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Hen & Stag Parties to celebrate your upcoming Wedding

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One of the most traditionally planned events leading up to a wedding celebration will be Hen & Stag nights. When you have a wedding planned for the near future, you will usually want to have one last party or outing with your friends as a way to signify your last night of 'freedom' as a single person. Usually held a week before or the night before the actual day of the wedding, there have arisen many new ways to celebrate such a rite of passage.

For the ladies this is often called a hen party, hen night or bachelorette party. This is an event that can vary widely depending on the tastes of the bride to be. Some women will enjoy spending a day shopping with their friends followed by a dinner together, while others will want to go out on the town for a girls night to enjoy a few drinks. Originally held as a way to honour the bride, it goes without saying that while the types of outings might have changed, the thought still remains the same.

Another option for the ladies is to endulge in a pamper party. This arrangement can take place at home or at the provider's venue. You will be thoroughly spoilt as you experience such pampering as relaxing in a bubly hot tub, receiving beauty therapy and holistic treatments, and even having your own cocktail bar and waiter. This type of hen party is often a less expensive way of celebrating the bride-to-be's last moments as a single lady, when compared to a night out on the town. Also, the ladies present at the pamper party will usually be thankful for waking on the day of the wedding without a hangover or any embarrassing memories.

For the guys there are often bachelor parties, stag night or stag parties. An event usually thrown by the best man or the other guys in the wedding party, this is a night out where guys can simply be guys. Hitting a club, bar or even a concert are all some of the trendiest options in stag parties today. Because there are so many options to choose from, you just need to be careful that you are not trying to pack too much all into one night. After all, if your wedding is the next day, you want to make sure that you allow yourself enough time to recuperate and be ready to go when it is time to say I do.

Hen & Stag parties have certainly come quite a long way over the years. Today, some brides will even get very involved in the planning of their own night out. If the guys or girls will be going out on the town, it is often quite common to enlist the driving services of a party bus or a stretch limousine in order to get everyone safely to their destinations.

You can let your imagination run wild if you are the person in charge of planning Hen & Stag nights. However, you never want to set anything in motion that might have unsavoury consequences for anyone who might be in attendance. Keep everyone's need for a good time in mind and be mindful that anyone who is a participant in the wedding will have to be ready by a certain time the next day.

Planning Hen & Stag events can be a great way to put your stamp on things and show the bride and/or groom how much you care. When the guys set out for stag night, think of having personalised flasks or mugs as a great party favour for the night. When it comes to a ladies night, commemorate the event with engraved charm bracelets or even cocktail glasses adorned with gems and the colours of the wedding party. The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to putting together great Hen & Stag parties.