The Brides Guide to Pre-Wedding Parties

In the lead up to your wedding day, it can be easy to get so caught up in the planning, you forget to focus on what really matters! There are plenty of opportunities to get together with your friends and family and relish in your engagement. As a bride, there’s your engagement party, hen’s party and kitchen tea all to look forward to. With this guide to planning your pre-wedding parties, half the work is done for you. Be inspired with the latest trends and styling inspirations from House of Doltone, and remember to step back and remind yourself of what’s really important about this special time in your life!

1. The Engagement Party

This is your opportunity to spread the word about your engagement, with few rules about how you should celebrate. Some couples choose to gather their friends and family in a low-key setting, with some cocktail food and a relaxed atmosphere. Others choose to make it a more polished affair, with a three-course meal and formal seating plan. Whatever your style, the important thing is to relish in your engagement. It can be a good idea to choose your maid-of-honour, best man and bridal parties prior to this, so they can assist you with selecting the perfect venue and planning all the details.

2. The Kitchen Tea/Bridal Shower

Traditionally, a kitchen tea is a bridal afternoon tea in which guests bring a gift for the bride suitable for the kitchen only. In modern times, this tradition has grown beyond kitchen items, with bridal showers now seeing guests bring gifts of any description to shower the bride with. Whatever you want to call it, it should be held anywhere between 2-weeks to 2-months prior to the wedding. Many brides choose to celebrate their kitchen tea at a specialty high tea venue. This takes all the hard work out of planning a beautiful event, with no stress for the host or the bride. We’ll Take Manhattan and The Ultimate High Tea, are an affordable option for Kitchen Tea’s in Sydney with generous inclusions including bottomless bubbles, French teas, inspiring interiors and a beautiful selection of finger foods and sweets.

3. The Hen’s Party

Escape the stress of wedding planning and gather your girls for a fun day or night of celebrations and parties. A luxury hen’s party should involve plenty of pampering, with cocktails, food and organised games. There are plenty of ideas for memorable hens parties that don’t involve near-nude models or hen’s party regret. Long luncheons, elegant high teas, cooking classes and cheese and wine master classes are just some of the unique hens’ party ideas growing in popularity across our venues. Add flower crowns and a dedicated bubble bar, and you’ve got s Pinterest-worthy party

Doltone House have a collection of small to medium sized venues perfect for pre-wedding parties! Check out our Sydney’s Best Party & Functions Venues


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