Five simple steps to creating a hen party to be remembered

29 Jan 2015

Five simple steps to creating a hen party to be remembered

Want to make you hen do memorable? Rachel Sprules, wedding co-ordinator at Longleat House, Safari and Adventure Park advises brides-to-be on how they can do just that

You’ve scoured the country looking at numerous luxury wedding venues, eaten more canapes than your waistline cares to remember and tried on more dresses than Kate Moss at London Fashion Week. Forget Kim and Kanye, you’re well on your way to hosting the wedding of the century. All that’s left now is to plan the hen party.

Whether you’re a pampered princess, karaoke kitten or dance diva, you want a hen party that reflects your personality.

Here we look at five simple steps to organising a hen party to remember.

1. Know what you want.

The first step in planning any successful event is knowing what you want. Write a list of everything you want from your hen party. Fancy climbing through the tree tops and zip wiring through the countryside? A relaxing day at the spa? Or dancing all night until the sun comes up over the city skyline? Whatever your style, decide on the requirements before you start thinking about dates and guests, this way you know you’ll have the perfect hen party for you.

2. Invite the right people.

It goes without saying that if you’re planning a wild night of clubbing then you may not want to invite your gran. Think about the sort of hen party you’ve decided on and whether they’d enjoy it. If in doubt, have an informal chat with them so you can get to know whether they’d feel left out if they weren’t invited or whether it would simply be a weight off their shoulders knowing they don’t have to spend a day skydiving.

3. Choose your activities carefully.

Once you’ve decided what sort of event you want and who you want to invite, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty; choosing your activities. This is often the most fun part of hen party planning. Will you burn rubber on the race track or chill out in a luxury spa? Spend the evening eating a gourmet meal in Michelin star restaurant or singing along to Beyoncé at the top of your voice at the local karaoke bar? This is one of the few occasions you can choose every activity, so make the most of it!

4. Create an itinerary.

You’ve chosen your activities, now you need to think about how it’s all going to fit together. Creating an itinerary may seem a little pedantic, but knowing what time should be spent doing cartwheels in your cheerleading class and when you should be sipping cocktails in the most fashionable bar in town means you’re guaranteed not to miss any of the action. If the thought of organising yet another itinerary in the run up to your wedding brings you out in a cold sweat, you can always pass it on to your head bridesmaid, it’s what they’re there for!

5. Have fun!

Lastly, and most importantly, enjoy yourself! Your hen party is all about you. It’s one of the only times in life when the most special women in your life come together to celebrate you and your future happiness.

Rachel Sprules is the Wedding Co-ordinator at Longleat House, Safari and Adventure Park in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside!

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