I'm have two weddings, a western wedding on June 2, 2023 and Anand Karaj the following day. Everything is already booked.
Because of the processing time for henna, and the fact that our temple ceremony is the day after the civil ceremony, we had to schedule our mendhi night for May 31st. This means that I, along with my bridesmaids/family/husbands family will have henna for the cicil ceremony.
Now, I don't see an issue with this. We're an interracial couple and of course I embrace his culture with open arms. My mom, however, is trying to convince me to change schedules to prevent us from getting henna first, because she's dreamt her whole life about my wedding and is having a hard time picturing the fusion. She loves my fiancé to no end, loves his culture, just figures that if we're doing two separate weddings we should completely separate the cultures.
What I'm looking for, is any photos you may have or have seen of a western wedding where the bridal party has mendhi so I can send to my mom and reassure her that everything will be okay. I have googled, but could only find one wedding example.
Thank you so much!