If you’re a first-time bridesmaid and are wondering what the heck you have to pay for, don’t fret. Many newbie bridesmaids have this question, and let’s face it: being a ‘maid isn’t exactly cheap. Help yourself avoid unnecessary expenses by learning what you are expected to pay for. The Dress Paying for your bridesmaid dress …

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Let’s face it: being a bridesmaid isn’t exactly cheap. How much bridesmaids spend depends on the bride and the cost of her wedding, with some going the crazy-extravagant route and others taking pains to make their nuptials as budget-friendly as possible. With that in mind let’s look at a few frequently-asked questions to give you …

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With bachelor and bachelorette parties gradually becoming more tame, more couples are electing to throw co-ed, joint bachelor and bachelorette parties. If you and your betrothed aren’t looking to celebrate that cliché “last night of freedom” consider throwing a joint shindig that will serve as a wonderful party for you two and your friends before …

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Now that we’ve got the guys covered, let’s take care of your girls. Girls are pretty easy to shop for — think simple, sentimental and sweet — but they too, like groomsmen, would love something practical that they will actually use. It’s important that you leave plenty of time when getting gifts for your gals — trust us, …

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Lucky for you, more lingerie inspiration from Adore Me has arrived! In case you missed them, we showcased two different Adore Me looks already on the blog — coral and pale blue. Be sure to check ’em out. Adore Me recently launched a new collection of sexy lingerie — bridal beauty at its best — featuring happy colors and flirty designs that make every woman …

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We’re bringing sexy back with more lingerie inspiration from Adore Me. In case you missed it, we kicked things off in this previous post. Adore Me recently launched a new collection of sexy lingerie — perfect for brides — featuring flirty, bright colors and feminine designs that make every woman look and feel her best. Check out our “something blue” …

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We know that it’s all about the dress. Now let’s talk about what’s underneath the dress. We are swooning for Adore Me’s new collection of sexy lingerie, which features fresh, bright colors and dainty designs that make every woman look and feel her hottest. We were mused by the colors in Adore Me’s Stasia style to create an inspiration board of …

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maid of honor list

Acting as the Maid or Matron of Honor is a job that comes with a heck of a lot of responsibilities. Not only do you have to wrangle the bridesmaids, plan the bachelorette party and bridal shower, and stay on top of everything on the big day, you also have to act as the bride’s emotional …

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Bachelorette Party Games

Is it time to start planning the bride’s big night out? Before she slips that ring on her finger, you’ll want to prep and prepare for a weekend of single lady fun! Bachelorette parties don’t have to be full of naughtiness and memories that make everyone blush with embarrassment. Of course you’ll want to make …

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Real-Life Bachelorette Party Ideas and Bachelorette Party Themes So you’ve decided to host a bachelorette party. Oh, the pressure! The good news is that many have come before you, and they have conquered. Here’s a sampling of some fantastic real-life bachelorette party ideas, straight from the brides, bridesmaids and guests themselves. Co-Ed Bash “Our wedding party was …

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Your best friend is getting married, and while you’re totally honored and not at all surprised that she just asked you to be her MOH, you suddenly realize that you have no idea what a maid of honor is actually responsible for. Have no fear—if you’re kind, thoughtful, and willing to help, you’ll do great. …

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hens party planning

A step by step guide on how to plan the perfect party for the future bride. So it’s been announced that you are the Maid of Honour! But after the tears of joy and the clanking of champagne glasses, the heavy weight of responsibility hits you. You’re now pulling out your hair and dialling furiously. …

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Remember in the film Bridesmaids when Kristin Wigg’s character Annie Walker gets upstaged by her rival bridesmaid at the bridal shower when Helen manages to steal the bride’s favour by buying her a trip to Paris? Annie is enraged, and trashes the bridal shower, earning herself an un-invite from the wedding. Aside from being essential …

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She’s your best friend or sister or oldest friend since childhood and she’s getting married. You’ve been asked to be the maid of honor for her special day and with that honor comes various expectations and responsibilities. The titles The bridal party consists of the maid or matron of honor, best man, bridesmaids, groomsmen and …

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wedding time capsule

Sometimes you can get so caught up with the stresses of a wedding that you forget to notice the little nuances that make the big day truly special. In the wise words of Katie Price: ‘I wish I’d never allowed OK magazine to shoot my wedding photos, I was shepherded about all day and didn’t …

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  2013 is The Year of the Baked Goods.  Cupcakes are (literally) rising to the occasion in the Trend-ometer. Macaroons may still be a little too maverick for us this Spring, but you can barely move for all the cute cupcake shops popping up onto London’s high streets.  With a hearty helping of bakery shows …

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For health-conscious hens that are looking gorge all day without gaining weight then Sushi Making is the perfect activity – especially with the wedding day looming. Being one of the healthiest foods around, and with the popularity of sushi restaurants spreading over the nation, sushi is currently one of Britain’s best loved dishes. What better …

