Want The Best Mehendi Artist For Your Big Day? This Is What You Must Keep In Mind!

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Want The Best Mehendi Artist For Your Big Day? This Is What You Must Keep In Mind!

Mehendi is the most beautiful ornament that an Indian bride wears on her wedding day. A bride's beautifully decorated hands symbolise many things, like the groom's love for her, her in-law's affection towards her, and prosperity of the new family she is going to be a part of. Thus, brides want their mehendi to be nothing less than perfect. So, it becomes necessary for every bride-to-be to choose her mehendi artist wisely. We give you some smart tips that will help you make the right choice for your special ceremony.

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#1. Selecting the right specialist

Do you have any idea about the kind of design you want on your hands and feet for your wedding? Remember, every mehendi artist has a unique style. So, if you have a preference, say the traditional Rajasthani style, the intricate Pakistani design or the bold Arabic design, you need to find a mehendi artist, who specialises in that specific style. Ask the artists for their portfolios before hiring them.

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Some mehendi artists these days, offer a complementary trial design. You can find out whether the designer you have shortlisted provides this facility. A trial design tells you a lot of things about the artist. For one, you can see his or her real-time efficiency. Also, you can also see the speed of application, neatness and quality of the design.

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#2. Enquire about ingredients used

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The bright red or orange colour of the mehendi actually depends on the quality and composition of the henna powder. You need to ask the mehendi artist where the henna that he or she uses comes from. Most artists make their own mehendi, with different ingredients that help the original colour to ripen.

If your skin is sensitive, you need to enquire about the ingredients used. You definitely would not want to end up with dry and itchy hands on your wedding, would you? Thus, a trial design helps you know whether the henna suits you. If the artists do not make their own mehendi, ensure that they get it from a reliable source.

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#3. Application time is of importance

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Before you hire an artist, ask how much time he or she takes to apply bridal mehendi. It will help you plan your time and organise everything else on the mehendi ceremony day.

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Also, make sure that the accompanying artists are equally quick at their job. This way, they can apply henna to more number of people within a few hours. However, make sure that the artist does not compromise on the neatness and quality of design in an attempt to quicken the pace of application.

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#4. Discuss the fee with the artist

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Different artists charge differently. Some artists charge on an hourly basis while others charge depending on the number of hands they decorate. You need to consider both the options and see which is more suitable for you.

If you have a large guest list, then you might want to hire artists who are quick and charges on an hourly basis. If your guest list is small, you can choose an artist who charges on a per-hand basis.

P.S.: Don’t forget to ask your artist if his or her travel charges are included in the package that you decide to go for.

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You might get mehendi applied on your hands several times in your life, but the one applied on your wedding will always be the most special one. So, keep these points in mind and make sure you hire an artist who gives you the best. 

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