New Mehendi Design Trends 2016 for Indian Brides

Mehendi is undoubtedly our favourite part of a wedding! We recently released a list of awesome mehendi wedding songs and now it’s time to share the updated mehendi design trends for Indian brides! It’s 2016 and importance of Mehendi in bride’s journey only became bigger and more fun. When the bride has to choose her bridal mehendi design, she is usually bombarded with too many suggestions and styles, most of them coming from one’s past experience and not so much from what suits today’s time and style.


Don’t worry, you have come to the right place. Before reading further, watch this amazingly short and informative video by ace wedding planner Sana Vohra, who has partnered with Truly Bridal by Kalyan Jewellers. She gives an overview of new mehendi trends in 2016 under Kalyan Jewellers’ #TrulyBridal series. Watch now>

New and Latest Bridal Mehendi Design Trends


1.    Traditional Mehendi designs: This is possibly what we all grew up adorning on the hands of most brides. Such designs include intricate designs with lovely natural motifs of peacock, flowers, fruits (kairi) and even the bride and groom. It’s also traditionally called as Dulhan mehendi. The fine jalis (nets) artwork fills up, bridal hands and legs with opulence.


2.  Arabic Mehendi Design: The Arabic mehendi design wasn’t huge in India 2 decades ago and was mostly for just the bridesmaids. However, over the years, it has become a bride’s favourite too! Not every bride loves being covered in henna. Hence, latest Arabic mehendi design for Indian brides are a lovely combination of intricate design of traditional mehendi but is laid out spaciously.


  1. Dubai Floral Mehendi: This is our personal favourite mehendi design for 2016. If your wedding theme is floral, then this design is just for you. Even if it is not, Dubai Floral Mehendi is beautifully laid out with flowers as the central theme adorned with other intricate designs.

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  1. Glitter Mehendi Design: This one is for a daring bride, the bride that loves to experiment and make a loud statement. Glitter and coloured mehendi can also be matched to your wedding lehenga or saree. However, it’s important to do a test run with this a month in advance, so you know if it suits your skin and that if you really love the feel of it.


If you loved these mehendi styles, you can subscribe to Truly Bridal by Kalyan Jewellers YouTube channel for more information.

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