How To Plan The Perfect Bachelorette Party Abroad

Organising a bachelorette party or hen weekend for your best friend is a big task, and it can quickly become an even bigger challenge if you are planning on holding it in another country. Here are some of my top tips on how to plan the perfect bachelorette party weekend abroad.

Who is going?


Though it’s usually up to the maid of honour or chief bridesmaid to organise a hen weekend when it comes to who to invite, that should always be the decision of the bride, after all, it is her party! Be sure to get her input upfront and early on in the process, so you can make contact with everyone she wants to be there.

Some brides will want just to invite their bridal party, whereas others may want to invite other friends and family. It’s important to remember that etiquette dictates that people who are invited to the bachelorette party should also be invited to the wedding itself.


There are no set rules about when a bachelorette party should be held, though many brides will want a date in the lead-up to the wedding without being too close to interfere with preparations. Around a month or two before the wedding date is often ideal. Before you book anything, make sure that all the attendees can make it and have organised any leave or childcare arrangements.


Get together with the other girls coming on the hen weekend and decide on a budget you can all comfortably afford. A bachelorette party abroad will always be more expensive than hosting a party at home but that doesn’t mean it has to break the bank. If some of the hen party are on a tight budget, make the most of cheap flights and consider self-catering accommodation, such as a villa or Airbnb. Booking activities ahead of your trip can also help you get a bargain deal.


The destination should also be the bride’s choice or if she’s brave and wants a surprise, get together with the rest of the party and choose a place you’re all confident that she’ll love. Popular choices include Ibiza, Marbella, Portugal and Prague. Book your flights in advance to get a good deal and don’t forget your airport transfers to ensure you arrive at your accommodation safely without any difficulties.

Plan activities

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The type of activities you plan will depend on the sort of person the bride is and what kind of hen weekend she wants. When it comes to arranging your itinerary, consider what the bride would enjoy most. Does she enjoy dancing the night away in a nightclub and spending her days by the pool or will she be looking for thrills and adventure? Or maybe she’d prefer to go sightseeing with her best pals and spend the evenings catching up over dinner and drinks?

Special Touches

Last but certainly not least, don’t forget those all-important finishing touches. Be sure to pack bridal party accessories and decorations to make it a bachelorette weekend to remember. If you’re stuck for ideas, start with a bridal veil, matching sashes or t-shirts for the group and a gift for the bride from all of you. Oh, and don’t forget to take lots and lots of photos during your weekend away so you can all look back on the amazing time you had together!

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