Has anyone not had a hen party and regretted it ? I don’t have any real friends I could invite to a hen party so I am thinking it might be best to skip it altogether.
I'm in the same boat, not too sure what to do.
Didn’t have one didn’t care can have a night out anytime xxxx
Do you have female cousins, aunties, nans etc that you could all go out for afternoon tea together or a meal and a theatre show? Xxx
Im billy no mates and hsve nobody to organise one either lol id love one 🤷♀️
Me too x
Have a nice spa day with you future man/woman 😊
I'll come to all your hen parties 😆
I went to kavos for my hen do one friend ended up coming they ended up trapping majority so I just went round on my tod making friends as I went had a brill time, love my own company and like the company of just made one night friends haha, means you don't have to look after them lmao
I did a spa weekend with my mum and one of her friends, my MIL and one of her friends and my bridesmaid. We had such a nice time. xx
I'm the same, tried to do a family thing with mum, daughters, sis in law, mother in law and niece and it was nice. Just went shopping and had a nice meal together... I don't regret not doing your typical hen party stuff cos it's never been my thing... Do what makes you happy with the people who make you feel the same xz
I went to Amsterdam with my best friend who was also my Maid of Honour. We had an amazing time. Then we had a lovely meal where we invited friends and family and only 8 people came. But again, was a fantastic time. This was so the parents could join us to celebrate. And finally, we went to a theme park for the day with my daughter.
I loved it all, and it included all the people I love. xx
I went and had afternoon tea with some female family members cousins aunties and nanas it was a lovely afternoon x
Just take your close pal like I’m a one person bestie and we just go out drinking wear a sash be done with it ❤️
Ive got a few of my closest friends and family and we're gonna book a cottage with a hot tub and have a relaxing couple of nights away, you can do this with any party size really, be it 4 people or 20 people 😊x
I didn't have one and don't regret it at all.
I didn’t really care for a hen party but friends said you have to! I had half my friends up north and half down south and even meeting in the middle was seeming to hard to organise so I didn’t bother! Didn’t regret it, there’s no point forcing something you don’t really want!
I didn’t have one,
I have two actual friends and one of them moved halfway across the country x
Sometimes I wish I did have one but we had a good piss up after the wedding🤷♀️😂
Didn’t have a hen or stage do don’t regret it one bit
Why not just treat yourself to a pamper day
My friend got married and had a hen party planned the way her sister wanted it- she regrets it so much.. she wish she’d just done what she likes to do with ppl she likes. My other friend went to centreparcs with the bridesmaids for the weekend x I’m going to Benidorm! 🤪🥳😂
We aren’t doing hen/stag dos. Maybe a joint meal/laser tag/go carting 🤷🏻♀️
What about doing high tea with family?
Yes i didnt have a hen party. I thought it would be ok cuz my fiance said if i dont have a hen party he wont have a stag do. Guess what 2 weeks before the wedding he had a stag do. Its something im struggling with. I suffer with depression so this came as a huge blow to me. I felt lied to and was so upset. Im still upset over the whole thing. I just tell myself that i will have one in the lead up to us renewing our vows. Ive been married 4 yrs this year
I’m doing ladies day with my family who needs friends 🤷♀️😂 xxx
I had a hen party at home with fun games with family and a couple of friends, was a great laugh and more my cup of tea
It is completely up to you and your preference. Good luck and congrats xxx
I'm not a clubbing/goey-outy type person and I dont particularly have any close friends so just getting the close female family and we're looking to do like a murder mystery dinner 🙂
I don't think I'll bother with one. I'll do something with my best friend, that's about it
I had a hen party and DO regret it. I wanted something v simple, easy, at home and easy (drinks in town then back to mine for take away, music and sleep over for anyone who wanted to stay and watch films)
Don’t get me wrong, it was ok and thoughtful; hotel in London (we lived 40mins away on the train/by car)/spa/cupcake decorating with cocktails(altho I don’t drink cocktails) and a terrible bar and meal in Leic Sq (DO NO GO TO RUBY BLUE.... it’s awful btw)
But most of my friends couldn’t go as they couldn’t afford it and I ended up paying for myself 😕
I got married last year didnt have a hen party and to this day im so glad, instead i went to the theatre with my mum :) im not one for partying/ drinking and didn't want the hassle of upsetting people because they don't like the plans etc x
Am going away for a spa weekend with my best man (he's my best mate so natural choice instead of a maid of honour)
We are having a joint hen/stag in santa Susanna with all our nearest and dearest, mainly kids and family lol we are super excited
We r doing a barbecue for stag and hen do for family friends
I don't plan on having one. I didn't have baby showers with any of my kids because I don't like attention all on me, plus I would feel awkward with who to invite and who not to. If you have a close friend of family members, you could do something you really want to do with just them. No awkwardness and you'll be having a day out for yourself but on your terms.
