As a bridesmaid (or the maid-of-honour), your responsibilities included planning a kick-ass awesome hen’s night for the bride-to-be. Of course key things to remember, in addition to everyone’s budgets, is what the bride herself would like. If you’re planning to stay in Singapore, take into consideration whether or not she’s more of a party animal, or someone who just wants a little quiet time with her girls’, and plan accordingly. Here we’ve got eight ideas that should suit every kind of bride. Have fun!
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Text: Amanda Tan
Additional reporting: Karen Fong
Paint the town red
Looking to get properly sauced up before the big day? Rent a limo or party bus for the ultimate night out with the girls.
Cosmosine (www.cosmosine.com) limos have bar and karaoke facilities, and can fit up to 18 guests. Want more? Choose from a slew of decor themes, party games and more.
Party in style with Singapore Party Bus (www.singapore-partybus.com). The fleet of buses and SUV limos have dedicated chauffeurs and host services.
Image: Cosmosine Singapore
A pampering spa session or makeover
Because being a bride is stressful, why not help her wind down? A tranquil space at the Singapore Polo Club, you
and your friends will be properly pampered with Lush Spa’s Sparty packages. The best part? You don’t have to travel between places to enjoy a good massage, soothing spa session, and drinks.
Get glammed up with The Big Blow’s Pamper Parties! A panel of expert stylists will be on hand to ready you and your friends with hair and makeup services at the salon or your home.
Image: Lush Spa
Get fancy with a private dining experience so you can be rowdy and not worry. Dining at Xi Yan Private Dining at Craig Road is like having a meal at home, only fancier. There, you’ll get to savour the Chef’s lunch or dinner menu that’s specially tailored to your tastes. The space also offers facilities like a microphone, music selection, plus balloons, a photographer and more.
The Sunday Room at The White Rabbit offers plenty of natural light, as well as an old-world charm. With its mouthwatering European-inspired menu and stunning decor, the room is perfect for groups of 10 to 20 people.
Image: The White Rabbit
Make your own art with Souldeelight’s workshops, where you will get to pick up calligraphy techniques, basic and floral watercolour lessons, and more. You can get the bride to write out some sexy phrases to present to her future husband
Image: Soul Deelight
Make your own bouquet
There’s something therapeutic about putting together your own blooms, especially when they’re as gorgeous as the ones from The Floral Atelier. Get some inspo for those wedding bouquets with a class that includes tools, flowers, advice and refreshments.
Image: The Floral Atelier
Make your own high tea by booking a session with Baker’s Brew Studio and learn to make beautiful Insta-worthy bakes that taste as good as they look! You can choose from cake baking, cake decoration, or even bread-making classes.
Image: Bakers Brew Studio
Gather the girls and make your very own perfumes at Je T’aime Perfumery and Perfume Workshop. Each of you will be asked to answer a Perfume Personality Quiz and concoct your own fragrance. The class accommodates groups of two to more than 40.
Image: Je T'aime Singapore
Have a posh picnic
If you go at the right time (let’s say, evening), a picnic in Singapore could really set you up for a good time! Pick a quiet, shaded area, bring some bubbly (or have it ordered) and you’re all ready for a little girl time. Companies like Heaven’s Bloom takes care of everything so you don’t have to, with baskets that offer 11 food and drink items, including cooked chicken, tuna with zesty vinaigrette, cheese and Moscato, as well as ceramic plates, a mat and cutlery.
Image: Heavens Bloom and Baskets