How to Stay Safe on the Hen Weekend
Whether you’re staying in your hometown, heading to another city in the UK or to one of Europe’s party paradises.
There’s a few precautions we think you should take to make sure you have a fantastic hen party! A hen party is the perfect opportunity for all the girls to get together and celebrate the upcoming big day for the bride-to-be. However, no matter if you’re heading to the continent or staying in the country for your celebrations, there’s a few ways that you can make sure you all stay safe whilst having a great time.
How Can you Stay Safe on the Hen Weekend?
Staying safe should be the group’s number one priority on the hen weekend, no matter where or how you’re spending it. By following the advice and useful tips we’ve listed for you below, you can make sure that everybody has an unforgettable time whilst making sure everybody is happy and having a great time.
1. Drink Responsibly
This is probably the most important piece of advice, but one that is overlooked more often than not. We know that alcohol and pre-wedding celebrations come hand-in-hand almost all of the time, but that doesn’t mean that you need to overdo it! Keeping to a limit and drinking responsibly doesn’t mean that you can’t have a good time… and you’re going to want to remember everything that happened on the hen weekend, right?
If you need any further information or any advice on responsible drinking, visit: https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/
2. Eat Well
If you’re going out drinking until the early hours of the morning, you and the girls are going to need to line your stomachs first! Although this is common knowledge, staying well fed throughout the hen weekend, especially if you have lots of things planned, should always be top priority.
3. Forget Peer Pressure!
Although it isn’t something that many people take into consideration, don’t feel pressured to do anything you’re not comfortable with on the hen weekend. Whether you’re a light drinker or you’re not familiar with everybody in the group enough, sticking to your guns and knowing where your limits are is always a good idea… but don’t let it stop you letting your hair down and having a great time!
4. Legitimate Activities
With so much choice out there when it comes to choosing who to trust with booking your hen party activities, it can be difficult to find a reputable company where you know everything is legitimate. With Funktion Events however, you’ll be happy to know that all of our suppliers are verified, tried & tested. Not only that, but we’ve received thousands of 5-star Trustpilot reviews, so you know exactly what you’re getting with your booking!
5. Personal Safety
Keeping an eye on your valuables and staying aware of your personal safety is probably the most important point to make. Putting your money somewhere secure that you won’t forget should be one of the first things you do! Also make sure that your phone is fully charged and that your ID is somewhere secure too. This all may seem like common sense, but we’ve all done it!
When out and about, especially in busy venues like bars and nightclubs, there’s always an unfortunate chance that drink spiking could take place. Making sure that you or anybody else in the group doesn’t leave their drinks unattended is massively important. If you would like to read any more on this topic and other ways to keep safe, check out these 18 travel scams and how to avoid them.
6. Financial Protection
Of course, the hen party is the perfect time to celebrate and have fun. But should the worst happen, you need to know that you’re financially covered by UK laws and regulations so that you don’t end up at a loss. Funktion Events is an ABTA bonded stag & hen party company, meaning that in the worst case scenario, you can be assured that your booking is financially covered. Whether you’re staying in your home town or heading to Europe, your booking will be secure either way.
7. Stick Together
The hen weekend is the time where all the girls celebrate together, so making sure that everybody stays with the group should be a big concern, especially if you’re travelling to an unfamiliar city or country for your celebrations. With alcohol thrown into the mix on a night out, it can be easy to loose people in your group. Taking precautions such as arranging an emergency meeting point is a great idea should you get split up.
8. Fancy Dress
One thing that everybody associates with the usual hen party is, of course, fancy dress. While most nightclubs and bars are very welcoming to stag and hen party groups that arrive to their venues in fancy dress, others may not be so keen. Keep this in mind if you have a theme planned for your celebrations, and try to check a venue’s dress code before arriving to avoid any unexpected disappointment!
9. Get Educated
If you and the girls have decided to head to Europe for your hen weekend, then you’re in for a fantastic time. However, although the continent is generally safe and a great place to visit, it’s always a good idea to check some information on local laws and regulations before travelling. For example, smoking laws can vary from country to country, even within the European Union.
In terms of etiquette, some countries are more welcoming to rowdy stag and hen parties than others! Where cities like Berlin and Amsterdam see thousands of drunk British party-goers, other places may not take so lightly to drunken shenanigans in the early hours of the morning!
For a full and comprehensive summary of everything you need to know about the country you’re visiting, we highly recommend checking out the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s advice through this link: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
10. Have the Essentials
This is especially important if you’re heading abroad for your hen weekend, but is also a good thing to do even if you’re staying close to home. Having records of your hotel or accommodation’s address/room number, phone numbers for everybody in the group (including emergency contact details) and any other important contact details you may need is a good precaution to put in place.
Best of all, you can put all of these onto one piece of paper or a note in your phone and not have to worry about it for the rest of the weekend!
11. Research the Area
If you girls are travelling to somewhere completely new for your hen weekend, then you’re going to want to do and see as much as you can before you go! Not only is this a good idea for planning what you’re going to do on your trip, but it’s also a great way to stay safe. Check online where’s best for stag and hen parties, where to avoid and what there is to do around the city.
12. Don’t Lose Your Hens!
As we’ve mentioned above, making sure all the girls stick together on the hen party weekend is extremely important, especially abroad. One way to make sure that everybody stays aware of where people are is by wearing something distinctive! This doesn’t even need to be anything over-the-top either, so if you’re not planning on having a fancy dress theme for your hen party, why not check out our hen party t-shirts list for some customisable inspiration?
13: Check Your Accommodation
Whether you’re staying in a city centre hotel or a large party apartment or house, checking that your accommodation is safe and secure should be one of the first things you do on arrival. Before kicking off the celebrations, make sure that all windows and doors open and close properly and that everything has stable and secure locks. This way, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that all your belongings back at your accommodation are safe and sound, leaving you to press on with the hen party shenanigans!
If you’ve not got all your hen party ideas sorted just yet, let us give you a helping hand! Pair your hen do safety with some hugely popular hen party activities that we can offer all year round, in the UK or abroad.