It’s been mentioned in the group chat seven times, and now you’ve finally got a date sorted. But what next? Planning a girl’s weekend away can be stressful, especially if you’ve wound up the one organising it. That’s why we’ve come up with 4 helpful tips on how to plan the ultimate girl’s weekend away:
Organisation is key
Looking for something that everyone is happy to do is usually the hardest part of a girl’s weekend. That’s why having only one or two people planning the trip will make things a lot more smooth sailing – too many cooks spoil the broth, and all that. Delegating different tasks to different people, i.e one person planning the transport and the other food and drink, also means you get all bases covered, as well as ensure you don’t miss anything essential out.
Get ready with time to spare
Leaving yourself with enough time sounds simple, butcutting your getting ready time short will only pack on the stress before the weekend has already begun. It’s better to have more time in the morning than not enough – and you can always chill before the festivities get started if you’ve got an extra hour or so leftover. If you’re heading to the airport with the girls, getting an earlier train or travelling to the airport first-class can give you a chance to relax and will help the weekend to go smoothly.
Set a budget… and stick to it.
How much everyone can afford will really impact how the weekend goes. That’s why it’s a great idea to set a budget that everyone can afford, and stick to it. Cheap doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun, and there are plenty of ways to take the weekend up a notch without burning a hole in your pocket: see tacky souvenirs, matching tops, etc.
Consider alternative options
Sometimes it’s just not feasible to do it all. So considering other options that maybe aren’t as expensive, as far away, or as jam-packed filled with activities, can mean while it might not have been your first choice, the weekend can still go ahead. Good alternatives include swapping a weekend in Paris for a night or two glamping, or searching for online deals on spa packages near you…
Going away with the girls can be a great way to unwind and properly catch up away from your hectic day-to-day lives. With these four helpful tips, you’ll be able to do something every year, not just once in every blue moon! Girl’s weekend – here we come!