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Friday 9th October 2015  GMT

Hen Party ideas for the bride to be

Photographer Trevor YerburyDoes the bride to be need an excuse to have a party? In most cases the answer is clearly no – after all this is a golden opportunity to say goodbye to singlehood!

Planning is vital and all part of the fun, who will I invite and where shall we go? There is so much to think about on this fun occasion.

Many Hen Parties are change dress up and have some fun, visiting favourite pubs and clubs and generally letting your hair down. But beware do not get carried away especially if the ‘girls night out’ is close to the wedding day – after all you will need time to recover! So remember to get the invites sorted out well in advance, as you do not want to miss any one out due to other commitments.

Post by Phil Jones

In parts of Europe during the 14th contrary, having a piece of the bride's clothing was thought to bring good luck. Guests would literally destroy the brides dress by ripping off pieces of fabric. In order to prevent this, brides began throwing various items to the guests - the garter belt being one of the items.In order to avoid this problem, it became customary in the 14th century for the bride to toss her garter to the men. Sometimes the men would get drunk, become impatient, and try to remove the garter ahead of time. Therefore, the custom evolved for the groom to remove and toss the garter. With that change the bride started to toss the bridal bouquet to the unwed girls of marriageable age. Tradition says that whoever catches the bouquet shall be the next to marry. She keeps the bouquet to ensure this destiny.

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