Simple Bridal Mehendi Designs For The Minimalistic Bride’s Hands!

Last modified on August 20th, 2018 at 8:59 am

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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…

Bridal Mehendi Design for hands- Minimalistic Circular Mehendi designs
Image courtesy: Colorblind Productions

Or this with the cuff and leave even your fingers empty (easier to eat with Mehendi still on your hands by the way!)

Bridal Mehndi Design for hands- Minimalistic Circular Mehendi designs
Image courtesy: Saurabh Rungta Photography

Or you can go for a fancy circular/mandala type of henna design like this…

Bridal Mehendi Design for hands- Circular/Mandala Mehendi designs
The Lightsmiths

Or extend your circle into an eye-shaped design.

Bridal Mehendi Design for hands- Minimalistic eye shaped mehendi design
Image source: Unknown

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…

Dulhan mehndi designs for hands- Caricature mehndi design for Indian Brides
Image courtesy: 1Plus1 Studio

Or opt for this unique way of adding Krishna & Radha on your hands.

Dulhan mehndi designs for hands- Krishna and Radha mehndi design
Image courtesy: WhatKnot Photography

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!

Bridal Mehendi design- Minimalistic henna design for brides
Image courtesy: Vows & Tales

3. Butti Mehendi Designs

Go all the way with buttis (helps keep the overall design very minimal)…

Dulhan mehndi designs for hands- Buttis bridal mehndi design for Indian Brides
Image courtesy: Fotowalle

Or choose to add buttis to a part of the design.

Dulhan mehndi designs for hands- Buttis bridal mehndi design for Indian Brides
Image courtesy: Alankritaa
Dulhan mehndi designs for hands- Buttis bridal mehndi design for Indian Brides
Image courtesy: 1Plus1 Studio

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

Mehandi designs for bridal hands- Full hand Jaali mehandi design for hands
Image courtesy: 1Plus1 Studio

Partial jaali design on part of the hands

Mehendi designs for bridal hands- Partial hand Jaali mehendi design for hands
Image courtesy: Shutterdown Photography

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…

Bridal arabic mehndi designs for hands- Arabic mehndi design for fingers.
Image courtesy: Heena by Solange

Or a string-like design…

Bridal arabic mehndi designs for hands - Simple mehndi design for hands
Image courtesy: The Photo Diary

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- Henna design just till the wrist.
Image courtesy: Henna Lounge
Arabic mehendi design- Henna design just till the wrist.
Image courtesy: Henna Lounge

Arabic Mehendi Design Idea #2:

Image courtesy: Shevan J Photography

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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!

Bridal Arabic mehendi design- Henna design just till the wrist.
Image courtesy: Photozaapki

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 –

Bridal mehndi designs back side- Simple circular mehndi design for brides
Image courtesy: The Wedding Salad
Bridal mehndi designs back side- Simple circular mehndi design for brides
Image courtesy: Minal Sakhare
Bridal mehndi designs back side- Simple circular mehndi design for brides
Image courtesy: Journeys by Ram

Add a mandala in the centre –

Image courtesy: Henna by Divya

Or opt for a half-mandala mehendi design like this –

Image courtesy: Heartfire Henna

2. Jaali Designs

Mehandi designs for bridal hands- Full hand Jaali mehandi design for hands
Image courtesy: Mahima Bhatia

These are modern interpretations of a jaali that looks like hand gloves.

Mehndi designs for bridal hands- Jaali mehndi design like hand gloves.
Image source: Unknown
Mehandi designs for bridal hands- Jaali mehandi design for back hand side
Image courtesy: Pooja Joseph Photography

You could also opt for a partial jaali design like this –

Image courtesy: Henna by Divya

3. Arabic Jewellery Design

These are Arabic Mehendi designs that look like hand-jewellery (haathphool!)

Bridal arabic mehndi designs for hands - Hathfool mehndi design for back hand
Image courtesy: Henna Lounge
Bridal arabic mehndi designs for hands - Hathfool mehndi design for back hand
Image source: Zyloon
Bridal arabic mehndi designs for hands - Hathfool mehndi design for back hand
Image courtesy: Henna Lounge
Bridal arabic mehndi designs for hands - Hathfool mehndi design for back hand
Image courtesy: Henna Lounge
Bridal arabic mehndi designs for hands - Hathfool mehndi design for back hand
Image courtesy: The Photo Diary
Bridal arabic mehndi designs for hands - Hathfool mehndi design for back hand
Image courtesy: Tuhina Chopra Photoworks

While these really simple mehendi designs are made special with the addition of real jewellery!

Image courtesy: Studio Kelly Photography
Image courtesy: Shreya Sen Photography

4. Floral Designs

Bridal arabic mehndi designs for hands - Floral mehndi design for back hand
Image source: Unknown
Bridal arabic mehandi designs for hands - Floral mehandi design for back hand
Image courtesy: Henna Doodler
Bridal arabic mehndi designs for hands - Floral mehndi design for back hand
Ilona’s Henna ‘n’ Stuff
Bridal arabic mehndi designs for hands - Floral mehndi design for back hand
Image courtesy: Anuraag Rathi

5. Unique designs

You can either opt for mehendi on just the fingers…

Simple bridal mehndi design for hands- Mehndi design just on fingres.
Image source: Unknown

Or choose a unique pattern like this!

Bridal mehendi design for hands- Unique Mehendi design
Image courtesy: Henna by Divya

You can add Jhumkis to your simple mehendi design –

Image courtesy: Alisa Parveen
Image courtesy: Beginnings For You

Or choose a delicate mehendi design…

Bridal mehndi design for hands- Simple and delicate mehndi design for hands
Image courtesy: Talita Mehndi
Bridal mehndi design for hands- Simple and delicate mehndi design for hands
Image courtesy: Henna Inspire

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!

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