Your wedding is supposed to be the best day of your entire life, second only to the birth of your children. Your hen party, on the other hand, is to celebrate what little freedom you have left, so it’s just as important and needs to be just as perfect. If you’re the maid of honour, then it’s probably you that has to plan this important occasion, which can be pretty stressful, especially if you’ve never had to plan one before. Here are some great tips to help you out, and ensure that the bride’s big day is one to remember.
Ask The Bride
The first thing that you should do is see if the bride wants to help out with the planning. They might have a picture already in their head of what they want their hen party to look like, and the last thing that you want to do is shatter this dream. However, the bride is usually bogged down with planning the rest of her wedding, so she will likely give you most of the power. If you’re unsure of anything though, don’t be afraid to check with her.
Plan For Your Guests
The hen do is about the hen, but you also need to make sure that her guests are comfortable and can have some fun. The boys might be looking for bucks parties boat hire, but this might not suit the hens, especially if some of them are pregnant. Plan activities that suit all of the guests, make sure to have non-alcoholic drinks available, and check if any of the guests have any food requirements that you should know about before you book the food.
Give Plenty Of Notice
As soon as you know the date of the hen do, be sure to let all of your guests know. It doesn’t matter if you add them into a Facebook group chat, send them a text, or a formal “Save The Date” invitation as long as they know when the hen is, where it is, and how long it’s going to be. After all, some hen parties last a few hours, and some last a few days. Let them know at least a few weeks before, to avoid any clashed commitments, and to give them enough time to find childcare.
Don’t Over Plan
You should definitely have a plan for the hen do, whether it just be written in the notes on your phone, or sent as a formal itinerary to all of the guests. However, what you want to avoid doing is over planning anything. If your bride is having fun just chatting with her guests, she doesn’t want you cutting this time short because you have to fit three different party games into the next half an hour. Let everyone know the important things they should be doing, but learn to go with the flow a little.
A hen do is an incredibly important part of the wedding build up, so follow these tips to get it perfect for your bride.