17 bridal mehandi designs that will inspire you to customise yours on your big day


Personalising every aspect of your trousseau can be tiring but if there’s one avenue where this can be done without putting in too much effort, it would be your bridal mehandi. There’s plenty of cultural nostalgia and folklore attached to a bride’s henna and adding a few personal touches to your bridal mehandi is almost expected.

Get inspired by celebrity brides who have walked down the aisle in the past few years. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja infused her bridal mehandi with lotuses and elephants—motifs meaningful to her and Anand Ahuja. Not only did her red bridal lehenga bear the floral pattern, but Anand Ahuja also sports a tattoo—his equivalent of a wedding ring equivalent of the same flower. Priyanka Chopra’s trousseau was riddled with personalised references to their relationship right from the couple’s name being inscribed on the waistband of her lehenga to the with the white Ralph Lauren gown bearing their wedding date. A romantic at heart, Chopra sneaked in a reference to her musician husband-to-be with her mehandi design: her henna artist created a guitar on the top of her right hand. Overall, her design was kept traditional with motifs like peacocks, paisleys and flowers on it.

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