Post # 1
We were planning to have the mehndi the night before (or afternoon before) the wedding… and then I was hoping to go out with my bridesmaids later at night… does that sound like a good idea in terms of timing? When did you do your mehndi?
I would like somewhat intricate mehndi but just on hands/wrists/feet, so I don’t think it will take TOO long to apply.
also did you leave the mehndi on overnight to dry? or just for a few hours?
Post # 3
I do mehndi/hennas all the time
The longer you leave the henna on and dont pick it off the darker it will be. The more disturbed the henna is by activity the lighter its gets beacuse its starts to flake off.
I would reccomend having at least 4-6 hours free to just sit and relax beacuse the stain needs to set.
Less wait time lighter
More wait time darker
1-2 days before the wedding will give it the most rich color and look great in photos
Hope that helps
Post # 4
I don’t think that’s enough time at all –
I’m doing my mehndi two days before the wedding (On Thursday and then wedding on Saturday). But the like PP said, the longer you have your mehndi on the darker it will be – and if it were me, for pictures and stuff I would definitely leave it on at least overnight!
Hope this helps!
I’m having my bridesmaids come to me that night haha.
Post # 5
thanks so much for the advice!! I think I’m going to do it the night before and leave it on overnight, but not schedule anything else that night. my bridesmaids will all be there! yay!
any advice on decorating? i want to use cloth to drape around and pillows – any idea where I can get them?
thank you both!
Post # 6
I’m thinking of doing mine 2 days before my wedding too! Or at least I’m hoping to. I want to also make it my bridal shower so I only want my bridesmaid, siblings and parents to be invited. I figured that they are the ones who really need the mendhi as they are the ones walking down the aisle. I was debating on doing it the day before, but I kind of want the day before to be a time of R&R before the big day.
Post # 7
I did mine three days before and had some of my bridesmaids come over and get it done too. We had a blast ( 2 bottles of wine helped). I went to sleep with it on and it was really nice and dark for the wedding.