Some brides create trends, some follow them. Either way, there are some latest bridal mehendi designs that you shouldn’t miss if you’re getting married this year. Read through and see if one of the latest bridal mehendi designs makes you want to add it to your own wedding henna, or if it inspires you to create a mehendi trend of your own!
1. Minimalistic Mehendi
Basically the hottest Indian wedding trend, minimalism is not only for brides who are picking simple lehengas and doing natural makeup (like Anushka Sharma at her wedding!) If you’re someone who likes minimal Mehendi, make sure you see ALL the awesome minimal mehendi design options for your hands in a post we’ve recently published.
2. Buttis in your Mehendi
A kind of minimal pattern, buttis are an easy way to make your mehendi look khulla-khulla, without going fully Arabic with your design.
Buttis on your hand…
Buttis on your feet!
A lot of people wonder “what is Arabic mehendi and how is it different from traditional mehendi?” Arabic mehendi designs usually include leaves and flowers as motifs, and are more khulla-khulla, since they leave more skin showing between the pattern.
So if you love Arabic designs, you’re in luck. Tons of brides are now choosing to go for Arabic mehendi because they like how it looks more than the intricate traditional Indian bridal mehendi designs.
Front of the hand option…
Back of the hand Arabic mehendi option…
Arabic mehendi on feet!
4. Parrot & Lotus Motifs
While Arabic mehendi may have made birds, flowers and leaves popular motifs for henna, parrots and Lotus seem to have come out on top as elements that most brides pick when they want the latest bridal mehndi design.
Parrots really do look great when added in these interesting, beautiful ways!
And there are just so many ways in which you can include the lotus flower!
5. Your Wedding Hashtag & Couple’s Names
Wedding hashtags have become a popular trend these days. So be it for your Instagram updates related to the wedding event or your Mehendi design, hashtagging is definitely a cool way to make things more interesting!
You can either add the hashtag as, literally, the hashtag!
Or if your hashtag is a play on your names turned into an interesting phrase “Raunak ki Preet”, you can add it to a finger…
Or you can go simple and add just your initials in the mehendi (maybe even incorporating the Monogram design you’ve created for your wedding invite!)
6. Your Love Story in Your Mehendi
Couples are personalizing their weddings in tons of creative ways – from adding their love stories to their lehengas and invites, and now in their Mehendi!
You can either add the skyline of the city where you met (or where he proposed!) at the edge of the Mehendi design on your arms…
Or on your legs…
You can also add little details of your nicknames and your first date in the middle of your palms…
Or add your favourite song and artwork in the Mehendi design!
This latest bridal mehendi design is a good example of how a bride added all the little details of her love story to her hands – from the city’s monuments to the dates and foods they love, to little hearts on her fingers! <3 <3 <3
7. Add Things You Love (Not Just Your Love Story!)
Like a sketch of your pet…
Or your favourite genre of music and iconic bands!
8. Portraits In Your Mehendi
You don’t need to get the typical bride and groom portraits facing each other – on separate palms. Instead, get a couple portrait made (maybe even asking the mehendiwala to incorporate your lehenga design!) similar to how you’d get a couple portrait clicked by the wedding photographer!
9. Caricatures In Your Mehendi
Another twist to incorporating the bride and groom’s faces in the Mehendi is via a sketch like this…
Or adding a caricature on one palm (to make it modern), while the other still depicts the traditional jaimala scene!
10. A Twist on The Traditional Jaali
The jaali pattern is definitely popular again, but it’s the twist to the traditional jaali that’s a latest bridal mehndi design trend you might want to jump on!
The jaali in an Arabic mehendi design – created with leaves!
Or a Victorian-style jaali in what looks like a hand glove…
11. Wedding Vows in Your Mehendi
And finally, you can keep it as simple as just adding your wedding vows (either in Sanskirt or plain old English/Hindi) to your Mehendi design.