As a maid of honor, you are entrusted with many things – including organising a hen do party. Hen parties are fun. Its point is to give your friend a proper send off. With this in mind, it is important that you do it right. However, if you have never been to a hen party, there is a chance that you do not know a thing about organising one.
To help you get started, here’s a simple guide to planning that perfect hen do party:
The first step is to talk to the bride. It is likely that you want to keep the party a surprise but you need to have an idea of what the bride is expecting. This is to ensure that she will not be disappointed. While you are at it, you should discuss the budget, limitations, location and the duration.
The next step is to make an invite list. In this step, you still need to work with the bride. This is important, as it will give you an idea of the scale of the party. By having the bride’s input, you will be assured that no one will be left out. You do not want someone missing the party and taunting you about it.
Now it is time to think about the possible dates. As much as possible, you need to consider more date options so you can pick a time that will suit most of the hens. After that, you can create a group chat to learn about their preferred dates.
Once the date is settled, you should decide on the location and accommodation. At this stage, you can start planning activities. You should put all the details in the group chat.
Expect that you will get a few dropouts. It is important that you confirm the booking based on the confirmed numbers of attendees. While you are at it, you should start collecting money. Hens should pay their share to cover the costs of the party.
If the party is far, you need to ensure that everyone will travel together – this is to save on transportation costs. If there are guests coming from all over the country, it might be easier for everyone to get their own transportation.
At this point, all critical matters are already booked. You can rest easy now knowing that everything is set. The only thing left to do is to check other details like ordering hen do t shirts, finding accessories, decorating the hotel room, choosing party sashes and many more. It will be easier if you delegate tasks.
It is highly likely that all hens know who you are by now. It is still a good idea to send an overview of the party along with your contact details in case of emergencies. If in this case, you want to concentrate on having fun, it is prudent to let someone do all the legwork. You can work with a hen night organiser who can guarantee a memorable hen night celebration.
Hens expect a good time. You may encounter many pressures along the way but do not be afraid to step outside the box. In the end, the party will be more personal and memorable not only for the soon-to-be-bride but also for the guests.