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100+ Best Mehndi Designs for 2021 Brides

BY Apoorva | 19 Mar, 2019 | 244297 views | 11 min read

Right from floral jaal mehendi designs to rose motifs, we got it all for you! And if you want more, you can always check out our inspirational and super creative gallery of designs here – it’s a never-ending page of wedding love! But for now here is our selection of some of the more unique bridal mehndi designs we spotted- some for the girls who love to go all out and others for the girls who like to keep it on the DL.
We have divided this article into different types of mehendi designs . You can scroll through all of it below or use the guide below

Types Of Mehandi Designs:

Baraat & Figurines Mehndi Designs

For brides who like elaborate and intricate work, there is nothing quite like a full blown baraat design showcased on your arm-t hey have been trending since forever to now in 2021. From beautiful palki motifs to bride and groom garlands and even the baraat procession, this one is fit for a queen . Also costs the most expensive and is the most time consuming design to make.

Full Baraat

Image via Eesam & Co.

Image via Morvi Images Photography★ 5

We love how magnificent these designs look! Such design requires a lot of detailing so make sure your artist is briefed about it well in advance.

Bride & Groom Figurines

Image via Sunil Mehandi Artist

Image via Stories By Joseph Radhik

figurine mehndi

Bride & groom figurines got a makeover, as the mehandi designs featuring a couple is no more just about them facing each other! Extra attention is paid to details like the bride's hairstyle, lehenga or the groom's safa, sherwani and more!

A Full Wedding Day Sequence-

Image via Kundan Mehendi 

Image via Parag and Meghana's Wedding

Instead of just getting the baraat sequence drawn, brides these days are going extra and opting for the entire wedding sequence for their mehndi design. Right from baraat to jai mala, to mandap rituals and finally the vidaai is being depicted in this design.

Bridal Portraits

bridal portrait on mehndi design

Image via Weddings By Neeraj Kamra ★ 4.9

Image via Khushdeep & Sabah (Abu Dhabi)

To get this mehndi design done, you'll need to hire someone with exceptional skills! Making caricatures/ sketch by looking at the picture is not at all easy and you wouldn't want someone to ruin your big day with average work.

Personalised Unique Designs.
The following designs are personalised  where brides add something thats personal to them on their mehndi. Right from portraits of a puppy the couple loves, to quotes that are special to them to even their caricatures.

With Your Own Wedding Hashtag!

Image via Srishti & Rushabh

Mehndi with Wedding Hashtags Image via Shades Photography★ 4.3

Image via Rolling Arcs Photography

Image via Photobuddies★ 4.4

Image viaWedding Storytellers★ 4.9

We see couples putting their wedding hashtags in possible element be it the invite or the photobooth, then why should the mehndi be left behind? After all, you've put in so much efforts in finalizing one for yourself. ;)

Had A Long Distance Love Story? Get Inspired By These Unique Designs

Image via Harsha Soni Mehendi Artist

Image via Masoom & Shailin's Real Wedding 

Brides are adding their love stories on lehengas, invites and even on mehandi these days! It can have a gist of where you both met, where and how he popped those three magical words and make everyone around sob with joy. Psstt.. don't miss the airplanes!

Express Your Love For Your Furry Friend Through Your Mehendi 

Image via Divya Henna

Who doesn't love a cute minion? Here's an adorable minion mehndi design

Image via Manvi Gandotra from 1 plus 1 Studio

Yayy! This one's for all the 'minion' fans. Instead of regular figurines, you can get minion theme figurines made. So much fun & cuteness!

Vows On Mehndi Design

Image via Raju Mehandi Artist

Modern brides are going a step ahead with their mehndi designs by getting vows added to it. It's not just quite unique but also really adorable, as a form of expression. Like this one says "I won't give up on you, so don't give up on me"

Adding 'Things You Love' In Your Design

Image via AG Photography and Films

Image via Alankritaa

Image via Candid Wedding Stories

Instead of keeping it traditional, how about adding elements that you both love in your mehndi design? Be it your favourite restaurant or a common hobby! Endearing, to say the least!

Get Your Proposal Etched On Your Hands!

Image via Mitali Henna Mehndi Art★ 5

Image via The Wedding Crasher★ 4.8

Image via Clicksunlimited Photography★ 4.6

How memorable would it be to get your most cherished moment - proposal, drawn on your hands! You can beautify the same with a plethora of motifs around. An aww moment indeed!

