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35+ Traditional Mehendi Designs For Every Type Of Bride!

BY Anupriya | 08 Jun, 2021 | 93764 views | 11 min read

55+ Traditional Mehendi Designs For Every Type Of Bride!

Traditional mehendi designs for the nouveau brides? Guess, you’re in for a treat because our galleries are equipped with the best of the best mehendi designs for you to explore. But first things first, let’s understand what exactly a traditional mehendi design is! Unlike its novel counterpart, a traditional mehendi design majorly comprises popular henna patterns & art of the years gone by, but with an upbeat twist to it. It demands you to go big on paisleys, peacocks, jaals, florals and mandalas to name a few. However, a little freshness never hurts.

Nowadays, Mehendi artists are juxtaposing couples’ love tales & portraits with the classic thick & thin strokes with utmost finesse and trust us when we say that the end results look every bit traditional. While the techniques and trends have definitely witnessed a massive shift, bridal mehendi designs are still as traditional as they are intricate. You'll find a tasteful display of lotus motifs, roses, elephants & more elements playing hide and seek amidst the usual black and white canvas of 'em henna strokes and white spaces.

To give you a glimpse of just that, we've curated this mini-gallery of some of the finest traditional mehndi designs. Fasten your seat belts because we're gonna walk you through some steady swirls, dotted lines, concentric circles and a little bit of all!

We have categorized these traditional mehendi designs into the following categories:

1. Traditional Gol Tikka Mehendi Designs

2. Traditional Front Hand Mehendi Designs

3. Traditional Back Hand Mehendi Designs

4. Traditional Feet Mehendi Designs

Traditional Gol Tikka Mehndi Designs

Starting our list with this special mehendi design that dates back to the times when our mothers got married. Brides used to clad their hands with a dainty henna chakra in the centre with some dotted patterns here and there. Recollected the design? Now scroll down to check out some of the prettiest versions of it:

This Beautiful Sun Inspired Gol-Tikka Design

Image via Henna by MK

If you are looking for a minimal yet unique gol tikka design, bookmark this one!

Gorgeous Symmetrical Half & Half Mehendi Design

Image via Pinterest

Symmetrical mehendi designs are always beautiful. Add to that the beauty of gol-tikka designs that elevate it instantly, like this one!

Simply Stunning!

Image via Colorblind Production★ 5

What's not to love about this aesthetic fusion of concentric circles, dainty dots and partly decorated fingers! It's just the traditional henna design you need to add to your list of favorites.

Mandala magic!

Image via Pinterest

Mehendi design so traditional that you would say yes to it in one go! PS. Zoom in to take a closer look at those perfectly designed mandalas.

Minimal yet elegant!

Image via Pinterest

If minimalism runs in your blood, we've found the perfect mehendi design for your to pull off on your big day. It's simple, it's pretty and it's just the one you need to show to your mehendi artist.

For the love of checkered details!

Image via Pinterest

Nothing is more convincing than a fail-safe combo of checkered patterns and mandalas, and this one right here has our heart!

Simplicity at its best!

Image via @thesologirl

Talk about easy traditional mehndi designs, and this one tops our list. It's just the kind of understated a 2021 bride would love if she swears by the "Less is more" mantra.

Fine Details!

Image via Nurah's Henna

Scallops and dotted patterns took the centre stage in this pretty back hand mehendi design and we're in love with the outcome!

Traditional Front Hand Mehndi Designs

Treading towards some elaborate front-hand mehendi designs! Down here you'll find a striking mix of portraits, personalised touches and all things traditional. Dive straight in and make the most out of it!

Loving These Minimal Portrait Front Hand Mehendi Design!

Image via Shreepriya and Alvaro

Bride and groom portraits have always been a part of mehendi designs traditionally. And this one is perfect for brides who want portrait style but don’t want elbow length mehendi designs!

Warli Wonder!

Image via Soul Connect By Kabir Events★ 4.9


Warli has been part of our culture since decades and having it as a part of your bridal mehendi is such a great idea!

Personalization In Your Front Hand Mehendi Design!

Image via Shilpa and Avinash

Loving how this bride added a baker sketch to her bridal mehendi, adding a touch of personalization.

Beautiful Elements Of The Wedding In The Mehendi!

