Pre-wedding Parties

Henna Party

I'm assuming people here have done a henna party. My questions are: how was it set up? What did you do? Was it formal/informal? Was there a certain "program" you followed? Thanks!

Re: Henna Party

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    I'm assuming people here have done a henna party. My questions are: how was it set up? What did you do? Was it formal/informal? Was there a certain "program" you followed? Thanks!
    Are you south Asian or marrying someone of South Asian heritage? Every time I’ve been to a Mendhi party, it was coordinated by the mum/aunties of the B or G. 
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  • LondonLisaLondonLisa London, UK
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    Everyone I have been to was at the Brides’s parents house. It was just a party for women with food and drinks. Then the ceremony started and everyone continued to eat and socialise. 

    But this was in a British/South Asian context. I’m not sure what they’re like in Persian cultures. 
  • I don’t really know how to answer this question. I haven’t been to a wedding henna party but from my understanding it can take a long time depending on how extensive and intricate your design is. I have heard everything from family members doing it in their house to professional artists at salons or hotels. I guess it depends on your idea of formal. Do you have a certain idea of how you want this to go? Have you looked at local Persian or henna FB groups?
  • At the one I went to, they combined the mehndi with the sangeet, which was thrown at the bride's house by her mom and aunties. They had a professional henna artist. Both men and women were invited to the sangeet, but they had a special place set up for the women to get the mehndi done. Women just kind of came in and out and chatted while they waited in line.

    I should note that the bride already had her's done because it took hours and she was busy socializing at the party, which could have messed it up.

    If you're planning on throwing one, I would just go with whatever is traditional in your culture in terms of who to invite and how formal to make it.
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