After weeks (of often stressful) wedding planning both brides and grooms are often in need of some rest and relaxation away from the mood-boards and wedding checklists. Hen and stag parties have certainly changed, from the days when a quick drink down their local pubic house the night before the wedding to huge big budget overseas blowouts.
But as with your wedding day, the pre-wedding party should be your choice and you certainly shouldn’t feel forced into an elaborate night out that doesn’t suit you. Hen and stag party experts GoHen.com and StagWeb.co.uk give us a quick insight of what’s trending in the world of pre-wedding parties.
Hen Express – From 80’s dance classes (yep, you can even learn the moves to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’!) to Hen Parties on the Orient Express there is something to suit every budget. This year Cocktail Making has been very popular with hens of taste while Glamping hen parties have seen a massive increase with hen groups even creating their own mini-festivals. For hen’s that are truly game for a laugh you can pit yourselves against the Somerset Challenge, which is like the Olympics… if it were fuelled by scrumpy cider. You can find plenty of expert tips and advice with GoHen’s Hen Party Handbook - GoHen.com
Staggeringly Good Fun – These days stag groups are moving away from the pubs and bars in order to spend more time taking on stag party challenges and sports. Bubble Football (“…the craziest version of the beautiful game ever!”) has been one of 2015’s biggest sellers according to StagWeb.co.uk. But stag adventures are getting bigger. Bear Gryll’s Stag Survivors will put the stags to the test, alternatively stags can hire their own castle or even an entire Caribbean island. When it comes to stag parties the world really is your lobster.
For top tips on planning an epic stag party, grooms and their right hand man can check out The Best Man-ual full of tips, games, pranks and advice.
Andy Viveash, Digital Marketing Manager for both StagWeb.co.uk and GoHen.com said “We’ve seen a huge increase in brides and grooms looking for something that their guests haven’t tried before and with such a huge range of options available these days the sky really is the limit… In fact we even have a zero gravity experience which is literally out of this world!”