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25 Modern Mehndi Designs That Are Trending Right Now!

BY Palak | 05 May, 2021 | 41570 views | 8 min read

In Indian weddings, mehndi is one of the most auspicious elements and is said to be the symbol of love between the bride and the groom. Brides have been putting mehndi since ages now and the styles and ways have changed by the years. Modern bridal mehndi designs consist of various styles and quirky modern mehandi designs ideas for the new age brides. We have curated a trendy list for you to bookmark!

1. Mehndi with Hashtag

Image via Shades Photography★ 4.3

Hashtags are now a trend everywhere on social media and when it comes to bridal mehndi, they are super in here too! Curating personal hashtags using the mehndi can level up a simple, easy, modern mehndi design and this seems like a brilliant idea to us!

2. Mehndi Styles for Dog Lovers

Image via Divya Henna

To all the Dog Lovers out there! If you too love your furry and comfy companion to the moon and back, then get it doodled on your palms for your wedding. It is so unique and definitely adds that personal & modern touch to your mehndi, Though your doggo won't get a thing, but then again it doesn't matter. It's love is unconditional!

3. Minion Mehndi Designs

Image via Manvi Gandotra

Love experimenting? Go all out with this modern full hand mehndi design. If unique things are something you love, then this idea is for you! Minion figurines in your mehndi would give you an element of cuteness fun and you will be complimented, a LOT- for sure!

 4. With Figurines

Image via Raju Mehandi Artist★ 4.9

This design is unique! Drawing figurines is all cool and traditional now, but did you notice the vows written in english in this modern front hand mehndi design? This is a modern way where brides can write a wedding vow or their personal vow in the henna design in any language they want because love has no language!


5. Modern Mehndi Design for Travel Lover

Image via Candid Wedding Stories

Wanderlust? If you are a wanderer too, and absolutely love to be one, why not show it in your bridal mehendi? Get the world map and a compass drawn to your modern leg mehndi design. It would be super cool and fun to watch! 

6. GOT Fan?

Image via Alankritaa

Today's brides definitely have a series close enough to their heart that they can inculcate it in their modern back hand mehendi design without a second thought! If you are a GOT fan, or a F.R.I.E.N.D.S fan or may be a Potterhead,  then this idea is just for you! Get the symbol and may be a quote from the series on your mehendi and trust us, everybody's mind will be BLOWN.

7. Intricate Modern Mehndi Design

Image via Bridal Mehendi Trivandrum by Devaky★ 5

If you are the bride who wanna keep it the traditional way, then this design is for you. It is an intricate bridal mehndi design with the Arabic touch to it and is a full hand modern mehndi design that covers almost all the space. Leave the top parts of the fingers empty for a polished look. 

8. Modern Arabic Touch

                                       Image via Aayat's Mehendi Studio★ 2.5

This is a very old mehendi style with a new and fresh arabic touch to it. Use this design on the back of your hand instead of your palm and draw Henna bracelets for a fresh, captivating yet very stunning and modern arabic Mehndi design.

9. Mehndi with Bride & Groom Figures

                                 Image via Candid Wedding Stories★ 5

For a few years, it has been a vogue to draw bride and groom in the modern mehendi design. But if you want to make it cute and new at the same time, opt for drawing cartoon figurines or little caricatures instead of proper mahogany kind of designs for a fashionable look.

10. With Symmetry

                                          Image via Rinku Mehandi Arts★ 4.9

In love with symmetry? Do you like everything to be exact and aligned? Then why compromise with your Mehndi Design? Go for a geometrical new age mehendi and keep the design of both the hands just the same! In perfect symmetry, your groom and your mehendi!

11. With Initials

                                     Image via Parnadeep Mukherjee

This is such a new and trending modern front hand bridal mehndi design to try! The designs are intricate but yet spacious and breathy and the initials of the bride and groom right in the middle of the palm look beautiful!

12. Full hands Mehndi with a modern touch

                                                 Image via Red Veds

Yes! Full arm mehndi is a trend too. While earlier it was about till the elbows and probably a henna tattoo for the arm, but now a row of modern mehndi designs from the finger tips up till almost your shoulders (without any space) is a fashion too! Check this out for more such traditional mehndi designs for full hands

13. Jaal designs for Feet

                                    Image via The Wow Weddings★ 4.9

Earlier, the jaal designs were used to fill up extra space. Now, they are drawn with more details and as main designs! This breathtaking jaal design conveys our message perfectly!

14. Jaal designs for Hands

                                    Image via LightBucket Productions★ 4.9

This too is a Jaal design used on the palms as the main and in fact the only design and we think it looks absolutely stunning! Jaals are the new trend and can jazz up any modern mehendi design. 

15. Quirky Parrot chain designs

                           Image via Pinterest

A little quirk with the old designs never hurt, It comes together resulting in the perfect mehendi design. While earlier, making heart chains was pretty common in bridal Mehndi designs, so how about replacing it with a parrot chain! Some cute parrot figurines would look really good & m0dern, especially as a back mehendi design.

16. Modern Arabic style

Image via Tasneem Mehendi Designs

Pay special attention to the modern finger designs. Aren't the designs just flawless? These arabic style  mehendi designs are more complicated and fine on the fingers and give space on the palms. The finger designs are very finely drawn and might take a lot of time but they are as pretty as a picture hanging from the fixture!

17. With Baraat

Image via Morvi Images Photography★ 5

If you want the whole of the baraat on your palms, who's stopping you? This simple, easy, modern mehendi design used full hands to draw the whole baraat procession from the groom on Ghodi to the groom's squad to the chariot carriers to the trumpet and Dhol players! Super cool, isn't it?

18. Elephant Motifs

Image via Subodh Bajpai Photography

Royal indeed! This design is special, because elephant designs are often used on palms, but nowadays, they are used as a leg mehendi design and it looks heavenly! A big elephant figurine on top beautifies the whole henna and looks awesome!

19. Jaimala scenes

Image via Kundan Mehendi Artist

If you are inclined the traditional way and your budget is little on the higher side, then this design is for you. This modern mehndi design portrays the whole Jaimala scene, where the Groom arrives on the "Ghodi'' and the bride arrives on the "Doli" and then both put flower garlands around each other's neck. Intricate yet so modern! 

20. Fun Mehndi designs

Image via Video Tailors

A modern mehendi design should portray the bride’s personality! This quirky Mehendi design portrays all the chill on the bride's face. It's your wedding, and you should be the happiest of course! Add a little something fun on your otherwise traditional mehndi for a different look.

21. Modern Mandala Feet Mehendi Design

Image Via Alankritaa

Perfect blend of tradition and modernity this simple and modern leg mehendi design is just elegant! 

22. Artistic Back Mehendi

Image Via Ravi Rajasthani Mehandi arts

GO CREATIVE with this artistic, minimal and so damn modern back hand mehendi design.

23. Modern Bridesmaid Mehendi 

Image Via The Bridal Stain 

Perfect bridesmaid trending mehendi design, so pretty and delicate adding to your charm!

24. The Modern Groom Mehendi 

Image Via Shashank Issar Photography★ 4.3

In india mehendi is not limited to the bride alone, even the groom gets to take a slice of henna! And if you are an Avengers fan the above picture will make your heart melt for sure!

25. To The Moon And Back 

Image Via Stories By Joseph Radhik★ 4.5

This dreamiest modern mehendi design you will come across! The moon and star-like henna design is oh so chic!



Here were the 20 trending & modern bridal mehndi designs we think you should be updated about. Now, which one is your favorite?



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