Article published: May 23rd, 2023
Who Organises a Hen Party?
Planning a hen party is an exciting responsibility that normally falls upon the maid of honour or chief bridesmaid, but it generally is the close friends of the bride-to-be.
In the UK, hen parties are a cherished tradition, and with the right planning and coordination, you can create a memorable and enjoyable experience for the bride before her big day.
We would recommend you consider the following points on organising the hen party.
Collaborate with the Bride
Understanding the bride’s preferences and interests are key to planning a successful hen party.
Discuss preferred dates, destinations and activities to ensure the event is personalised to her taste.
It’s important to strike a balance between surprising the bride and including her in the decision-making process.
Set the Budget!
Getting a clear idea of a realistic budget early in the hen party planning process is essential.
Discuss with the other bridesmaids and friends to determine a reasonable amount everyone is happy with. Your budget will guide your choices when it comes down to accommodation, activities, food, drinks and other aspects of the event.
Choose the Perfect Location for your Hen Party
The UK offers a plethora of destinations for hen parties, each with its own charm and unique activities.
Consider the bride’s preferences and interests when selecting the destination.
Whether it’s a vibrant city, a tranquil countryside retreat, or a coastal getaway, ensure the location complements the theme and vibe of the celebration.
Arrange the Accommodation
Selecting suitable accommodation is crucial for ensuring the comfort and enjoyment of all attendees.
Whether it’s a luxury hotel, a cosy cottage, or a budget-friendly hostel, make sure the chosen option can accommodate the entire group comfortably.
Consider proximity to activities and amenities, as well as any specific requirements or preferences shared by the bride or guests.
Plan Engaging Activities
This couldn’t be more important! Hen parties are all about creating memorable experiences.
Research and choose activities that the bride-to-be is interested in and cater for the energy levels and preferences of the group.
Budget will also help determine what type of activities you end up doing, so keep this in mind. Please check out our other blogs on this subject.
Coordinate those Logistics
With the itinerary in place, take our advice and manage the logistics efficiently. Book your activities, make reservations for meals, and secure any necessary transportation in advance.
In short, leave nothing to chance. It’s bound to go pear-shaped if you do.
Communicate with the attendees regularly, providing them with essential details, such as schedules, packing lists, and payment deadlines.
Top, top advice – a well-organised and thought-out itinerary will run smoothly, and ensure a stress-free experience for everyone. Including you!
Add those Personal Touches!
To make the hen party truly special, don’t forget to incorporate those all-important personal touches.
Decorations, accessories, and customized favors can enhance the celebratory atmosphere.
Consider including games or surprises that reflect the bride’s personality and create moments of laughter and joy.
This is your time to shine, so make the extra effort here, and it’ll show in spades. Get those embarrassing old photos and videos of the bride-to-be. Ask the group for their favourite memories of her, and why not put a presentation together that you can show on a TV screen or overhead projector?
Trust us, these are the moments that make all the difference. Go on, girl!
Capture the Memories
Lastly, ensure you have a plan to capture the memories of the hen party.
Encourage attendees to take photos and videos throughout the event. How about having a memories scrapbook? Ask the group to bring photos of fun times in the past, glue them in and get them to comment about how much the bride-to-be means to them.
The bride and her friends will cherish these memories long after the hen party is over.
And you’ve played an absolute blinder!
Planning a hen party in the UK is an opportunity to create lifelong memories and celebrate the bride-to-be in a unique and very personal way.
By collaborating with the bride, setting a budget, choosing the perfect destination, arranging the accommodation, planning engaging activities, coordinating logistics, adding personal touches, and capturing those moments, you’re sure to arrange the very best hen party for your best friend.
Phew! We never said it was going to be easy. But, with a little help from us, it’ll be so, so worth it.
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