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Groom – To Do List.

If there were two things that the groom-to-be or men in general would complain about when it comes to weddings, is that 1) it’s bloody expensive (excuse my language but it’s true in about 90% of weddings) and 2) it’s a ‘girl’ thing. These poor men who have to listen to their wives-to-be talk incessantly about the colour of their flowers or not finding the right fabric for the bridesmaid dresses or in plain English, just having a Bridezilla moment. All they want to do is go to the pub and have a few pints with the boys or hole up at home and play their anti-social videogames. In order to save you the stress and to get the men more involved in the whole wedding planning process, send him the to-do list (items such as venue picking and guest lists should be done by the two of you, together). It’s the ‘manly’ tasks so he can’t moan about it now can he? After all, weddings are about a couple so it’s only fair that he does some of the work.

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The World’s Most Unusual Hen Nights and Stag Dos.

Happy Women’s Day pretty ladies! If you’re having a hen night (or bachelorette party for the American folks), have you thought about what you want to do or are you happy leaving the task to your bridesmaids? To give you a glimpse into how the celebs do it, our guest blogger at Polestars, has rounded up some pretty funny and unconventional parties.


“The boundaries of what is possible for your hen party are almost non-existent; the world is your oyster, and you can do whatever you want on your special night (or day!). As way of inspiration, here are some of the most fun and unusual hen party and stag do ideas we’ve heard of here.

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Making a profit
Ever seen “Real Housewives of Orange County”? No, neither have most other people. But that didn’t stop TV star Tamra Barney from charging $100 a ticket for 200 members of the public to witness to her bachelorette party in a U.S. bar.

Barney’s big event was a relatively tame three-hour cocktail party on a Wednesday evening, at her local watering hole. With speciality drinks, Mediterranean tapas, and gift bags for guests, it was classy- and quiet.

Combining a public appearance with a personal celebration might not be possible for us non-famous ‘civilians’ out there, but it could serve as inspiration as a way to combine raising money for your favourite charity or honeymoon fund!


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Going Double

When Sir Eton John married fiancé David Furnish, they opted for a joint stag do the night before the wedding, so that they could party as a two and start as they meant to go on.

With celeb friends like Liz Hurley, Orlando Bloom and Sir Ian McKellen close to both men, it meant that nobody had to pick who to celebrate with- it was just a big old love-in at one of London’s trendiest Cabaret clubs. (Partying together also meant they could enjoy the naked waiters together, too…)

Surprisingly for one of the wealthiest couples around, the duo saved a bit of cash for their wedding by serving sparkling wine over champagne, and having their (albeit very famous) friends perform for them for free. Even the stripper was a boy band member!


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Wearing a nappy

Apparently, at Hollywood star Jimmy Stewart’s bachelor bash, way back in 1949, guests were paid to call him ‘daddy’ all night. Even more bizarrely, the guy who played the munchkin in Wizard of Oz, Jerry Maren, put on a baby costume and was supposed to pee on the guest of honour.

It’s not what you’d call a conventional stag party, but at least Stewart’s attitude goes to show that no matter how crazy your demands, anything goes…


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Being the flyest kid on the block

Nobody will ever out-rank Kate Moss in the cool stakes, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a few tips from her hen weekend.

Before wedding Jamie Hinch, Moss took a group of gal pals to a music festival VIP-style, holing up in a nearby posh hotel, running amok on fairground rides, and getting about in giant pink Hummers.

And even though her uber-awesome guest list featured some of the best-known names in fashion, proceedings were pretty much as you’d expect for any hen party. Lots of drinking, lots of laughing- and what happened at the hen party STAYED in the hen party!



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As a last dying wish

Finally, for some a hen party will always remain a dream. For 21-year old Sarah Knight, a hen party is something she knows she’ll never have- because she is dying of terminal cancer. But, in an inspiring show of positivity and bravery, Sarah declared she didn’t need to be getting married in order to get a full hen party experience. As part of her “Bucket List” she threw herself a pretend hen party at her local pub.

On hearing of her party, the Duchess of York sent through a generous hamper of goodies to help get the mood set- including feather boas, cocktail makers and ‘L’-plates.

How lovely is that?!


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Come to Terms with the Men’s Suits.

