Weddings are one of the most beautiful, sacred, and important events that have the ability to change one’s life forever. Here at Matrimony Bazaar, we like to give importance to the finer details that can make this event as perfect as possible.
Indian weddings have countless number of pre and post wedding rituals that make the wedding elaborate and yet, so much more fun and elegant than weddings in most other cultures. One such pre-wedding ceremony is known as the Mehndi ceremony.
What is Mehndi?
Mehndi is one of the oldest forms of body art known to man. The word ‘Mehendi’ is from a Sanskrit word ‘Mendhika’ which refers to the henna plant. References to Mehndi can be dated back to the Bronze ages. Mehendi - known for its cosmetic abilities has been used in and around the Indian subcontinent since the Vedic ages.
Why is the Mehndi Ceremony so important?
The Haldi ceremony is usually followed by the Mehendi Ceremony. On this day, mehndi is applied on the hands and feet of the bride and in some cultures, the groom too. While the bride has a very elaborate pattern done on her hands and feet, the groom usually has just a token design. Mehendi, these days, has become part of almost all kinds of weddings in India. In fact, application of mehndi is a custom during any celebration in India, be it Karva Chauth, Teej, Diwali, Ramzan, or any other festival.
It is a common belief that the darker the color of the Mehndi on the bride’s hands, the more she will be loved by her husband and mother-in-law. Mehndi is one of the sixteen adornments of the bride and her beauty is incomplete without it.
The importance of mehndi is not only traditional, but also has a strong scientific importance during weddings. As we all know, weddings can be a very stressful time for both the families. As the wedding day approaches, the excitement mixed with nervous anticipation can take its toll on the bride and groom. Application of mehndi can prevent too much stress because it cools the body and keeps the nerves from becoming tense, being the excellent medicinal herb it has proven to be.
Why choose Matrimony Bazaar for Mehendi Ceremony?
Long gone are the days when aunties were famous in their area for their expertise in Mehndi designs. Now Mehndi ceremonies are planned around professional Mehendi artists who specialize in the latest trends related to henna art.
While only intricate Indian designs were traditionally applied in the past, brides today are experimenting with Arabic designs and Indo-Arabic designs, and mixing shimmer pastes along with the traditional mehndi paste. In some of the newer designs, even semi-precious stones are embedded in the design.
Our partner mehndi artists are experts at all the different forms and designs of mehndi and will help you with whatever style you want according to the type of wedding. It is important to have clarity in what type of mehndi you want for the bride and her relatives. Many a times, there can be confusion leading to a surprisingly hefty bill when different guests end up demanding different mehndi designs from the artist during a wedding.
You can also opt for our Wedding Assist service where we assist you in all the A to Z services related to weddings. Just tell us your requirements and we will do all the coordination, negotiations, and bargaining related to planning a wedding. You will be assigned a dedicated Relationship Manager and they will take care of all the worries so that you can be stress-free during the wedding. We help with all kinds of wedding related services like, Makeup artists, Vehicle Rentals, Jewellery, Honeymoon Packages, etc..
Matrimony Bazaar would love to be the ones helping you plan out your lovely wedding. If you'd like to talk to us or have additional queries you can email us on email@example.com or call us on 0766 777 7822.