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Top 6 Do's and Don'ts of Arranging a Hen Party

Top 6 Do's and Don'ts of Arranging a Hen Party

Hen Party   /   Jan 17th, 2019   /   0 COMMENTS   /  A+ | a-
As the chief bridesmaid, one of your most important jobs is to arrange the hen party. The modern hen party isn’t just about having a few drinks or a meal – it is a moment to remember in the leadup to the wedding. And that puts a lot of pressure on the person arranging it! To help you out, here are some of the top do’s and don’ts when arranging a hen party.

1. Do start preparing early

As soon you know when the wedding is, you can start preparing for the hen party. You can even have some ideas before the date is confirmed. The key part is to prepare as early as possible. For example, our buff butler services are usually booked months in advance so if you want one of our butlers to act as host for the evening, you need to get in early to ensure you can get the night that you want.

2. Do check with the bride

A surprise is good but there are lots of ways that they can go wrong. So it might be worth going through the basics of what you are planning with the bride to make sure she is up for it. This is particularly true if you are planning something like a weekend in Ibiza, a party night something with s stay in a hotel or anything that involves time away from home.

3. Do sort out the budget at the beginning

Few brides will have an unlimited budget to spend on their hen party and other people attending will also need to know what costs are involved. So organising a budget, talking to people about the cost of what you are planning and getting this done before booking anything is key to success.

4. Do use social media to get everyone involved

There are lots of fun ways to get everyone involved and the easiest is Facebook. Set up a group for the hen party and invite everyone who is going. This makes it easy for you to tell them what’s happening, the dress code for the night and other fun facts that they need to know. Plus it helps build up a sense of excitement about the evening!

5. Don’t be afraid to get others involved

There are other people involved in the wedding who can help with the hen party – mother of the bride, mother of the groom, other bridesmaids. Don’t be afraid to call on them to help out. And if you are the only person who is in the wedding who can do the job, see if you can pull in some other friends who are just attending to give a hand.

6. Don’t just invite who you think

One thing you really want to talk to the bride about is the guest list. Even if you are her best friend or sister, you still might not know everyone she wants to invite – or everyone she doesn’t want to invite. That’s why it is important to chat with her beforehand about who is coming.
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Sarah A

James provided excellent entertainment for our girls night in. He catered for all our hens and the bride to be had a fantastic night! He planned games which really got the night going. Thank you 😊


So much fun!! Our lovely Butler was fab, so nice and got the laughs flowing with his games. Our beautiful bride to be thoroughly enjoyed this surprise. Thank you! X


OMG! I can not tell you how much fun we had with Grev for the 2hours we booked, Would highly recommed this company


Dave was amazing kept us entertained, such a lovely man would definitely recommend


Mark and Del were good fun and very pleasant


Great night boys were really chatty and joined in with the party.. really made the night..they kept the womens glasses topped up all night


Dan was lovely and we had such a good time! Would definitely recommend

Donna J

Thank you Butler Bookings, Andy & Liam really made our 34 strong hen party get off to a flying start with their games & the games we had planned. We were all so impressed with their professionalism & how friendly & confident they both were from start to finish. Once again Thank you. Would most definitely recommend you both.

Kasha L

We had the lovely Lance for my sister's hen night and he was so fantastic! Such a gent and really great at getting the games going. He's a real attribute to this company. Would recommend them to anyone. 5 stars!!!!

Carly T

So impressed with the service from start to finish. Our butler Freddie was so lovely, warm, friendly and confident and he went above and beyond for the whole hen group. Thank you for a fab experience, we would definitely recommend.

Laura S

Bobby was amazing and charming and really got involved with the vibe of our party. He was happy to play the games we already had planned and also had some games of his own...including his good friend frank!! 😄 we would definitely recommend Bobby to anyone!! 🥰


Andy was brilliant made us feel at ease and made the whole afternoon so good! Only criticism I had was we booked the package with the materials and a bottle of Prosecco for the winner but we didn’t have the bottle of Prosecco so a bit gutted as there was £35 difference between the two packages but don’t feel like we got that extra bit out of it. Thanks


Jon and Dean both did an amazing job highly recommend. Thank you again x

Syreeta B

Highly recommended, very professional and got the party starting!

Kerri M

Very good creative butler. Kept the party going and our drinks always full. Would highly recommmend!


We hired a butler for a 50th Birthday party - we were a little worried as being a little bit more mature that we would end up with a butler around the same age as our sons! We had Andy and all we can say is .... brilliant! He was the perfect host he put us all at ease and took over our gathering for the next hour. He made the start of our evening so much fun and everyone had an amazing time. So if you are considering it just go for it and let them know about what would work for your group. Amazing thank you Andy, scores on the doors 10 put of 10 for your butler duties and buff well 11 out of 10 ! Thank you

Deborah O

Great service. Tom came along prepared with games and was a good sport! Highly recommend!!!


We had an AMAZING birthday surprise for our friends 40th pamper day. BIG thanks to Grev he was brilliant made everyone feel at ease and we had an absolute ball. Would Highly recommend


Freddie was great last night! He was very professional and arrived on time! The bride to be had a great time and he made all the girls feel comfortable. The games were a good laugh and I would definitely recommend him and the company!

Helen C

I booked 2 butler's for a 50th Girls night to entertain a group of 8 girls. I was a little apprehensive as i booked as a surprise. Our butlers were Martin and David and they were absolutely fabulous. It was the best part of our weekend and will be remembered for a long time. They were very professional, fantastic sports and such good fun I really cannot recommend them enough. I would not hesitate in booking them again and all I can say is if you are thinking of booking them don't hesitate as you won't regret it. Thanks guys you made our night and the birthday girls night one she will never forget.


Hi there the butlers were great they kepted all the girls entertained they were great fun .

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