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Planning the perfect hen party for the bride can be a stressful experience. While there will be some brides who prefer to be in control themselves, the role is usually given to the maid of honour. If you’ve been given this title, or you’re a bridesmaid who wants to help out, here are some steps on how to plan the ultimate hen party.
If you have been given the task of planning the bride’s hen party, it’s vital that you speak to her in advance regarding what she would like for her hen party. While some brides like the element of surprise, others like to be kept in the know, so having a sit down with your best friend and going through the A-Z will ensure everything runs according to plan. It’s important that you draw up a budget from the beginning, as the bride may want to go abroad for her hen do, which will cost considerably more.
Once you’ve had a chat with the bride and got a gist of what she would like for her hen party, the next step is to create an invite list. The most important thing is to find out where the bride knows everyone from, so whether school friends come along, or people from work, you will need to do your research to get contact details for everyone. The last thing you want to do is miss anyone important out, so using social media platforms like Facebook is a good place to start to track people down.
Once you’ve got a better idea of how many people will be attending the hen party, your next step is to decide on a location. Whether your bride wants to take things slow and have a spa break, or a night out on the tiles, you need to figure out a location that’s within close proximity for all attendees. There are tons of fun activities that you can do up and down the country for your hen do, so make sure that you pick a location that the bride is going to love.
The next step is to find a suitable location for all the guests attending the hen party. There are websites like Airbnb that you can use, which offer a range of apartments and houses in cities and towns across the UK that can be the perfect nest for once the party is over. If you book early in advance, you may be able to score a discount on accommodation, which will be great news for everyone attending. If you have a big party attending the hen do, speaking to an accommodation provider in advance is your best bet in saving money.
To ferry you all from A to B, you will need to pick transport that can accommodate you all. Why not arrive at the hen party in style and hire a party bus? All Stretched Out are a party bus hire company you can check out, and their vehicles include some great features such as a smoke machine, lasers, and a karaoke machine. Depending on your bride’s preference, there are lots of party buses types to pick from, such as a posh party bus, or a shockwave party bus.
Whether you’re the maid of honour or a bridesmaid, it’s only natural that you will want the bride to have the best hen party possible. To keep her happy and to ensure everything runs smoothly, following all the steps listed above can help you throw the ultimate hen party.