Today we are talking to Janie Lawson, founder of the Glam Hatters and we couldn’t be more excited. Her resume is impressive; features in Vogue, Elle, and Glamour to name a few. What impresses us more is she turned her passion for hat making into a highly successful business. In fact, Glam Hatters has workshops for UK brides and bridesmaids that make for the perfect hen party. Don’t worry if you can’t get to a UK workshop, Janie is going to share with us some DIY Fascinator tutorials.
Janie, thank you so much for talking with us! Please tell us more about your business.
The Glam Hatters Girls are all highly skilled designers, as well as fabulously fun, and will teach you step-by-step with a lot of giggles along the way. They have made it their mission to provide you with a super fun Fascinator, Flower Crown, or Mask Making Workshop for your hen party and make sure you have the best time with us!
We have venues in Central London and also travel nationwide bringing the Glam Hatters’ parties to a location of your choice. The workshops are suitable for any level, even if you’ve never picked up a needle in your life! Prices start from £35 per person, and we have gorgeous packages to pick from including vintage inspired fascinators, Gatsby headbands, stylish masks, or a boho flower crown.
Can you give us a little background into the tradition of fascinators at weddings?
It’s a very British thing to wear a fascinator or hat to a wedding. These days if you haven’t got something on your head you look a little under-dressed! Since Philip Treacy spotlighted his first catwalk collection in the early 90’s, fascinators have catapulted to the top of the stylish list for wedding goers. All hail Philip for bringing a new generation of milliners to the forefront of British design!
If you’ve been charged with the job of planning your sister or best friend’s hen party, you’re probably anxious about getting it right and keeping an entire bride tribe happy at the same time. Every maid of honor wants to give the blushing bride the hen of her dreams, and one way to pull off this mission is to embrace the art of personalization.
If you’re in the midst of putting together the weekend to end all weekends, here are some tips to make your celebration as personal as possible.
As most of you following along know, my sister got married last year. Along with this joyous occasion came the traditional celebrations of a bridal shower and a bachelorette party. I’ve mentioned before that planning these things was a bit chaotic with the bridesmaids living in different states and countries. When we planned the bridal shower, we split the duties up between the bridesmaids and the bride’s mother. It was an all around success!
When it came time to plan the bachelorette party, we decided to host it in Atlantic City. The majority of people lived within an hour of that location, so we made a weekend out of it. Over 20 people were invited, but I was convinced I could handle all aspects of planning the bachelorette on my own. I did ask for input from the other bridesmaids, but ultimately I wanted to be the lead decision maker. I felt that was best so we could move forward in a timely fashion.
Well my friends, we had an amazing time with the 16 people who were in attendance. However, I learned a few lessons the hard way when trying to organize that many people. I would definitely do a few things different if given the chance. So to help you avoid some bachelorette party pitfalls, I’d like to share with you some do’s and dont’s for planning a weekend long trip. First up…
Bride-to-be Nicole’s two favorite things are Disney and Halloween. Naturally this makes us instant best friends
in our mind!
stalking following Nicole on instagram @disneybride2be for a while. When we saw her epic pictures on IG from the couple’s joint bachelor / bachelorette party we begged to hear her full story.
Vegas: the #1 party spot, and by default, the most popular destination in the world for bachelor and bachelorette parties.
When you hear the classic line, “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” you immediately imagine the craziest time of your life. One that you will never speak of again outside your circle of friends. Which is the main reason we find it so hard to blog about a Vegas bachelorette.
Luckily, bridesmaid Cristina and her girls are more than happy to share the details of bride Krystal’s bachelorette weekend. Continue reading
When it comes to bachelorette or hen parties, as they are called on the other side of the pond, there’s a lot to consider. Where to go, what to do, and all of the finer details can feel overwhelming. That’s why we were thrilled when our friends at Black and White Events created this amazing infographic to share with you.
A Great Night Out
As you’ll see, our gal pals in Ireland and Britain enjoy a night out with their bride-to-be too. It seems in quite the same fashion as we do with American bachelorette parties. And why not? It’s the last night of single life for your bride, so you should celebrate in style. The tips on this infographic will help you keep things running smoothly and ensure a fun night for the bride and all the guests, or as they say hens! (isn’t that adorable!?)