One of my best friends gets married this summer and I am in charge of planning the hen do, a high honour indeed! Of course I couldn’t forget to make plans about what we should be wearing! Having been on a fair few hen nights that have included fancy dress themes that were a best uncomfortable to wear and at worst meant we were given the knock back from just about every club we wanted to go to I didn’t want to impose a hardcore theme on the dress code.
My bride to be is all about that glamorous life so we are having a classy hight tea before heading to a cocktail class and then a night of dancing at a club where I’ve book us a VIP booth. Knowing the activities in advance made it easy fro the hens to start planning out what they would wear and because there is not going to be much walking involved, save for dancing the night away, high heels are firmly on the table.
Sparkles and sunshine perfectly sums up my soon to be married bestie so instead of having us all dress literally like the sun, the dress code is to wear something with that a touch of glitter or sparkles with a sunshine pin badge that I am ordering from one of my favourite Etsy vendors for all the hens.
Some hen parties like to go on a shopping spree to find the perfect outfit for each other on the day of the hen itself. This can be a great bonding experience and an ideal way for nervous shoppers to get some moral support when picking out a new outfit. Indeed, one of our mutual best friends is a complete down to earth home body who thinks getting dressed up means wearing her good pair of trainers when we go out. She wanted to properly dress it up for this special night and actively asked for some moral support to help her in picking out a hen night look that was totally out of her comfort zone.
However, shopping on the day of the do does have some downside. Lets be real for a moment, shopping can be incredibly tiring and for hens who don’t quite fit the high street shops a daunting thought. All of which can mean that by the time you get to the getting dresses part you are not your best form or end up wearing a panic bough option that you don’t really like.
So we decided to spread the fun of the hen do and and instead planned a mammoth internet shop session three weeks before the actual hen night.
We had the all the girlies come round in pyjamas, had prosecco waiting on ice and shopped away on the wide and wonderful inter webs! We were able to use an apple TV to throw the websites up onto a big screen for everyone to see.
Not only did shopping like this give us an almost endless amount of options but we saved quite a bit of money and gotthat I’d found the week before. Our outfits all arrived within a couple of days with plenty of time to tweak sizes and accessories and we are going to look smoking for the big night out!