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Happy New Year!

Well Happy New Year to you! And if you're a newly engaged bride-to-be...Huge Congratulations to you!! How exciting!


A fresh new year AND a wedding to plan! What a start for you!


Once you get over the initial excitement, it can feel a little overwhelming with where to start with your planning. Obviously the Hen Party is the most important part and I've got a feeling you'll need this article...


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WHERE TO START?

I do already have a blog post up with 5 tips on how to plan a stress free hen party which you can access here - https://www.hendo-events.com/post/5-tips-for-planning-a-stress-free-hen-party


But for this post, I thought it would be helpful to highlight some other important aspects to take into consideration. So..let's go!




HOME OR AWAY?

The million dollar question...will you be an Ibiza hen or are you happy to have a staycation in sunny Scotland?


We all know the sunny weather is not guaranteed in Scotland and would say this is the deciding factor in what activity is going to entertain you for the day or weekend. If you don't mind some rain, there are lots of indoor activities to choose from in Edinburgh but if you're a sun worshipper, looking abroad may be best suited to you.


Once you've decided on location, then you can work out appropriate budgets.


LET THEM EAT CAKE

Another huge important factor - food! Are you incorporating food to the party or are you just going straight for the hard liquor?


A sweet treat table is always a nice addition if you're having a garden party or hiring a venue and can be added for a reasonable cost. You might even have some left over to take home. Or not, I don't judge...


STEN OR HAG DO?

Maybe you'd prefer to opt for a more unconventional hen party and incorporate the stag into the celebrations too?


It's becoming more and more popular - but that doesn't mean you have to go along with it just because it's popular. You do you. Always.


IT'S A DATE!

Confirming diaries with everyone is possibly one of the most frustrating parts of planning a hen!


My best advice to make your life is easier is run an online poll and ask everyone to vote on dates which suit them best. That way, it's all saved in one place and saves you sifting through tons of texts or emails. Job done! Almost...


WHAT NEXT?

START GETTING EXCITED!

Now you've got a note of some of the most important things to take into consideration, hopefully it gives you a head start.


If you still find it all too overwhelming, you can contact me direct and I’ll do my best to help you but I believe in you to succeed!


Remember to save this post for later to refer back to.


Happy Planning!


Lesley x