A Mehendi function is so far the most fun-filled part of the wedding, especially on the bride’s side. People dance, play wedding games, etc. on pre-wedding functions, it is believed that a darker color signifies the groom’s love for the bride. However, it is very important to find the most unique and best bridal mehndi designs. Brides these days love adding a personalized touch to their bridal Mehendi, some have their love story intricately designed, while some have pictures of their dogs designed, while some go for traditional Doli design, etc. While this function is a happy-go-lucky affair
There are some do’s and don’ts a bride should follow while applying bridal Mehendi
Do’s for Mehendi
- Wear a cut sleeve or sleeve-less blouse for your Mehendi function.
- Wear something that can be lifted up to a reasonable height while getting Mehendi applied on your feet.
- Get your manicures and pedicures done at least 2-3 days prior to the wedding, manicures, and pedicures after the application of bridal Mehendi can lead to the color being faded.
- Make sure your beauty appointments like full body waxing or body polishing etc, are done 5 days prior to the wedding as the chemicals used in waxing can remove the upper layer of the Mehendi, making it look very light and faded.
- Arrange for pillows to use as an armrest because the bridal Mehendi application takes a long time if you are going for a full arm covered design or personalized designs.
- Make sure you have a bottle of water or juice by your side, with a straw so that you don’t have to use your hands all the time for holding the bottle or so.
- Make sure your chair has a good backrest as sitting for 6hours straight can be very tiring.
- Keep in mind that you get proper sleep.
- If you wish to get a dark color on your bridal Mehendi design, as soon as it dries off it is believed that hovering your hands over a Tawa with hot clove on it, enhances the Mehendi color, thus making it dark enough.
- You can also use mustard oil on your palms while removing the same.
Don’ts for Mehendi
- Keep your hands away from soapy water as it can make the color can result in getting faded.
- Don’t hop or dance while the Mehendi is still wet as it can smudge the beautiful Mehendi design.
- Do not moisturize your hands and feet on the day of your Mehendi function as moisturizer acts as a screen protector between henna and your hands and you may not get a darker shade of the Mehendi.
- Do not blow-dry your hands after the application is done as it may lead to the Mehendi design getting smudged.
- Make sure you do not use the Nimbu-Cheeni mix excessively as it can dilute in the paste thus spoiling the design.
- Do not move your hands in any direction while the Mehendi is wet as it can lead to the smudging of the thicker layers.