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A Bachelorette Party

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

We hear much about bachelor party, a party held for a man shortly before he enters marriage, to celebrate his “last night of freedom” or merely to spend time with his male friends, who are often at his wedding party afterwards. A bachelor party is usually planned by the best man or other friends of the groom, occasionally, with the assistance of a bachelor party planning company . For the Bridal we have an equivalent event for the bride-to-be is a Bachelorette Party, or Hen Party as it is known, is a fun thing to organize and usually the responsibility of the Maid of Honor. Unlike a regular party, this night has to be memorable for your close friend, the bride to be, and should give her a really unforgettable send off into married life.

Planning a bachelorette party should center around the personality of the bachelorette. Is she fun and outgoing or is she more quiet and prefer not to be in the spotlight? Also, with the traditional bachelorette party, would she be comfortable with the more risqué, or would it be offensive? These are all important questions, which will determine the success of your bachelorette party.
If this is the first hens party you are organizing, you may need some guidelines to help you with the planning.

10 Hens Party Planning Tips

1. Select a convenient date – It is not unheard of the have a hens party a month before the wedding. If that is the best time to get all the guests together, go for it!

2. Pick a hen’s party theme – The most fun themes are those related to the couple. If one likes to cook, make it a Master Chef hens night. You can virtually pick any theme, from naughty nurse to sexy biker chicks.

3. Set a budget – When organizing your event activities, take into consideration that not everyone can afford a dinner at an exclusive restaurant, or elaborate fees at a popular nightclub.

4. Make a guest list – The number of people and their individual personalities will greatly influence your hens party activities, and location. If the party participants are all younger, you may consider a loud and crazy nightclub, but if you are also inviting grandma, and a couple of older aunties, it may be better to organize your gathering at home, or at a small hall at one of the local diners.

5. Decide on the type of hens party you are aiming for – Will this be a frugal fest, or will it be classy and elaborate? Will you gather at a posh restaurant for biscuits and tea, or will you all go white water rafting before hitting the bar?

6. Make a list of games – Some ladies simply like to sit together and socialize, while others like to be very active. If games are on the activity list, you will have to decide between “clean” or “risqué” entertainment. The last thing you want during a hens part is for a guest to be offended and leave. Therefore, always keep a few spare games on hand in case you notice that some are less popular than others.

7. Arrange for transportation – Transportation may be required during a hens night out. The rule: “Don’t drink and drive,” also applies during a bachelor or bachelorette party. You may also require a car, limousine or minibus between activities.

8. Send invitations – Once you know your guests, the location of the party, the theme and other pertinent hens party details, you will have to send out invitations. Give the guests plenty of time to RSVP, and mention the estimated cost to them.

9. Collect payment – Either you, or someone you appoint, will have to collect the money for club entrance fees, party accessories, meals, etc. These funds should be collected ahead of time as you will need to pay for some of your expenses upfront.

10. Mementos – People love photos. Be prepared to take lots of pictures during the hens party. Snap shots not only of the bride-to-be, but of every guest, including yourself! Like everyone else, you too should have fabulous mementos to remember that magnificent hens night out by.

How to Choose the Perfect Dress?

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Selecting the perfect wedding dress is important as it is the one day that all eyes will be on you. A dress that is pretty without being too ostentatious and is also flattering to your figure will make sure that you are looking your best on your wedding day.

Majority of brides just know when they have on the perfect dress. From the instant they put on the dress, their natural instinct tells them this is the ideal marriage dress for them.

Finding the ideal dress can take rather a lot of time and after you find the dress, it may take up to four months for the dress to be ordered and sent to the store. Once the dress arrives in the shop you will need many fittings to make sure that the dress fits you completely. This means that you should start the search for a perfect wedding dress early, so you will not have to rush.

Though you could be convinced that you want a particular style for your dress, you might find that the style that looks so appealing in magazines does not suit your body type. You can also find that a style that you would have not selected can be flattering to your figure. The old proverb, “you won’t know unless you try it,” holds true for wedding dresses.

There were numerous brides who have revealed that their perfect wedding dress turned out to be noticeably different from the one they had pictured in their mind. Many folks think the only sufficient color for a wedding dress is pure white, but if you are open to other options, you will end up in a wedding dress that is much more flattering to your skin tone than a pure white dress.

Having a few trusted friends or family members come dress shopping with you will help you find the dress of your dreams. They can offer viewpoints on each dress that you try on and can also scour the numerous racks of dresses available and select dresses for you to try on. The moment you step out of the dressing room and exhibit the dress you are wearing you will see instant confirmation that this is the ideal dress. The reactions of your helpers will indicate that you have found the ideal dress.

When you have found the ideal marriage dress, you will most probably know it, so now is also the time to buy the dress. You should not be indecisive and think that you could get a better dress, because chances are that you will not, and you will only end up wasting time.

The wedding dress is a critical part in a wedding. It is what makes a bride really stand out and it is important for the bride to make sure that she has selected the ideal wedding dress. The minute a future bride steps into a wedding dress, she is going to know right away whether it is the ideal dress. It is important to trust this instinct and act accordingly in selecting the perfect marriage dress.