23 August 2010
Posted in Hen and stag parties in Italy
A hen party is all about a good time with the girls and preparing for one of the most important moments in the lives of you and your husband to be. We have a few ideas on making sure your hen party in Italy is remembered for years to come by you and your friends.
The day you have been waiting for is almost upon you and you are getting ready to marry the man of your dreams... and you want to have a hen party to remember and celebrate this special moment with your friends. If you are organising it yourself, have a read through our advice on organising a hen night in Italy, and if your Maid of Honour has this job, then pass it on to her!
If you are coming out to Italy, one of the first things to look at is flights and accommodation, particularly in the summer season – you might want to book early to avoid paying over the odds. It also gives you extra time to scour the internet, brochures and the holiday channels to find the perfect spot and the perfect hotel or villa to stay in.
One of the major worries in organising a bachelorette party, that is to say the guest list, is resolved in some ways by throwing the event in Italy. You will likely have only your closest friends with you, meaning that the bride can truly relax – the only issue could be finances for some people, which is something to consider talking over with the bride herself should it come up.
What kind of hen night are you organising? You will know the bride very well as her maid of honour, but if you are not sure then please do ask her! This will ensure she gets the party she wants, be it a gourmet meal in a Michelin starred restaurant on the sea, a night out on the tiles, adrenaline boosting activities, a beach bum break or all of these rolled into one.
Dos and Don’ts
- DO... Ask the hen what she wants from the party
- DO... Organise hotel based activities, especially if there are some people who don’t know each other. Perfect for breaking the ice!
- DO... Organise, organise, organise well in advance to ensure you get everything you need and want
- DO... Consider pulling together a kitty for the whole thing or even just some activities. This means everyone pays the same, there are no arguments over money, and you are less likely to go over budget.
- DON’T... Let it get too complicated. Stick to a simple itinerary so everyone can relax and enjoy rather than stressing over timescales.
- DON’T... Forget that some of the girls might have tighter budgets, and be careful about going to very expensive places.
- DON’T... Stick to tried and true hen activities just for tradition’s sake. If the bride would enjoy bungee jumping, do it!
- DON’T... Exhaust the bride too much or let her get sunburnt – she will want to look her best for her wedding day when you get back!
Most of all, remember to have fun and celebrate... Happy planning!