Story: Marriage and partnering

Pre-wedding rituals: hens' party (2nd of 2)

Pre-wedding rituals: hens' party

A hens' party, or a bachelorette party, is sometimes held for a bride before the wedding. Dressing up and going to the races was the hen party of choice for this group of South Island friends. They are (front row, from left) Anna Smaill, Lauren Anderson, bride Kate Grieve, Julie Bensemann, Erin Elworthy, (middle row) Heidi and baby Harry McAffie, Maria Hansan, Colleen Grieve, Mandy Gregan (back row) Fiona King, Jane Smith, Sonya Anderson and Leeanne Pickup.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 3 January 2007, p. 23
Photograph by Stephen Jaquiery

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Megan Cook, 'Marriage and partnering - Weddings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30800/pre-wedding-rituals-hens-party (accessed 25 October 2021)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 May 2017