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When Is the Best Time to Plan a Hen Party?

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Every hen party is different. They’re a unique celebration of one person and their upcoming nuptials. It’s an inspiring event where you stand up and say ‘hey look, you’re getting married and that’s incredible’. But it does tend to raise a lot of questions when it comes to planning the event out.

For example, how do you go about planning something like this? It’s not an easy task by any means, because naturally, you want it to be just right. There’s a lot of considerations, and one of those is ‘when is the best time?’. That’s something that we aim to help you out with, so let’s get started.

Figuring Out The Details

Okay, so let’s talk about some of the details that you’ll want to figure out in advance. You might think that planning a hen night can be pretty straightforward. However, you’d be wrong in that assumption. There’s a lot of different things that go into making the night a success.

First and foremost, when are you going to have the night? Is it going to be just a single night? A lot of people have multiple days or even a week, where they celebrate someone’s marriage. That’s why these events usually take place about a month in advance. Not only does this give people time to try and book the time off work or their other commitments, but it also ensures that you’re free from any adverse effects when it comes to drinking and celebrating. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Do you want to go abroad? Or do you want to stay at home and celebrate by taking the chance to hire a stripper for a hen party? You’ve got to think about these things.

So When Do I Plan One?

Okay, so you’ve got the details figured out. That’s good. You don’t want to be worrying about where you’re going or what you’re doing. All you need to figure out now is when you’ll be doing all of this. Easy, right?

Well, it’s not always as straightforward as you’d like to think. That’s why a lot of people tend to struggle with picking a time. Our experience in the industry means that we’ll tell you to plan it contextually. In this situation (see what we did there?), the time you put aside for this hen party will depend a lot on what you’re going to do and how you’re going to celebrate.

Let’s take a look at an example. You’re going to take the bride-to-be, along with all your friends to a holiday in Spain for a weekend. You’ll drink a lot, explore the area, meet some new people and have a good time. Sounds good, right? Well, in that case, it’s a good idea to plan a month ahead. By doing so, you’re giving people the chance to get the money together for the travel and the hotel room, book the time away from work where applicable, and a whole bunch of other stuff. Make sense yet? It’s all about the situation.

Timing Tips

Because we value how your experience goes, we’ll give you a few timing tips for free. First of all, never do anything the weekend or night before the wedding. You could wind up coming away from the celebration with a wicked hangover or maybe just a bad illness, and it’ll ruin the big day if you’re not careful.

Always make sure that if you’re not the bride-to-be, you consider her wishes. A surprise celebration is still lovely, but when you’re planning something pretty big, you can’t just spring it on someone. Imagine booking the tickets and the hotel to have her say that she can’t attend due to something meaningful. You wouldn’t be popular at all, so let’s be sensible about this and consult with her in advance, okay?

Okay, so these are just a few of our thoughts about timing. It’s challenging to get right, and more often than not, you’ve got to stop and think about what it is that you’re trying to accomplish. If you want to celebrate a friend, that’s fine. It’s more than okay, in fact. But what matters is that you’re considerate of the timing. Not everyone has the potential just to put down everything that they’re doing to go shooting off to another country. You have to plan these things out, and there’s no better way to do that than to consult with the bride-to-be well in advance. Even if you say ‘look, we’re planning your hen party, here’s what we’re thinking…’. You’re taking the time to consult with her about what’s going on, and that prevents mistakes from being made. It’s not difficult to get right if you stop and think about what you’re doing.

 
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