Image via Pinterest

What a wonder way of adding all the traditional rituals and elements of a wedding as part of the bridal mehendi design.

Loving This Multi Panelled Mehendi!

Image via Pinterest

Multi-panelled mehendi designs give you the option of playing with different designs and motifs in different panels, giving it a unique look!

Swan-ing over this one!

Image via Reels & Frames Photography 

What's more intriguing than including swans in your traditional full hand mehendi design? We're totally digging this mehendi idea and so would you!

A bhangra couple for your bridal henna? Hell, yes!

Image via Ashima Gambhir

Can't help but obsess over those dancing figurines that pop out so well amidst the swirling patterns. Also, not to ignore the other couple figurines that beautifully depict a date setup.

Eye-pleasing is the word!


A mehendi design that not only looks traditional but also symmetrical. Also, this bride is here to show you how to get your mehendi shots right.

Mesmerised and how!

Image via @amritahenna

Get 'em eyes glued to your henna laiden hands with this full hand mehendi design. We can spot a couple of lotus motifs, irresistible jaal patterns and some beautiful florals in this design.

Some more portraits!

Image via Raju Mehandi Artist

It cannot get any more traditional than this. There are portraits of a bride and groom making stellar entries on their big day perfectly woven with all the regular gorgeousness. PS. Did you take note of that sweet quote on her wrists? It's like the cherry on top.

Now this one's hypnotic!

Image via @nehaassar

Who else wants to let their traditional mehendi design to do all the talking? Take cues from this bride who picked such a fine mehendi design for her big day.

Say yes to including bridal entry portraits to your mehendi!

Image via @sarashenna

One look at this impressive bridal mehendi design and you wouldn't be able to contain yourself from zooming into that bridal entry portrait that is rightfully placed in the centre.

A band-style mehendi design for the win!

Image via Eleven Gates★ 5

Look nowheres else and seal the deal with a neo-traditional band-style mehendi design that looks as gorgeous as this one!

Details, details and details!

Image via Arjun Mehandi Artist★ 4.7

Sometimes all you need is a bunch of florals inter-mixed with paisleys, peacock motifs and leafy patterns to do the magic!

Perfectly embellished henna!

Image  via @khushmag

Head over heels in love with this traditional mehendi design that includes pretty portraits of mahrajas and maharanis.

Traditional with a hint of contemporary touches!

Image via Arun Mehandi Artist

Don't want to take the usual route with your traditional mehendi design? Then this mehendi design is meant for you! Screenshot before you head to the next one.

Traditional Back Hand Mehndi Designs

The back of your hand is the most exposed, and often the cynosure of all eyes. Which is why the mehendi design you pick for it should be nothing short of phenomenal. So we're here to make your decision a tad easier with these scene-stealing traditional back hand mehendi designs. Get, set, scroll & bookmark your favs!

How Beautiful Is This Panelled Mehendi With Jaali?

Image via Pinterest

Jaali motif is quite popular and traditional when it comes to bridal mehendi designs and this one has both a panelled style with the jaali.

Unique Jharokha Motif For This Back Hand Mehendi Design!


Image via Pinterest

Looking for something unique? Opt for this unique jharokha motif in stamp style for this mehendi!

Jaali + Mandala = Winner!

Image via Pallavi and Shaunak

For brides who are looking for mandala but don’t want to stick to basic ones, bookmark this one now!

Minimal Bohemian Beauty!

Go boho with this minimal yet traditional mehendi design!

Simple And Traditional Lotus Mandala Love!

Image via Pinterest

Lotuses have been a part of traditional bridal mehendi designs for years but have come back into trend recently. This lotus mandala design is trendy yet has a touch of tradition.

All things pretty!

Image via @reetukg ⠀

We cannot not include this mesmerising mehendi design boasting of huge daisies. It is easily one of our most favorite traditional full hand mehendi design.

Mandalas never go out of style!

Image via Mehendi by Zuha

And when they look as clean a these, you do not have to try any other mehendi design! Save this right away.

For the love of full hand mehendi designs!

Image via @hennabypayal

Gotta give full marks to this full hand mehendi design for the intricacy! The details are to die for.

Understated elegance!

Image via Henna by Divya

Dainty florals and diamond motifs for the back of your hand? We totally root for it!

Something for our OTT brides!

