Pregnancy Friendly Hen Do Ideas

A hen do is an important celebration that the bride to be will want to invite all of her friends too. When you want to share your special day with all of your friends, it’s important that nobody feels left out. Hands up who’s been to a stag do where a pregnant friend couldn’t participate?…

Bake Off Inspired Hen Party Ideas

The Great British Bake Off is back and it’s inspiring people all over the country to make better use of their kitchen. If you’ve got a bride that’s (understandably) a little obsessed with GBBO and cake (what’s not to love about cake?) then we’ve got some hen party ideas for you!   Cake Decorating Hen…

3 Post-Wedding To-Dos

The period after the wedding and before the honeymoon is a great time for reflection on the special day but there are some post-wedding tasks that you should get out of the way before you move on! Doing these three tasks sooner rather than later means you can relax on your honeymoon and remember your…

Summer Honeymooning Avoiding The Tourists

Summer Honeymooning Avoiding The Tourists Summer weddings are beautiful. Summer weddings, especially in the UK, are the best chance of enjoying good weather on your special day. The only downside to having a summer wedding is the summer honeymoon. The holiday season brings with it crowds of tourists and families all trying to book the…

Hen Parties That Start The Photo Album

Hen parties, and everything wedding-related in general, has us all turning back the clocks to look at old memories. Every bride recognises that her marriage is the start of something, and wants the whole thing captured and saved forever. Whilst we can’t bottle up what exactly it is to be a bride, we can certainly…

Top 5 Unusual Honeymoon Destinations

Top 5 Unusual Honeymoon Destinations Whether you have already tied the knot, or you are putting in the final touches in preparation for the big day, there is always that one thing that never ceases to puzzle couples, and that is – where to spend the honeymoon? The choices are endless, which makes the decision…

Unconventional Brides

Unconventional Brides Do you wish to be a bride everyone will remember? What a silly question, of course you do. But are you fine with breaking some traditions and being a bit on the wild side? If you feel that the traditional white ball gown is not your perfect fit, read on as we present…

A Well-Travelled Wedding

A Well-Travelled Wedding   Whether it’s because you met your partner travelling or if exploring the world together has been a focus of your relationship or embodies your hopes for the future, it’s natural to want to include travel in your wedding. After all, isn’t marriage one of the greatest adventures of all? Here are…

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Wedding Games

Traditional weddings where it’s all very quiet and modest and the bride and groom can blush over having so much attention on them for their first dance are out. More modern, audience inclusive weddings are in! The best weddings are the ones that invoke laughs, which is why we only trust our funniest friends to…

10 Things to Do Before Your Big Day

10 Things to Do Before Your Big Day Your wedding dress is hanging in your closet, your venue and vendors have been chosen, and you’ve settled on a colour scheme months ago. Your big day is fast approaching. Now that you’re in the homestretch, it’s time to put the finishing touches on your wedding preparations.…

Bridal Shower Games

Bridal Shower Games If you’ve got a bridal shower coming up to go to or host, you have probably recently realised that some entertaining of the guests is required. Bridal showers typically involve some games, some catching up, some speeches and some cake! They’re a time for celebrating the bride-to-be’s happiness and engagement. Some bridal…

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Wedding Hacks

Planning a wedding can be a stressful time. There’s a reason that even the most casual of people turn into what they call a ‘bridezilla’ when the time comes around. If you think about it, a wedding is full of details and all of those intricate details have to be made by the bride and…

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Unique Pop Ups For Your Wedding

The weather is slowly leading us into spring and summer, meaning only one thing: wedding season is nearly upon us! We must prepare! Lots of brides and grooms, due to religious differences and placing more sentimentality in outdoor places, are taking their weddings outside so we thought we’d help you style them with some great…

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Honeymoon Destinations

  Picking where to spend your very first days as a married couple is an important task. Trailing through web pages of sunny destinations with white sand and blue waters is a task that we don’t mind doing in the name of helping you! Without further ado, here’s our top three honeymoon destinations.   Mauritius…

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Wedding Gifts & What To Ask For

As with all times of giving and receiving, when put on the spot it can be quite difficult coming up with what to ask for! Likewise, it’s difficult to know what to get the wedded couple who seem to already have everything. Back in the day, couples who weren’t yet wed didn’t live together. This…

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Minimalist Wedding Theme

Gone are the days where a bride wanted the biggest wedding possible. You might say that we’ve let the wedding planning go so far that brides are now fed up of all of the details! Not only are minimalist weddings less to organise but they are also more focused on the ceremony itself and what’s…

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Hollywood Glamour Wedding

Wedding season is around the corner and, if you’re anything like us, what you’re looking for is…well, something that isn’t so frequently done! If you’ve been looking through some possible wedding themes and come across the same old, we’ve got one that might just be for you…especially if you’re into the dramatics! Try a Hollywood…

