If you are looking for ideas to celebrate your last night of freedom, you should choose something memorable as it's a great opportunity for you to get your best friends together for a big pre-wedding night out or weekend away!
Hen and stag parties are bigger and more adventurous than ever with many brides and grooms-to-be looking for original ideas prior to a perfect send off before married life begins. These are challenging times, of course, but there’s a plethora of activities to choose from that you may not have thought of such as go karting, quad biking and cocktail making as well as spa days, party boats or a good old-fashioned nightclub.
Here’s some great businesses catering for hen and stag parties based in Sussex from places like Brighton, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis, Horsham, Crawley and Hastings, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Sussex Wedding magazine when contacting a hen and stag party organiser.
Abroad stag and hen dos not an option due to cost of living crisis
Couples planning stag and hen festivities this year may need to think again as Brits admit they would not attend an abroad celebration. Luxury fashion retailer Fenwick, has surveyed the nation to find out opinions on stag and hen dos, including the amount they'd be willing to spend and whether they'd travel abroad. Many people now take their bridal parties or groomsmen on holiday to celebrate their big day. These trips can often end up costing a lot of money especially if heading to popular destinations such as Marbella, Budapest or even Vegas which when the majority of the UK is being squeezed by the ongoing cost of living crisis, isn't something many can afford. Of the 1,000 people surveyed, 50.70% would refuse to attend a stag do abroad, preferring to celebrate closer to home in the UK.
Posted: 1 February 2023
New interactive feature to make hen and stag dos less stressful
A new randomised spinning wheel feature has been launched by Hen Weekends and Stag Weekends in an effort to make the planning process of hen and stag parties easier and less stressful. This comes as their recent study of hen and stag party bookings found that 30% of hen and stag party organisers have no idea which location to book, with so many different options on offer creating quite the predicament.
Posted: 23 January 2023
New hen/stag do offering in Stratford, London, March 2023!
Grab your #weddingsquad, it's time to get dressed up and put on your dancing shoes because Tony n' Tina's Wedding - the immersive hit Broadway show from America - is coming to London! This unique live theatrical experience - during which the audience and cast interact together during a 'live wedding' - will officially open at the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on March 16th, 2023, and here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we think its got all the ingredients for the ultimate stag/hen or sten do!
Posted: 19 January 2023
New hen party ideas at Bird & Blend Tea Co. venues
On various dates throughout December and January '23, and into 2023, Bird & Blend Tea Co. will host its two brand new workshops. A magic potions brewing & tea mixology workshop at Bird & Blend Tea Co - is for those keen on discovering and learning the mastery of potion making whilst mixing tea, and the science behind the magic. The special two-and-a-half hour workshop invites its guests to take an immersive step in to conjuring up shimmering, colour changing and whimsical potions...all whilst the smoke swirls, the smells take over and the senses awaken. As a VIP guest, wannabe magic and mixology makers will be treated to unlimited amounts of tea from an exciting selection of blends or tea cocktails.
Posted: 7 December 2022
New winter igloos now open at Coppa Club
Coppa Club is delighted to announce its signature igloos, 'Under the Twinkling Sky', are now available to book until Spring 2023 in six of its clubhouses. The igloos, complete with a brand-new theme and contemporary design, offer a cosy refuge from the winter elements, where friends and family can reunite Under the Twinkling Sky, co-workers can celebrate with after-work dinner and drinks and couples can cosy-up with the ultimate festive date-night. Inspired by the wintry theme of 'Under the Twinkling Sky', Coppa Club's igloos offer a stylish and subtle outdoor dining experience during the colder months. Each igloo is decorated with warm, muted lighting complemented with an autumn colour scheme of oranges, greens, and deep reds, creating a cosy atmosphere in which to dine, laugh and drink alongside friends. Upon arrival guests will be greeted to a terrace of sparkling fairy lights alongside feature walkways lit with lanterns and plant lights hanging from trees.
Posted: 1 December 2022
Ginger Ray has revealed the top 19 UK cities to host your pre-wedding girls trip
Getting your nearest and dearest together for a hen party can be challenging and pairing that with a cost-of-living crisis might mean you're looking to celebrate a little closer to home. So, hen party decoration supplier Ginger Ray has done a little digging to find you the top 19 UK cities to host your pre-wedding girls trip and it may delight you to know that you don't have far to travel for the very best!
Based on an overall ranking of cities providing the most options for a memorable stay, according to Trip Advisor data, considering everything from bottomless brunches and spa treatments to availability of the hugely popular Whispering Angel wine, our beloved Brighton came out in second place just behind Bath.
Posted: 24 November 2022
The Paint Club are able to run their arty hen parties at any venue of your choice
Alice and John at The Paint Club have been busy running hen parties over the summer, and are delighted to see everything opening up with people willing and able to meet in person once more following the Covid lockdowns of the past couple of years. Able to run their arty hen parties at any venue of your choice, John tells us, "I've seen some amazing AirBnBs around the country recently!" However, if there's one thing adapting to the pandemic taught them it's the value of the hybrid event with virtual options still offered for those friends and family who can't get together.
Posted: 17 November 2022
The Paint Club is offering readers a free glass of prosecco when you attend one of their classes
The Paint Club in Lewes runs arty hen parties as well as regular classes and events from amazing venues in Sussex and beyond. Directors Alice and John pride themselves on offering a fun, relaxed, creative and sociable atmosphere, so grab a drink, chat with friends, have a laugh and leave with your very own masterpiece to hang on your wall. In fact, it's proven that being creative releases endorphins and is great for improving mental wellbeing so, for a hen do with the feel-good factor look no further!
Regular events run in venues around Sussex and include those for hen groups looking to let their creative side shine through. It doesn't matter whether you've painted before, so everyone can join in and create something special to remember the day. The sessions allow you and your guests to be artists. All online and in-person classes are taught by a professional artist who will guide you through the painting step-by-step from blank canvas to work of art.
Posted: 1 November 2022
Top tips on how to save money on a hen-do
Hen-dos provide a great opportunity to bring together your nearest and dearest for pre-wedding celebration and excitement. However, with many brides now opting for more exotic or expensive locations for their celebrations, the cost of a hen-do can quickly add up. Anita Naik, Savings Expert at VoucherCodes.co.uk, has some great tips on how to make savings on your upcoming hen-party: Take advantage of drinks packages – Nightclubs are synonymous with hen-dos, however entry and drinks can get pretty pricey. Venues will often offer discounts on pre-purchased drinks packages so it's worth checking what deals you can strike before getting there.
Posted: 21 September 2022
Planning a Hen Do? Here are 6 ways to do it on a budget
With wedding traditions dying fast, modern couples are truly setting the bar for what's possible at contemporary nuptials. What will always be popular though, is the hen/stag or ('sten' if you're joining forces) do! Although, even these have altered in their format, gone are pub and nightclub crawls till the early morning, and in are wellness breaks, pottery and classes and the much-loved British Brunch! The UK's leading bottomless brunch platform, Bottomless Brunch, has compiled a list of ways you can save costs whilst planning an unforgettable hen party.
Posted: 12 September 2022