How to Hen Blog
For me, the earlier you can start planning the bachelorette party the better. Planning for the hen that started it all for me, began 8 months before the actual weekend. But I am probably an extreme example. In truth, the answer to this question is actually really subjective. But don’t fret, your Fairy Hen Mother is here to talk you through some of the things you should consider.
It’s myth-bustin’ time, my friend! Let’s look at 2 very common and very unhelpful myths about hen party planning.
Anyone who has been to their share of bachelorette parties will tell you that it can sometimes be a bit of a strain on relationships, but if you want to avoid awkwardness and be the best guest you can be, here are my 5 top tips.
I love a DIY Bachelorette, but there are a few things that I consider essential to make sure everything comes together how you want it.
Let’s face it, many of us at some point in our lives have received an invite to a bachelorette party that, for one reason or another, we would rather not attend. Here are my best recommendations for how to deal with the often delicate situation of saying “No”
Weddings as we know them have changed. Hopefully not forever, but we do need to adapt to the new rules and regulations around weddings wherever we are. Mostly, weddings are now WAY smaller and more intimate and usually involve just a few close friends and family. But it’s not a wedding without CAKE. So, I have collected some of my favourite small wedding cakes that show that less sometimes really is more.
Planning a Hen (Bachelorette) Party is a stressful business. Sure, you can go to an agency to do it all for you, but that can get expensive and it also removes that element of love that comes with putting something awesome together for your best friend. I noticed that there wasn’t a platform that existed purely to help guide and inspire bridesmaids (and bridesmen) to plan a kick-ass Bachelorette weekend, without doing it for them. So that’s why I built www.howtohen.com.
Here are 3 ways it can help you and dramatically reduce your stress levels.
Honestly the whole idea and tradition around having
to wear white on your wedding day is an outdated and archaic symbol of the
patriarchy. HOWEVER, sometimes a gal just wants to wear a pretty white dress
because she wants to. How to Hen (meaning me…) is totally on board
Wearing white on your Hen (Bachelorette) weekend is an
indication of this and so I thought I would celebrate this lovely freedom of
choice by showing you my favourite white looks for your other special
day/night/weekend/ whatever, no matter what kind of Bride you are.
While I totally understand the appeal of a massive holiday with your best crew to celebrate your upcoming nuptials, I am also a big advocate of the scaled down, local (ish), DIY Hen weekend. Here’s why.
Icebreakers may seem like a cringey thing that only happen at awkward office workshops and summer camps. However, don’t underestimate the importance of breaking the ice in a room full of people who have never met each other, like at a hen party.
If your Bride to be (B2B) has invited only her close friends who all hang out together normally anyway, then no worries, you don’t need to break the ice. However, most Hen weekend’s are made up of childhood friends, work friends and miscellaneous family members. There’s usually a range of ages and interests and the last thing you want is for anyone to feel like they don’t belong, so some bachelorette icebreakers are a great way to kick start the bonding.