How to Coordinate your Mehndi Look with your BFFs!

Hina Ilyas     15 Oct 2017

South Asian weddings are famous all over the world for their beautiful traditions, cultural rituals and the magnificence with which they are celebrated, especially the Indian weddings. South Asia itself is a land of great cultural and religious diversities. The weddings are extremely colorful and the celebration goes on for day or weeks in certain cases!

Among the many rituals and celebrations, one of the very favorite is the Mehndi. It is another fun part of South Asian weddings in which the palms of the bride are decorated with lovely motifs using Henna. This pre-wedding ritual also includes smearing the bride and the groom with turmeric to give their skin a divine glow on their wedding day.
Mehndi Look
It surely is the bride’s big day but no good bride should leave her BFFs feel left out. The sisterhood code compels them to coordinate their look in at least one way. Every bride would certainly want them to look as pretty as possible, making sure that she herself stands out from the crowd. Luckily there are so many manners in which you can rock your mehndi look with your BFFs.

Color code the dresses

Mehndi Look
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The color combinations of this event most commonly includes colors like Green, Yellow, Dull Gold and Silver in certain cases where as colors like Red, Orange and Fuchsia Pink are also considered by many. Most commonly, the bride herself wears a beautiful yellow dress with a green dupatta and the bridesmaids wear green dresses with yellow dupattas to co-ordinate with the bride. If you are doubtful about the traditional color combination, then you can also go for a green dress with dull silver or gold embroidery with an orange dupatta which also looks spectacular and your besties can co-ordinate accordingly.

Coordinate the outfit style

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If you wish to wear a Lehnga instead of a Shalwar Kurta, one of the time honored color combinations is a yellow top with dull gold embroidery and a green lehnga full of dull gold hand embroidery which makes the bride stand stunningly out of the crowd. Your BFFs can coordinate by wearing beautiful Fuchsia Pink tops with yellow lehnga and dupattas. This color combination is not absolute so you have plenty of options to choose from according to your liking!

Match accessories

Mehndi Look
As far as the accessories are concerned, with all the Henna applied and the dancing involved, it would be a wise decision to avoid or wear lesser jewelry. One can easily arrange the bangles, earrings and bracelets made of Jasmine flowers which look traditionally elegant and are pleasantly fragrant too. Also, if you are wearing a heavy ethnic matha patti, ask your BFFs to flaunt the delicate teekas. Match your set of bangles with your BFFs or wear the same colored dupatta—only yours should have gota kaam over the corner. The options are limitless, be creative!

To sum up, as much as a colour co-ordination is good, don’t go overboard. The bride should be standing out from the crowd, not mixing with it. The sisters of the bride should be slightly different to the friends, but certainly not too different. And while you may notice the fun element of co-ordinationg outfits at the actual event, others surely will and you’ll be able to tell the effect in the pictures and video.

It’s about time you meet up with your besties to make such fun mehndi style decisions! Nothing better than girls getting together and talk style!