Not every bride wants to fill her hands and legs with Mehendi – all the way to her upper arms and calves. Some of us want simple bridal mehendi designs. If you’re a minimal-loving bride who doesn’t want to spend hours getting her henna applied, this list has been curated especially for you! It’s a lookbook for anyone who wants to limit the mehendi to their wrists (max!) and there are some nice design ideas even for those who want just a touch of Mehendi on their fingers!
It’s a scroll-worthy collection, and we hope you find (and PIN!) your favourite minimal design from here!
Simple Bridal Mehendi Designs for Front of Hand
1. Circular designs with some hatke borders
Instead of doing the simple circle in the middle of the palm (which some brides prefer), choose to do something a little more creative!
You can either go super simple like this…
Or this with the cuff and leave even your fingers empty (easier to eat with Mehendi still on your hands by the way!)
Or you can go for a fancy circular/mandala type of henna design like this…
Or extend your circle into an eye-shaped design.
We love how the bride and groom names get featured as a simple wrist-design element!
2. Traditional Portrait designs
You can incorporate the portrait inside your circular Mehendi design…
Or opt for this unique way of adding Krishna & Radha on your hands.
If you want to include traditional elements (like the palki, bride-groom, lotus and elephant), you still can by choosing a super simple design like this!
3. Butti Mehendi Designs
Go all the way with buttis (helps keep the overall design very minimal)…
Or choose to add buttis to a part of the design.
4. Jaali Inspired Designs
Jaali Mehendi designs are a classic favourite, and just like in mehendi for legs, they’re a popular pick for hands as well.
Full jaali design
Partial jaali design on part of the hands
5. Arabic style Mehendi
Arabic Mehendi designs are as it is khulla-khulla style Mehendi, but when it’s a minimal mehendi design, it stands out even more!
You can either go for a fingers-only Arabic design…
Or a string-like design…
Or choose this beautiful Arabic mehendi design that’s just-right for the bride who wants henna just till her wrists (and not the full hand!)
Arabic Mehendi Design Idea #1:
Arabic Mehendi Design Idea #2:
6. Unique Designs
Brides are experimenting more and more with their wedding mehendi, so you’ll see a lot of unique designs making their way to your Instagram feeds now.
Here’s one with birds & hearts that we really loved for those who want simple Arabic, but with a twist!
Simple Bridal Mehendi Designs for Back of Hand
A lot of us might want a palm full of mehendi as a bride, but there are plenty of us who want simple mehendi designs on the back of our hand. Yes, even as a bride!
1. Simple Circles
You can either for simple circle designs like these –
Add a mandala in the centre –
Or opt for a half-mandala mehendi design like this –
2. Jaali Designs
These are modern interpretations of a jaali that looks like hand gloves.
You could also opt for a partial jaali design like this –
3. Arabic Jewellery Design
These are Arabic Mehendi designs that look like hand-jewellery (haathphool!)
While these really simple mehendi designs are made special with the addition of real jewellery!
4. Floral Designs
5. Unique designs
You can either opt for mehendi on just the fingers…
Or choose a unique pattern like this!
You can add Jhumkis to your simple mehendi design –
Or choose a delicate mehendi design…
Now that you’ve seen all the design options you have for your hands, don’t forget to check out some beautiful feet mehendi designs we’ve curated as well!
We hope you found a Mehendi design to love here. Do pin your favourites and share it with any friends who are getting married!