Hamburg - Budget-Friendly Hen Party Location

Budget-Friendly Hen Party Locations

A hen weekend is a momentous occasion, a celebration of your formative single years. However, it’s still important to keep an eye on the hen party kitty. This kitty has to stretch to an unprecedented amount of cocktails (and takeaways), as well as a spot of retail therapy if you’re feeling a tad rough after celebrating. But don’t panic. Lauren of Last Night of Freedom has rounded up the finest, budget-friendly hen party locations…


Benidorm is a hen do haven. The town has a huge and unbelievably lively reputation.

Benidorm - Budget-Friendly Hen Party Location

A popular location for hen groups the world over for many years, it’s not showing any sign of age. The beaches are golden, the drinks are strong, the bars are lively and the clubs are mind-blowing. Benidorm certainly makes no bones about its lifestyle. It will sweep you up in a heady haze of sangria and leave you with a cheeky Benidorm twinkle in your eye.

Also, the price of vino is enough to attract hordes of like-minded folk. The average glass of wine is around €1 – €2 (that’s only £1.00 to £1.60), and you can even pick up bottles of wine at the supermarket from as little as €3 (£2.40).

Benidorm hen packages start from a mere £79 per person – perfect for a whirlwind 48 hours.


Once thought of as a stag weekend location, Prague has undergone a makeover – and this city is beautiful.

Prague - Budget-Friendly Hen Party Location

The capital is a hotbed of historic and breathtaking landmarks, such as the beautiful Old Town and Charles Bridge, as well as late-night bars and underground clubs. The nightlife is world-famous (it isn’t one of our most popular locations for nothing) and the prices are even better. A famously budget-friendly hen party location, a crisp glass of wine will set you back as little as 53czk (£1.50) in Prague. Also, a three course meal, with a bottle of house wine thrown in for good measure, could be a mere 709cz (£21).

For those who want to experience all of Prague and explore the picturesque city, you can get a ticket for the bus, tram and subway for 32czk (£1) for 90 minutes, and 24czk (just 72p) for 60 minutes.

You can get your hands on Prague hen weekend packages from only £85 per person. What are you waiting for?


Budapest has long been a sought after location for hen weekends, and the price of alcohol is one of the many factors.

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How to Get the Best Deal On Your Wedding Band

Your entertainment could take up a large chunk of your wedding budget, so getting the best deal possible is essential. Adam Mezzatesta of Bands for Hire looks at what affects the price of a wedding band, and what you can do to get a great deal…

You’ve spent hours trawling through wedding blogs, music agencies and supplier directories, and your mind is just about frazzled! It appears there’s an abundance of wedding bands and musicians available at every corner, so whittling them down to the last few is an overwhelming task to say the least.

The Gypsy Carnivals
Image courtesy of The Gypsy Carnivals

As a music agent I’ve spent the last six years looking for the best bands in the country, and so you have my sympathy. What was once an industry set aside for the ageing musician has in recent years seemed to become saturated with singers and bands of every age looking to make a living from performing at weddings and private events. With the ever-evolving state of the music industry, perhaps today’s young musicians are more inclined to partake in wedding gigs as a way of financing their songwriting and originals projects.

With so many options available, and all at staggeringly different prices, it’s difficult to decipher the good from the bad. So what affects the price of a wedding band, and what steps can you take to ensure you’re getting the best deal possible?

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Image courtesy of Jamie Berry

A band is a business the same as every other wedding supplier. Therefore their fees generally settle at a point that reflects their experience and how in-demand they are. With this in mind one might assume that the higher the quote, the better the band. Whilst this is true to an extent, many other factors can affect prices…

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Gosfield Hall, wedding venue in Essex

Wedding Finance Available at Four Venues

Gosfield Hall in Essex now offers wedding finance

Country House Weddings now offers wedding finance for all four of their beautiful venues.

The Wedding Finance* service is interest-free and requires a 10% deposit. The remaining balance is then spread across a 12 month period.

All-Inclusive Packages

Wedding Finance is available for all remaining dates until 31st March 2017 at…

  • Gosfield Hall in Essex
  • Leez Priory in Essex
  • Clearwell Castle in Gloucestershire
  • St Audries Park in Somerset

Wedding packages are all-inclusive, and therefore offer everything needed for an amazing day.

Leez Priory Lake

Wedding Finance Creates a Fantastic Opportunity for Couples

Country House Weddings’ market research indicates couples are struggling to save. So they created the Wedding Finance service to help couples marry in the uncertain financial climate.

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Free Printable Wedding Stationery Mood Board

Free Printable Wedding Stationery

Today we want to share some of our favourite free printable wedding stationery products. From wedding invitations and save the dates, to drink labels and food wraps, there are some fab designs. They are also all FREE to download.

There are many websites where you can find free wedding stationery to download and print, so this could save you a fortune. Then all you need is some good quality card and a printer (and perhaps some scissors and a pen, depending on the design).

So, here is some of our favourite free printable wedding stationery.

Free Printable Wedding Stationery Mood Board

Printable Vintage Style Wedding Tickets – Miss Cutiepie via The Wedding Community

Free Rustic Wedding Invitation – Mountain Modern Life

Free Printable ‘Love Letter’ Hanky – Eat Drink Chic

DIY Tying the Knot Save The Date Download – Smitten on Paper via The Wedding Community

Free Printable Handmade Lemonade Labels – Chrystalace Via The Wedding Community

Printable ‘Lemonade Stand’ Wedding Stationery Collection – Hello Lucky via Snippet and Ink

Free Printable ‘Especially For You’ Tags – The TomKat Studio

Printable ‘La Vie En Rose’ Wedding Stationery Collection – Hello Lucky via Snippet and Ink

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Cut Costs with Blooming Green’s New Wedding Flowers Service

You don’t need a big budget for country garden style wedding flowers. Blooming Green in Kent explain how to keep down the costs of eco-friendly seasonal flowers without compromising on style…

New for this year we’ve introduced an online wedding flowers service alongside our bespoke wedding flowers, to help brides and grooms keep their costs down.

Buy simple arrangements online

With our new online wedding flower options you simply select the arrangement you would like, choose your colour scheme and select a collection date. You save money by skipping the personal consultation and opting instead for simple, gorgeous designs.

Pick-your-own wedding flowers

Bride in flower bed holding balloon

Picking your own wedding flowers not only indulges your creativity but goes a long way to keeping the costs down too. With one £50 bucket of blooms you will have enough for around ten small table arrangements, two hand-tied bouquets or a large pedestal arrangement, and there’s no better antidote to pre-wedding stress than wandering through the countryside with friends and family, picking flowers.

Arrange your own flowers too

We can teach you how to arrange some or all of the flowers yourself. This way you can bring your own style to the wedding and cut costs further.

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