Our No. 1 idea for an alternative hen ... A private cookery lesson with a top class chef. Who knows, you might learn enough to do the wedding dinner yourself!
Maybe not. But you will pick up tasty tips and have a laugh with your hens in the kitchen before tucking into a three course meal made by your own fair hands.
<a href="http://www.solishotels.com/lougheskecastle/activities/donegal-ireland-,default-en.html#">Solis Lough Eske</a> offer a package for a group of six, perfectly suited to brides who'd like something a little different.