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 the North East from places like Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, Middlesbrough, Tyneside and Northumberland, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your North East Wedding magazine when contacting a hen and stag party organiser.
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
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
f your mam's absolutely petrified at the thought of being invited on your Ayia Napa hen then it's high time you organised a get-together for those that don't fancy a weekend to remember (or, in most cases, a weekend you probably won't remember). Step forward Darlington Hippodrome, who've just revealed a great line-up of shows for summer 2022 and beyond. Drama-buffs can enjoy laughs and thrills with a new stage adaptation of the comedy Boeing Boeing (Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th July), or see Susie Blake star as Miss Marple in The Mirror Crack'd (Tuesday 20th to Saturday 24th September).
Posted: 19 July 2022
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
Looking for an alternative hen or stag – or just somewhere different to start the party off? Head to Gateshead's NAMCO Funscape Metrocentre and enjoy all your favourite arcade games and amusements, plus bowling and plenty of deals on drinks. Start the fun off with a couple of games of bowling in your own VIP lanes and get those competitive juices flowing, then play the amusements, from classics to high tech video games. Plus, if you're feeling adventurous, there's even a Clip 'n' Climb facility and Angry Birds Adventure Golf to enjoy.
Posted: 14 July 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
In need of some epic plans for your hen/stag or sten do? Promising huge festival production and an even bigger atmosphere, LooseFest will be one of the largest music festivals ever to take place in the North of England and will be located on the city of Newcastle's famous Town Moor. Festival goers can expect a stream of talented artists including Mabel, who is set to take to the stage on Sunday 31st July, Joel Corry who will join the Saturday 30th July headliner Black Eyed Peas, Patrick Topping, Paul Woolford, Disciples, Flip n Fill, Clean Bandit and Tinchy Stryder, at what is expected to be a major event on the UK music calendar this summer.
Posted: 31 May 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
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
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