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 Hampshire and Dorset from places like Southampton, Portsmouth, Basingstoke, Bournemouth, Winchester and Weymouth, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding magazine when contacting a hen and stag party organiser.
We run super fun and educational Wine, Sparkling Wine, Champagne, Beer, Port, Gin, Rum and Whisky Tastings, as well as Wine & Food Pairing Courses and Cocktail-Making Workshops in Hampshire, Wiltshire and Berkshire for people who enjoy their tipple of choice and would like to learn more about it. No previous tasting experience is necessary. Voted "Best Hen Dos" by the UK Wedding Magazine in both 2019 and 2021. Awarded 10 Certificates of Excellence by TripAdvisor since 2017 for both our Southampton and Winchester Schools! Specialising in entertaining hen and stag dos.
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
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
Push the boat out for your hen party with a weekend aboard a yacht sailing around the Solent. Sound like your idea of fun? Then Lymington-based Raggy&Boo has just the thing. The event management specialists are offering an exciting package full of fun, action and relaxation, on and off the water. With your own private skipper for two days of daytime sailing, you and your best girls or boys will be treated with goodies on arrival while you settle into your sailing boat and spend the first night in Lymington harbour to enjoy the pubs, bars and restaurants of the buzzing Georgian town.
Posted: 14 February 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
As this year's Halloween draws closer, here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we thought it would be fun to share some spooky hen and stag do ideas from Fizzbox.com! Now that lockdowns are over, the hen and stag do parties are back from the dead just in time for the spooky goings on this Halloween. So get your thinking caps on - witches hats! - and get planning a night of a lifetime as there's 18months of no socialising to make up for!
Posted: 7 October 2021
If you're planning a get together with your best girls or boys, the latest launch by award-winning vegan restaurant brand Stem & Glory is just the ticket. Great for adding an authentic flavour to your pre-wedding celebrations, the business has introduced the 'finish-at-home' vegan pizza. The launch is part of a rapid expansion of its online store serving restaurant-quality meals well beyond its home towns of Cambridgeshire and London to all over the UK. The pizzas have a Stem & Glory healthy twist including a lip-smacking menu of toppings made in-house entirely from vegetables and each one arrives ready for you to bake at home. Founder Louise Palmer-Masterton said, "We created our artisan pizza menu during the first lockdown, intending to launch at our new Cambridge site, but the latest lockdown has allowed us to develop it into a finish-at-home version. It has been so well received we will definitely be keeping it in our online store after we open again."
Posted: 22 June 2021
Whether you're planning a night away for your hen do, or having your best buds getting ready with you on the morning of your wedding, elegant Instagrammable loungewear is essential! What's more, if you feel relaxed comfortable and stylish, this will show in the pictures. Luxury pyjama and loungewear brand Jayde, has a new white collection which will be perfect for the bride, the mothers, and her friends before the wedding, on the big day itself - and why not take the new items on honeymoon too!
Posted: 21 June 2021
It hasn't been the easiest of times to get engaged and plan a wedding but that aside, things are on the up! With restrictions being lifted and venues opening, hen weekends are now set to go ahead... Here experience specialist Fizzbox.com, share their recommendations on the best hen weekend destinations for 2021
Posted: 26 May 2021
With many international travel restrictions still in place for the foreseeable future and group activity rules fairly unclear, many married couples to be remain unsure as to how best to celebrate their stag and hen dos. Well, Last Minute Cottages has an abundance of luxury properties available in the UK for large groups of stags and hens! In close proximity to many different attractions and amenities, such as public footpaths, rivers to row down and more importantly, pubs and town centres the properties online are perfect for a celebratory staycation to remember. Those looking for a pre-wedding celebration to remember need look no further than Last Minute Cottages for their dream staycation property.
Posted: 19 May 2021