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2:00 AM 11th June 2022

Planning A Hen Do On A Budget

Photo by Zoriana Stakhniv on Unsplash
Photo by Zoriana Stakhniv on Unsplash
With wedding season on the horizon, many people are invited to a whole host of hen parties, which can really rack up their costs. So if you’re the maid of honour tasked with planning a hen do, how can you do it on a budget?

Bottomless Brunch has compiled a list of ways you can save costs whilst planning an unforgettable hen party:

Paying as a group

Bottomless Brunch have created a group payment option that allows the lead person organising the brunch to click ‘create a group payment’ and a link can be sent to everyone invited. This is really beneficial, as it means that one person isn’t responsible for paying a significant amount upfront, but it also allows invitees to pay when they are ready (great if you need to wait until payday).

Plan your transport

Choosing to get to your destination by public transport instead of taxis or a minibus will help to reduce the cost of your travel significantly. But, whether you’re getting the train or organising a minibus for the group, booking your transport well in advance will allow you to get the best deals and lowest prices.

Photo by Ann Danilina on Unsplash
Photo by Ann Danilina on Unsplash
Buddy up or choose budget accommodation

If the hen do you are planning is going to involve an overnight stay and you don’t intend on spending much time in the room, then choosing a budget hotel or Airbnb is the way to go. Also, buddying up with someone else in the party and sharing a room together, is another great way to minimise your costs. Often the more people sharing a room will result in a lower cost, so looking for a family room could also be a good money-saving option.

Grab a bargain brunch

A bottomless brunch is a great way to eat and drink within a set budget, whilst also having a good time. If you’re looking at getting the most for your money when choosing a bottomless brunch, you can look at the brunches that are the cheapest but also have the longest time period for bottomless drinks.

Make your own games

Games are a must at a hen party, but you don’t need to spend your budget ordering games online. You can easily make the majority of games below at home yourself with the exception of a few elements like cards, toilet paper and pens.

Mr and Mrs questions
Bridal Bingo cards
Toilet paper wedding dress competition
Nail polish or porn film quiz
Who knows the bride best quiz
Love songs quiz

Presents for the bride

Budget-friendly ways to get a present for the bride can include making or purchasing a sentimental gift, this doesn’t have to cost a lot as its meaning is more important. Another great way to avoid splurging on a gift is to all chip in together and get a larger, special gift.