But, here’s a little fact for you; over 90% of weddings are organised two, or even three years before the event, where a hen weekend is typically booked a mere 90 days in advance. Here are our top reasons as to why you should book your hen weekend early.
Save the date
We know it’s a difficult task, but try to settle on dates from early on. Early planning will give the girls enough notice to organise their diaries around it (and let their other halves know). This will also avoid any late drop-outs due to clashes with schedules.
It’s vital to plan ahead if you and the girls are hoping to attend a particular event such as a festival, theatre production or striptease show, on your hen weekend. Tickets tend to go on sale well in advance, so be sure to check the times and dates in advance.
We’re sure you’re aware, but it’s so important to remember, that booking flights or trains in advance is proven to be the best way to ensure cheaper travel – so make sure to take advantage of this (there are some real bargains to be had). Another massive bonus of booking ahead, is that if you’re a particularly large group, you’ll be able to reserve seats together - meaning the party can begin as soon as you set off.
Whether you and the girls fancy jetting off to far-flung corners of the globe, or would prefer to experience one of the UK’s finest cities - don’t be forced to settle on your second choice destinations and activities. Make sure you book up early to guarantee a perfect celebration for the blushing Bride-to-Be.
You may fancy spending your hen weekend in a gorgeous city apartment, or you could prefer a more luxurious, 5-star spa retreat – whatever your preferences, be sure to book up nice and early to have your pick of the finest accommodation. Getting in there first will eliminate disappointment, as the best hotels and apartments tend to be snapped up very quickly - especially during the summer months.
Build up your kitty
As this is a once in a lifetime celebration, you and the girls are going to want to party in style – so make sure you leave enough time to save up for the hen party kitty. Booking ahead also means you can pay for your last night of freedom with a small deposit and monthly payments, helping you to spread the costs. And, most importantly, more money in the kitty means more cocktails – it’s a no brainer, really.
No carbs before Marbs
Let’s face it – you want to look jaw droppingly, head turningly gorgeous as you strut your stuff on the beach, or pamper yourselves in a luxurious spa on your hen do. And, the longer you’ve got until the hen weekend, the longer you’ve got to get that bod in tip top shape.