7 Essential Steps to Organising a Memorable Hen Do
Organising a hen do can be stressful. We know, we do it for a living. But, when done correctly, it can also be an absolute blast, relatively drama free and of course hugely rewarding!
So, if you want to make sure that the hen do you organise is remembered for decades to come as the most epic event of the wedding season, read on, as our hen do experts here at Eventhuse, share with you, our foolproof steps to hen do stardom.
Step 1: THE INVITE LIST
First up; you need to think how many people, who makes the cut and are family and in-laws invited? Even if the rest of the entire hen do is a top-secret affair, the bride-to-be should have some input into the invite list. Get the intel on the sly if you must but make sure the final guest list is Bride-Approved before going ahead with the event.
Step 2: SAVE THE DATE
Lock down a date before you start arranging activities and possible hen do abroad destinations. This will make the booking process quicker and easier and if you confirm a date early, you’ll also benefit from early bird prices and guaranteed availability. You might need to send out an initial save the date email with a couple of options for the group in case some of the girls already have plans.
Step 3: TALK MONEY
Now that you’ve got the date sorted and your chosen ladies are eagerly awaiting more information, this is the time to talk openly and honestly about money. It’s always better to get an idea of the budget before gallivanting off to put together an itinerary. Get the girls to give you their ball-park figures of how much they are willing to spend and then start building your plan around something that suits everyone.
Step 4: DECIDE ON THE DESTINATION
Going abroad for your hen do is hugely popular nowadays, with hen groups increasingly opting to travel as a group to celebrate their upcoming nuptials. Europe offers so many great, budget friendly options for hen parties wanting to head abroad. Think about the season you are travelling, weather, crowds and things to do and see in the area.
Step 5: START BOOKING
Once the vital stats have been worked out, it’s time to get booking. Flights and accommodation are usually cheaper the earlier you book, so cut your costs by being organised. And special hen do activities can get booked up fast, so enlist the experts and get a hen do itinerary planned for you based on your own personal preferences.
Step 6: ATTENTION TO DETAIL
What can take a hen do from good to awesome are the small little details that really make it extra special for everyone involved. Think about bringing little presents for all the hens to take home with them as souvenirs. Incorporate fun games into the day or while you are preparing for a night out. Bring your own decorations like balloons, funny hats, tiaras or feather boas and don’t forget to take pictures!
Step 7: ENJOY!!
This one is easy ladies… Once you’ve got the whole thing organised and planned; the last thing left to do is ENJOY!
Eventhuse organises epic hen dos across Europe, so for those of you who would prefer to hand the hard work over to the experts, head over to our hen destinations page and see what we have in store for you!