I'm not having one just having meal the night before with bridal party at venue
It’s completely up to you, if you’re close to your mum/sister or maybe you’ve just got the one close friend then you could even do a wee informal night out with them? Or if you prefer staying in order up some pizzas, wine and movies! 😁 I don’t have masses of friends either so my hen party won’t be as big as some others
We had dinner with our best man and bridesmaid (couple), then we had a lunch with another bridesmaid as she has twins and couldn't make it to the dinner. We didn't want hen and stag parties and we're not party people like that, we also don't have lots of people for that. Our wedding was intimate at 50 people during the day, and around 100 in the evening. We would have had a joint hen and stag if we did have one lol xx
I didn’t have one and I don’t regret it. I took my mom to Spain for a few days and I had a fabulous night out with my maid of honour. For me, there were too many people to try to please and felt it would have been more about them than me with some not wanting to do certain things and vice versa.
I’m in the same boat, I don’t really have any friends to invite & going out isn’t really my thing so I personally don’t want one but my partner won’t have one if i don’t so I’m thinking about doing a joint thing
I didn't have one as didn't have anyone to invite to one 🤷 I don't regret it. X
I’m in the same boat, only one proper friend so not sure what to do
All I did was a lunch date at the cat cafe in London with my sister in law's and two friends. No big night out I don't care for them and hate tacky hen parties!
I didn't have 1 I was happy with wearing me pjs n watching films with my then hubby to b and my kids x
Have a nice meal
With female family members
I'm not that bothered about having one when I get married
I am just going for dinner with a few friends .my mum and my sisters x
I originally didn’t want a hen do- but I decided to do something, I organised a cocktail masterclass at the botanist for 4:30pm- we then went back to my house and had music and food with silly games etc.
It was such a great night!
I didn't have a hen do. None of my friends or family were able to do anything with me. Instead a group of people I'm friends with through an online game threw me a "hen do", complete with drinking games, in a virtual Las Vegas (what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas). It was surprisingly good fun.
I didn't have one and my partner didn't have a stag. We don't have too many friends. It was actually great because we became more excited for our wedding and evening meal and we had such a good time with our friends on the day :D
I went to Thorpe park with my sister and future sisters in law :) was a really good bonding day tbh :) but didn't feel like a hen party, don't regret not having a 'typical' hen party though.
I’d just have a few drink at home with my closes friends and a few games as my bridesmaids will be my 3 daughters and sister and my man of honour will be my baby brother I ain’t one for a big night out
I had a hen party, which had the bridesmaids, my mum, my husband's mum, aunt and cousin and 1 more friend. We had a very sedate time (stayed in a hotel, played games, glass making workshop and then a nice meal) and I wouldn't change it for anything.
My husband's stag was even more simple, almost entirely family and only went out for a meal.
I know more and more people going for sten dos, which we considered too.
I'm having a hen and my maid of honour is planning it. I'm very laid back so I'm happy regardless just no strippers 🙈 that would make me regret it. I don't have a huge amount of friends but family and the few I have will be there. Do what you feel comfortable with as it's your wedding and your way 😊
I am having a caravan break for mine and going the crystal maze just 4 of us 2 nights nothing ott or heavy drinking xx
I didn't have one and don't regret it at all
I have a very small circle of friends and I had a lovely 'hen do day'.. There was me, mum, mother in law, step mother in law, sister in law, brothers girlfriend, and 3 friends and we went for a spa day 10-4 each had a lovely massage and could go in the pool, hot tub and sauna. Meal and prosecco included. Then at 7 we all met 2 more of my friends and work colleagues for a lovely chinese then a few of us went to a club for some music. I loved the day was so simple and relaxed.