Traditional Mehndi Designs

If you like to stick to tradition then choose from jaali designs, peacocks, finger adornment and more
Peacock Design
Traditional mehndi designs
peacock mehndi designs
Peacocks in mehndi  are inseparable. There are tons of mehndi designs ideas with peacocks for all kinds of bride, whether you like traditional or minimalist
Arabic Mehndi
arabic mehndi designs

Half n Half Mehndi Design

Image: Candid Wedding Stories★ 5

Image via www.alankritaa.com

With this  design, the brides get to tell a story by joining their hands! The most popular one in this category is groom on one hand and the bride on the other!! Check out this board for some more arabic inspiration  as well WedMeGood's article on arabic mehndi here

Floral Design

Image via Pooja Gada★ 4.9

Image via Fotowale★ 4.9

feet jaal mehndi design

Image via LightBucket Productions★ 4.9

Floral mehndi designs are evergreen and look so pretty on hands and feet of the bride. There are so many patterns and designs for brides to choose from.


Image via Rinku Mehandi Arts★ 4.9

Refresh your old school mehndi designs by adding geometric elements to it. Because no woman wants it to be mainstream when it comes to her own wedding!!

Elephants in Mehendi Designs 

Image via Israni Photography★ 4.8

Image via Vibha Gala

Image via Subodh Bajpai Photography★ 2.3

Recently we have spotted a lot of mehndi designs with elephants on it. The elephant design surely gives a royal feel and looks amazing.

Jaal Design

Image via Taaniyah Seyth Photography

Image via The Wow Weddings

Image via Aman Photography★ 4

Image via CoolBluez Photography

Image via LightBucket Productions★ 4.9

This mehndi design is back in trend and how! The mesh-like design now comes with a modern twist wherein other details are being incorporated within the jaali.

Put A Little Fun With Parrots In Your Mehndi!

Image via Morvi Images Photography★ 5

Image via Pinterest

Adding parrots to your mehndi design can be aesthetically appealing! It gives an Arabic mehndi like vibe to the design. You should definitely give this a try!

Layered Design

Image via Candid Wedding Stories★ 5

This mehndi design is for those brides who love everything maximal. Heavily detailed yet so intricate, it'll look absolutely beautiful on the wedding day.

God Portraits

Image via The Story Weavers★ 4.9

Image via Speaking Frame

Image via Creative Mehendi Design★ 5

Image via Happyframes★ 4.9

This one is all about giving importance to your beliefs! You can go spiritual with your mehndi design and get patterns of God or religious symbols created.

Jaimala Motifs

Image via Apratim Photography

Jai mala moment is one of the most exciting parts of a wedding! This is an attractive design for those who want to flaunt a mehndi design that would stand apart from the crowd while being a cherished memory.

Intricate Design

Image via Preach Art★ 4.9

Image via Project Fireflies★ 5

Image via Burn Pixels Photography★ 4.7

If you are a bride you loves traditional and intricate mehendi designs, then these are the best inspiration for your wedding day.

Simple Designs
Sitting on a chair stuck for 5 hours trying to make elaborate patterns is not everyones cup of tea. Plus, some brides are just not big fans of the mehndi sheband and they prefer something simple, minimal and less OTT. These chic and minimalist designs will set you back half hour ta the max but still look beautiful.

For the Minimalist Bride!

Image via Anuprit and Akshita's Wedding

Minimal  is one popular trend these days! If yours is a minimal wedding wherein everything from your lehenga to decor is light and subtle then you'll need your mehndi to be in sync too. Also, there's no limit to experimentation here!

Looking for more such mehndi designs? Click here

Jewellery Mehndi Designs

Image via Shutterdown - Lakshya Chawla★ 4.9

jewellery mehendi design

Image via Resham & Utkarsh (Delhi)

Give your real jewellery a ditch by getting a jewellery  design drawn! Go for patterns that are trendy and nail any look with an ease.

Finger Jewellery Design

Images via Kismet Jewell Nakai Photography

Image via Ablaze by Simran Takkar★ 4.9

This one is for the brides-to-be who don't like mehndi but can't do without applying it because umm.. you've got to wear it at your own wedding!

Bel Mehendi Design

Image via Mansi Siddhpura Photography★ 4.2

Image via Stillemotional★ 5

Say It With A Poem

Image via PhotozAapki★ 4.9

If you're spiritual that way, then how opting to get Gayatri Mantra drawn in your mehndi design! Nice way to pay regards to your belief.

