The hen weekend is an event that the Bride-to-Be will cherish forever. However, as the Maid of Honour or Bridesmaid, the unenviable task of organising the weekend, falls upon your shoulders – and you’ve got to get it right. But, with eight easy steps – you’ll be ready to take on the world (or a group of women that have had far too many cocktails).
Get the Girls Together
First things first, you need to communicate. Organising a hen party can be stressful (to put it mildly), and there can be many clashing personalities – so talking is key. Start a group chat on Facebook, or an email, with logistics on the hen do ideas and, most importantly, the date. A group chat is also a great way to bounce different ideas off each other, get a feel for the group and introduce those who may not know each other. Your chat can even be put in use after the weekend, to share all of those embarrassing pictures that Facebook does not need to see… The possibilities are, quite literally, endless.
Remember the Hen
Whilst it may be easy to get caught in the whirlwind of strippers and Champagne; think of the hen before you do. It might be stating the obvious, but this weekend is dedicated to the Bride-to-Be, and exactly what she wants. If archery, rage buggies and the thought of a strip show are her idea of a nightmare – don’t do it. Forget the stereotypes of hen groups and focus on your hen. [Read more…] about The First Time Bridesmaids’ Guide to Hosting a Hen Party