A Starter Guide To Hen Night Essentials

January 31st, 2017

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Hen parties have become a huge industry over the last few decades, to the point where a lot of holiday operators lay on special trips. Ask any Dubliner trying to have a quick pint in Temple Bar of a weekend. Between the stags on one side of a bar and the hens on the other, it can seem like all the world is having a last night of freedom.

 

While there are more ways than ever before of doing a Hen, there are some traditions that remain. Staples of the occasion, which it would be a shame if we were ever to lose. So you can take the occasion to Dublin, Amsterdam or Tallinn, wherever you want. But it’s important to keep a place for the classics – those fun hen night accessories that make the occasion truly authentic!

 

It Begins With Headwear

Let’s be honest, here. The chances that you will end the night wearing the same thing you put on your head to start it are no better than even. Nonetheless, a hen night would not be right and proper without them. If you want to stay a bit classy, then a crown or a tiara is appropriate (as long as the bride-to-be has the biggest headgear).

 

If you’re thinking a little more riotous, then there is a wide world of hen-night headwear out there for you. Devil horns and halos are de rigueur on such a night. Job-themed hats also work- but just be advised, taking a hat from a police officer “for authenticity” is still illegal.

 

Inflatables: Not Just For Swimming!

The first rule of Hen Night Club is that nothing is too cliched. If you have to ask yourself if something is, you’re doing it wrong. If you sit telling yourself that the whole thing looks like something from a TV show, then it’s an excellent hen night. And yes, inflatables are part of that.

 

Now, let’s be honest, some inflatables can be quite rude, and this is why you keep hen night photos and wedding photos in separate albums. But classier ones like rings and crowns are acceptable. They may not look as stunning as the diamond engagement ring the hen is wearing. They probably shouldn’t; no one should be upstaging her on this of all nights.

 

Always Read The Signs

It is essential, if you want a hen night that lives up to the grand traditions, to have a few signs that leave nobody in any doubt that this is a hen party. It may not be an actual law, but people do frown on any bride-to-be who is not wearing an “L” plate on her back.

 

Also popular are customized T-shirts which can say pretty much what you want them to. It is considered reasonable to have a personalized one for each member of the party – nicknames rather than real, ideally. And while uniformity is part of the fun, the bride’s should be special. A popular way to go is to style them like football shirts – in which case, hers should always be the number one. Because she is!

 

Socially Responsible Couture

January 31st, 2017

Who says socially responsible couture can’t be chic? As an avid supporter of animal rights and environmental issues, Rime Arodaky does not use any animal skins or products (including, but not limited to, wool, feathers, fur, silk or leather) in the making of her creations. Taking it one step further, the brand will only work with suppliers and partners who share their same vision of a cruelty-free business model. Enjoy this amazing collection.

Mount Vernon Country Club

January 28th, 2017

 

Nestled in the foothills of Golden, CO, just south of picturesque Tabletop Mountain and a mere 20 minutes from downtown Denver, everything you had hoped for in a unique venue space awaits you at Mount Vernon Country Club!

Mount Vernon Country Club’s panoramic rooms all feature beautiful vistas of mountains, canyon and Denver’s city lights. Large outdoor decks provide a spectacular setting along with ample indoor space for your ceremony and reception.

The Club provides multiple options for wedding ceremonies and receptions, engagement dinners, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners, with six unique spaces available for hosting functions of up to 220 guests.

In-house event planning is inclusive in the rental pricing and Mount Vernon Country Club’s staff is equipped to arrange custom tailored menus, audio-visual equipment, entertainment and décor to ensure the event of your dreams. Your guests are sure to be impressed by this unforgettable location.

Named for its close proximity to Mount Vernon Canyon, Mount Vernon Country Club opened in 1923 and is one of the oldest private clubs in the Denver area. Featuring rolling, green pastures instead of a golf course on the grounds, and luxury with a nod to Colorado’s rustic, natural ambience in the club house, Mount Vernon Country Club has long been pleased to offer its event facilities to non-members to celebrate all of life’s occasions.

 

 

Check out what some of Mount Vernon Country Club’s brides and grooms have to say!

We’ll leave you with a few tips for planning your wedding in Colorado:

1) Colorado is famous for its bright, sunny days, boasting an average of 300 sunny days each year, meaning… There is no bad time of year to plan your wedding in this breathtakingly beautiful state!

2) Wear sunscreen. Not only are there more days of sunshine in Colorado, the sun is also stronger as you are at a higher elevation. UV exposure increases between 4% and 10% for every 1,000 feet above sea level. Denver is situated at 5,280 feet and the Rocky Mountains soar as high as 14,000 feet.

3) While we’re talking heights… Being at a higher elevation puts wedding guests at risk for altitude sickness. The best way to prevent this and ensure your guests have the time of their lives is to drink lots of water, both before traveling to the Denver area, and while you are there. Experts recommend that you drink twice as much water in Colorado than at sea level.

 

 

Need more information about Mount Vernon Country Club? Visit www.mountvernoncc.com or call 303-526-0616.

Cute Ways To Personalize Your Big Day

January 26th, 2017

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Your special day is so personal to you and your future spouse, it’s great to be able to reflect that in the events of the day itself. Keeping everything intimate and personalized to you both, you make the guests feel as though they’re being let in on a beautiful, romantic secret, and it can make for a truly unique and stunning wedding. Here are some cute ideas for creating a wedding very personal to you and your betrothed.

 

Involve the things you both love

If you both love football, use the colors of your team as your wedding theme. If you’re both into sailing or fishing, a naval or maritime-themed wedding would be perfect. If you love cycling or horse riding, turn on by bike or on horseback. Using things which are personal to you both can add a really romantic edge to the day, but also result in something truly unique.

 

Monogram everything

Anything you can put your monogrammed initials on, get them on there. It’s a really sweet way of keeping your names intertwined, and personalizing everything. Why not buy wedding napkins with your initials monogrammed on? And keep that theme running throughout everything, from the invitations, to the favors and the thank you cards.

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Put a Polaroid camera on each table

You’ll want to be able to look back at the amazing day you had with fondness, but also reminisce over the fun your loved ones had on your special day. A photo booth or Polaroid cameras allow your guests to record memories throughout the evening and take candid photos of you, which makes for a really personal memento in years to come.

 

Serve wines from the year you met

If you’re planning on serving wine to your guests, why not choose a wine you both love from the year you both met? If you’re feeling particularly flush, wines from your birth years can also be really cute, but slightly pricier.

 

Get your pet involved

Who doesn’t want their favorite furry friend to get involved on the biggest day of their life? And is there anything cuter than a pup in a tux? If you trust your pet to be well behaved, they would make a great ring bearer or flower girl, and a truly unique addition to your day.

 

Honor your heritage

If you’re Irish, why not serve Guinness, get all the men in kilts, and learn a jig for your first dance? Or if you’re of Japanese heritage, why not carry orchids down the aisle and serve sushi to the guests? Honoring the heritage of you and your future spouse is a great way of personalizing your wedding day, but also paying homage to your history. You could even have readings in your native tongue, or a band in the traditional style. It all adds a different edge to your special day, too, which makes it really memorable and exciting for guests.

 

Personalizing your wedding day is all about bringing in aspects of things which are important to you and your future spouse. It’s about incorporating your heritage, the history of your relationship, and everything you love into your big day.

 

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