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All the Pre-Wedding Parties You Need to Know

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Planning your wedding and everything around it can be a challenging task, which is why you should stay calm and collected, without losing any vision that you may have been holding on to. Marriage is an exciting new chapter in your life, and therefore, you deserve to celebrate it. Aside from a regular wedding ceremony, you can also plan some other pre-wedding parties that seem appealing. 

Depending on the number of your guest and your budget, you can have one or more pre-wedding parties, however, in order to decide which ones to choose, it’s important to learn the differences between them. 

Therefore, here are some of the best known pre-wedding parties that you should know about.

Engagement party 

all the pre-wedding parties you need to know

As its name sense, the engagement party is about getting engaged. Its purpose is about announcing the marriage to family and friends, and it’s usually held at the host’s house, even though other locations, such as restaurants and venues, are also popular. However, they’re most commonly held among the closest family members, relatives and friends, so if you want to have a small, intimate gathering before the big wedding day, then throwing an engagement party is a perfect type of celebration for you. Also, keep in mind that traditional engagement party often comes with a three-course meal and official seating plan, but if you want to add your own twist, feel free to come up with your own ideas. 

Hen’s party 

all the pre-wedding parties you need to know

The hen’s party (also known as stag night or buck’s party, when men are concerned) is the most fun part that leads to the wedding. The hen’s night should be your special time with your friends when you celebrate the last moments of singledom before saying “I do”. Usually, throwing a hen party involves a lot of pampering, such as drinking delicious cocktails and dancing to your favourite tunes. You can sweeten the party by giving each guest a flower crown or organizing a fun event such as an elegant high tea or a cooking class. The possibilities are endless, so feel free to be original with new ideas.

Rehearsal dinner 

all the pre-wedding parties you need to know

Rehearsal dinners are more common in the US than in Australia, however, they’re slowly becoming more popular here. There are certain benefits to holding a rehearsal dinner, mainly that it gives both families (and newlyweds) a unique opportunity to celebrate the happy event without the tension and stress that is often present during the wedding party itself. If you live in one of the big Australian cities, then you’re already aware of the benefits of holding a party there. So, if you plan to hire a venue in western Sydney, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the results. Besides, your guests will be able to celebrate with you while also being able to explore new places. Also, opting for a glamorous Old Hollywood theme is a great way to breathe some uniqueness and elegance into your rehearsal dinner. 

Bridal shower 

all the pre-wedding parties you need to know

A bridal shower is sometimes known as The kitchen tea because back in the day, brides-to-be would receive gifts related to cooking and other kitchen work. Nowadays, things have changed, so it’s common to receive all types of presents that one might find helpful during the early days of marriage. When it comes to a location, it’s totally up to you to see which place works best. The high tea venue is always a nice suggestion as it evokes the soothing elegance and comfort related to bridal traditions, plus there’s no need to worry about organising everything. Many Australia tearoom venues also offer luxury French teas, and delicious finger foods and sweets. 

Organizing a pre-wedding party during the COVID-19 

all the pre-wedding parties you need to know

Hopefully, the COVID-19 pandemic will be ending soon, and everything will return to normal. But in the meantime, it’s important to follow all the safety rules and guidelines, especially regarding the celebrations that gather a certain number of people. Therefore, once you start making plans, make sure to consult the venue or wedding planners regarding all the safety tips and issues. Being safe during all the celebrations is the sure way to have a spectacular, consequence-free wedding experience.

The conclusion 

Having a pre-wedding party isn’t a must-have event, but it will surely help you get close to your spouse-to-be while acknowledging the importance of your family and friends. Whether you plan an intimate engagement party, lavish rehearsal dinner or something entirely different, be sure to start planning on time, so you’ll be free to relax during the party.