I'm not having a party I'm having a hen weekend away to a log cabin so basically is me my mum my 3 bridesmaids this suits me better than a party in all honestly and it's cheaper
I was unsure. I just hope to God that it's my sort of thing. I don't drink often, don't generally drink without my partner as he's like a security blanket. Not into the Adonis or strippers etc. Can't cope with late nights. My ideal would be an activity, crafting etc or good food!
I had a pamper party at my mother in law then went for a lovely meal I only had 1 friend there rest was my mum, mother in law ,sister sister in law and my aunt and I loved every second of it
I’m not having a hen. I have one person I can call a friend. I’m going away with my mum and aunties to wales to my mums holiday cottage and then me and my beat friend will just do drinks or a spa
I didn't have one. Didn't have time or made of honor to help me with it. Don't regret it at all
I didn’t and am so pleased!! I ended up meeting a few friends who had travelled over just before my nail appointment the night before for a few drinks and they brought balloons and a sash. Was a fab evening and I had an excuse to dash off but still had all the excitement of being a hen. Couldn’t be bothered with all the organising and who to invite to the do so it worked out perfectly and got me very excited for my big day! x
I have booked and planned both of my hen dos as I do not have any adult bridesmaids xx
No strippers just a spa break and 10 besties and london day time drinks with about 20 other ladies xxx but if I didnt have one I wouldn't regret it
My Sister-in-law had a fun day out with her bridesmaids and our children (her nieces and nephews) to the sea life centre. We dressed up in sashes and had a wonderful time.
My SIL still goes on about it now as a very fond memory of her nuptials.
So, do what feels right for you. No hen do. One focussed on the kids or a big piss up. It's your party - enjoy it
If you’re already questioning then I think you might regret it. Just make sure it’s something you want to do. There seems to be a lot of pressure and one-upmanship around Hen-does! I asked my Sis and Besty to organise it but gave clear instructions on the kind of thing I was after. Nothing too expensive and nothing drawn-out or abroad. They came up trumps and I had a fantastic day. 😊
I'm in the same boat friends wise, I've only really got my bridesmaid and both my partner and I are only children so there's no siblings to invite. I've arranged for us to go for a spa day, my mum and my partners mum are going with us. I'm lucky I get on well with my partners family so some of his cousins and auntie are coming too but originally with was just going to be the four of us. That's all I wanted so I'm hoping I won't regret it!
I planned my daughters hen which we had abroad it was fantastic stressful booking flights etc but other wise it was a great get together with the girls
Not bothering and perfectly fine about it. It's personal choice.
I'm not really having one, one of my two bridesmaids is coming over for a night of TV, drinks and takeaway. The other (my sister) lives in The Netherlands
Unless my MoH is planning on something i am just going to have girly night with my two bridesmaids. My mum is doing a family meal the night before and has invited us to join them or we may go out. Not decided yet.
Hello! If you don't want to do something and it's difficult to plan an overnight get together, it's okay to skip the tradition if you want to. As having a bachelorette party really isn't for everyone.
I think maybe all us ladies who don’t have close family or friends should get together and do our own hen party! Lol
It saddens me that this bride says she doesn’t have any real friends and I so feel her pain. Wish I could get in touch with her and just give her a virtual hug. Most of my friends or online ones. Hugs to all x
I didn't have a hen party, don't regret it.
I went on a spa day with my mum and friend, i dont regret it x
I'm planning on a nice meal somewhere, cocktail making and a few drinks, nothing crazy. It'll be bridal party, mums, couple of other friends for drinks after the meal
I think I’d just plan to have a meal somewhere, no big hen do for me as I have a 3 month old and don’t drink a lot anyway
Just do what ever it is you want to do. There are no rules. Wishing you happiness
How about doing a spa day with the people you really do want there. Keep is small and meaningful!
You don't have to have some huge night out with every Tom dick and Harry 🤷♀️
I know which one I would prefer anyway xx
I had afternoon tea with bridesmaids, friends and mums X