Every hen weekend deserves to be an amazing occasion that the bride-to-be will look back at with wonderful memories of a time spent with her best friends. At GoHen we have been organising hen weekends for over 15 years and personally visit all our destinations, hotels and activities to ensure they meet our high standards to ensure you have a great time. We appreciate as the organiser you want to get everything just right for the bride and we never lose sight of the fact that this is a massive weekend.
With over 60 hand picked hen do destinations to choose from, we have organised weekends for over 500,000 clients and are proud of the fact that 96% of our parties so they would book with us again.
We also take great pride in supplying the best weekends, we'll take care of every detail ensuring you can relax and enjoy the weekend with the rest of the girls without worrying about any nasty surprises.
After weeks of wedding planning and preparations, stressing over the dress, the catering, the flowers, the suits, the flowers in the suits and every other minute detail of her big day, the nearly-wed will be in dire need of a hassle free weekend away from it all with her closest friends and family. Finding the perfect hen weekend location can be tricky; UK or overseas? Party city or relaxing getaway? To be beside the seaside or a clubbing metropolis?
To begin with speak to the guest of honour, she might already have an idea of the type of weekend she wants or have a particular destination in mind.
If the bride hasn't got a clear idea of location then the best way to start is deciding the type of weekend you know she'll enjoy;
Surprise the bride-to-be by taking her back to a city she has close ties to. A place she grew up or where she spent her university years. It will make the weekend a touching reminder of the close friendships she's built up over the years
A little vitamin D might be just what the wedding planner ordered. A chance for the star guest to top up her tan ahead of the wedding and relax in a European hotspot.
For some hens the weekend is all about top clubs and big nights in which case you can focus your search on the biggest club destinations.
If busy bars and clubs aren't what the bride has in mind, you can create your own intimate celebration far away from the maddening crowds with the key being to enable the bride to totally de-stress.
Why not create your own mini-festival in the bride's honour? We have some amazing glamping packages where you can create “Laura-Fest” (you can have real fun with a festival name), with the whole weekend dedicated to the guest of honour; festival t-shirts, entrance bracelets, playlists, games and activities, etc.
Often one of the key deciding factors is finding a hen weekend location that suits the budgets of all the guests. Again this is somewhere that the bride can help decide as she will know everyone best and can set a budget which won't price out any of her intended guests.
Deciding a budget really is crucial to having a hassle free weekend that all the guests are comfortable with. Invariably owing to different jobs and circumstances the various hen party guests will have differing purses when it comes to available party cash. It goes without saying that all the hens want to give the bride a fantastic hen weekend send off but money can be one of those awkward things to discuss and sometimes the cause of friction.
There are ways to cure the hen any money worries;
Make sure everyone is well aware of the budget ahead of the weekend so every is comfortable with it.
Allow everyone to pay their way. Chasing guests for money (especially if they are invitees you haven't met before) can be awkward and let's face it, sometimes a bit of a pain in the backside. At GoHen we have an individual payment system which means each hen pays separately, that way we can do the chasing round for the money if need be so you won't feel like the party police before you've even set off.
No, this hasn't taken some weird turn, we're talking financial protection. If you're heading overseas or to somewhere you don't know and are handing over money in advance be sure that your money is safe. After all this isn't just your cash but the hard-earned pennies of the whole group. At GoHen.com we're ABTA bonded (ABTA No. W7797) so that should there be any issues you can be sure your money is safe.
Find someone to make savings for you
We're going to get a little Rachel Riley here but let's look at the numbers;
If you're making an individual booking for your weekend you'll have to pay the going rate. That's to be expected and nothing wrong there. But what if you could save money and get better deals?
At GoHen because we book so many hen weekends with our suppliers we get fantastic rates for being such regular customers. This can be with hotels, self-catering, activities, and nightlife options. We can then pass these savings on to you.
“Why don't you just take that as extra profit?” In business terms it's a valid question, but our ethos is simple; People like to talk, they like to talk about the great things going on in their lives. So if we can provide fantastic hen weekends at great prices not only can we take pride in delivering excellent service at real value for money but we know girls will return from hen weekends telling their friends about the great time they had and how good the price was.
That way we gain new customers and we know many groups take the time to recommend us or write reviews about us.
See for yourself what people are saying about us on independent review website TrustPilot…
96% of our groups say they would book a hen party with GoHen again, so we're pretty sure we're doing something right and genuinely enjoy knowing we've helped another bride-to-be have the best weekend possible with the her most valued friends.
So... Now you know all that… Let's get ready to party!