So, you’re in charge of organising a hens night, but have no idea where to begin? Having hosted tons of hens parties before, we know the commonly asked questions and their ensuing dilemmas that resurface time and again. We’re here to address them so you can plan the best event yet, with minimal discomfort to the bride and the rest of the guests.
We’ve rounded up the 4 most common questions, and their resolutions:
Q. Should the hens party be a surprise or planned with the bride?
A. When it comes to hens nights, a combination of both is desired. For example, the bride should be privy to the basics, such as the date, time and location, as well as the invite list. As for the rest? Gauge the bride’s interests and preferences prior to planning, and then organise accordingly. Leave a little bit of intrigue so she feels spoilt.
Q. Who should be invited?
This is another common question: should the hens party be for just the bride and her bridesmaids, or should it include close female cousins, the mother of the bride, and the mother of the groom? The truth is, it’s entirely up to the bride. However, you should consider whether the events and entertainment that you have planned is going to be appropriate. Check with the bride beforehand to see if she won’t mind her future mother-in-law seeing her in a drunken state.
On the other end, if you’re planning a wild night out, maybe plan something prior to it, like snacks and bubbly at a hotel suite. That way, nobody will feel left out of the festivities if they can’t make it to the other events planned.
Q. Who pays for the hens night?
Traditionally, the bride won’t pay for anything on the night. It’s a celebration to honour her future new status, so the cost should be divvied up between the guests and not her. This is something that should always be brought up first with the guests, as some may not be able to afford an extravagant weekend away.
Q. What kind of entertainment should there be?
A common image when it comes to hens parties is to hire a stripper. However, this depends on the personality of the bride and whether she is open to the idea. Other things to consider is if she doesn’t drink because she’s pregnant or for religious reasons, then drinking games will be a no-no.
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