Image via @jdartsphotography

If you’re one of those brides who wants her mehendi design to be just as flaunt-worthy as her lehenga, you gotta add this one to your list!

Not your ordinary back hand mehendi design!

Image via @sarashenna

Can’t help but ogle at those floral details and jaali patterns outlining the back of her hands!

Obsessed with those pitch red stains!

Image via @toral1

Current fixation: This unique back hand mehendi design boasting of artsy daisies.

A dash of sparkle helps!

Image via Hitched and Clicked★ 4.7

Ever seen a mehendi design decorated with a dash of bling? Here’s one you’d instantly approve of for your big day!

Every Bit Stunning!

Image via Harpreet Panesar Photography

The perfect mehendi design doesn’t exi… Woah, what a beautiful mehendi design!

For the minimalist bride!

Image via Nizami Mehendi Arts★ 4.8

Are you a sucker for bel mehendi designs? Then here’s one mehendi design that would resonate with your tastes and preferences!

Traditional Feet Mehndi Designs

Often left to the mehendi artist to decide, your feet mehendi design should be as pretty as your front hand mehendi design. And to make sure you give it keen attention, we have enlisted a bunch of traditional feet mehendi designs right here. Scroll down and make a pick.

Go All Out With This Thigh High Mehendi Design

Image via Ashu Mehendi Art★ 5

Want a super traditional mehendi design? Take a cue from this bride’s thigh high mehendi design that we loved!

Floral Feet Mehendi Design That Is Stunning!

A touch of floral for your bridal feet mehendi is always a good idea.

How Cute Are These Mini Elephant Motifs In The Mehendi?

Elephants are cute and they are part of traditional mehendi designs, making it the perfect blend between the old and new!

Spaced Out Mehendi Design

Image via Pinterest

How beautiful is this spaced-out traditional feet mehendi design?

Symmetrical Beauty!

Image via Henna by Divya

If you are a bride who loves symmetrical mehendi designs, you can get them done on your feet too!

Minimal Love!

Image via Pinterest

For all brides who want to go minimal for their feet mehendi design, save this one now!

Unique Ankle Mehendi Design

Image via Pinterest

Total love!

Let lotus motifs takeover

Image via The Wedding Story★ 4

Get your feet mehendi game on fleek with this impressive mehendi design that features striking lotus motifs in the centre, adjoined with jaali patterns and some winning scalloped details.

One that screams traditional!

Image via Subodh Bajpai Photography

From elephants to lotus, this bride included all sorts of conventional elements in her feet mehendi design.

For the love of simplistic details!

Image via Clickture Studio★ 5

Mandalas for your feet? Well, it is a great idea. One look at this minimally beautiful mehendi design and you would immediately hit the save button!

Digging this eye-pleasing peacock design!

Image via @gyongyver.mehndi

Presenting: A never-seen-before feet mehendi design that is too pretty to give a miss!

All things classic!

Image via Ravi Mistry

There’s nothing better than an elaborate feet mehendi design to set the tone of your traditional bridal look!

Elephant motif galore!

Image via @jayshreebridalmehandi

When it comes to your feet mehendi design, some elephant motifs coupled with regular swirls, swans, paisleys and dotted patterns never go out of fashion!

A complete scene-stealer!

Image via @khushmag

With short lehengas and a feet mehendi design, this pretty is sure to make you the cynosure of all eyes on your mehendi!

Calling out all the minimalist brides!

Image via The Memory Trunk

We swoon for a traditional feet mehendi design, especially when there are lotus motifs, ancient tomb-like structures and other pretty details involved.

Love at first sight!

Image via Weddings By 42 FPS

If loving this unique bell mehendi design is wrong, we don’t want to be right!

Half-feet mehendi design!

Image via Aashna and Archit's Real Wedding

Can’t decide whether to go for a minimal feet mehendi design or an OTT one? Ditch both and check out this half-mehendi design that looks oh-so-beautiful!

Another minimal feet mehendi design!

Image via Alankritaa

Wrapping up our list with these intriguing feet mehendi designs that resemble the lacey patterns of footwear.

That’s all folks! With this, we come to an end to the list. From some over-the-top patterns to some really dainty ones, we have included them all for you to pick from. Save your faves and don’t forget to show it to your mehendi artist that you can hire with the WMG App.

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