According to Hindu tradition, the pre-wedding ceremony is mainly held at the bride's
house or at a banquet hall on the eve of the marriage ceremony or few days before the
marriage. Generally the bride and groom attend the event together and on the occasion
a professional mehndi artist or a relative applies mehndi to the bride's hands and feet.
The designs are very intricate. Often hidden within the mehndi pattern the name or
initials of the groom are applied.