A new study conducted by a UK based holiday company has revealed that 85% of brides to be and their hen parties would prefer a classy hen weekend over a tacky one. ‘Not getting drunk’, ‘spending quality time with family and friends’, ‘doing something productive’ and ‘being pampered’ emerged as the top reasons why women are choosing classy breaks away, with many happy to pay from £100 to £300 for a weekend away including activities.
Hen parties are one of the best parts of an impending wedding. Not only do you get to head off somewhere exotic with all your best girl friends in tow, you also have the perfect opportunity to go as wild, as extravagant, as debauched or as indulgent as you see fit. Looking for a bit of inspiration for your upcoming hen do?
Here, leading European hen do organiser Eventhuse, has put together a list of celebrity hen dos to show you how and where to party like a VIP.
A festival weekend like Kate Moss
Nearly one third of engaged couples now have the groom in the driving seat when it comes to choosing the food for their wedding day celebrations.
Research from popular wedding catering company Kemp & Kemp found a dramatic increase in the number of grooms in charge of making the booking for catering over the last five years, climbing tenfold from 3% in 2011 to nearly 30% in 2016.
Wedding Fair On Sunday 11th June 2017 at Tillington Hall Hotel, Ecceshall Road, Stafford, ST16 1JG
This is a sought after venue for weddings and a lovely venue.
Free Entry, Free Luxury Goody Bag with Free Makeup items
Free Glass of Champagne on Arrival
Wedding Fair, Colwall Park Hotel, Malvern, Worcester, WR13 6QG
On Sunday 26th February 2017, 11am til 3pm
This is a lovely venue and a sought after wedding for weddings.
Free Entry, Free Parking, Free Luxury Goody Bag with Free Makeup Items
Free Glass of Champagne on Arrival, Free Entry into a Free Prize Draw to win 200 Pounds
Flower power: Wayfair’s Resident Style Expert, Nadia McCowan Hill talks about the use of artificial flowers in weddings:
Picture it – walking down the aisle with a beautiful array of flowers, stunning colours that radiate across the room and emit flawless radiance. However, these flowers are not the kind that will need to be put aside following your special day. These are flowers, that like the memories of your joyous occasion, will live on in blossomed perfection.
Before we know it, Summer will be here and many of us are looking longingly (aka jealously glaring at celebs’ Instagram pictures) at beach scenes while we count down the days a well-deserved holiday or honeymoon! Nothing sets off stunning swimwear more than some serious body confidence, so Barreworks founder Vicki Anstey has created a series of DIY workouts to help you feel fantastic.
Barreworks is a studio totally dedicated to ballet and barre workouts, designed to benefit your whole body with low impact, high intensity movements that help to lift bottoms, trim thighs and define arms. If you can’t make it to the beautiful studio in Richmond, you can enjoy online classes at www.barreworks.co.uk.
It’s a modern day problem to an age old traditional day: social media and whether to allow it on your wedding day. With smartphones being ubiquitous in our world today, social media is simply very much part of many people’s daily lives and a wedding day is just another moment to share.
Many couples have no issue whatsoever with this and might not even contemplate it in the lead up to their wedding while others discuss it and decide on whether to ban it or allow it. It’s not uncommon to attend a wedding to find a sign at the door asking you to refrain from posting photos to social media; of course there’s the opposite also where you’ll see a sign asking you to post to a specific hashtag!
a day in the life of a wedding planner
The experts from The Sculpture Gallery at The Woburn Estate give us a look at the tales behind the veils. Most experienced wedding planners can reel off a lengthy list of crazy stories they have experienced. Managing intoxicated guests, anxious brides, groomzillas, weather misfortunesand the unpredictable, mean that these individuals become the ultimate problem solvers,always exuding patience and professionalism in the face of adversity.
A bride has told of her excitement as she prepares to take part in the UK’s first official social media wedding.
Zoe Anastasi’s big day will be captured and broadcast by iPhone-carrying photographers every 15 minutes on social media. Her ceremony will be live streamed over Twitter and there will be social media walls at her reception. Her day has even been organised over Facebook.
For Zoe, from Derby, it was a no-brainer to have a professionally-run social media wedding.
“Your wedding day is the biggest day of your life. You worry that it’s over in 24 hours, and I think it’s great to enjoy the build-up, to get more people involved in it. It makes it more special.