(Closed) Opinions on elopement with party later technicalities ?!

posted 4 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
2114 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I think it’d be fun, but I feel like at that point it would just be a girls’ night. I don’t see the point in calling it a hen do when you’re already married. I mean, do you still plan on doing “bachelorette” type things? 

Post # 5
8731 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Ozzygirl17:  Have any of your friends mentioned throwing you a hen’s in Australia? Hen’s are a little more relaxed in Australia and have an entirely different set of etiquette than the USA.

I had an intimate wedding (just friends and close freinds) and my netball friends ended up throwing me a suprise hen’s even though none of them were invited to the wedding.

As to your hen’s one year later. It just seems a bit pointless to me as you are already married so not really celebrating the end of not being married. Maybe just have a girls night out instead.

Post # 6
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ozzygirl17:  I did not do the bach party, shower, or any other wedding related parties, and I don’t miss any of it!  I’d just call it a girls night out with your friends rather than a hen do.  It can consist of the same things I’m guessing.


A celebration party one year later seems perfectly fine.  Might have to call it a one year anniversary party at that point rather than a post-celebration party.  I have friends that did their on their 2 year anniversary. 

Post # 8
2 posts


I know what you mean Sharky, we actually live in the UK but are from Ireland and will only be telling family at Christmas – a few weeks before we elope in Mexico. So no time for a hen and we’re keeping it secret from friends. I’ll be 30 in 2016 though so I think I’m going to try to plan a bigger party/weekend away with my sisters then (they are the ones I’m really gonna miss partying with) Instead of having a post-wedding hen I’d probably try to plan something around your birthday or another occassion that can be all about you. Willy straws and all!!!


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