By July 13, 2020Beauty

Both the hen party and the bridal shower can play a big role in the rollercoaster ride that is getting married. These two celebrations may seem similar, however they’re actually really different.


Hen parties are known for being a bit wild. They often involve lots of alcohol and general mischief. The bridal shower is a tamer party that tends to be multi-generational and a little more sophisticated. These two celebrations couldn’t be more different in nature, however at the end of the day, they’re the same. Both are there to celebrate the bride-to-be.

Many brides find themselves wondering if both parties are needed. Here are our thoughts on the matter.

The traditional hen party is definitely an acquired taste that not everyone is going to enjoy. Hen partys tend to involve the bride-to-be gathering all of her bridal party and other close friends for a night out. This night out tends to be filled with excessive drinking, dancing and brightly coloured sashes stating whether you’re the ‘bride-to-be’, ‘bridesmaid’ or ‘maid of honour’.

For a hen party we have a great package for hair and makeup before going out, we will even throw in a bottle of champagne to celebrate!


The bridal shower is a great option for those ladies who aren’t looking to walk on the wild side and simply want to have a fun-filled afternoon with their nearest and dearest.

Activities at a bridal shower would be things like high tea or spa treatments with lots of food, wine and good conversation. Anything goes for a bridal shower as long as the bride is having a good time.

How about matching manicures for the bridal party? Or perhaps you want to treat the bride to hours of pampering!


For lots of brides, both the bridal shower and the hen’s party sound like amazing activities. For others, only one will suit them. We think that if you like the sound of both, then have both, because who doesn’t want multiple parties dedicated to them? Maybe you can combine the two and have an afternoon of pampering followed by dinner and end with partying the night away.

Our packages can be tailor made to you, you can speak to one of our advisers and you can come up with a package that suits you. Contact us on info@glowconcierge.ch for more information

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