So you’re planning a Hen Party? Shots all night and drinking games….? Each to
their own, as they say, but I’d quite like to be able to look back on my Hen do and
Hopefully my memories would be filled with laughter, togetherness and joy. I guess
this is my starting point when I plan a Linedance hen party booking. I’d like the Bride
and all her hens to be able to enjoy dancing together without having to impress
anybody. A Linedance session is a great way to bring together a group of girls,
particularly if they come from different areas of the Bride’s life and perhaps don’t
know each other very well.
Linedance is very easy to learn. You'll soon be dancing even if you've never danced
before, and it’s not all cowboy boots and yeehaa! My most popular tune at the
moment is Maroon 5’s ‘Moves Like Jagger’. When a Bride or her Bridesmaids book
me for a hen do, I make sure I ask if the Bride has a favourite pop song – there’s
bound to be a dance that fits it perfectly!
Now, cheese or challenge? Do the hens fancy a session of fun dances that they can
sing along to, or might they enjoy learning a more tricky dance? I know some of my
hen groups have even practised together afterwards and given a small performance
at the Wedding Reception – a lovely surprise for all the friends and family.
Some hen parties have been based in rented cottages. In good weather we’ve
danced in the gardens. In wet weather we just push back the furniture, just like
when the hens were teenagers! Other hen nights have been in church halls and
function rooms. Either way, it’s the people that count, not the venue.
A memorable Hen do should always be all about the bride, but it becomes a
wonderful time when she really wants to share it with her friends.
Also available to help happy couples create their First Dance – regardless of how
many left feet they have between them!
Naomi from DanceMatters (NB – there’s NO space between the words in the
I'm a qualified wedding planner dedicated to designing & creating weddings for alternative couples. Because everyone deserves a wedding as unique as they are