It is your best girls ‘last hurrah’ before getting married to the love of her life and you want to throw her a hen do. Sometimes it can be hard to decide what is okay and what isn’t during a night on the town with the bride-to-be, so here are some do’s and don’ts about the hen do.
– Talk to the bride about what she would like to do. If she’s more of a ‘vintage chic’ person, don’t plan a weekend long booze cruise.
– Talk to the bridesmaids about their finances and what is a manageable price range for what you plan to do. No one should be left out because they can’t afford something. If someone can’t afford a weekend away, consider a crafty workshop or something else the bride would like to do.
– Start a kitty so no one needs to keep track of whose turn it is to buy a round of drinks or who pays for the cab. This can be done in the weeks leading up to the hen do and usually if someone in the group does not drink, they will take responsibility of the kitty and make sure everyone is paid up.
– Plan the hen do too close to the wedding date. Ask the bride when the best time for her is, but try to keep it from falling less than two weeks before the wedding.
– Ask the bride to contribute, or talk about finances in front of her. She is probably going through enough stresses with the wedding coming up and worrying about her friends paying for a night for her may upset her.
– Surprise the bride-to-be, especially if it is with something that may make her uncomfortable (example: a stripper). If you are unsure about this, ask the bride!
We've got a range of activities and events that will definitely tick all of these boxes so get in touch and let us make your day awesome, Pink Welly stylie!