We all know that life can get busy and stressful, so it’s no surprise that more and more brides are choosing a more relaxing kind of hen do. There’s no better way to say ‘thank you’ to the ladies that matter most than by treating them to a relaxing day away from the city. Plus, it’s a great way for bridesmaid who don’t know each other to bond.

Once in a while, taking the weekend off to giggle, gossip and relax with your girls is the way to go. It is a good way to remind yourself of how great life can be when you are not bogged down with work and schedules. A good spa hen weekend allows you to bond with friends and have a good, relaxing time amid the madness of organising your big day.

The Bedford Lodge Hotel – a beautiful venue for weddings in Suffolk – now offers a special bridal spa package. And it’s something we’re totally on board with. Whether you escape with the girls long before the wedding or treat them the day before, here’s why your bridesmaids will thank you for a spa weekend away. And even if you’re not getting married soon, the bridal packages make a great treat for someone special (and we won’t judge if that special someone is YOU!).

Get pampered

Let’s face it, women take care of the needs of everyone around them and can sometimes forget to take care of themselves in the process. Yes, we love our husband, boyfriend, and kids but we all need to get away from time to time and take a weekend to get pampered.

Taking the time out to get pampered without thinking about the needs of other people can recharge your batteries and refresh your soul. A spa hen weekend is a perfect time to leave the daily responsibilities behind and get pampered with massage sessions and other relaxing activities.

Enjoy beauty routines

It is one thing to go for a quick manicure or pedicure but it is another thing to have a whole weekend of beauty routines. A spa hen weekend is a great way to get your beauty regimen back and track. All those little things you have been putting off.

You will get a whole weekend of unlimited attention and enjoy all the beauty procedures without being rushed. You can even take time to try out new methods that you have always wanted to try, but you just never have time for. Most of the time spa hen weekend locations specialise in alternative beauty procedures that can get you looking better than ever!

Enjoy tasty meals

A spa weekend is all about luxury. The weekend cannot be complete without enjoying some delicious meals. Since the weekend is spent doing relaxing activities, it is time to enjoy fancy drinks and tasty meals. You can make a spa hen weekend your cheat day even if you are on a diet. This is the time to indulge yourself and stop worrying for a day or two. This type of weekend is not about counting calories.

Take a break from technology

Technology addiction is now becoming a big issue. Working on the computer 5 or 6 days a week can be exhausting. Let’s also not forget answering the phone and social media! To break away from technology and enjoy some human interaction and connection, a spa weekend is just the cure. During a spa hen weekend, it is time to bond and celebrate without phones and computers getting in the way.


A spa weekend gives you an opportunity to rejuvenate. We all need a break sometimes. All aspects of your life will suffer if you are burnt out. Taking a relaxing weekend for you and your bridesmaids or friends is the right way to go back to work or other routines focused and happy.

Unlike in the past, spa hen weekends are not just for the bride and the bridesmaids. You can make a span hen weekend happen anytime. No special occasions required!