Traditionally, hen parties are organised by a bride’s maid of honour and her bridesmaids. But many brides are bucking this trend and choosing to organise their parties themselves. Even though it gives you more to plan in the run up to your big day, it guarantees you get the party you want. So if you would rather take control of your hen party plans, here are some important rules you need to follow.
Make it personal to you
No bride should ever feel pressured to partake in an activity that doesn’t interest them. So if you would rather enjoy a spa weekend over a boozy night out, make this your main activity. You can ask your bridesmaids and guest for suggestions on what you can do, but don’t be bullied into following the crowd if you don't want to. It is your hen party after all. Remain true to yourself and your personality. There are no rules when it comes to choosing hen party activities so don’t be afraid to think outside of the box. You could attend a dance class, go go-karting or taste wines at a local vineyard for example. The choice is up to you, but make sure what you choose is fun and within everyone’s budget.
Choose the perfect date
The last thing any bride wants is for nobody to be able to attend their hen party. This is why it’s so important to plan ahead to ensure you choose the best date for the majority of your guests. Set up an email or event of social media where you and your guests can communicate easily. Ideally, your party should be at least a month before your wedding, so see if there is a date around this period that could work. You might also want to check that the activity you want to do is free on this date also. It might take some negotiating before you find the perfect date but with plenty of patience, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
Don’t forget transportation
No matter where you intend to go or what activities to try, organising transport should always be a top priority. Having transport organised beforehand can boost the fun factor of your party and allows everyone to get involved. It also guarantees that everyone returns home safely after the celebrations are over. This is particularly important if you plan on doing lots of drinking throughout your event. Depending on how many people you are inviting, you may need to hire a car, limo or bus to transport you to and from your chosen venue. So if you think you might need to arrange transport for your hen party, contact VIP Chauffeur Car Hire and other car hire companies for quotes. Shop around to find the best deal and book your transport at least a month before the day of your party.
Planning an unforgettable hen party can be difficult and frustrating at times. Especially when you’re trying to plan a wedding at the same time. So don’t be afraid to ask your bridesmaids for help if you need it.