The 21st century bachelorette's party

It’s wedding season and as the bridesmaid you need to make sure the bride has the best hen ‘do!

To manage the bride’s stress levels and prevent her from turning into Bridezilla, opt for a hen do that will leave her feeling relaxed and rejuvenated rather than saggy and baggy after a night of intoxication.

Start the day off with a few pampering hours at a spa to make sure the bride will be glowing on her big day, suggests Jeanine Visser, spa manager at Ey Spa in the V&A Waterfrtont.

Start off with a steam and sauna and then body exfoliation to get rid of toxins. Then a full body massage and facial to leave her feeling relaxed. Finish the pampering session off with a mani & pedi and scalp massage.

A champagne sunset cruise will be sure to keep the magical day going. Many places like the Waterfront Boat Company do private sunset cruises and they can offer a range of healthy and light snacks which you can choose from to make sure the bride doesn’t overdo it before her big day.

Why not take the ultimate Hen Do further and get the girls to book a suite at a 5 star hotel, like African Pride 15 on Orange. Have a feast of delicious foods and drinks waiting so you can all tuck in. Remember, you don’t want the bride to be feeling bloated on her big day so don’t overdo it on the champagne and make sure she drinks loads of water. 

The 21st century hen ‘do is where you opt for a glowing bride rather than puffy and tired after a big night bride. It also is assured to be a memorable day that will leave tongues wagging. 

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