Applying mehndi to the bride and the groom before the wedding is one of the oldest Indian traditions. This traditional ceremony entails an elaborate application of mehndi designs on a bride and groom’s hands and feet, as applying mehndi is a mark of good omen.
Mehndi is a medicinal plant that is considered extremely beneficial. In general, mehndi has a cooling effect that helps in calming stress, headaches, and fever. It is ideally applied to relieve the bride and the groom of all the wedding stress. And while we can sing paens around a bride’s hennaed hands and feet, groom mehndi deserves its own fair space under the sun.
Groom Mehndi Designs for Hands
If you’ve ever been to an Indian, Moroccan, or Pakistani wedding ceremony, you’ve probably seen — or worn — mehndi. Many grooms, both abroad and in the United States, wear these henna “tattoos” on their hands for wedding celebrations; look closely and you might spot their loved one’s name worked into the design. Many men work henna into their regular beauty routines, but it’s certainly lovely for special occasions too. See 30 strikingly beautiful examples of this decorative art form now.