Hand Luggage Only
As already mentioned, if you stick to hand luggage, this will make your weekend easier in so many ways. It's lighter than a regular suitcase, you won't need to pay extra to put it in the hold and you can sail past baggage claim once you've landed. For large groups, this is especially important as you'll avoid waiting for suitcases to appear on the slow-moving carousels.
Wear the Same Clothes on Both Flights
Nobody is going to know who you are on your flights nor will anybody care if you're wearing the same leggings and sweatshirts on your outgoing and your return flight. And, if you do recognise somebody, you can give each other a knowing glance or nod that says: ‘Yeah, we’ve barely slept this weekend, what of it?’
It also helps to wear comfortable clothes for a flight, because no matter how short it may be, you can never avoid the chance to get some shut-eye anywhere you possibly can on your hen weekend.
Avoid a Hard Case Suitcase
While you might think a hard case suitcase is ideal to protect your luggage, they’re not as practical as you would think. If push comes to shove you wouldn’t be able to squeeze your case into a small spot in an overhead locker. Of course, this doesn’t matter so much if you’re not flying on your hen weekend, but it still may help when you’re on trains or coaches.
Lay Everything Out Before You Begin to Pack
A great way of making sure you pack light is to lay out everything you plan on taking with you before you even begin to pack. This way you can see if everything you plan on taking on your trip coordinates. You can also make sure that you aren’t taking anything unnecessary away with you which will free some more space if this is the case.
Pack Stuff into Your Shoes
No, we don't mean the ones you'll be wearing. This is probably a tip that you’ve been doing for years, but make use of your spare shoes and pack anything you can fit into them. You’ll be surprised how much space you can save by doing this and you can probably get a decent amount of accessories into them as well. This is useful and brings us onto our next packing tip…
Accessories, Accessories, Accessories
Think belts, scarves, hair clips, statement necklaces, rings and bracelets. This is the best way to re-use outfits without anybody really noticing. Maybe use a belt to cinch in that flowy dress. Or, wrap you hair up in a headscarf to take you from the beach into the evening. With a selection of good accessories, you'll be sure to make two or three outfits last all weekend.
Only Take Your Favourite Clothes
Think about it, if you’re off on a hen weekend you want to be looking your best on a night out, so just pack your favourite outfits or even buy new ones. If you’re going on a week-long holiday it probably doesn’t make sense to take a week’s worth of your favourite clothes, but for a weekend just go for it! Bring clothes that you know you'll wear, instead of a bunch of outfits you might not.
So now you'll hopefully be able to fit all you need for a hen weekend into your carry on luggage. Job done, as they say! Are you still deciding where to go? You'll find that Fizzbox has plenty of options for you. Head over to our site to see what fun hen activities we have to offer!