Well after one long year of planning (whilst drinking wine), stressing (whilst drinking wine) and panicking (whilst drinking wine), the Italian Wedding of my very dear friends, Jacqueline Fox (sorry Reilly, i’m never gonna get used to that!) and Kris Reilly is now over and so is the after-party (whilst drinking lots of Limoncelo!!).
Whilst we tried to stick to our Budgetguide4brides motto “Look after the pennies and love will look after itself” it’s not always easy, but some great bargains and ideas were gained along the way!
To start with the Hen Night turned out to be a major success thanks to Faskally Lodges near Pitlochry in Perth, this really was a hen night to remember!! Working out at around £60 per head, this covered three nights self-catering accommodation, which obviously results in byo booze, which we did, and then some! The site hosts a restaurant, bar and a leisure suite, which was great for the hangovers. We didn’t have a theme as such, as this can end up costly for all attending, we came up with a simple idea of wearing a hat of your choice. The hen off course was the star of the show wearing a full Indian chief’s head-dress.
The weather was lovely on the first night, and on the afternoon of the hen the sun shone just as we were enjoying our bbq, which cost us £4.00 per head, on the deck overlooking the stunning backdrop of Loch Faskally. The heavens opened as we were waiting for our transport, but that just added to the hilarity. Can you imagine the sight of 30 girls standing at the side of the road dressed as the village people waiting on a bus?
After an afternoon of champagne and cocktails, we headed out to The Fishers Hotel in Pitlochry, Perthshire, for a fun-filled night of dancing to a fantastic local band, the name of which I unfortunately didn’t get. We then headed to MacKays Hotel for a midnight boogie. Their unexpected “Rave” they seem to have on a Saturday night, was just what we needed to finish off a fantastic night.
I think its fair to say that some wonderful memories were made, and some saucy ones (sshhh what happens on a hen night stays on a hen night!).
So girls, you don’t need an expensive, lavish hen night, you just need good friends and family, with a lot of booze thrown in for good measure!
Look out for more posts coming soon………….cio for now!