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How to Host the Perfect Destination Hen Do

Destination hens night parties are the perfect way to launch the bride to be into her wedding week. Just before it all gets hectic, a destination hens night party is the best way to get your bestie away from it all for a bit, so that she can unwind and enjoy herself before her big day. Whisk her and her closest friends off to Singapore or the beautiful wine regions of New Zealand, and give her the trip of her lifetime. Experiencing a beautiful place in the company of her closest friends will be something that the bride to be can never turn down.

However, planning a destination hens party is also a huge responsibility, and a lot of planning goes into it. One of your primary concerns is going to be the expense, closely followed by where the bride and the group actually want to go! So, here are a few tips and ideas for planning the perfect destination hens night party for the bride to be:

  1. Get the Bride’s Input: this is your first and foremost responsibility, as it is important that the bride is in on the plan, and also that she can actually enjoy the place you are visiting. Get a list of her favourite destinations and then come to a conclusion based on the distance, the travel plans and also the expenses.
  2. Get the guests on board: start with drawing up the guest list much in advance as most people will not be able to travel on short notice, especially if they have kids or elderly parents at home, or have a demanding work schedule. Find out the days and the duration that would be convenient for everyone and then draw up the travel plans.
  3. Budgeting is key: of course it is understood that the expenses would have to be borne by you and the guests, with the expenses of the bride included. So, you need to check with the guests beforehand on the range they are comfortable with. Try to work on budget by booking the tickets off-season when they are cheaper, and also check for discounts, if any. It is also a good idea to book a cottage or an AirBnb instead of expensive hotel rooms, as you wouldn’t be spending much time indoors anyways. Plan cheap hens night activities that do not involve a lot of expensive accessories etc., but are also fun at the same time.
  4. Plan it down to the last detail: do not leave any stone unturned when it comes to researching the destination, the place of stay and the ticket charges etc. Also, make sure you have a point of contact at the destination that would be able to help you out in a pinch. Hold ups and confusions are certainly possible when you are traveling with a large group and it is always helpful to know in advance what is going to happen. And remember, most importantly – don’t let the bride to be have to shoulder any of the anxiety behind the planning! Just let her relax and enjoy her trip.