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Things to Consider When Selecting a Wedding Venue

Things to Consider When Selecting a Wedding Venue

March 3 2020
The early stages of planning a wedding can feel like a delicate balancing act sometimes, and each decision seems to depend on the outcome of a different decision…and the pressure to confirm SOMETHING so that you can give definite answers to other people can be crushing at times. 
7 Photos With Your Bridesmaids That You Absolutely Need

7 Photos With Your Bridesmaids That You Absolutely Need

February 12 2020

Once you’ve booked your wedding photographer, it’s time to start thinking about photos you absolutely want them to capture. Many of these are pretty standard - bride/groom with their parents, bridal party, friendship groups - but what about photos of you getting ready with your squad? Usually photos of this time are left to the photographer’s discretion, but we’ve come up with seven photos that we think are must haves to capture the excitement of the morning!

Our Vision for 2020

Our Vision for 2020

January 15 2020

Happy New Year! With the dawning of a new year, comes the inevitable trend spotting articles - and whilst there’s literally dozens of these for wedding style, we thought we’d take a look at what we think the big trends in Hen Parties will be - check back in a year to see how we fared!

How to Nail your Bride Speech

How to Nail your Bride Speech

December 5 2019
Happily, more women than ever are grabbing the mic at weddings. Bride speeches are a great way of thanking everyone, but don’t miss out on getting some big laughs, too!
Festive Winter Cocktails

Festive Winter Cocktails

November 27 2019

Our hearts will always belong to a chilled glass of something sparkling, but as the nights draw in, the allure of a frosty drink is diminished…and there’s only so much tea we can drink before wanting something a little more interesting.

Bridesmaid Proposal and Christmas Gifts

Bridesmaid Proposal and Christmas Gifts

November 27 2019

Christmas is just around the corner, and we think this mini gift guide is one of the most useful out there - we’re giving you gift ideas that will also tick off tasks on your wedmin list and help you propose to your bridal party at the same time!

Is it okay to plan your own Hen Party?

Is it okay to plan your own Hen Party?

November 10 2019
When it comes to matrimonial traditions, one that’s up there is that the bride hands over all Hen Party planning duties to her Maid of Honour and Bridesmaids…and turns up on the appointed day, ready to join in with whatever is thrown at her - sometimes literally!
Hen Party Drink Accessories

Hen Party Drink Accessories

October 16 2019
We’ve not done a proper scientific study, but we reckon that around 99.7% of all hen parties involve at least one alcoholic beverage at some point - and whether we’re talking sharing a fishbowl at happy hour with your bride tribe or sipping delicate cocktails from a vintage tea cup over afternoon tea, we’ve rounded up the best accessories to go along with your tipple.
Planning A Hen Party for the Reluctant Bride

Planning A Hen Party for the Reluctant Bride

September 30 2019

So, your best friend has announced she’s engaged, and asked you to be her maid of honour. You accept without hesitation, and start babbling about how excited you are to plan the hen party, does she want to go away, or does she fancy a lovely cosy cottage weekend, or maybe you could do a pub crawl, and then she interrupts you.

“I don’t think I want a hen party actually.”

9 Gift Ideas for the Mother of the Groom

9 Gift Ideas for the Mother of the Groom

September 16 2019
Is there a relationship more maligned in pop culture than that of the mother in law and her son’s new wife? Here at Team Hen, we don’t think this is fair or accurate, and want to celebrate all the new relationships that come with a wedding - and so we’ve had a poke round the internet to find some of the loveliest gifts for the mother of your beloved. 
How to Nail your Maid  of Honour Speech

How to Nail your Maid of Honour Speech

September 11 2019
You’ve been there for her since the start of all this wedding stuff (remember designing each other’s dresses on your fashion wheel when you were nine?). You’ve been vocal about everything from trout canapés to tea lights and tiaras over the last six months so why sit back and let the blokes have the last word?
5 Bridesmaid Proposal Ideas

5 Bridesmaid Proposal Ideas

September 3 2019
So you’ve made the big decision to get married and you have even thought about who you want by your side when you finally say ‘I do’, but how do you propose to your bridesmaids?  We have a few ideas in store to get you started!
Wedding Traditions Explained

Wedding Traditions Explained

August 21 2019
We’re all familiar with the typical wedding traditions; the bride must wear white; how you mustn’t, under any circumstances, see the groom the night before the wedding and the fact that the we exchange rings to symbolise the matrimony. But there do these traditions come from? And why are we still following them, especially in the 21st century where we seem to be breaking tradition in any way, shape or form that we can.
9 Gift Ideas for the Bride to Be

9 Gift Ideas for the Bride to Be

August 7 2019
So your bestie is a Bride To Be! As well as being over the moon for her, you want to give her something special, something unique…. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are just a few unique gift ideas for a special Bride To Be!
Planning a Hen Party Abroad

Planning a Hen Party Abroad

July 23 2019
Us Brits are forever seeking a little bit of sun in our lives and what better excuse to go abroad than for a hen party. We’re lucky enough to have planned our fair share of hen parties outside of the UK so here’s our top tips for planning your hen party holiday that everyone will be remembering for years to come.
Bottomless Bridal Shower Brunch

Bottomless Bridal Shower Brunch

June 21 2019
There are few things in life that’s better than a bottomless brunch surrounded by your favourite gal pals, so what better way to celebrate your upcoming nuptials than with a boozy bridal shower brunch in the nation’s capital. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite hotspots around London with unlimited food and drink options for you to sink your teeth into.
TIE THE KNOT with Ted Baker

TIE THE KNOT with Ted Baker

June 4 2019

As wedding season is upon us the high street becomes a hive of bridal fashion and accessories that you must have for your big day!

