Mehndi ceremony will be the first of all the customs i.e., one or two days before wedding. Women, girls and children sing song while doing the custom. The art of applying henna on the hands and feet is known as Mehndi and it is a very old custom and art form of sub-continent. Indian weddings are incomplete without the bridal Mehndi ceremony .The ritual of Mehndi ceremony is followed in every part of the country where the hands of the bride are adorned with the lovely red color of the bridal mehendi. On these festive or wedding occasions mostly traditional Indian designs are made on the hands of the bride.
There are varieties of designs, since the custom is ethnic one. You can choose contemporary designs in Arabic, on hands, ankles and in arms in a stylish way. Now a day’s both men and women draw tattoos instead of mehendi. The four types are classical bridal, star bridal, elegant bridal and royal bridal mehendi. There are so many websites which promote concepts like Mehndi creations, henna designs, Mehndi world etc., to approach artists. Even though bridal Mehndi is a custom in Pakistani marriages, people in San Francisco, San Jose, CA and NY like to have this ceremony before their wedding.
Exquisite patterns are drawn as armlets, bracelets, anklets on the hands and feet. In hands and feet they are drawn not less than 7” from palm and feet. For brides who are pale 10” – 12” are drawn depending on their interest. In this busy system of life people, are now choosing tattoos to fulfill their Mehndi needs because it is a time consuming one. Tattoo is stuck around ankles, arms, back, hands and feet. Mehndi artists take a picture of whatever Mehndi designs they make to display to their clients so that they can have an idea about how their bridal Mehndi will look. They publish them in magazines, in wallpapers to adorn their beauty parlors and also on the net .Women are creating world records in drawing these artistic patterns on the brides and women.
To look pretty on the day of the wedding henna should not be overdone. The beautiful red color is done after washing. The color is prominent depending on the thickness of the epidermis of your skin and on where the design is located. To have a good result leave the henna for eight hours. The longer the paste is kept on, the darker the design will be. The designs stay long when less exposed to water, soap etc. For the wedding day go for easy and complete contemporary bridal Mehndi designs can be made on your hands and feet. It usually takes many hours to get a good henna stain on your skin, and that stain is not a harmful one. The shade varies according to the quality of the henna powder. Quality henna design will last at least minimum of 1 week to a maximum of 4 weeks. The Mehndi drawn using henna prepared specially comes in beautiful red color and mostly Pakistani brides prefer to match this with their wedding costumes which will be rich red or maroon red dress in golden embroidered work.