Hen Party Checklist
Posted 7th November 2017 by Bath Hen
REMEMBER your most important VIP!!… The hen do signifies the bride’s last night of freedom as a single woman. No pressure ladies, but it needs to be great! Here are a few pointers on perfecting your Hen party:
The Hen Party Guest List
Who does the bride want to attend? It is important to keep numbers under control… these events can spiral out of control budget wise so keep this in mind when planning. A lot of reputable hen companies can help you structure your budget and help spread the costs over staged payments.
Planning the Hen Party
Find out what the bride would like to do – is she an all night raver who can drink anyone under the table? Or would she prefer something a little less alcohol fuelled? Remember, no matter how great the idea is; If it’s not something the bride would want then the night could end in tears. No matter how much you may want to go for the wild night of booze and male strippers, if it’s not the bride’s taste then it’s not worth doing.
Choose a date that is suitable for all, with the priority going to close family and friends…not forgetting the bride herself must be available too. DO send out invitation within plenty of time, the hen do must not feel like a lastminute.com affair.
Once you’ve received all your final numbers and deposits (a lot of venues/activities will require this), then start booking. Avoid putting down the deposit on accommodation or activities yourself, unless you can guarantee everyone is going to pay up – the last thing you want is to be stuck with a bill for people who don’t show up.
When accommodating for big groups of hens it is becoming ever more popular nowadays to book self catering accommodation. Lets face it, there is always going to be an early riser who is prepared to make those all important bacon sandwiches in the morning so don’t worry about sticking to hotel schedules and worrying about 24 hour reception desks… book yourselves your own property for the duration of your hen do. Check out www.bathboutiquestays.co.uk for your own fantastic Georgian townhouse in Bath – the perfect hen party accommodation.
It’s always a nice touch to celebrate the bride’s last night of freedom in fancy dress (making sure she stands out). So set a theme for everyone to follow and get dolled up to the max. Or, alternatively you could make it completely about the bride by getting her face printed on a set of t-shirts (what more could a bride want?). Fancy dress also makes it a lot easier to round up the troops at the end of the night. Beware some bars and clubs in and around Bath will not admit OTT tacky hens…so keep it classy ladies!