Hens party/hen do vs. bachelorette

posted 1 month ago in Parties
Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s not common in the US.  People would probably be confused about why you weren’t saying bachelorette.

Post # 17
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

pufflehuff :  i’ve been to bach parties that don’t involve getting drunk.  mine was accomplice:NY (a walking tour/theater/scavengerhunt) and dinner.  i’ve been to numerous spa days and just dinner.

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

pufflehuff :  The bachelorette party is whatever you make of it! I’ve had calm spa days eating vegan food, I’ve been kayaking, explored our rival college campus on a scavenger hunt, went day drinking at winery tours and I’ve been in a few clubs and got sloshed or DD’d.

It’s whatever vibe the bride wants and how you best plan on achieving that.

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

I’ve been to bachelorette parties that were tame AF and they’re still bachelorette parties. You’re just going to confuse people by calling it something else that most people outside the UK have ever heard of. 

Post # 20
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

A hen do is just a bachelorette by a different name, they can also involve getting drunk so calling your party a hen do will 1. Cause confusion and 2. It won’t describe the party you want any more than calling it a bachelorette pufflehuff :  

Post # 21
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Newbee

Why dont you use the term “bridal Shower” less tacky if you arent going for a big night with heaps of drinks. 

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

If it’s a gift-giving party, “bridal shower.” If it’s just some friends getting together to celebrate the bride over a meal, “bridal luncheon.” Anything else is a “bachelorette.” For the record, most bachelorettes I’ve been to HAVEN’T been drunken, stumbling, penis-tiara trainwrecks. Bride team v. groom team co-ed paintballing followed by all-you-can-eat sushi, then going home by 10 and sleeping in your own bed, was a recent favorite of mine.

Post # 23
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Busy bee

pufflehuff :  

I get what you’re saying, but as a Brit, hen and stag do’s pretty much always involve heavy drinking (obviously there are exceptions), but, they’re not usually classy affairs. I think calling it a bridal shower would be better and would fit in more with what you’re planning. 

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I called my no gift party, a bridal afternoon tea

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