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Wedding Planning – Meet the Experts

February 12, 2015
As many brides will confirm, planning a wedding can be an exhausting and at times stressful experience. But having the right team on your side or taking advice from wedding experts really can help avoid some of the planning pitfalls.

GoHen spoke to some of the best wedding professionals in the business for tips to help make your big day the dream wedding you’ve always wanted.

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Hen Parties

Steve Roddy – GoHen

Steve is the Managing Director of GoHen, the UK’s premier hen party planning company.

What is your top tip for girls organising a hen party?

Too many hens spoil the broth. Letting everyone have their say can create a real muddle, it’s the bride’s big weekend so her word she be the casting vote. Once you have a clear idea of what you want to do with your weekend ask your chief bridesmaid to keep all the hens informed, take their needs into consideration but not let everyone get too involved or things can get chaotic.

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How much should people budget for their hen party?

It completely depends on the size/type of group and who you invite, some guests might have more money for bigger ideas but you don’t want anyone to feel priced out. £100 – £150 is enough for a fantastic UK weekend package, or £200-£250 for a European weekend. Don’t forget to allow for extra spending money like drinks and meals.

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What is the current trend in hen parties?

Self-catering properties and glamping are really popular with our hens this year, they allow the party more freedom and you can enjoy some fun activities in your accommodation, like mobile spa, hunky hen hosts, and perfume making work shops.

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What is the one thing you’ve seen at a hen party that has really struck you as a great idea?

Inflatable Games are certainly one of the craziest activities we’ve seen. Hilarious and messy fun.
Hen party survival kits are a novel and fun way to get people talking at the start of the weekend.
The Hen Party T-Shirt for the bride to wear is another great idea. The T-shirt has a list printed on it of activities and challenges for the bride to do which she has to tick off after achieving each one.

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