The hen party is usually held four to twelve weeks before the wedding. That way, it’s neither too close nor too far away from the wedding. There is no such thing as right or wrong.
Many brides prefer to look their best on their wedding day, so a huge blowout or a weekend away is definitely not the best choice if the wedding is so soon – especially if there are so many last-minute details to attend to.
If you’re concerned that individuals may clash, divide the day into two parts: a quiet spa day for the mothers-in-law and party prudes, and a wild evening hens party for the party girls.
- Try to discuss this with bride-to-be
The first step in organising your BFF’s hen party is to speak with her. You’ll probably want to keep the festivities a secret, but you should at least have a rough sense of what the bride is anticipating.
- Choose the date that suits everyone
Choose a day or weekend at least a week before the wedding and do not host the hen night the night before the big day under any circumstances. Plan ahead of time to maximise the number of people who can attend, and remember that this is the bride’s special night, so make sure all of her closest friends should be there.
The best option is to go with a hen’s weekend party in Sydney or elsewhere because the weekend is the right time to relax and everyone would be able to attend the party.
- Narrow down your Budget
The most crucial decision to make is the budget, which should be made before any research into activities and party location. Everything that happens on the hen will be determined by how much money each person has.
The ultimate goal is to plan a hen party that allows you to invite as many of her essential people as possible, therefore it’s best to establish an estimated budget so that everyone has enough time to plan. You can also ask what budget people can afford, but you’ll probably receive a lot of different responses, so we recommend setting a budget and then asking if anyone has any problems sticking to it.