Hen do badges and even t-shirts have been popular for a while, but there are other options which bridesmaids may wish to consider when planning the celebration for their friend.

Custom printed bags are a great alternative as they identify members of the group as being part of the hen party but aren't as instantly obtrusive as a group of girls all dressed in the same t-shirt.

Women can still get dressed up in all their finery and carry their hen do bag alongside everyone else.

What is more, after the event a specially printed bag makes for a good souvenir and can be put to use again and again.

The printed bags could even be made into little gift bags for all of the hens filled with other customised items, such as promotional pens and notepads for playing hen party games.

Bridesmaids could also have some customised sweets and chocolates to give away as prizes, with personalised love hearts great for hen dos.

Posted by Robin McCrink