Now, your best friend's wedding is confirmed and she has asked you to be her maid of honor!! While it is one of the most exciting moments of your life to be a part of this journey with your best friend, you also have a lot of 'things to do' for her!
It is indeed a great opportunity for you to show how much you love her, and you want to plan the best hen night ever for your girl. Let’s have a look around top 5 things to keep in mind when planning a hen do first.
1. Set the perfect date
It is important that you can set a suitable date for everyone on the bride’s list of people she does want to meet on her hen party. We think, a Hen do does not have to be too close to the wedding day because you don’t want the bride feeling exhausted on her big day, right? The guests of the Hen party also need time to recover from the exciting night, so we recommend that the hen night should be at least two to four weeks before the big day.
Don’t forget to fix the date for the hen night and send invitations to the bride’s guest list at least four weeks in advance. Make sure every person the bride wants to meet on her hen do can make it to her party.
2. Plan for 'out of the box' activities
A hen do should not lack excitement so how can you make it amazing and memorable is a big question. Normally a hen do includes food, drinks (a little too many!), games that the guest can enjoy etc. Sometimes a hen party could be a night out with bride’s young ladies or even a weekend out of town. The plan should be well thought out so that everyone would feel involved and most importantly, it leaves unforgettable memories for the bride. To do this, you can plan it yourself with some other besties OR hire the services of a professional if you are short on time and ideas. If you are considering the latter option why not give us a call and have a chat. We will be happy to explain what we can do and how we can make the hen do incredibly exciting. You can count on a Hen do planner such as ourselves to take away the hassle from you so that you can wholeheartedly enjoy the hen party. We will take all your inputs into consideration and design a day based on your suggestions only. Why not tell us the date, number of guests and your other requirements here.
3. Budget and spending
It’s important to think carefully about appropriate spending for a hen do to put together an affordable party that the guest feels comfortable to attend and enjoy. To avoid going over the budget, you can list out every spending and add approximately £10 more per person for any unforeseen contingency. If there isn’t any, the extra money can be used to prepare small gifts or a round of drink. If you hire a hen night planner, you only need to choose the budget per person, every other thing will be set up on budget for you and you don’t have to worry about anything.
4. Choose a suitable location
There are loads of exciting locations in the UK for you to organize a hen do. It could be a night out in amazing bars around town (we recommend heading to cities like London, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and the likes) or it could be a classic hen do in a private space in a cozy country side hotel. There are several location options that you can explore in the UK. But if you would rather have someone else research venue options for you then click here . Let us help you find unique locations and exquisite experiences that fit your budget for your bestie’s hen do and let's treat her in the best way that we can.
5. What does the Bride like?
All in all, a hen do is prepared for the bride-to-be so taking care of her should be the most important thing to keep in mind. Put yourself in her shoes and think about what she loves to do and how she enjoys to be treated. You can keep something as a surprise for her if you are confident of her choices or if not it is always helpful to run pass the ideas with her such as the guest lists, budgets etc and remember- The bride is always right! :)