How to plan a fun mehndi night? Here is a list of 5 ideas.

Your wedding is not complete without a mehndi night. It is an important part of Indian weddings and in recent days it is not just about the intricate designs but décor, music, games and even mehndi favours that brides plan about. So here are five ideas to help make your mehndi night unforgettable.

1. Beachside Soiree

Research local beaches, lakes or ponds and then rent out an entire dock – then engage an event designer to build a colourful lounge from the ground up. An open-air space is the perfect choice for the elegant bride to be. 

beachside mehndi decor

2. The Mehndi Backdrop

Your mehndi backdrop needs to make a statement! Choose colours that will brighten the look and play with different themes. Opt to adding a stunning backdrop on the stage so your guests can dance like no one is watching! Take advantage of summer time’s vibrant shades, like turquoise and yellow to craft the ultimate colour pallete.

mehndi backdrop decor

3. Dance and Music

A dance floor without family and friends is blah, right? That is why you need a great DJ. Include a mix of genres that everyone can shake their hips to. It is important to keep everyone’s taste in mind if your goal is a dance floor that just won’t quit.

Bring in professional dancers, if necessary. Ask them to coordinate with all of your guests so they feel included. This way everyone is on board!

mehndi dance group
DJ Indian wedding

“Top tip is to sort out your guest list early as this will determine your overall wedding budget. “

4. Dessert Station and Live Cooking

As they say, “a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Serve a sweet, in – season dessert at your mehndi ceremony. To make a true impression have live outdoor cooking, a pani puri station, or a beverage station with a view. This ensures that your selection is nothing short than lip smacking goodness. Think of your food stations as additional décor opportunities.

dessert table
outdoor cooking

5. Fashion Show

Organising a fun and quirky fashion show allows the inner divas and debonair to come out! Set the stage with bright décor, play some upbeat music in the background and encourage your friends and family to walk the ramp. Include everyone as much as possible.

mehndi fashion show
mehndi fashion show

Creative Partners:

Planning and Creative Direction: Achal Prakash

Backdrop: Dreamz Wedding Planner Fiji

Photography: Nas Photography Fiji

Dance Group: Vou Dance Group Fiji

Venue: First Landing Resort Fiji

Lighting: Vision Marketing Fiji

Catering: Nana’s Catering Fiji

Dessert Table: Taste Fiji

Sound: DJ Works

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Bloom Weddings offers a consultative approach to wedding décor with comprehensive offerings from florals to floral Indian mandaps/chuppahs to floral arches for the modern style bride. Based in Auckland, New Zealand and available by appointment only.