Planning a hen’s party can be overwhelming. Coordinating a hen’s party and keeping the bride happy requires a lot of organisation and communication to ensure that all her nearest and dearest make it to the party on time. Here are a few essentials that our experts feel should be kept in mind while planning a bachelorette party.
Getting The Logistics Right (People, Venue And Menu)
Even if you want to keep party details as a surprise for the bride, you need to find out the people that she would like at the party. They have to be informed in advance of the event. Come up with a guest list which the bride approves, and then discuss about budget and other details.
The next important item on the planning list is selecting the venue and making travel arrangements to get the entire posse of women, including the bride safely to the venue and back. Make reservations in advance for car/s and rooms or lounge, and also garden or pool if the bride and her friends are keen on an outdoor party.
If you are hosting a hen party at home and caterers are likely to manage the food and drinks, plan the menu so that there is no shortage of anything. Insist on caterers to serve food and drinks in cups, plates, cutlery, and straws as per the party theme. You can also buy hen’s party supplies online for an affordable price.
a. Create a messaging platform – Use a messaging app or create a WhatsApp group to send out countdown reminders to invitees with cute and colourful templates. This will help to keep tabs on the exact number of people that are likely to turn up for the event.
b. Essential supplies – Get the decorations, theme outfits, and other essentials at least a month before the actual event to avoid last-minute shopping for essential hen’s party products.
c. Music to set the mood – Create several playlists that can be played during the journey to the venue, during games and downtime when guests are enjoying the food or taking photos. Don’t forget to pack in portable speakers and chargers for outdoor parties.
d. Games –These are an essential part of every hen’s party activities and designed to keep people from getting bored and to pep up the mood.
e. Photography – You can arrange for a professional photographer to capture the event or save on the cost by asking the invitee with the best camera to do the honours. Take along equipment like camera, tripod, and selfie sticks to capture memories of a lifetime that can be shared later in the group.