So why in the UK do we say “hen”? In formal english hen signifies a “female of any bird species” and was first coined in the early 14th century. However in slang hen means woman, this term dates from 1620s. Depending on which part of the UK you come from referring to a woman as a “hen” can have different effects.
Likewise, people ask, can you wear jeans to a hens?
When going to the hen party, especially if you have a long distance to travel, you must be comfortable. Of course, this doesn’t have to mean trackies and a hoodie. We’re talking a nice pair of jeans and a cute top. Nothing dressy, just casual everyday wear.
Moreover, do you have to wear white to your hen?
For Dinner and Night on The Town
Even though the bride to be may not decide on wearing white on the hen party better to steer clear of it! A great idea that we always love is giving the group a colour to wear. Maybe get all the group to wear black and the bride-to-be wear white. Let her soak up the limelight!
Do you pay for the hen on a hen do?
The General Etiquette
Whilst there’s no hard and fast rule, tradition dictates that the bridesmaids and the other attendees cover the cost of the bride’s place on her hen weekend.
Most hen parties are going to have 10 or more guests, so anything that needs to be booked will need to be done in plenty of time.
The term bachelorette party or simply bacholerette is common in the United States and Canada. In the United Kingdom and Ireland it is known as a hen(s) party, hen(s) night or hen(s) do, while the terms hens party or hens night are common in Australia and New Zealand.
What Should I Wear For My Hen Party?
- Jumpsuit or playsuit paired with killer heels.
- Shun white and go for a LBD or colourful party frock.
- Statement top or shirt worn either with your favourite skirt or jeans.
- Tailored trousers such as peg leg trousers teamed with a crop top & accessorised up.
Pretty in Pink or Sweet Pastels
Perfect for the bride who loves all things pretty and pink this is the ideal dress code for an afternoon tea hen party – ask your guests to dress in all pink or a rainbow of pastels. Princess accessories, optional!
In some English circles, the hen do is a weekend-long ritual of love and admiration for the bride given by her friends, who with conspiratorial help from with her fiancé, use traditional games with a dash of British quirk to create an experience that can be as emotional as the wedding itself.