The Gladiator Chappal

Our Wedding Chapter★ 5

Remember when gladiator footwear was so much in rage? Though that trend is out now, we have a substitute of the same in form of a mehndi design! Would you dare to experiment?

Mehndi With Open Space

Image via Arun Mehandi Artist

Image via Ticklish Blinks★ 4.6

Image via Alankritaa

Not a fan of traditional mehndi design? Go for one with spaces as it'll act as a breather and won't overpower the other design. Simple yet stunning!

Minimalistic Lotus Motifs On Feet 

Image via The Wedding Salad★ 4.9

Who doesn't love lotus motifs! And you love them, even more, when they look as beautiful as these ones in your mehndi

Mehendi Design With Gorgeous Buttis

Image via Fotowalle - The Story Folks

Image via Alankritaa

Image via hennalounge

Image via Alankritaa★ 4.9

This mehndi design screams mordernity and freshness! Since takes less time to be created, you can easily enjoy your  ceremony instead of looking at the guests from the stage.

Haathphool Mehendi Design

Image via Cinnamon Pictures

Haathpool mehndi designs are an ideal choice for young fashionistas. You can skip the actual piece of jewellery, as mehndi would do the needful. :D

Heavy On Hand Light On Feet

Image via Studio C2K (The Foto Xperts)★ 5

Mehndi on feet is not really visible, thanks to your grand outfits. Then how about skipping heavy designs on your feet and opting for light ones instead!

Mandala Motifs

Image via Mehendi by Zuha

Image via Saurabh Rungta Photography

Image via TaiNaz

The circular pattern look oh so beautiful and are such a perfect mehndi designs for brides who like to keep it simple.

Modern Mehendi

For brides who want a modern take on this tradition, combining french and english elements can create an almost glove like henna design that looks beautiful .

Vintage Parisian Mehndi

Aren't we all a fan of vintage stuff? This lace glove mehndi design looks so delicate and pretty. Perfect for the millennial brides

Studded Mehndi

Image via Shutterdown - Shutterdown - Lakshya Chawla★ 4.9

Image via Hitched and Clicked★ 4.8

A little bit of glitter never hurts, these days a lot of brides are following this trend of having glitter on their mehendi.

Don't like it on your hand? Get It On Your Back! 

Image via Nitin Arora Photography

Mehendi of hands and feet are a passe? Go a step ahead and get on created on your back! Sassy, isn't it?

Vintage Rose Design. How Pretty Is This? 

Image via Ayesha & Sarfras

Image via Rahhul Kummar Photography ★ 4.8

Isn't this one detailed, quirky pattern? The craze for this mehndi design is on another level these days. Try this and make heads turn in a jiff!

Lotus Motifs

Image via Mehndi by Nazwa

Can't stop obsessing over this fabulous design!

Image via Deep Panchal's Photography★ 4.1

Image via The Rich Pages★ 4.7

Feet Mehendi

For that perfect shot when you lift your lehenga and put a step on to the stage, these designs for feet mehendi are beautiful and bridalesque

Image via Pushpa Mehndi Arts

Can't take our eyes off the intricate details!

Back Of The Feet

Image via Artcapture Productions★ 4.5

Image via Rohan Mishra Photography

A new entry on the list, and is definitely here to stay! Very modern and looks elegant on brides-to-be.

Mehendi only on the sides of the feet

Image via Furhz's Concept Photography★ 5

How About This Pretty Mandala Motif?

Image via Alankritaa★ 4.9

Mandalas are amazingly pretty and one cannot deny that! Getting them drawn on your mehndi would definitely be an unconventional choice.

Lace Mehendi Designs

Image via Alankritaa

Love Simple Foot Mehendi? Get It Only On The Toes! 

Image via Gautam Khullar Photography★ 4.8

Image via Gautam Khullar Photography and PhotozAapki

This is one of the ways to highlight your freshly done nails and create a statement!

If minimal mehendi is something that you like, dont forget to check out 20 minimalistic mehendi designs for your feet.

Pheww! With this, we come to an end of the list of latest mehndi designs. We're sure that you must have shortlisted your favorite by now, so go ahead, and jazz up your mehndi design with what suits your style and personality!  

For 1000+ other designs head to our photo gallery : Mehndi Design Photo Gallery

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