Big news for the fans of celebrity weddings was the marriage of Guy Ritchie and Jacqui Ainsley. Hello Magazine covered their Stag and Hen Nights in late July with the bride enjoying the country life in the UK while Guy travelled to Bordeaux for wine tasting. Earlier in July Hello had offered up “Hen party spa days: the do’s and don’ts” to help those planning their nuptials. The spa Do’s include “Turn your phone off… Brides should use this time to really bond with their besties and make new memories – those emails and texts can wait.” And spa don’ts featured, “Get too rowdy… Chances are there will be other guests at the spa during the hen party. While the hens may find the embarrassing party games just hilarious, some guests may not share their sense of humour.” Which brings us on to whether stag and hen nights are welcomed in certain areas.
York has become the latest place to have concerns. As you will be aware York City Centre is a very popular destination for stag and hen nights on a weekend party, along with day visitors on a Saturday from the North East and South Yorkshire who travel to York by train. Here is an extract from a letter sent by York Council: “The anti social behaviour caused by these visitors has become a major issue for North Yorkshire Police, British Transport Police and City of York Council. The city is becoming a ‘no go area’ for York residents and tourists on a Saturday. York is no longer viewed as a safe family friendly city on a Saturday.” This follows problems in other towns and cities both in the UK and abroad with Barcelona recently clamping down on drinking issues. Hopefully not an issue for Michelle Keegan the British actress who shares beauty tips on her blog for HELLO! Online readers. She was in Spain recently, “This week I’ve been away for my friend Liz’s hen do in Marbella, she is engaged to Emmerdale’s Kelvin Fletcher. Sun sea sand and plenty of sangria!!!! Oh my goodness it was such an epic trip..”
But there will be few weddings this year to match that of Guy Ritchie which included a star-studded guest list, a luxury campground and a premiere for Guy’s new movie The Man From U.N.C.L.E., according to the Daily Mail. Mrs Ritchie even offered her guests adult onesies to relax in, “Best. Premiere. Ever. Onsie. Whiskey. Ladies,” she wrote.
Not many people will be able to get Brad Pitt and David Beckham camping in their back garden. We wish them well.