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Shimmying, shaking and ‘thigh trembling.’ No I’m not talking about the Wedding Night itself, I’m referring to Belly Dancing as a fabulous hen party activity. Many Hens are donning their ‘shimmy belts’ to learn the sensual sways and steps that epitomise the traditional art of Belly Dancing. We provide the pro and groups enjoy simply …

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The Stag Party is a rocky terrain rife with terrifying pranks, juvenile tricks and erratic high jinks. Whenever I attend a hen party I thank my lucky stars that one of the group isn’t about to leap out of a hedge, tie up the hen and promptly secure her to a lamppost sans pants. That’s …

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In an ideal world, money would be no object and we could have all our most elaborate bridal visions whipped up by an accomplished professional, without putting our manicures into the line of fire. However… when it comes down to it, a lot of wedding prep can be done at a fraction of the cost, …

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Hens on tour

It is going to be May-hem… Record numbers of stag and hen parties will flock to towns and cities across the UK this month, according to figures from event agency Chillisauce. The company estimates that more than 220,000 revellers will descend on popular destinations around the country throughout May, as brides and grooms-to-be prepare to …

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plan hens night

At Polestars we can’t get enough of a spot of haberdashery, which led me to think; how could crafting be incorporated into a hen party? I’ve come up with a fresh list of whimsical ideas to choose from when planning your Hen party. Remember when you were school and you created those origami fortune tellers …

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If you’re looking for somewhere to unwind with good friends and enjoy your time before the big day, here are some ideas that you can choose from in Alberta.  Alberta, Canada can be a daunting province to plan for, only because there are so many places to see and visit. With this list, though, you …

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British Hen Do

When it comes to planning the perfect stag or hen do, plenty of people turn to the professionals. But engaged couple Chris Perry and Kimberlee Drew had no concerns about where to turn when organising their own celebrations – after all, they met while working for a company which specialises in delivering parties for thousands …

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Not all hens are particularly enamoured when it comes to inflatable willies and bottles of WKD. For ladies that are more Vintage Affair than vodka fuelled pub crawl, you might like to consider a classier, more alternative activity supplied by Polestars. And by classier, we don’t mean boring! Forget about being tied to the kitchen …

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After a long winter, it appears spring may have finally have sprung. Although this is a welcome season after such a cold and miserable weather for so long, there is also a little anxiety that comes with it, as soon it will no longer be possible to hide pale winter bodies under oversized wool jumpers! …

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We’re firm believers that you don’t have to get blind drunk and make a fool out of yourself in a nightclub in order to have a good time. So if you thought that having a hen party was all about going to a bar then you’d be sorely mistaken! Hen parties can be customised and …

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Brighton hectic this may

The average UK wedding budget averages at just over £16k. That is a considerable investment in the lead up to your special day.  I’ll just give a short list of a few contributing factors to the budget. Figures include the honeymoon at £3,200, Photography at £1,080, cake at £290, Venue at £4,600. Finally the hen …

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With the festive season behind us and New Year’s resolutions well under way (or not, depending on your level of determination) most of us will be looking forward to the arrival of summer when spirits are lifted once again. If you’re planning your hen do for the summer months then you’ll be looking around for …

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So your planning the hen, great! Exciting tasks ahead of you. Firstly there will be many people to consider, perhaps different ages are amongst your group? There might be a  mixture of friends and in-laws who may not know each other very well.  Most importantly you will need to take all of the brides  tastes (and demands) …

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When it comes to hen do ideas, we’ve got them by the boat load (not that we own a boat or anything but you get the idea!) However as nice as a local hen party may be, sometimes it’s worth pushing the (metaphorical) boat out just that bit further… and by further I mean over …

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This year has seen a phenomenal rise in erotic fiction amongst female readers. It has always been their but we have all been too shy to pick it up; that is until E. L. James came along with her Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, which has left women wanting more of this erotic fantasy! The …

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Vintage has been having a bit of a moment recently. With the likes of Christina Aguilera, Paloma Faith and Dita Von Teese leading the way, we women have been falling over ourselves to jump on this glamorous bandwagon. Vintage is an embrace of femininity, sensuality and glamour. For once, women have a trend that is …

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Not all ladies want the typical hen party. The thought of lazing around in a spa all day and then onto fancy restaurants and clubs may seem like a nightmare for some. Some ladies want adventure and excitement on their hen weekend, and why shouldn’t they have it? Across the UK there are some top …

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Back in 2011 Lily Allen set the standards for hen parties when she had Gordon Ramsay teach her how to cook at Claridges. Now, we’re not all lucky enough to be spoilt by a world famous chef such as Ramsay, but since Lily Allen’s hen party there has been a rise in ladies wanting to …

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