Your best friend has been planning her Big Day for months (since she was a little girl, in fact, and fashioned a veil out of a pillowcase), and as the Bridesmaid – it’s your job to keep her calm and help her through this momentous task (preferably with several glasses of vodka). And, even though you are lifelong friends and may understand your role in the wedding – hen party experts, Last Night of Freedom, are rounding up the unspoken rules to being a Bridesmaid…
Unforgettable Hen Party
Every woman deserves a mind-blowing send-off into married life, with several semi-naked butlers in the buff thrown in for good measure – and as a Bridesmaid, it falls on your capable shoulders. Whether that involves heading abroad to sun-kissed cities to drink sangria and party like VIPs under the stars, or stay in bonny Britain and have an action-packed hen weekend with adrenaline-fuelled activities – it’s her hen night, and it’s essential she goes out with a bang doing what she loves best. Although, keep some surprises for the hen weekend – we have a whole range of options, including fantastic nightlife options and cheeky male strippers for those bold Brides.
Accessories and Costumes
On the subject of cheeky hen parties, accessories are a staple of any swanky hen do. There’s nothing like bright pink sashes with the words Hen Party in big, black letters, graphic willy head-boppers with a fur trim, and white flashing veils to make you feel like a million dollars on your hen weekend. Extra brownie points if you all do outrageous costumes – such as our uplifting (literally) Carry Me theme – and perform on karaoke whilst sitting on the shoulders of a chicken.
Keep Calm and Smile
Planning a wedding is a big task, and there may be tears, tantrums and general hysterics involved. As a Chosen One, you’ve got to keep it together – think of yourself as her security blanket, if you will. There will be numerous meltdown moments for the blushing Bride-to-Be, and your emotional support is just as important as standing there and agreeing that the Bridesmaids dresses are beautiful, and yes, of course, this would have been your first choice…
Get the Celebrations Started
We’ve all been to a wedding at some point, and know the drill. As the evening guests arrive and the meal is cleared away, there’s an awkward 30 minutes where everyone wants to get on the dance floor and perform the Macarena to rapturous applause. However, as a Bridesmaid, you’re not afforded this luxury – your job is to get everyone, and we mean everyone, on that dance floor by the end of the night. Challenge accepted.
Makeup Alert / Toilet Attendant
These are, perhaps, your biggest tasks on the Big Day. It’s going to be an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish for the Bride, especially if you chuck in several glasses of champers, and mascara will run – so keep a pack of tissues handy. Alongside this, be of assistance during the reception for any toilet emergencies – holding a wedding dress above your head whilst in a small cubicle is a job for two people. You are one of them.
You can find out more on our unbelievable range of hen party activities, costumes and ideas at www.lastnightoffreedom.co.uk.