Wedding season is upon us, and that means that every weekend for the next month will be filled with sightings of princess crowns, pink boas, and L-plates as the hen parties commence all over the UK. If you’re planning a hen do either as or on behalf of a blushing bride, it can be daunting to plan an event that is affordable and a crowd pleaser.
Get Your Bride Involved
When beginning to plan a hen party, it makes sense to get the initial details sorted with the bride first – including the date and timings. Ask your bride how involved she wants to be in the planning, and ask her about her likes and dislikes, or aspects of previous hen parties that she’s really enjoyed. After all, a messy night out and a stripper will be lost on a bride who is bookish and introverted.
Think Outside The Box
Traditionally, a hen celebration would be a meal or tea shared between the bride, her female relatives and in-laws, and her bridesmaids. Nowadays the usual picture of a hen party is a night on the town, complete with naughty decor, and a day activity – but don’t feel constrained to follow either model. Your job is to create a fun and memorable event, so match that definition. Live entertainment, such as music or comedy can be great fun, especially if not all the attendees know each other well, so everyone has guaranteed conversation topics.
Ask For Help
If you’re finding it difficult to make a great weekend all link up, it’s relatively easy to find a good package deal – especially if you don’t have much time to plan things yourself. There are different (often all-inclusive) packages filtered by price, so you can book a weekend away that suits everybody’s pockets. A company representative will be able to help you personalise the package to suit your bride.
Bear in mind when planning your initial ideas to be considerate of the needs of all your guests, who may have financial, child care, or mobility restrictions that get in the way. It helps to have multiple parts of the event – for example, a meal or beauty treatment that under 18s and grandparents can be involved in, with drinks and dancing later on for guests who can make it.