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Wedding Planning Books

So you’re getting hitched or you know someone that’s getting hitched? That’s probably why you’re on our website – you’re organising a hen party or checking our our bridal advice on our blog. Whilst we have plenty of how-to posts, inspiration and advice, you don’t have to take our word for it. If you’re looking…

Personal Wedding Touches

Everyone wants their wedding to be unique. Whilst the general traditions, structure and decorations are somewhat inevitably similar, it’s all the more important to add personal touches to your wedding. It is a whole day dedicated to your love story, after all! As well-rehearsed wedding guests, we have come up with some fun ways to…

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Wedding Weight Loss Tea

With the typical new year pressure of weight loss, and the promise of weddings on the horizon, whether you are the bride or a guest, January has got women worried about weight. It’s also encouraged a variety of brands to promote their ‘weight loss’ teas and tricks! Before you spend your money and damage your…

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Bridal Bingo

When one friend gets married, the other friends tend to follow. There comes an age where all your time off is eaten up by weddings and things can start to get a little repetitive. If you’re looking for something to liven it up a bit – and you’re not above having a laugh at the typical, this…

bridesmaid gift guide

Bridesmaid Gift Guide

On top of all other wedding preparations, there is one which is really important, especially if you’re having a hen party. It has been tradition for many years to gift your bridesmaids, your women in waiting, to show your gratitude for their assistance, advice and support. Within this bridesmaid gift guide, we have included some…

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Free Wedding Photography

One of the most crucial considerations when planning a wedding is your wedding photography. It’s a special day and so it’s understandable that you want to have it captured in photographic form forever. If you thought that you could only get what you want by spending a fortune, however, you’d be wrong! There are plenty…

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Winter Wedding Ideas

Though it is typical for the bride and groom to pick a spring or summer wedding that’s warm and full of sunshine, it’s becoming increasingly popular to have a winter wedding. This decision is a smart one, since people tend to flock home for the cold seasons, ensuring all loved ones are in the same…

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Hen Party Guide to London

London is a popular location chosen for hen parties and it’s not difficult to work out why. The capital city of England has not only got the best clubbing venues, high tea, shops and bars but it also has the best transport in the country, making the hens that want to do everything all in…

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Bridesmaid Duties

You’ve been made a bridesmaid! The obvious associations came to mind when you accepted, namely, wearing a pretty dress and being an important part of your friend’s wedding. Now that the date is getting closer and the preparations are well underway, you might be unsure of where you stand? If you really want to girl-boss…

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Maid of Honour Duties

So your best friend got engaged over the Christmas break? Every year it feels as though more and more engagements happen over the festive period! If you’ve experienced the same, and moreover, you’ve been given the pleasure of being a maid of honour and you’re panicking, don’t worry. We’ve seen and done it all before-…

Retreat to France

Hen parties can be so varied these days, from size of group to the length of the celebrations and their preference of activities. There are parties, photoshoots, boozy breaks, spa weekends and so much more, making choosing what’s right for you increasingly difficult. The truth is that these celebrations are meant to be fun and…

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Life Drawing Model Confessions

This is a guest blog by one of Polestar’s life-drawing Models, Eve Howlett.   I take my clothes off for a living. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, I take off my clothes professionally. I don’t work 9-5, I don’t ever have two weeks the same, I certainly don’t wear a uniform. Apart from maybe a silk…

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Backdrop Wedding Venues

Have you ever thought that weddings these days are a little too white? If you’re looking for something a bit more colourful, stylistic or full of character or are hoping to have a bit of fun at your wedding photography session then we think we’ve got you covered!     Castle Gibson Castle Gibson have four…

Glamping Cupcakes

Glamping is an incredibly popular weekend-away trip, but as a hen do – now you’re talking. Cast aside your nylon tents for a woodland yurt or rustic wagon. Decadent throws and fluffy pillows galore, luxury is the aim of the game- whilst preserving the beauty of being surrounded by nature. Perfect for those that love…

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Burlesque Revue: Stateside Sensations

This Summer saw London Wonderground play host to renowned Burlesque troupe, The Folly Mixtures, in their American-themed revue show, Stars and Strippers. The London-based collective presented the fun-filled show for one night only in the Paradiso Spiegeltent on the magnificent Southbank. With its close-up view of the circular stage, set-back booths, mirrored deco and dimmed…

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Magical Wedding Venues

Most brides know that the wedding day is the once in a lifetime chance to be a princess and the venue plays a large part in that. Couples choose different venues for different reasons; some look for tradition, others look for venues that photograph well and some marry in a place that is special to…

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London Wedding Venues

Picking a wedding venue is always the hardest part of the wedding organisations. Some people opt for convenience, some opt for tradition but, above all else, you want somewhere that’s meaningful to you. That’s why, for all those who fell in love or met their partner in London, we’ve picked our favourite London wedding venues.…

The History of The Hen Party

When you’re organising a hen party, it’s easy to fall into questioning how the tradition came about. With so much information about the typical hen party and how to organise one, it’s also easy to forget the roots of the celebration. If you’ve ever been curious, here it is: the history of a hen party!…