FAQs and expert advice about hen & stag

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Yorkshire Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@youryorkshire.wedding


Eco queens

Eco queens

Q. I want to plan an eco-friendly hen party for my best friend. Please help!

A. Di Hammill says: A hen do at home is the ultimate easy, affordable and sustainable hen-do. You can combine all your bride-to-be's favourite ideas into one accessible fun-filled day and night. You can encourage all your guests to car share so no minibus is needed and there's no waiting around in the cold for transport to arrive. Eating and drinking will be cheaper and it's easier for older relatives to join in the fun too. Have fun knocking up your own cocktails or arrange for a butler to come to you. You could also arrange for a buffet or backyard barbecue caterer to feed you all, so there's no washing up afterwards!

If your bride-to-be enjoys crafting, why not bring in a workshop provider to offer something fun and informative that leaves everyone with a pretty, useable item or two to take away. Examples include candle-making or making your own natural toiletries, from lip and cheek tints to soaps, bath bombs or body butter. Sessions like this can be done around the kitchen table or from benches in the garden. Another popular craft workshop suitable for a hen party at home is flower crown making. Afterwards, you'll be able to take Instagram-worthy photos of you all looking like festival queens or forest fairies, depending on your vibe. No more flower crown filters needed!

Di Hammill, Wild Harvest School of Self-Sufficiency