Choose The Theme, Location, & Guest List
You will need to do this at least 3-4 months in advance. Last-minute bookings are expensive. Guests need time to apply for leave at work and need to know about plans ahead of time. Besides, if you plan a long journey, you need to learn more about the weather. As for the theme and location, ask the bride if she has any ideas about the party. While some brides love to be involved in the process, others leave it others, preferring to be surprised instead. You can also speak to the bridesmaids to brainstorm ideas for the party.
Ideally, a hens night is planned a month or two ahead of the wedding. But check with the bride and guests to know if they have any pre-booked holidays. As for the guest list, you have to make sure people invited to the party must be invited to the wedding as well.
Sending Invitations, Making Transport Arrangements, Etc.
Printed invitations are passé. An e-invite is an easy way to tell everyone about the date. An email is just as convenient. But don’t forget to include an RSVP with the invitation. You will need to book flight tickets and hotel rooms at least 3 months in advance to get the best price.
If you are planning a hens night at a local pub, speak to people about discount offerings. And if you are hosting a party at home, buy hens night supplies like cutlery, hens night games, party banner, bride sash, photo props, etc. You don’t have to go out to buy them from a brick-and-mortar store – all of these are available at an online store as well. Pecka Products is the best place to shop for hens party products at affordable prices. We offer free delivery within Australia for orders over $60.
Arranging For Payment, Confirm Bookings, And Finalize The Itinerary
Ideally, the bridesmaids and guests pay for the hens party and cover for the bride. But if you’ve planned a destination party, the bride could be asked to pay for air tickets. Besides travel, there are several other expenses that bridesmaids and guests have to cover. This includes alcohol, food, and activities. If you’re in charge of planning a hens night, make sure everyone can afford the activities. Or, you could allow guests to pick and choose elements, leaving out activities they cannot afford. Make sure you speak to guests a week before the event to confirm if they’re coming.
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