Getting married but can’t think of any special mehndi design which is simple yet beautiful? We all know how the wedding day is one of the most awaited and celebrated days of our lives. And why not? It is the day of new beginnings and everyone wants to look their best for this special day. While most of the people think that apart from the auspicious mehndi ceremony, this day is also about wearing the best of outfits, most ladies do know the importance of having a meaningful mehndi on their hands, which otherwise stays underrated in other people’s opinion.
For those ladies who are looking for unique simple mehndi designs to add charm to their bridal look, we have the answers! We have compiled a list of all those bridal mehndi designs which are beautiful and true to their purpose of lending the perfect beauty and meaning to your wedding day. Read on to find what would suit you.
For those brides who aren’t that fond of having henna spread on your hands but have to comply with the traditions, we start the list with you. The minimalist design has a substantial yet minimal design on your hand usually comprising of a small design in the middle of the palm and minimal work on the fingers.
2. When less is more
Another variant of the minimalistic and easy mehndi design, this one occupies more space on the palm than the minimal. It is still counted under lesser mehndi artwork, originating from one end and ending at the other end of the palm/wrist.
3. Floral minimal
This design is best suited for ladies who want lesser work but ample beauty. And what better than florals to do the job!
Symbolizing the universe, mandala is considered an auspicious design by many. I case you do not wish to have mehendi spread all over your hands, get a beautiful manadala-centric design for this auspicious day.
Another one for those ladies who do not wish to have their whole hands covered in Mehendi, you can get a beautiful circular/floral/traditional design made on the sides of your palms for that unique look.
Yes, this design has mehendi spread over your wrists and fingers as if you are wearing bracelets and rings made from henna!
7. Trailed palm
No matter what size a trail is, it looks elegant and sophisticated to the hilt! You can opt for a traditional or an unique Arabic mehndi design in a trailed-palm styled mehendi.
8. Floral art
Let flowers do all the talking, with this sophisticated floral design cast like a web on your palm, wrist and back of the hand.
9. Queen and king
Symbolize your special day with a feeling of being a queen to your king with this design.
10. Princess feel
If you are ‘girly’ at heart then this design might interest you. Get a princess made on one palm along with her Prince Charming on the other to make your fairy tale stand out!
11. Traditional wedding design
Follow the traditions and get your hands covered in a beautiful mehendi design depicting the traditions of a wedding.
12. Sindoor design
This design highlights one of the most significant ceremonies during a wedding – applying sindoor.
This is a design that depicts the various ceremonies that take place during a wedding such as Baraat, Palki, Sindoor and Phere.
Paisleys add a tinge of royalty in a mehendi design and can be teamed up with any other pattern. In fact, paisleys and florals look beautiful together.
This is one of the most popular designs for all kinds of mehendi, bridal or non-bridal. For a twist, add thick motifs in between and have the chequered parts made out of an interesting mix of both fine and bold lines.
16. Arabic mehendi
Arabic design in mehendi is boldness personified as it is all about bold lines and neat spaces. It looks elegant and sophisticated along with adding oodles of beauty to whole bridal/non-bridal look!
17. Spaced-out design
In this design, a good amount of empty space is left between heavy designs giving it an elegant look.
18. Jhumkas and jhumkis
Jhumkis are a traditional Indian design personified. Having jhumkis embossed on your hands lends it a beautiful ethnic twist and make the mehendi even more unique.
This is the first thing that the mehendi artists draw while applying mehendi and is a hugely popular subject of most mehendi designs. Lend is a twist and add hearts for the perfect occasion of two souls becoming one!
20. Basic and soothing
This kind of a design is simple, with a perfect proportion of lines, designs and motifs that make it appear soothing to the eyes. The lines are in perfect tandem with the other designs made around them and it’s a beauty to look at!
21. Complicated but oh so pretty
This design is a difficult task for the mehndi artist; however, it rocks the bride’s look! Heavily webbed and complicated design, it is sheer magnificence and one cannot resist appreciating the artist!
22. Love story
Continuing with the two souls, why not shed some light on how these souls met and worked their work to the wedding day?! You can have your love story depicted on your palms and let people take a guess of how the series unfolded!
23. One for the mother
Well, now-a-days, mothers have their own special mehendi which not depicts that she is the mother of the beautiful bride but also her journey throughout the bride’s childhood till her coming of age.
In this type of a design, the mehendi spread covers all kinds of designs such as paisleys, florals, traditional, Arabic, jaalidar work and symmetric patterns.
25. Wedding thing-blings
Get all that is synonymous with a wedding decorated on your hand. Things such as palki, dholki, mandap, the auspicious knot and so much more are perfect for a bridal mehendi.
We hope that at least a few of these simple yet exclusive designs must have struck the right chords, as they depict the feelings and choices of the bride when it comes to her special day. Although I must add that apart from some specific bridal themes, rest of the designs can be easily chosen for non-bridals as well. So, ladies, have you shortlisted yours?
Also read- 8 Types Of Mehndi Designs From Different Culture And Origin