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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UPDATE YOUR PHOTO BOOTH WITH THESE SASSY STYLING IDEAS!

UNIQUE PHOTO BOOTH STYLING IDEAS FOR A WEDDING BACHELORETTE OR HEN PARTY (27)

Happy Monday guys! Last week you will have seen that we launched a BRAND NEW range of Snapchat photo booth props in our shop! The popularity of our photo booth props has already exceeded our expectations and we are looking forward to creating many more for you in the future, but for now we wanted to share with you a super fun photo booth styling idea which we think would look perfect with our bridal shower props.

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HOW TO BOOK YOUR WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT LIKE A PRO!

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The summer of love is well and truly upon us! Wedding season is in full flow, which means many will have come to the end of their wedding planning journey, but with August being a popular month for engagements, for others the adventure will have only just begun. Couples will soon start booking dates, looking at venues and choosing photographers and once all that is in place it will be time to start thinking about entertainment, but where to start?

If you’re one of the people (like me) that don’t have a clue where to even begin looking for entertainment for your wedding, there’s a solution: The extremely useful, quick & easy entertainment platform that is Poptop, the site that allows you to book suppliers directly, choosing from a range of music entertainment. So without further ado here is our guide to booking your entertainment like a pro!

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Check Out the Entertainment on Offer!

At Poptop there really is something for everyone, live & world music bands, Tribute acts, Solo musicians, Magicians and ensembles. So lets say for example that you have no idea what type of entertainment you would like at your wedding? All you have to is browse the sites range of entertainment on hire and you will find a huge list of possibilities. It’s a great way to kick off your search and may even open your mind to entertainment ideas that you didn’t even know were possible!

If on the other hand, you know exactly what you are looking for, just type it into the search box choose your location and voila! You will be greeted with a very helpful list of suppliers in your area!

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The Ultimate DIY Wedding Venue Checklist Including a Free Printable List!

DIY Wedding Venue Check List

Photography by  (James & Lianne Wedding Photography (Full wedding here!)

For some the very thought of handcrafting their wedding will make their blood run cold, for others finding a venue that is a blank canvas on which to build their creativity would be a dream. However, if there’s one thing I would like to warn DIY couples against, then that would be thinking that arranging a handmade wedding is both easy and cheap. Deciding to hold and organise a homespun wedding comes with a whole new host of responsibilities and management.

Lets begin with the challenge of finding a venue that offers a blank canvas in the first place. Both myself and Jess have experienced just how difficult it is to find such a venue but, there are some great websites which  can help. Coco Wedding Venues usefully narrows down the search based on the type of venue and style that you are looking for, whilst Find Your Perfect Venue is particularly useful as you can base your search on venues that specialise in DIY weddings, as well as location and style. The most obvious choice of venue for this type of event tends to be yurts, marquees and barns but don’t be too disheartened if this isn’t what you are looking for, there are some great venues out there, you just need to do that extra bit of digging to find the perfect one.

Right now lets get down to nailing that perfect venue! Use this checklist to make sure you have absolutely everything covered when planning your DIY wedding.

What to ask your DIY Wedding Venue

Photography by  (James & Lianne Wedding Photography (Full wedding here!)

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♥ Do you have Liability Insurance?

♥ What will happen if my wedding is cancelled? Check the T’s & C’s!

♥  What time will you be setting up? I.e. Marquees, Tipis etc

♥ From what time will we have access?

♥ What are the noise restrictions in the area? 

♥ Do you have a generator?

♥ Are there enough power points for everything that will need to be plugged in i.e. PA System, Ipod etc

♥ Will there be adequate heating or air conditioning? You may need to provide extra heaters or even air conditioning units!

♥ What are the access restrictions? Some venues will be unsuitable for larger vehicles like coaches?

♥ Does the venue have disabled access if needed? Dont forget your less able guests! 

♥ What facilities are available, Car park, toilets etc. What facilities will not be available i.e. dance floor?

♥ Are we able to book outside suppliers? I.e. Bouncey Castle, Garden Games, ice cream vans?

♥ Who is responsible for lighting?

♥  Can we store decor, equipment etc in advance at the venue? Don’t forget you may need to take your own ladder as venues will not be able to provide you with these by law.

♥ Are there any items we are not permitted to use in the venue? I.e. Candles, screws, nails, glue, confetti, lanterns. 

♥  Who is responsible for clearing away decorations and rubbish? Will it need to be done that night? Who should we allocate to do this? Do we need to hire in a waste removal bin? Especially if you’re doing ‘take away’ food in the evening?

♥  Do you have tables or will we need to hire this? What size are they? How many?

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Photography by Sally T Photography (Full Wedding here!)

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