We chat to Hannah Dean - hen party expert and owner of Bristol's HenQueens

We chat to Hannah Dean - hen party expert and owner of Bristol's HenQueens: Image 1 Please give us an overview of your business and what makes you unique?
HenQueens is a Bristol-based female-led business with a mission to deliver dazzling and exceptional hen party experiences. We build high trusted relationships with our suppliers. Trust, value and customer service is the core essence of HenQueens. We provide a bespoke, luxury hen party service and commit to bringing fun, laughter and happiness to every hen party.

What's your background and why did you launch your business?
I am a passionate entrepreneur. My background is music. I studied music at university and then began my career as a music lecturer and composing music. After having two children I decided I wanted to change my career direction. I explored many options which would enable me to spend more time with two girls, Violet and Poppy.

I dived into hen parties by firstly offering hen party accommodation in Bristol. This was as huge success and in 2019 I took the plunge and formed HenQueens. I had 4 years' experience of working with hen parties and I knew I wanted to create a hen party service that would be fully focused and driven by creating luxury hen parties on an affordable budget.

What's your favourite type of hen party?
This is a such a difficult question! I've met such inspiring and talented suppliers providing exceptional experiences. If I had to choose my hen party, I would start the day with a spa, massage and relaxation followed by a boat cruise with my tribe! Champagne, music and afternoon tea would be just a few things included with my boat cruise. I have a passion for food so we would go back to our hen party accommodation and put on our party dresses for the arrival of our chef for some fine dining!

What's your top tip for brides or maids-of-honour planning a hen party?
Speak to the bride – ask for clues, ideas for what she is hoping for her hen party, what is important for the bride. Then...

Create an invite list
Explore dates
Set up a whatsapp or email list
Choose your location (Bristol is amazing – just saying!)
Find accommodation
Explore activities
Set the budget
Finalise dates and start booking!

What's your favourite thing about working in the wedding industry?
It is such a privilege to create such memorable experiences for our customers. I love the positive energy in the wedding industry. My favourite thing is bringing our customers and suppliers together and knowing that these ladies are having the best time!

Hannah Dean - HenQueens
www.henqueens.co.uk | www.instagram.com/henqueens

 
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