A day before the actual wedding, the Mehndi ceremony is a fun-filled, nostalgic sit-down for the bride, her cousins, siblings, friends, aunts and others. This is their day, filled with fun, laughter, songs, dances and games as each sit down for a dollop of Mehndi over their hands and feet. Often held on a sunny day outdoors, the Mehndi ceremony actually occurs for both the bride and the groom on the same day.
Nowadays, many brides-to-be choose to do one combined mehndi function, for double the madness and fun! The most important part of this function is mehndi application. The bride’s hands, feet and arms are decorated with beautiful mehndi designs. The friends and sisters of the bride’s side sit together and apply mehndi designs on bride and their own hands. Mehndi is a magical event and so all the arrangements of this event are. Searching for ideas from a very long time before the wedding is the ritual of every family. While searching for event ideas I found a blog on Libas e Jamila’s page. This blog was an extensive mehndi blog. It has covered even all the aspects of mehndi and its use. The mehndi designs are very unique and are very innovative.
Story of the Groom’s Side
Normally, a Mehndi ceremony is an emotional Shringaar ceremony, aimed at ritualistically beautifying the bride and groom and preparing them for their wedding day. It begins with the arrival of Mehndi from the groom’s side for the bride, a step that’s mirrored with the Haldi ceremony. Both the groom and bride’s family celebrate the function together. The event is celebrated with mehndi application, dholki songs. It leads to songs and dances too. The initial function begins with haldi ritual where bride and groom are applies haldi.
Haldi is said to be a transformer that brightens up the skin and prevents from evil eyes. After that mehndi is applied to decorate her. These mehndi designs are usually simple mehndi designs. The more the simple mehndi designs the more the elegant look is. Often, this is a symbolic representation and a dollop of it is added to the bride’s hands, alongside the professionally made mehndi cones of the bridal mehndi artist who’s been called for the day. Yes, a professional! This professional also replaces the idea that the women of the family (largely married women), who were to make the exquisite henna designs on her hands.
These days, the Mehndi ceremony is a fun-filled day, with song and dance performances while the women relatives vie to get the latest henna designs on their hands and feet. The bride has already had her bridal mehndi (often across her hands and feet) and is ready to party! Held in a colorful mehndi function venue, it requires a specially curated Mehndi songs playlist, choreographed dance performances and in comfortable clothes. Pastel shades and yellows on one end and peppy colours like orange, green, blue and pink on the other are evergreen ideas when it comes to your Mehndi ceremony dresses.
Gotta Patti Jewelry
Top these with flower jewelry designs – the more the merrier. You could go over the top with a large-size Maatha Patti, earrings, necklaces, haathphool, armlets, cuffs and even anklets. You may also go for silk thread jewelry and Gota Patti jewelry.
Themes of the event
You could also go for swag-worthy style statements like a safa or a turban, large earrings, juttis or brooches which say ‘Betiwale’, ‘Swag bride’, ‘Pataka’ and ‘Dulhan’.
Finally, match and coordinate with your beau, best friend or soul sisters also makes for nice mehndi photos! The trend of matching clothes looks really amazing. This is known as theme either all the girls or the friends wear the same color dress or they wear a same dress code in different colors. theme is all about promoting love and portraying the strong connection with each other and with bride. Themes are also followed by the boys in the family all the boy may wear same-colored dresses like black shalwar kameez or kurta pajamas. With multi colored shawl or dupattas. this gives a nicely representation to the family and expresses their love and bond with each other.