Burlesque Hen Do
Thanks to the well-known Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese
, burlesque is firmly back on the map. But steady on now, no jumping to conclusions, there is strictly a no nudity just fun code.
Freedom Hens are invited to master this art form. Learn to love your curves, enjoy your erotic power and release those inhibitions.
owes its roots to the British music halls and US vaudeville forms of theatre entertainment, a combination of satire, song and drama and developed by the 1930’s to become more racy, trying desperately to compete with the growing cinema industry.
The prospering porn industry in the 1970’s seemed to seal its fate as it lost its sophistication, becoming indistinguishable from strip joints.
Then along came Von Teese and the UK’s very own Immodesty Blaize and suddenly it started to enjoy a healthy revival. Echoed on the fashion catwalks with corsets, stockings, suspenders and waist cinches ever popular. Think Pussy Cat Dolls – and what’s good enough for them is certainly good enough for our Hens.
Yes, Burlesque seems to have been successful in putting the tease back into striptease
. Now it’s strictly not family fare, but then neither is it directed at the mac-wearing, dirty old man.
It’s liberating, inviting all to show how beautiful and sexy you really are. The basic rule appears to be if you’ve got it, shake it
Check out the locations on this website and make Burlesque part of your Freedom hen weekend.
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
How do I surprise my bride on her hen do?
Depending on the bride's personality it could be a fun idea to include a few surprises. But remember she only gets one hen night so think carefully.
Should the hen party be a surprise or arranged by the bride? With most hen weekends, the bride is commonly consulted on the basics, the date, time, invite list, and where it will start. The degree of freedom the bridesmaids get to go off piste, depends on the chances of awakening the bridezilla.
Who pays for the hen do?
The bride will soon be paying for all food, wine and entertainment at the wedding, so whilst there's no hard and fast rule, tradition dictates that the bridesmaids and the other attendees cover the cost of the bride's place on her hen weekend. Better still watch out for the Freedom free place promotion and the bride could be paid by us!
How soon before your wedding should you have a hen do?
We'd ideally say 4-6 weeks before the wedding to avoid last-minute stress or dress fittings. You should coordinate with the stag weekend and avoid a clash of dates in case mutual friends have child care arrangements. And although it is the brides last night of freedom, it should not be held the night before the wedding, a hungover bride staggering down the aisle does not make happy memories.