We know that every bride has a different budget, and although some are willing to splurge on their once in a lifetime wedding gown, others like to save a few pennies, and browse at what the high street has to offer.

High street brands offer high fashion at affordable prices, so why not shop have a gander at finding your perfect wedding dress?

Alternative Wedding Bouquets

Alternative Wedding Bouquets

May 27 2019
Here at Team Hen, we’re all about ditching old wedding trends in favour of something, quirky, non-traditional and a little bit more modern. Something that’s piqued our interest recently are some bride’s unique takes on their wedding bouquets.
Man of Honour

Man of Honour

May 15 2019
Many of us gals have a good friend who is male and who’s to say that only the groom can have his favourite lads stood beside him on his big day. Mixed bridal parties are becoming increasingly popular and frankly, here at Team Hen, we’re a little bit surprised that having a man of honour isn’t a trend that has taken off sooner.
Game of Thrones Inspired Weddings

Game of Thrones Inspired Weddings

May 9 2019
So the moon of your life has bent the knee, that means celebrations and ceremonies. Here are some easy ways to add a touch of Westeros to your wedding.
Maid of Honour Manual

Maid of Honour Manual

May 2 2019
Your role is to help reduce the stress placed on the Bride and help with all the wedding preparations in the lead up to the big day! Although some may be anxious to take on such a significant role, here are some tips so that you can be the best Maid of Honour.
5 Beautiful Wedding Day Trainer Ideas

5 Beautiful Wedding Day Trainer Ideas

April 25 2019
Beautiful dress, elegant hair, but nobody wants the burning pain of a blister taking over your big day!  There is no rule book for brides that states you must wear stilettos, so why not branch out and feast your eyes on these beautiful bridal trainers! Who says comfortable can’t be classy!
First Time Bridesmaid

First Time Bridesmaid

April 16 2019

One of the most incredible feelings in the world is being asked by your bestie to be a bridesmaid at their wedding. You feel honoured, overwhelmed and will probably break out the waterworks when they ask.

However, if it’s your first time ever being a bridesmaid you may be wondering what to expect. 

Microweddings: The Growing Trend

Microweddings: The Growing Trend

April 2 2019
We’ve seen our fair share of wedding trends over the years, from poufy Princess Di style dresses to disposable cameras gracing the tables at every noughties wedding we attended. One wedding trend that’s captured our attention in 2019 is, of course the microwedding.
Nail Art Trends

Nail Art Trends

September 25 2018

Nail Art is a huge trend right now, so we've rounded up our favourite nail looks.

After much celebrity stalking and Pinterest pinning we have discovered you don’t necessarily need to sit for hours, getting cramp in your fingers to achieve your #nailgoals.

We’re all guilty of being indecisive in the salon. So, if you easily get bored after a day or two and love to have your nails match every outfit, bespoke press on nails are perfect solution.

Hen Party Afternoon Tea

Hen Party Afternoon Tea

August 15 2018

Afternoon tea is a perfect opportunity to give the bride-to-be a sophisticated Hen party that oozes class.

We’ve got 5 reasons why a Tea Party is the perfect activity, along with some venue/host inspiration to help the planning process.

Daring Hen Party Activity Ideas

Daring Hen Party Activity Ideas

April 12 2018
For years, Hen Parties have followed the same basic structure – don’t get us wrong, it’s been the same for years because it works, but what if your Bride is less about cocktails and a LBD, and more about circus skills, jet-skis and escaping from locked rooms?
Crafty Hen Party Activities

Crafty Hen Party Activities

March 17 2018

For those who love DIY challenges, Hobby craft hauls and hours obsessing over Pinterest… we have the best craft Hen party inspo for you all in one place.

The beauty of the following suggestions is the lack of planning they require from you (as the maid of honour, bride or hen). Simply pick a day when all guests are available.

Hen Party Theme: 90s Pool Party

Hen Party Theme: 90s Pool Party

February 19 2018
Here is our ultimate guide on how to nail a pool party themed bachelorette. Follow this and your day will go swimmingly (we can’t resist a pun)!
Eyeshadow Makeup Trends | Beauty Trends 2018

Eyeshadow Makeup Trends | Beauty Trends 2018

February 12 2018
Eyeshadow Palettes you need in 2018! If you're anything like us, you're an absolute sucker for a ...
Hen Party Cocktails

Hen Party Cocktails

February 11 2018
Whether you plan on getting black out drunk or just fancy trying a new tipple we have the most colourful, fun and boozy hen party cocktail recipes for your party! Here are our current favourites…
How To Plan A Hen Party

How To Plan A Hen Party

February 4 2018
So, you’ve squealed over the ring, sobbed as your bestie asked you to be her maid of honour, tactfully steered her towards a bridesmaid dress that makes you look smoking hot, and helped her figure out a seating plan that will prevent WW3 breaking out over the soufflé.
Hen Party Hangover Remedies

Hen Party Hangover Remedies

February 1 2018
No one wants to be a spoil sport on a night out by not drinking, so we’ve compiled a list of weird and wonderful hangover cures for your bride squad. FYI most of which we have desperately tried at some point…
Team Bride Collection | Rose Gold Hen Party Accessories

Team Bride Collection | Rose Gold Hen Party Accessories

January 29 2018
The Team Bride Collection As bride you are the star of the show, on your wedding day and at your ...
The Fashion Edit | Bridal Style

The Fashion Edit | Bridal Style

January 17 2018
As the bride you want all eyes on you, not just on your wedding day but also for your Hen Do. Of course you may revolve your outfit around the party theme or location, however we have narrowed down our top 5 bride fashion trends.