Bridal mehndi designs & patterns
Amongst the tradition henna designs, drawn on the hands and feet of a bride, the common bridal mehndi designs include peacock, kalash, flower, leaves and conch-shells. Whatever be the design, drawing images of the bride and groom, as well writing the groom’s name, on bride’s hands, is compulsory. Theses days beauty parlor have special bridal mehndi packs, the brides have a choice between the Pakistani mehndi (which covers pretty much most of the palm) and the Arabic mehndi (in which the pattern is drawn to one side of the hand). Way of earning money in Pakistan many mehndi artists are earning thousands of rupees by applying beautiful mehndi designs on the hands of women, girls and even babies. Be it a approaching them to get the best on their hands on different occasions specially eve of Eid at any rate.
The rats of applying mehndi vary from design. The rates of a single vine start from Rs20, for the full hands the mehndi artists are charging Rs250, while the rates are 500 for both hands. On special occasions, they charge more than the normal rates during normal seasons.
Mehndi initially, mehndi used to comprise of a small ceremony. In which only the close female relative and the friends of the bride were invited, along with the family members. They used to apply mehndi on the hands of the bride as well as each other. In the present times, the ceremony has undergone a lot of change. Now, men have also become a part of the ceremony, where the guest list includes almost all the people who are invited to th wedding. Professional are called in, to apply henna to the bride as well as the guest. Drinks, an elaborate dinner and a rocking DJ form the other aspects of the present-day mehndi ceremony. Written by Abdul (APS).