Suppose your best friend is getting married, and you, being the best friend, have been given the honour and responsibility of planning the hen do. Planning a hens party is no simple task – there are so many things to take care of, and if it’s your first time, you probably don’t know where to start.
This is the perfect guide to getting started with planning. With a checklist and a guide, you can turn down the stress, and make the hens party a super fun time for everyone.
Whether you’re keeping the hens party as a surprise for the bride-to-be, or a planned event, you want to discuss a date with her beforehand. Obviously, you want to make sure the guest of honour is available on the day of the party itself. Don’t worry – she doesn’t need to know details, nor does she need to know that there is a party at all. Just make sure she’s available, and plan your party around this date.
Of course, you want to consider the guest list and numbers. It’s probably a good idea to talk to the bride about it, to make sure you don’t forget someone she’d want to see at the hen party or invite someone who she doesn’t want to see. You might also want to let the guests know about it to make sure they’re also available.
As nice as it would be to splurge, every party has a budget, and the hens party is no different. Once you’ve decided who to invite, you should start thinking about the money. While talking about it can be a bit awkward, you want to make sure everyone is on the same page and that nobody feels pressured into paying more than they cannot manage nor are you too frugal.
With an idea of your budget and how much you can afford to spend in mind, you can now pick a location for your hens party. Unless you know that the bride wants a specific destination, the world is open to you! Brainstorm hens party ideas, and pick a place where you know everyone will have fun, and there are minimum chances of anything going wrong.
What kind of person is the bride? You know where to go, but what kind of hen party would she like? Would she like a more peaceful event, or would she want to dance the night away? Maybe she’d like some pre-wedding pampering. Pick the mood, and plan all your hen party activities accordingly!
You’d also want to decide if your hens party would have a theme or not. The best part is that there is no limit on what kind of theme you want to keep. Make sure to notify everyone about the dress code or colour scheme so that they’re dressed for the occasion!
Planning a hens party may sound difficult, but when you have a list to cross things off, it becomes a lot easier!