Of all the people involved in a wedding, the bride is onewho has to deal with choosing the best of everything for her wedding day starting from her hairstyle, outfit, jewelry to even her Mehendi design.
The Mehendi ceremony is considered one of the most important and sacred parts of an Indian wedding. Brides love to have beautiful traditional designs adorned on their hands and feet. Mehendi or henna is scientifically proven to have a lot of benefits when applied. In Indian traditions, Mehendi is applied to the bride’s hands and feet because it is known to have a cooling effect which helps burst stress and calm her nerves down.
Being the bride to be, you need to make sure that you select the right Mehendi design for yourself which goes perfectly with your bridal lehenga and other accessories. Plus, in Indian traditions, the darker is the color of Mehendi of the bride, the more auspicious it is considered. So every bride looks to have the best of Mehendi designs for her. But in order to have the right design, there are few important things you need to keep in mind. It starts with choosing the right artist, the right henna, and the right design patterns.
Here are a few bridal Mehendi tips that can help you have the most enchanting Mehendi design and bring out the darker color of your bridal mehndi.
1.Choose the right mehndi artist
When you book a mehndi artist for your bridal mehndi make sure you pick a professional who knows how to customize your mehndi design according to your bridal lehenga and does not use Mehendi mixed with harmful chemicals that might cause skin reactions.
2.Use organic Mehendi
Ensure that your mehndi artist doesn’t use chemical mixed, store-bought Mehendi cones just because they are guaranteed to give a dark pretty color. Your bridal mehndi should be organic and chemical-free for which you can do a patch test to be assured. This is very important because you would not want to end up having rashes or reactions on your skin on your wedding day right?
3.Decide your Mehendi length
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Some brides want their entire arm to be covered with heavy intricate designs while some belief in minimalistic designs that are simple and elegant. The length of your Mehendi design all depends on your choice as there is no limit to it. It is your wedding, after all, all that makes you look prettier is going to be decided by you. Indian wedding jewelry is a mandatory add on to the bridal beauty, so a Mehendi design complementing the selected jewelry collection can be an ideal match for the bride.
4.Choose the design style that best suits you
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There are different kinds of mehndi design styles you can choose from although each one of them is equally mesmerizing. You can look through different designs like the Rajasthani mehndi designs (peacocks, dholaks, etc.) or the Mughal mehndi designs. You can also opt for the Pakistani mehndi art form which offers beautiful floral motifs and similar lovely designs.
5.The traditional tips to bring out the darker prettier shade of your Mehendi
You need to make sure that your stunning mehndi design has the darkest shade of red when the henna dries. There are few recommended home remedies or tips that you can use to get a better shade out of your mehndi.
- Put a few cloves on the stove and pass your hands through the fumes and you will get beautiful results the next morning.
- You can keep the henna on your hand for the night as it is believed that the longer it is kept on your hands, the darker it gets.
- Apply balm or coconut oil before you go to bed at night.
- Take a cotton pad, dip it in a mixture of lemon and sugar and then dab the cotton over your Mehendi.
- The mehndi ceremony should be held at least 2-3 days before because the best of the mehndi color is seen after 48 hours of its application.
- Scrape off the henna from your hands and feet after it dries and does not wash it. Water makes the shade lighter.
- After you scrape off the henna, put some oil on your hands and feet.
- Ask for aftercare tips from your mehndi artist.
With these few tips in mind, you can happily have the perfect bridal mehndi for yourself. Along with this look for the right clothes and a place where you can sit comfortably and get your Mehendi done because it is going to take about 2-3 hours. Wear a slit skirt and light soft clothes so that you are not uncomfortable while getting your Mehendi applied and your artist as well can easily design your feet just like you want. The above tips are assured to bring the best shade of dark red to your Mehendi and get you slaying on your special day!