A popular trend these days is for the bride and her best friends to hire a house as the backdrop to a relaxed hen party weekend. I did exactly that before my wedding; heading off to Suffolk to share the weekend with my closest friends in a cottage, complete with hot tub and our own caterers!
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When the plans for my hen weekend were taking shape, I could sense my husband becoming more and more envious. Not because us girls were in for a weekend of girlie giggles, pampering and food, but because I was getting a trip which was tailored perfectly for me. Once or twice I suggested ideas for his stag, but soon realised this was one area I wasn’t going to be allowed to organise…until I struck upon Chillisauce (www.chillisauce.co.uk).
I’m the sort of girl who couldn’t leave the house without having a bath, hair wash and putting on fresh clothes and slapping on the mascara. So, the thought of camping doesn’t sit at all well with me. The one time I did sleep in a tent – in a friend’s garden after a summer party – I only managed to last the night with the assistance of alcohol…and a comfortable blow-up mattress.