What Is a Mehndi?

A Mehndi party is the pre-wedding celebration in Hindu and Sikh culture. This is when the bride has the red-orange mehndi “stain” applied to her palms, hands, and feet.

This party is typically held the day before the wedding. The event often has a lounge-like feel and is decorated with colorful pillows.

Key Points

  • These parties are traditionally held in the bride’s home but nowadays many brides are opting to host it at an outside venue.
  • Traditionally it has been said that the deeper the color of the bride’s mehndi, the happier the bride and groom’s marriage is going to be.
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