If you’ve been handed the responsibility and honour of being a Chief Bridesmaid, it’s up to you to not only make the planning and wedding itself as easy as possible for her, but also organise a fun and memorable hen party that she will love with her friends.
Planning a perfect hen party can be a bit overwhelming; with the needs of potentially a lot of people to consider, it can be perhaps the most difficult part of a Chief Bridesmaids duties. But, don’t worry! Here at onscreengraphics, we’ve put together some top tips on how you can plan the perfect hen party for your mates and be the toast of the wedding!
Save the Dates
Before you start planning anything, confirm any important wedding-related dates with the Bride beforehand and, crucially, the wedding date itself. You might find that the bride and groom have activities leading up to the wedding – like wedding rehearsals, meetings with wedding planners or family engagements – which you might need to avoid or plan around.
If you’re planning a hen party over a longer period, say a weekend or a few days, take into account if you’ll need time to ‘recover’ from your party – do you really want to be turning up for a wedding worse for wear? Also remember to set some time aside to organise any activities you may want to do whilst on your hen party – researching activities, locations, costs and activities can take time!
Confirm The Attendees
Once you’ve identified a suitable date/s, confirm with the Bride who will want to attend. If you can, always give people enough time to arrange time off or things like childcare to maximise the number of people who can make it to your stag trip. At this point, you might want to setup a dedicated WhatsApp or Facebook group chat with everyone involved to make relaying information easy.
One thing to consider when confirming numbers for a hen party is the total size of the group. As the Chief Bridesmaid, you’re responsible for not just the wellbeing of the bride, but also the organisation of everything involved; like booking flights or hotels and collecting money. Co-ordination of large group activities can become stressful, so always bear in mind that the larger the group, the more organisation – and patience – that will be required to ensure everything runs smoothly!
Confirm Your Location, Activities and Costs
Once you know the numbers involved, start looking at possible activities, locations and travel requirements. There are a wealth of companies that can organise stag weekends (or longer) away in the UK, Europe or further afield, so it’s definitely worth spending some time to see what offers there are and if these would be suitable for your group.
If you decide to organise a trip through a company, always check out any customer reviews online and get a clear rundown of what you’re paying for beforehand! Once you’ve confirmed your plans, you can then present to costs to the attendees and begin the – hopefully! – easy task of collecting the cash to get everything booked!
What to Wear
Finally, and depending on where you’re heading, you might want to consider either fancy dress or hen party t shirts for the Bride to be, or everyone attending. Luckily, we offer a whole host of customisable hen party t-shirts and products that you can customise toy your heart’s content – so why not take a look and get customising!
If you’re organising a hen party and do not see what you want and require custom t-shirts printed, get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help.