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Who Should You Invite to Your Hen Party?
Hen Party / February 1st, 2018 11:23 am     A+ | a-



There’s a lot of etiquettes involved with weddings and things can get quite complicated.  Everyone has their own ideas about who should get invited for what and where.  Even the hen party can suffer from etiquette issues.  So who should you invite to your hen party?


The ‘mothers’ question

One of the first considerations for brides or their chief bridesmaid when arranging the hen party is the mothers.  Mother of the bride, mother of the groom, step mums, dad’s partners, all the different options – do you invite them or not?
The answer to this question is twofold – what are they like and what do you plan to do?  Are the mothers quite traditional and don’t drink?  In that case, a fun weekend to Ibiza might not be their scene.  Or are they real party animals who are first into the bar on a holiday?  Then no problem.

The mother in law question can also need a little additional consideration.  For instance, if you plan to have Buff Butlers running your hen party evening, is the mother in law going to be a bit put out by this?  Or will she be waiting at the door to greet the guys?
Thinking about their personalities, their tastes and their feelings are important.  If you want a funky hen party but they are more traditional, why not do two?  Go to Ibiza with the girls then have a meal at a nice restaurant with the older generation.  Everyone is happy that way.


The financial question

Sometimes you have to think a little outside the box when it comes to hen parties and who to ask.  Sure, you want your friends there and to have a brilliant time but can your friend who just had a baby afford a weekend in Ibiza?  And would she want to leave the little one?
What you do and the financial considerations around it is something to think about.  While going abroad or to somewhere like London is a brilliant idea for a hen party, you don’t have to travel far.  If it is more important to have all your friends around, then go for somewhere nearer to home.  lots of cities scattered around the country are hotspots for hen parties so check out guides and choose one that is nearer home.


People not coming to the wedding

Sometimes there are people you want at the hen party but who aren’t invited to the wedding.  Small weddings often leave people out and most people will be understanding.  You can also use the hen party as a way to celebrate with them. 
But if you think they are going to spoil the evening in a huff about not coming to the wedding, then drop them from the hen party life too.  No negativity allowed!


Surprise or not?

One last consideration for the chief bridesmaid if you are arranging the hen party – should it be a surprise or not?  With the guest list, if you know the bride well enough to make the invites without consulting her and not miss anyone, then that’s great.  But otherwise, you might want to chat about the guest list, even if you hold back on what you are doing for the event.
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Brilliant service. ‘Dave’ the butler was amazing, served drinks, got involved in all of the games and brought lots of laughs to my family and friends. Would definitely use and recommend this service again. All 30+ of my hen party guests all came to me afterwards to say how fantastic he was with everyone, and my cousin (the bride) said he was genuinely a lovely person too. Thank you Dave and butler bookings 🙌🏼

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Very easy to book. Lee was our butler and he was fab. Excellent games and a lot of fun! The hen had a great time. The hangover the next day not so good but worth it! Highly recommend!

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We had no idea what to expect but were not disappointed at all! Our bride to be had the best time ever and so did we! Would highly recommend! Love from the Nottingham xox

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We had the butlers on Saturday 8th September for a hen night. They were brilliant fron start to finish they certainly got the party going. We all had a fantastic time. Thanks very much Dean and Dom! Xx

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Oliver attended out Hen Psrty on Friday, he was absolutely amazing. Chatty, handsome and very attentive. And the laughs never stopped.

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George was great he was friendly and kept us entertained, he was a great cook as well thank you for making my besties hen do the best

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Emma G

We were happy with the butlers that came to entertain. It made it a good night! They were friendly and professional and got involved with everything we asked them to! Get abs 😅

Anonymous

Andy was our butler 2 weeks ago for a hen do in Bath. Really nice fun guy who looked great! Played a few games with us and helped make cocktails. Surprised the hen by blindfolding her, her reaction was priceless!

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The butlers were great.. they did just what we asked... cooked the BBQ kept the Hens entertained and eberyone had a great night

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George and Andy proved to be a real hit. A large hen party but the boys managed to keep the girls under control and well entertained. Lots of party games and constant flow of drinks. Made for an easy job for those of us responsible for organising the party. Highly recommend. Thank you guys..

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George was so amazing. He made us all feel very comfortable straight away was so friendly and was such a good laugh. He had amazing games and was great fun with the girls. Highly recommend for a hen .. or just a quiet Saturday night in 😂

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We all had a fantastic hour with Nathan. He done a brilliant job of serving drinks and chatting with everyone. Very professional Would definitely book again and recommend to friends and family.

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Thank you Freddie for a great evening! You were the perfect host- attentive with our drinks, getting the party going with your games (my Mum and Aunty were a bit too enthusiastic for my liking) and getting stuck in to pre-planned games. We enjoyed dressing you up as a beautiful toilet roll bride... Would recommend for any hen group who want to do something a bit naughty for the bride but don't want a stripper. We had so much fun. Thank you Freddie!! X

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