Unlike most of the brides I know, I’m not planning a hen night. This is mostly due to pure laziness: my female friends are currently scattered the length and breadth of Europe, and getting them all in the same place at the same time would probably be almost as much of a "project" as planning the wedding.
To be brutally honest, though, I can’t imagine many things worse that the standard British hen party: the L-plates, the "hilarious" fancy dress, the cheesy male strippers… Definitely not my idea of a good time, so even if I do decide to have a girlie get-together at the last minute, it’ll be strictly an "L-plates-free" zone.
The other thing I don’t like about modern weddings (I know I’m making myself sound like a real crumblie here, but I’m not, honest!) is the "hen weekend" that so many people seem to be going for now. Obviously I can see the appeal – well, who wouldn’t want to get away for a nice little mini-break? – but it all seems just a wee bit excessive to me. Maybe I’m just stingy, but attending a wedding can be expensive enough, especially if overnight accommodation is required, so the idea of shelling out a few hundred pounds for the hen night doesn’t particularly appeal.
So, now that I’ve made myself sound like a right old misery-guts, tell me – is it just me? What are you doing for your hen night?