Mehendi Ceremony is a very important part of Muslim Weddings. Henna/Mehendi is a body art and mehendi ceremony is a must have during the pre-wedding functions. It is not just a custom but it’s a great celebration with your friends and family members. Bridal dress, makeup, event planning, cakes, decoration, flowers etc. all are incomplete without the colour of love- mehendi.
The art of Mehendi is essential part of a bride’s beauty with many memorable moments of her Mehendi day. Generally, the Maiyaan and Mehendi ceremonies are celebrated on the same day. Right after the Maiyaan ritual, Mehendi ceremony begins. These ceremonies are attended by close relatives and family members. In Maiyaan, the bride-to-be wears yellow clothes and turmeric paste is applied on to her face and body of the would-be-bride and groom. After the Maiyaan, the would-be-bride is not supposed to leave her house until the wedding day. In the Mehendi ceremony, henna designs are applied on the bride’s hands and feet of the bride. This is applied to increase beauty of the bride. It's mandatory for a bride to be escorted to stage under a yellow dupatta, makeup and jewellery is generally avoided or kept very minimal.
Apart from the beautifying effects, Henna and turmeric also have powerful anti-bacterial properties. Henna is used in India, http://www.islamicwedding.com Pakistan, Egypt and many other countries for dying skin & hair and improving the nail texture. Henna also relieves stress, protects the skin and cools the body.