(Closed) Any brides getting Mehndi (henna)?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I really wanted to, because the salon where I go for threading does bridal henna and it is just breathtakingly beautiful. However, my Mom, bridesmaids and FI all gently veto’ed me on this.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

I’m terrified of henna since I saw people with terrible scars resulting from an allergic reaction. I really don’t think it’s worth the risk.

Google “henna scars” before you decide to have bridal henna, and if you choose to go ahead then make sure you do a patch test for allergies and get all of the health and safety information, as well as a guarantee that the salon will take responsibility for paying for medical treatment in the event of scarring.

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Gorjuss:  real henna paste used by a traditional mendhi artist is a red-brown colour and derived from a plant. It’s safe, and stains thick skin, such as palms and the soles of feet, better than thin, smooth skin.

It’s the “black henna”, from fairs and street vendors, that can cause the scarring and severe allergic reactions; it’s usually not henna at all; but preferred by people who want “temporary tattoos” on places that wouldn’t stain well with real henna; and don’t want the distinct red-brown colour of henna.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve been debating about doing this.  My FI and I are both Caucasian, also, and I feel sort of self-concience about admitting it.  As if it would be offensive to have it done and be white and wear a typically Western white bridal gown.  I don’t know if that’s silly or not, but it’s how I feel.  Embarassed

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Mehndi is sooooo beautiful!

I am having it applied on my palms and tops of feet/front of shins. Neither myself or SO are culturally linked to the tradition, but I have always wished to be a beautiful as Indian Brides. *blushes* If I had my way, Id be in a red and gold embrodered saree in full jewerly, but with my siblings eloping my mum never got her mother of the … wedding. So I decided to make the best of both. Tapping into my natural princess dreams for my wedding, with details that satisfy how I dreamt to look as an adult. 

I’m wearing a tulle beaded ballgown for my ceremony and reception but have found a beautiful saree to wear to the rehearsal dinner.

The mehndi will also be worn by my bridesladies, if they choose to =) 

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Vidya:  I was so nervous to even mention it!!!! But one of my friends whose family is from Sri Lanka assured me that it was not disrespectful to wish to wear a saree or have mehndi applied. She even was kind enough to suggest local businesses that sell Indian formal event clothing. They were so kind and it love love love my saree.

Post # 11
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758 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@mrsbordoni:  That’s a reflief 🙂 I actually think this topic was on the Bee ~ a year ago and that was the consensus. 

@Future_Ms.Bostonceltics:  If it is offensive (which I’m not sure that is really is, not according to the PP’s friend anyway :P) I don’t think it is in your case, being that it’s part of your FI’s culture.  It really is beautiful though – I hope you posty a recap 😀

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