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.
2022 is the year of the re-organised Covid wedding, there will be around 350,000 weddings across the country this year which means nearly 700,000 hen/stag and sten dos! srprs.me, the world's leading mystery holiday provider, has collated its top tips for organising the least stressful, most spontaneous mystery trips perfect for stag and hen dos this summer - saving friendships from endless decision-making in the process. Anneke Nijenhuis, Chief Surprise Officer at srprs.me, wants to take the stress out of planning a stag or hen do with the following tips...
Posted: 17 July 2022
The Muse Witterings holiday let in Bracklesham Bay, Chichester, is located just a few minutes walk from the beach popular with families, watersports enthusiasts and fossil hunters, and a mere five-minute drive to the sandy West Wittering beach and sand dunes of East Head, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Able to sleep eight this beautiful and vibrant property, bursting with character, has three bedrooms along with an outside cabin complete with double bed and wet room. The colourful garden even has an outside shower and is the ideal spot for relaxing on the decking with ample seating. The Muse's interior has been designed to inspire and many of the furnishings and fixtures have been handmade by various local artists from artwork to lights and units. You'll also find a log burner for cosy evenings in and a kitchen containing all the home essentials.
Posted: 30 June 2022
According to a study by Hotels.com®, 2022 is the year to go bigger and bolder than ever when it comes to planning your hen/sten/stag do - we're all making up for lost time over the past two years! After 2020/21 nearlyweds had to reschedule a stag or hen party, this year revellers are using more holiday days and spending more money than ever to celebrate their friend's final months of unmarried life in style. The study found the average pre-wedding celebration now costs a whopping £242 compared to the more subtle cost of £150 in 2012. Nearly 47% of those surveyed believe that these pre-wedding celebrations have become more extravagant over the last decade, with 46% of travellers believing it's because people have been saving up and have larger budgets to spend on these special occasions over the pandemic.
Posted: 22 June 2022
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we adore the products from TeamHen - super-cool and on trend, the chic range is the perfect way to accompany your hen party bridal look! The brand's latest offering, the Luxury Tulle Bow Veil, is no exception. Featuring a beautiful, creamy white sating bow, it's bee paired with a soft white tulle veil measuring 80cm. Conveniently attached to a clip, you can just pop it in and away you go!
Posted: 6 May 2022
Modern couples are shying away from boozy weekends away for their hen/stag or sten dos, opting for more low-key get-togethers doing fun activities. However, you really can't beat the atmosphere of a festival, so cast your eye over the latest launch from mindful drinking movement, Club Soda. The Mindful Drinking Festival at Brighton's famous Open Market, is on from the 9th-10th July. The free-to-attend, two day event will showcase over 40 of the best low and no-alcohol drinks available, with visitors able to taste craft beers, wines, spirits, lower-sugar sodas, tonics and infusions. The festival also hosts cocktail masterclasses, beer tastings and drink talks with local experts, as well as inspirational talks and panels on changing drinking habits and living healthier lifestyles.
Posted: 28 April 2022
The wedding sector like many others suffered a huge setback when the Pandemic struck in March 2020 but unlike other industries, events were rescheduled rather than cancelled.
With that in mind, a significant increase in weddings is expected this year as long awaited plans are put into action to trigger the much discussed 'Wedding Boom' and with that comes the rise in belated hen, stag, sten and hag dos - get ready to par-tay like it's 2022!
Posted: 31 March 2022
For those seeking that true Ibiza beach and sunset experience, forget flights to the White Isle and look no further than The Shooshh Beach Club, set to launch in Brighton this year in early summer. Thanks to the leading Sussex nightlife brand Shooshh, the £200,000 Shooshh Beach Club will be positioned in front of the notorious superclub Shooshh, directly on Brighton's famous paradisiacal beach. The beach club will set a new standard in the UK for that true Ibiza beach club experience, with guests able to enjoy sensational sunrise to sunset panoramic sea views, framed by both of Brighton's iconic piers.
Posted: 1 March 2022
Prioritising your health before the big day is more important than ever, and if you've just been inspired by dry January, and are now rethinking your hen and stag do plans, then there's ample benefits to a healthier lifestyle especially with your wedding fast-approaching!
From yoga to clubbercise, there's a huge range of healthy hen and stag do activities which cater to all age ranges and capabilities; so here are hen and stag do experts Fizzbox.com and their suggestions
Posted: 3 February 2022
Personalisation brand Printster has obtained exclusive Google trend data to determine the hen and stag do trends of 2022. Unsurprisingly, as with many wedding planning aspects, the events of the past 18 months has led to couples reevaluating what is important to them. The data reveals, new phenomenon's such as the "sten do", and with what feels like never ending lockdowns the 'at home hen/stag do' as seen increased searches, while the search term 'hen do after wedding', being the most googled question of them all with couples looking to change the proceedings of events pre- and post-vows...
Posted: 31 January 2022
Mixology Events has re-launched bridal party cocktail masterclasses. Designed for groups of any size the classes are custom-built, 100 per cent interactive and hands-on. As you enter, you'll be treated to a complimentary cocktail before being guided through the background and concepts of mixology, cocktail making and techniques. Then, you'll each make – and drink – four cocktails at your own cocktail-bar workspace, allowing everyone to create simultaneously. Finally, you can indulge in some healthy competition as each bar competes to make an original cocktail using a wide range of liquors, spirits, syrups, fresh fruits, juices and specialised equipment. Tom Cruise, eat your heart out!
Posted: 11 November 2021