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Honeymoon Party????

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gonerogue Tue 07-Jul-15 13:06:40

I have been invited to a hen party in September - nothing too extravagant but the organisers have asked that we all buy a gift for the hen for her honeymoon. The budget is a tenner - not much in the grand scheme of things but every little adds up.

We're going out for lunch, then dinner and a nightclub with some secret activity in between and it's about £100 for that, plus drinks.

Is this something new? Gifts for engagement, fine.
Gifts fir wedding, fine
Gifts for hen/honeymoon? Seriously?

susiella Tue 07-Jul-15 13:42:53

Utter madness.

CrystalCove Tue 07-Jul-15 13:45:46

I don't know when the emphasis of hen nights - and it was just a night - changed from having a laugh with a bunch of friends to a regimented plan if diffetent "activities", the costlier the better. Thank god I got married yonks ago.

sparechange Tue 07-Jul-15 13:49:35

I think it is fairly common to bring a token gift for the hen - willy straws/earrings/chocolates anyone...
Maybe this is the organier's attempt to avoid to much willy tat, but I can't imagine the bride will want to lug a load of silly presents on honeymoon with her.
Can you ask if you can all chip in to get her one of those Mrs (new surname) bikinis as a joint present from all of you?

CMOTDibbler Tue 07-Jul-15 13:53:08

You know, I'm a bit torn on this one. Am normally v bah humbug about wedding gumph, but a little gift for the honeymoon is quite a nice idea in an otherwise not too faffy do.
I'd buy a pretty pair of flip flops or a sarong - it'll last longer than a rude named cocktail anyway

Lateswim16 Tue 07-Jul-15 13:56:02

God my ds and his girl are getting married next year and won't even do a present gift list as they think it's grabby.

Glad they were brought up with better manners.

Agree op it's grabby and getting ridiculously ott.

InYearAdmissions Tue 07-Jul-15 13:57:42

I do remember one hen do we went to where we were all asked to bring along a pair of knickers for the bride to be but it was just a bit of fun and she opened them all in front of us and they included things like edible knickers. Not heard of this though...

gonerogue Tue 07-Jul-15 14:19:33

I've been at my fair share of hen parties and this is the first I've heard of a honeymoon party. The wildly straws etc. are usually supplied in my experience.
I don't mind spending money on friends and parties, but the sheer amount of parties is getting to me. I am in the middle of all my friends getting married ( have had 4 so far and another 3 this year).
I like your idea sparechange - will try rally a few other hens for a decent present rather than 10 rubbish ones.

GlitzAndGigglesx Tue 07-Jul-15 14:34:24

So many weddings mentioned on here seem to be about the thrill and money rather than the actual commitment part. It's pretty sad

MrsBobDylan Tue 07-Jul-15 16:45:07

I wouldn't go as asking people to shell out all the time for weddings is obscene.

When I got married it was a massive day. For me. Not quite as significant for my guests. I felt grateful that they gave up their time to celebrate with me.

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