I bet you're wondering why nobody told you how stressful this was going to be, right?
It's so exciting when you start making plans for your Hen...however, unfortunately none of us were blessed with being taught event planning skills at school and if you've never planned a Hen before, it can be easy to miss out some important parts.
Worry not...I've got you covered and I've put together a list of 10 mistakes to avoid when you start planning...
1. poor planning
This is what your brain will feel like if you don't plan properly and nobody's got time for that!
The best tool to invest in early is the use of a Trello board which will help you tick things off as you go and you can easily keep track of everything. Budgets, themes, food & drink, travel - everything is easily stored in one place and it makes for excellent planning.
2. trying to please everyone
It's impossible. Don't even attempt this one. There will always be one person who's not happy.
Just remember, it's not about you - it's about the Bride-to-Be!
3. procrastination city
We're all tempted to scroll through our phone for hours on end and we all know we're only doing it to avoid the task at hand. Put down the phone and get to work! Well, someone's got to tell you...
Once you start ticking things off your list, you'll feel super proud of yourself and then the scrolling will feel more like a treat! Maybe...
4. Where's plan b?
Always, always, ALWAYS have a back up plan in case things go wrong. We've seen how easily things can change at the last minute between 2020 and 2022 and I'm sure it's moulded us all to think of a back up plan for events.
Hopefully you won't need to use it but it's always better to have one for just in case.
5. not considering the bride
School girl error! But that's not you, is it?
The Bride-to-Be is the whole reason you're here and the whole reason you're planning a weekend of fun for her.
Don't forget she's the main event!
Include Bridey in some of the plans so she doesn't feel left out but also just enough so there's still some surprises in store.
6. planning too much!
Nobody wants to look like this guy do they?!
I get it - you're in a new city and you want to explore! But I also know how exhausting that can be on top of drinking for 2 or 3 nights!
If you can handle it, amazing! But if you need a week to recover then I suggest being a bit more selective.
Well-being comes first around here :)
7. thinking of you, not...
Lastly, try to be considerate of everyone in the group when making your plans. You need to think about different ages, any health conditions and maybe even any fears to accommodate when booking and hopefully if you nail everything on the list, you'll be tasked with planning the next party!
I know you've got this under control and I know you'll plan the best day ever now you're armed with this helpful guide, right?!
If you do still feel stuck and don't think you can manage, drop me a message and I can help with coordinating for you - https://www.hendo-events.com/contact