Tours of the Yarra Valley

Your Winery Tour Tips + Tricks

Start your day off right by telling
yourself its going to be the best day ever!

SAVE THE DATE

Choose a day and date that suits everyone.
Keeping in mind that if it’s a hens day or birthday that it is about that person and whatever date suits them is most important.

 

WHO TO INVITE

Start by asking the guest of honour for a list of people.
If you don’t know many people on the list find someone to help you communicate with them.

 

COLLECTING THE CASH

Be clear on the invitations of the costs and what is included.
People respond better when they know exactly what they are getting for their money.
Why not forward them our Ladies First eBook so they can read about it themselves.
Place your bank account details on the invitation and a due date for the money due.

 

TIP: Why not have a payment system in place to make it more affordable for people to pay off gradually.
Break it up into 3 payments eg. $50 for the 1st payment due 4 weeks prior to the date
$50 for the second  due 2 weeks prior to the date and $25 for the last payment due on the date of payment.

 

Don’t forget to use the free Ladies First Guest List template to help you with the planning stage

 

ON THE DAY CO-ORDINATION

Make sure you are clear about the pick-up time. In fact why not tell people to arrive half and hour earlier than the bus is arriving to eliminate people running late in the first place.
If people are coming by train, tram or taxi ensure they know the exact location for the bus pick-up.

 

 

After this point SIT BACK, RELAX and ENJOY the TOUR.

Group winery tours Melbourne
Hens Day Game Ideas
Start the day with some giggles

FRIENDS FOREVER

The hen day is all about the bride and her friends so this is a really nice game to play on the bus.  In advance of the hen party or when your hen guests arrive, ask them to write down where they first met the bride. It’s probably a good trick to rewrite them all by the same person OR print them so the bride can’t guess the handwriting. After a drink or two, either ask the hen to read them out or a guest. The hen then needs to answer and decide which hens guest has written it. An alternative spin on this game is that you could ask everyone to bring an object that’s significant to just them and the bride-to-be, then get her to say who brought the gift and why.

WORD BAN

Pick a few words that people are not allowed say for a period of time i.e. the grooms name, ‘wedding’, ‘party’, ‘myself’ etc. Don’t pick more than four words. Then if anyone says those words, they have to do a forfeit which is decided by the hen planner or the group before they start the game. You could also play this by giving everyone a peg, ring or bracelet. When someone catches them saying a banned word, they have to give their item to that person. The person with the most pegs, rings or bracelets at the end of the game wins. This can also be played by wearing a silly hat/wig/mask/large underwear/ wedding dress etc. Play as a group and when someone says a particular work they need to wear the item until the next person says it

THE WINE TASTING GAME

A non traditional party game which is perfect for a sophisticated hen party. Everyone votes for their favorite wine without seeing the label.
What you need: Bottle of wine (ask each guest to bring a bottle), Bags to keep the label covered. Plastic wineglasses.
How it works Guests will taste each bottle of wine and vote for their favourite wine. The bottle with the most votes, wins! The person who brought the wine will then reveal how much the wine cost.
This can also be a sneaky way to save money on providing drinks on the bus by asking each guest to provide a bottle to share with everyone

HOW TO MAKE IT SPECIAL

+ Arrange for everyone to wear something special on the day that is all the same that symbolizes your a group
– ie. Bride Tribe Tattoos, rings, lipstick, nail polish etc.
Or book our Flower Crown/Winery Tour and look beautiful in your crowns for the day.

+ Take lots of photos and keep uploading them to a nominated #hens day page and don’t forget to tag #LadiesFirstYarraValley too.

+ Give all the guest a small gift bag/show bag. Inside can include some lip balm, mints, panadol, a band aid, sample products etc.
These are always very popular on Ladies First hens days.

+ Make a play list to play on the bus and ensure you have lots of sing alongs for the trip home.

+ Ask the groom to arrange a small gift box with a gift or gifts inside and present to the bride on the day. Read out his little note in front of everyone.