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Everyone is suffering from the impact of COVID-19 at the moment, so to have your wedding ripped up in the middle of that is even more upsetting. However, just because your wedding has been postponed does not mean you cannot continue the wedding planning and celebrations. Often in distressing times, we have to find happiness and a way to still connect with our loved ones, which is why the experts at The Ash Barton Estate have put together a guide on how to plan a virtual hen do that all brides-to be will love. From hen games to the perfect playlist, grab your laptop and your girls, and get ready to begin celebrating.
Inviting guests to your virtual hen-do
When considering the logistics of a virtual hen-do, you will need to choose the bestvideo-chatting platform and invite your guests to it. Due to quarantine, it is likely thatmost of the bride's friends will be able to attend without balancing othercommitments in their lives. There are plenty of platforms to decide from, but werecommend Zoom, Skype, Facetime or even Facebook Messenger for the easiestand most convenient way to video chat. You could even use this time to design andsend out virtual invites for the guests, stating the log on details for the hen party.From then on, you can begin planning what you are actually going to do.
Decide on a dress code
To separate the virtual hen-do from any other video chat, decide on a fun dresscode. This way, it gives guests a chance to get out of their quarantine clothes andget glammed up for an event. As many department stores are closed, pick a themewhere everyone will already have items they can work with in their wardrobe. Thiscould be matching colours, a makeup theme such as bold red lips or somethingsparkly.
Grab a bite to eat together
Whilst you won't be able to go out and eat at the bride's favourite restaurantanymore, food is still a great way to bond people together. Consider sending all theguests a recipe to cook using the same, simple ingredients or ordering the sametakeout together! Food delivery services such as Deliveroo and Dominoes have allintroduced contact free delivery, meaning you can still get delicious food without therisk.
Create the perfect playlist
Whilst you can't all hit the dancefloor together, you can certainly sing and dancealone together at home with a glass of wine in hand. Creating the perfect playlist willallow you to host the most fun and memorable dance party. Whether this be a danceoff, silent disco or simply reminiscing over old classics, it is bound to have the bridalparty in tears of laughter.
Virtual hen games
If dancing is a step too far, there are plenty of other activities you can still do virtuallyas a group. During this difficult time, more companies are adapting to fit theirbusiness online, so there is an abundance of options! From virtual wine tasting, pubquizzes, Cards Against Humanity, cocktail making classes and boozy bingo, thereare still plenty of happenings to choose from. As all the usual hen party rules are outthe window, you could even rope in your bride's fiancé to be the butler in the buff oralternatively, help organise a scavenger hunt for your bride around the house.
Watch a movie online together
If you were planning a more low-key affair with the bride's elder relatives involved,why not organise a DIY-pamper session followed by watching a movie onlinetogether? Netflix Party is a new way to watch Netflix with your friends online,synchronizing video playback as well as adding a group chat feature to yourfavourite shows. This way you can all make the brides favourite beverage, grab afacemask and sit down to relax over a rom com together.