They say that your wedding day is the best day of your life. So, what’s the second best day? A hen night could well take that spot, if it is organised well.
In our post on ‘The Key Ingredients For a Successful Hen Party’, we outline the different dos and don’ts during the planning stages that you should consider. These include prioritising the guest list and staying away from tacky t-shirts! Aside from these specific planning tips, choosing the right location is crucial for a successful hen night/weekend. With that in mind, we’ve handpicked some of the best destinations for you to consider when deciding where to go for this special event:
A perennial favourite for brides-to-be, Barcelona is a wonderful place to spend your last days as a single woman with your best pals. It’s a superb setting for your hen weekend, with mouth-watering food, impressive architecture, and a vibrant culture to boot. However, it’s important to keep in mind that you’re bound to do a lot of walking around in the city. In this regard, a pair of effortlessly chic espadrilles like these ones from Naguisa can protect your feet throughout your special weekend.
Before you all revel in Barcelona’s colourful nightlife, explore Gaudi’s awe-inspiring buildings such as La Sagrada Familia and Casa Batlló. After sightseeing, head over to La Barceloneta beach for a taste of their fresh seafood or even take a quick dip in the water. And last, but certainly not least, you can dance the night away in the city’s many bars – with a sangria at the ready, of course!
With its crystal blue waters and golden sands, the Greek island of Mykonos is an exceptional place to hold your hen weekend. It’s aptly called the Island That Never Sleeps because of the numerous day-to-night activities you and your friends can enjoy. You can make the most out of the island’s gorgeous sunny weather by having mimosas with brunch at the Kampani Coast. And for a fun night out at this party island, the Skandinavian Bar in the main town is the best pick for a thoroughly enjoyable time.
There’s no doubt, you’ll have an adventurous weekend if you head to Mykonos, so it’s important that you and your girlfriends pack a fitting wardrobe. For those long walks by the beach or the colourful adventures through the plethora of markets, the easy breezy dresses featured on Woman Within can be the perfect style uniform to wear for both adventure and fun activities. You can even bring along a trendy straw bag for your necessities.
If you’re looking for a city escape, then maybe you don’t have to look so far away after all. Apart from its bustling cosmopolitan atmosphere, London has pretty much everything you could ever need. With its array of attractions, hotels to meet every budget, and speedy transportation services, you won’t have much to worry about if you choose to go there. After all, no one wants a stressful hen weekend.
You can spend the day at Covent Garden by treating yourselves to some retail therapy. And while you’re there, be sure to book tickets to exciting shows at the West End. Most theatres call for formal attire, so you can wear a classy dress like this champagne satin one featured on Cosmpolitan — a fitting choice for the future bride. Plus, it’s perfect for the speakeasies along Soho for that necessary all-girls bar-hopping experience.
Edinburgh is truly enchanting city, and is full of medieval architecture. At times it will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time. It’s this majestic beauty that will provide your hen weekend with equal parts fantasy and elegance.
To fully immerse yourselves in the experience, you can opt to stay in Old Town, as it’s home to Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse, and stores on Victoria that sell customary Scottish kilts. Why not buy yourselves a kilt or two, and wear them as you make your way through the local pubs? This is a great way to make hilarious memories on your hen weekend — if you’ll remember any of them, that is.
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