Planning the Hen Party of the Year
Your best friend in the world is tying the knot with her soulmate and as her maid of honour, you’ve been handed the enormous task of planning her hen party
. There could be no higher accolade in a female friendship, but planning the last night of freedom for your best friend is stressful, nerve-wracking and exciting in equal measures. Planning a perfect hen party comes with just as much organisation as the wedding itself, which is why we’ve written this handy guide to ensure that planning the hen party of the year is simply a breeze for you!
Think of your Guests
Of course, the Bride to be is the most important part of your special day. However, for the hen party to be a success it’s super important to consider all of the guests who are attending. You might not want to plan an adventure holiday with zip-wiring if the Bride wants her grandmother to attend - similarly, you might want something a little more adventurous than afternoon tea if your group is full of life. There are plenty of ways to compromise and plan a day or a weekend that will suit all tastes, from a spa day to a crazy evening out, but it’s important to get a good grasp of everyone who will be involved to ensure that everyone has an incredible time.
Include the Bride
Though you might wish to keep the hen party a secret from the Bride, or certainly keep some details private so that there are a wealth of fun and secret surprises for her throughout the hen party, it’s important to include her somewhat. You need to find out exactly who she wants there, what sort of activities she would like to do and what sort of hen party she’s always dreamed of. There’s nothing quite as uncomfortable as booking a stripper for a Bride who literally couldn’t think of anything worse, or planning a night on the tiles for someone who doesn’t drink. Your Bride will know the guests of her hen party inside out, so use her to your advantage whilst simultaneously only telling her the details she needs to know.
Know your budget
This is an important one, because it could really affect your hen party attendance. It’s important to get a good idea of what kind of budget you’re looking for and what everyone can afford. A week in Marbella with the girls might be your idea of heaven, but you don’t want people who might not be able to afford that luxury to miss out! Be sure to plan something that everyone can afford, because you’ll have the most amazing time whatever it is that you choose to do. A good way to save money is by choosing to DIY your hen party accessories and hen party gear for the big weekend. Making DIY masks of the groom or pretty little party bags will add the ultimate finishing touches - and can certainly be done on a budget.
Plan, plan and plan some more!
The final step is to plan every aspect of the big day. You need to know who’s coming, if they have any dietary requirements, exactly where you’re heading and when, as well as adding the little finishing touches which will transform your hen party from good to great. You can never plan too much, and the more notice you have the better for everyone, so get your notebook ready and let’s plan the hen party of the year!
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