sometime back, but these days brides only like to opt for traditional heena. The designs are a little modern though. Even Arabic and Moroccan styles of Mehendi design are also very popular, yet a lot of brides still prefer to go with the traditional designs. The more graphic it is the better. Brides are getting the entire wedding scenes being designed on their hands. Getting just the name of the groom written in the mehendi design is passe. Brides these days are getting their own names inked also. Rather a step forward, they are getting their wedding vows written in their designs. You can also get important dates of your courtship period being mentioned on your hands.
Maybe the bride can have the dates written and the groom can write about what did the date stand for. And then they can play this little game of matching the two. Like the first time they met, the first kiss date, the proposal date and so many more. It is an interesting way to make him remember all the dates by heart !
Also, like always, brides still love to have those long hands of mehendi designs. It usually goes up a little over their elbows. And for the feet a little below their knees. Or for our minimalistic brides they like to keep it just till the anle or a crisp design just across the length of the feet.
Brides these days are also going in for thick mehendi designs. Designs that use bold and thick lines rather than those sleek thin ones leaving a lot of space in between so that the skin is visible.
A rather niche trend which hasn’t become too common is to have a jewelled mehendi design. Yes, small Swarovski or stones are being glued to your skin at appropriate places in the design. They look ravishing on the wedding day. Gradually, they start coming off once the heena colour also starts fading. You can go for all stones or even some shimmer and gold dust. Brides are also wearing lace or embroidered gloves or hand accessories with their bridal mehendi these days. Also, once the mehendi starts fading, you can wear these hand accessories to cover that up and also match them up with your outfit.
While choosing your mehendi design, like everything else, just let your personal style shine through it. All in all, don’t overdo your entire wedding look. Coordinate everything well and the job of a good Bridal stylist is to ensure that everything falls perfectly in sync with each other.