When lads up and down the country are booking their stag weekends away in Europe, there are ten destinations that get chosen more often than others. With our industry expertise here at Stag Weekends, we have taken a look at some of the reasons why they are the most popular locations that are visited. Barcelona …

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Whether you happen to be the maid of honour, a guest or even the bride herself, there is one re-wedding event you all can’t wait for, and that is of course the hen party. No hen party is complete without some obligatory fun and lots of games. It is also a great way to break …

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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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One deed that should never go undone is gifting the people who have been instrumental in your wedding and wedding planning process — most importantly, your wedding party. Girls are pretty easy to gift, but groomsmen on the other hand, can be a little trickier. We’re here to help! It’s important that you secure your gifts …

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Planning The Ultimate Bachelor Party

Bachelor parties and weddings could not be further apart in terms of what to expect. One is wild and raucous and unrestrained, and the other is organised, charming and dignified. Most everyone has a concept of what to expect at a bachelor party, and that’s probably why the groom cuts loose with his best buds …

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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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best man tasks

  Best Man Responsibilities Everyone knows that the best man is an important part of the wedding and has three key roles; organising the stag do, keeping the rings on the big day and giving a killer speech. But with so much resting on the best man getting things right, how can you make sure …

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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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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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British Hen Do

A Hen Night Idea a Bit Different from the Norm If the responsibility has fallen on you to organise a hen night then you will already be feeling the pressure, and you will want to come up with some fantastic ideas to make it a fun and memorable occasion. There are too many hen night’s …

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bachelor party

Somewhere, there is a ball and chain preparing to attach itself permanently to your buddy’s leg, but it’s all good. It’s the start of a new life. You need to send him out in style, however; and that means thinking beyond the basic Vegas bachelor party. He deserves something historic. It should be part vacation, …

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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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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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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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Picking a theme for Christmas parties is easy (after all if it all goes wrong you can just revert to the classic Winter Wonderland theme.) However picking one for a hen party? Not so much. Not if you want to be unique anyway, especially if there girls in the group are of varying tastes and …

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Hen parties are always good fun and we all love being invited to one but sometimes it involves changing plans and travelling quite a distance. So if you’re the bride-to-be and you want to say a little thank you to all your hens the best way to do it is to give everyone little gifts …

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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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Over the years we’ve heard many boyfriends/husbands and friends say that they’re off on a Bournemouth stag do.  The seaside city is practically famous for its stag dos; however we think that it’s mighty unfair that the stags get to have this sandy beached town all to themselves and whilst some hens visit this fun-filled …

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We’ve talked about “sten dos” hen party ideas before (they are also known as a “hag do”) and how they’re gaining in popularity. At the time, many of you stated that you preferred to have separate parties (it is traditional after all!) However we’ve been receiving some requests for sten do ideas recently. Particularly, what …

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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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Whether it’s a hen night  at your local club or a hen weekend away, everybody wants to know where the next hottest destination is. Last year saw Marbella hen weekends rise dramatically due to the cast of TOWIE visiting and as a result of the Geordie Shore TV show, Newcastle hen parties also shot up …

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Chris's stag do

The beer has run dry, the groom is out cold and no one can find the car. We won’t be home on time. Hopefully, you or your best friend’s bachelor party won’t turn out like this, but under any circumstances, an extra day of fun means more memories and good times. Bachelor parties symbolize the …

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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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vegas wedding hotel

How do you decide whether to have a local hen party or pack your bags and have a hen party abroad? Well for most, the common misconception is that they can’t afford a hen weekend away but you’ll be surprised. Hen weekends abroad (or if you’re a male reader – stag weekends abroad) aren’t as expensive as …

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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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