Hen party series ~ Dressing up the bride

Over the past couple of months, I’ve been running a series of articles on hen parties – and today is actually the hen party of one of my fab fairy-friends! Obviously, I’ve made her a bridal tutu for her big night out, which I’m sharing with you below and I’m also discussing the tradition of dressing up the bride and sharing some of my favourite outfits. 

We all know that the purpose of dressing up on a stag do is to humiliate the groom; putting him in a tacky nickname t-shirt, a hotpants/tutu combo and handcuff him to an inflatable sheep (or worse!). However, with hen parties, the purpose of the fancy dress element is not to make the bride look at her worst, but to make her stand out as the ‘queen’ of the party – mainly so that male strippers can target her and amorous men can buy her drinks all night. All you hens might choose to dress the same for the party, but the bride will definitely stand out.

One of the easiest ways to make your bride the centre of attention is to dress her in white, but if you don’t want to go for the cheesy L-plate accessories, a good option is a mini-version of a bridal outfit – a classy veil, cheeky garter and pretty petticoat are all you need to make her into a bride-in-training. Here are some of the bridal tutus that I’ve made recently at Tutus,Wings & Pretty Things, all of which can be customised with ribbons or colours to coordinate with the hens or party theme:

Over the past few weeks I’ve been happy to be able to bring you some top-tips from lots of my fellow bloggers. Ellen previously shared her article on personalising a hen party and Claire from LaceyinPlaces blog has been sharing her tips for creating the perfect vintage hen do. I’ve discussed glamourous 50s and his ‘n’ hers party themes and over the coming weeks there’ll be craft tutorials, ideas for games, budget planning and costume sewing tips from Kat. 

Hen party series articles


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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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