We often talk about the various dress designs for the bride and her girlfriends; the empire line, the princess, the sweetheart or the A-line but let us not forget about the boys. If you want the entire bridal party to look the part or that they’ve stepped out of an editorial magazine (don’t we all wish we could look like a super), then you better get to grips with the various suit terms. Just because most men don’t discuss fashion doesn’t mean they don’t have style. My pick is always going to be the English cut with its slim fit and makes any man look like the quintessential English gentlemen. What’s yours?


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Choosing the Perfect Wedding Rings.

Happy Monday! How many times have you flipped through a magazine or walked past a billboard that advertises the all important engagement ring and all you hear from brides is how many carats their diamond ring is? What about the wedding band that symbolises the union between husband and wife? Don’t put that on the back burner and leave it to the lastminute. Today, we have Kate Rivera from Wedding Rings Direct, the UK manufacturer and online retailer of wedding and engagement rings, to provide you with some tips on choosing the perfect rings.


“A wedding ring is a metal band worn to indicate the wearer is married and represents never ending love. These will be the first gift you give to each other as husband and wife. The rings will be worn by both of you for the rest of your lives; therefore it is essential you choose rings you both love. Deciding on your wedding rings may seem like a fairly simple task; however with so much choice out there, finding those perfect rings can soon turn into a daunting task.

So, where do you begin?

Firstly, decide on the material you would like your rings made from. Popular metals include gold, silver, white gold, platinum and titanium, and with some of these metals being stronger than others, it is best to choose a ring that will match your lifestyle. It can be a good idea for the bride to pick a ring made from the same metal to her engagement ring as some metals can corrode others. You can also have rings made of more than one metal and it is important to consider the style of your engagement ring as some may require a shaped wedding ring for the rings to fit nicely together.

Wedding Ring Shapes & Designs

Wedding rings are available in a vast array of different profiles; such as D-shape, court, flat court, flat halo and double comfort. On top of that, there are also many styles such as decorative, diamond set rings and Celtic rings.

Plain vs. Diamond

Most people decide on plain wedding rings; however there are also some beautiful diamond set ones available. You can choose to have just one diamond set on your ring or several, as well as choosing different diamond sizes and shapes to choose from, including round, princess, cushion, oval and pear.

Now that you have chosen your perfect wedding rings, why not add that special touch with a personal message engraved onto your rings to remember your big day?”


Wedding Rings Direct is a manufacturer and retailer of wedding and engagement rings in the UK, offering an online ‘Build Your Own’ bespoke service.

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Meshing Your Name.

Are you one of those ladies who are pro women’s rights and wouldn’t give up your family name even after you’ve become a Mrs.? Is your husband secretly sulking that you don’t love him enough for not taking up your married name? If you are, and you don’t like the idea of a double-barrelled name (to be honest, it’s a little pretentious), you may want to give meshing a thought to keep everyone happy. That is, fusing your maiden and married name together (through Deed Poll) as a symbol of unity whilst maintaining your previous identity. Even the celebs are in on this trend so when TV presenter Dawn Porter, who’s married to comedian Chris O’Dowd (think the cute cop in Bridesmaids) changed her name, she decided on O’Porter. What’s yours?


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Embrace Movember: Have a Moustache-y Wedding.

There’s only one month in the whole year that men can get away with growing a moustache without looking like a bit of a creep, all for a good cause. Embrace this Movember by incorporating moustache elements into your wedding, be it with the invitations or even letting your man wear a moustache…cufflink that is. Even if your wedding isn’t during the month of November, there’s no stopping you from having some fun with the facial hair trend. Just look at the number of moustache props used in wedding photos and you’ll see it’s never to late to jump on the stache wagon.

p.s. Keep a lookout for free moustache printables throughout the rest of the month!

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Guide to How a Suit Should Fit.

I’ve got something for the boys today so they don’t feel left out and start sulking that you ladies get all the attention. If you want him to look suitably dashing (I couldn’t help with the pun), follow Primer Magazine’s visual guide to how his suit should fit. Over-sized jackets are a no-no unless he foresees to gain 20 pounds in the run up to the big day, nor are baggy pants because that just screams scruffy. Now with this guide in hand, he’s got no excuse to look anything other than a perfect gentleman.


Suit Fitting (Primer Magazine)

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Delegation is the Key.