THROW THE ULTIMATE BRIDAL SHOWER WITH THESE FUN ACCESSORIES

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If you’ve been put in charge of planning your besties hen party or bridal shower, you’re more than likely feeling the pressure to throw the bride the ultimate send off. As MOH or bridesmaid it’s up to you plan everything from the location and guest list, to the activities and favours, which can seem a little daunting at first, but that’s where we can help.

Hen parties and bridal showers have become majorly popular on Bespoke Bride over the past year or so, with hen party DIY’s being one of the most requested tutorials in our recent survey.

Whilst lots more hen party ideas are in the pipeline, we already have a ton of ideas for you to check out, so we raided our archives to create a roundup of 15 of our most popular hen party accessories, that your gal pal is sure to love!

1. Hen Party Games: Games are a great way to get the party started, from ‘The Groom Said What?’ to ‘Porn or Polish’ this pack of 6 fun games will have your guests giggling away in no time. To get you started we are even giving away one free game that you can download and print here.

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2. Kisses For the Future Mrs Guestbook: Create a guestbook for a personal touch. Get out your favourite lippy and pucker up, so that the future Mrs has something to hold on to for years to come. Download your free print here.

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3. Beyonce Lyric Stickers: Drink your cocktails in style with these Beyonce quote glasses. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a crafter and would like to make your own you can find our easy to follow tutorial here.

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4. Slogan Swimsuits: If you’re hen party is taking place in sunnier climes, don’t forget to pack your swimsuits. These personalised swimming costumes are super simple to make using our iron on letters or if you want to make the letters yourself, click here for the full tutorial.

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7 FUN THINGS TO DO IN CAPE VERDE IF RELAXING ISN’T YOUR THING!

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I love a relaxing holiday. I used to like to be a bit more adventurous on my travels but these past few years have felt so hectic that I’ve been desperate to to go somewhere where I could just sit back, relax and switch off from all the madness. However that’s not exactly Mr T’s cup of tea, which is why I was so stunned when he announced he had booked us a surprise trip to celebrate my 30th birthday where we could just relax.

In the weeks leading up to the trip I was drip fed small hints about where we would be going, things like it was going to be windy so I would need some sort of cover but it would average 30 degrees in the day, that our destination wasn’t an island but it was in the middle of nowhere and the final one which really stumped me; that it was a country neither of us had been too?

By the time we were due to leave I was dying to know where we were going, packing had been a bit of a nightmare, but I couldn’t wait to get to that airport to find out where I would be spending my 30th. At first I thought I would find out at check-in but can you believe there was no destination on the screen, just the tour operator. I saw a sly grin appear on Mr T’s face when he realised he could keep me hanging on just that little bit longer. In fact it wasn’t until we were on the flight and the pilot made his announcement did I find out that we were going to be spending a week in Cape Verde and OMG was I excited. A whole week of doing nothing but sunning myself, reading and listing podcasts – paradise!

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Let me start by telling you how beautiful Cape Verde is! The most gloriously blue sea surrounds a dramatic landscape of sandy deserts and rocky mountains, at times I wondered whether we had accidentally landed on Mars as it could easily have been the set for a Star Wars film. Made up of 10 islands, we stayed at the Hotel Riu Touareg on Boa Vista. The hotel was by far one of the most unusual I had ever seen as it looked like a giant sandcastle from the air. With its own private beach, 2 swimming pools, a spa, 5 restaurants and loads of bars it has everything you need to make sure you stay is super relaxing.

And relaxing it was for the first few days until I had read both my books, (I read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult if your interested?) and listened to all the Sophia Amuruso podcasts that I had downloaded. So by day 4 I had to do something else. At first we weren’t sure we were going to be able to find an awful lot to do, turns out one of Mr T’s hints that had turned out to be true was that we were indeed in the middle of nowhere.

Well it turned out this holiday was going to be full of surprises as we soon discovered there was a whole world of fun things to do beyond those hotel walls some of which we managed to fit in during our stay and others I will be sure to do when we go back. So if like us your looking for some adventure on your relaxing holiday here are 7 fun activities to try.

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‘APPY’ HONEYMOON: 11 APPS THAT WILL HELP YOU PLAN YOUR HONEYMOON LIKE A BOSS!

11 Honeymoon Apps to help you plan

So you’ve finally got the wedding arranged and it’s time to concentrate on a well deserved break. Your honeymoon is the perfect time to relax and unwind after months of planning, so take the stress out of organizing your getaway with our favourite must have apps. From funding your dream honeymoon to discovering the perfect destination, flights and even packing, we have found the best apps for you.

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1. Honeyfund Wedding Registry: You’re ready to start planning your honeymoon, but you could do with some cash first? Turn to the Honeyfund wedding registry, the first app to allow you to create a honeymoon registry so that your weddings guests can contribute cash donations instead of gifts, to help you plan the trip of your dreams.

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2. TripIt: The key to a well planned trip is organisation and that is exactly what TripIt can help you with. This handy app keeps all your travel details in one place, so if you have been known to lose important information such as flight numbers and times, save yourself the worry and store all your details to TripIt. All you have to do is forward all your travel confirmation emails and the app creates a detailed daily itinerary tailored to you.

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3. TripAdvisor: TripAdvisor is one the most well recognised review sites and is used by members all over the world. Join millions of others to read reviews, see pictures and maps of your chosen hotel, restaurant and activities. Free and easy to use!

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4. Airbnb: Need a place to stay? Airbnb is one of my favourite apps whether your looking for studio flat overlooking a beach or a cozy cabin in the hills, Airbnb quite literally opens the door to the world’s most interesting places to stay. With over 600,000 listings in more than 34,000 cities, Airbnb connects you with the experience that’s right for you. Message hosts and guests, gush over your itinerary, explore fairytale destinations, and add unforgettable digs to your Wish List. Make that penthouse, yurt, or treehouse your next home…or open up your own space to travelers.

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5. Viator: We are always looking for things to do on our holidays which is where Viator comes in handy. Discover the worlds coolest tours and activities from the palm of your hand. For explorers like me, Viator offers extrememly popular Skip the Line passes to iconic attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and Empire State building as well as VIP excursions to other popular locations such as the Sistine Chapel. Now you will have so many more places to add to your bucket list!

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6. Minube: Forget Pinterest and check the newest inspiration app for travelers. Minube is the world’s most complete and useful travel app allowing users to discover their next travel destination by reading reviews and tips from other travellers, as well creating travel albums for a wonderful keepsake of your trip.

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7. Kamino: If you like to get out and about on foot like I do, this is the app for you. The Kamino app offers the best way to get know your destination through walking tours that have been created by locals and travel experts. So get out your walking shoes and take Kamino on  your next adventure.

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TURN A TRADITIONAL BRIDAL SHOWER ON ITS HEAD WITH THESE FUN & FUNKY IDEAS

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When I think of a bridal shower I often think of it as a rather muted affair, the decor is traditionally white and the guests sip tea whilst delicately nibbling at their sandwiches as the bride is showered with gifts. So you can imagine how much we love a bridal shower that turns that vision on its head and that is the very reason I am so excited to share today’s shoot with you. With it’s raw bohemian vibe, neutral tones and splashes of vibrant colour it is all you could want for a fun and modern bridal shower.

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