You’re at your wits’ end. You’ve tried leaving wedding magazines lying around. You’ve tried sharing the link to your Pinterest wedding collection. You’ve even tried putting together a wedding song playlist and play it on constant repeat whenever he’s around, but he still hasn’t taken the hint.
It’s time to get serious. Here’s our handy guide to what to do when you’re desperate for a proposal.
Picture the scene. The happy couple have just exchanged their vow and they’re leaving the church to start their new lives together. The guests gather outside to throw rice at the bride and groom, an ancient tradition associated with good luck and fertility, but just as they’re about to start, someone cries out “Stop! Didn’t you know that rice kills birds?”
It’s a myth so pervasive that it’s been referenced in TV shows like The Simpsons and Cybill. The theory is that wild birds who eat the rice will be harmed when the grains soak up stomach fluids,
Many people are scared organising a hen night, but it really isn’t’ that frightening
Hen nights have changed! In the past, a hen night just consisted of the soon to be bride having a night out on the town with a group of friends and, possibly, some relatives. And, the town concerned would have been the town the bride lived in. It was generally a cheap affair and only lasted a few hours.
Although some hen nights like that may still go on, most of them have turned into elaborate affairs requiring organisation and often more money.
How not to be left out of pocket when organising a Stag or Hen weekend
Being asked to be best man or maid of honour (chief bridesmaid) to one of your best friend’s wedding is an honour in itself and you have every right to be both proud and humbled to have been given that important role. But it is an important role that carries not only some measure of authority but also a large measure of responsibility and this responsibility is not only confined to the wedding preparations and the big day itself; you will probably be given the task of organising the hen or stag party.