Heading to Henidorm? Don’t forget to pack these hen holiday essentials

Our edit of the hottest products for some girlie fun in the sun

No bride wants to hear this, but there’s a high chance your close friends have had a little moan about your wedding, and the expense they’ll go to celebrating your happiness. Sure, you’re digging deep and laying on food and drinks – and probably a dress, shoes, hair and makeup for your bridesmaids – but everything else that goes with it can come at the wrong time for some people with their own financial commitments.

Although a hen holiday seems like a big ask, this is actually one of the more palatable expenses (provided you don’t go nuts and demand to go to Monte Carlo or Las Vegas). Who wouldn’t fancy jetting off for some sun with their best pals, with a ready-made excuse for madness?

There’s now more companies than ever falling over themselves to dress you and the I Do Crew for the festivities. Even better, your haul won’t drain your bank account – Asda has one of the best ranges for nightwear and Boohoo and Missguided are killing it with swimwear. Summer might seem like a long way off, but there’s plenty of January bargains if you get in there quick. See you by the pool!

Coral bride swimsuit, £34, Silkfred
Novelty sunglasses, £3.99, eBay
I Do Crew sashes, £14.99 for six, Ginger Ray
Personalised sun hats, £18.55, KinsellasKreations at Etsy.com
I Do Crew pyjama set, £8, George at Asda
Pineapple glass, £5.99, Drinkstuff
Bride and Team Bride bandeau robes, £8, ASOS
Paisley hen party checklist cards, £3, Paperchase
Henoritas bridal swimsuits, £8, Boohoo
Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect SPF25 Sun Lotion, £5.99, Fragrance Direct
Wooden handheld fan, £1.69, Amazon
Sunset personalised t-shirt, £7.97, Hen Party Superstore
Dark Unicorn face jewel, £8, The Gypsy Shrine
Diamante Team Bride pyjama set, £10, George at Asda
Berocca Boost, £8.15, Chemist Direct