How to Throw a Hen Do on a Budget

Your bestie is getting married, and that is really something to celebrate! You immediately look forward to all the parties, the trip to the dress shop to help your bestie pick the perfect wedding dress, the hen night party… and then you remember that as the bride-to-be’s best friend, it is your duty to plan the hen do! Also, what is this going to do to your bank account?

Well, it is not that hard to throw a fun hen do on a budget! There are several ways in which you could be frugal with your money, and make a proper budget to make sure that all your friends can make the day memorable for the bride-to-be, without having to grudgingly handover a large wad of cash. Here are a few ways to plan a hen do on a budget:

  1. Have a staycation: an actual destination party is going to cost you loads in logistics. This is precious money you could be spending on bridal shower games, gifts, food, drinks and other fun things. So why catch an expensive flight, and then stay in expensive hotel rooms, and scrimp on other fun stuff? Plan a staycation with your girls – pick a friend’s house, stay in your PJs, and bring the fun to you!

  2. Plan well ahead of time: most of the unforeseen and high expenses during the wedding week arise from doing things at the last minute. Planning well in advance will usually help in reducing such costs. Book the plane tickets ahead of time as seasonal costs could be very high. Book hotel rooms and dinner reservations much ahead so that you could take advantage of low rates or any offers they have. This way you do not burden your friends to spend more for things that could have cost much lesser. And you leave more resources to spend on food, gifts and other hens night ideas.

  3. DIY your way through it! When you plan ahead, you do get a lot of time to bring great ideas into fruition. Want fun giveaways, decorations and accessories for your bridal shower games? Then Do IT Yourself! Get all your friends together for a fun ‘pre-hen do’ evening of pink-gold, glitter, glue guns and fun. There are a lot of ideas out there that you could easily put together in a couple of hours. Also DIY decorations and party favours mean so much more to the bride!