I use organic henna. It takes 48 to 72hrs to reach it's prime stain. I strongly recommend to have your henna done at least 2 days prior to your main event. 3 days gap also worked well with my brides. For example a Saturday bride should get it done no later then Thursday. Wednesday works well too.
It depends on the selected package's coverage and intricacy. Proper sitting, bride's active involvement, family/guest interference impacts it critically.
Bespoke/ Intricate Rajhistani
Kindly add 30 minutes to 3hrs more to above mentioned duration if selecting extended feet coverage for planning purposes. The above mentioned duration is strictly approximated, it might take more or less time.
Bridal henna application is time consuming process. Spare a whole day to get all adorned and pampered. Try to get good night sleep. Feed yourself before your appointment time. Wear something comfortable, yoga pants and short sleeves are recommended. Have your arms and legs waxed at least 2 days prior. Henna gives best stain on lotion free skin so avoid applying body lotion on that morning.
Unfortunately, I cannot. I would love to start early with your henna so you are all free to get dressed in time for your makeup and event or you can get all dolled up first and then get your henna done.