Trustworthy Organizations for Hens Night Packages / Hens Night Services
There seems to be a preconceived notion that male entertainment companies can sometimes be a bit shady. This is both true and false; I’ll provide you with some tips on what to look out for below.
Most Hens night in Brisbane services will be happy to accept a small deposit fee to secure your date, for instance when I am speaking with a client for a package booking we simply require a $500 lock-in deposit fee to secure your booking and ensure no other ladies can book out that date. This gives you time to organise funds with the ladies and pick up cash/payments from everybody that owes you before the event begins, whilst still knowing your date is secured, payment would only be due the week before your event!
What to avoid:
- Companies that deal in cash. Dealing with cash typically means that the company is employing shady workers, usually foreigners who are working illegally. Dealing with illegal companies (and yes even some big ones – major competitors to us), can cost you big time – especially if things go wrong and you realize that you had illegally employed someone and your insurance doesn’t cover anything. It also means there is no money trail so a company can easily take your money and then take advantage of the fact that nothing has been documented. Be very careful when dealing with cash based businesses, all of John Parker Events workers are all legally able to work and possess ABN’s – Our business is registered and insured and we only deal with transfers.
- Companies that don’t require deposits. These companies tend to cancel on you last minute if a “Better” event comes around (more profit for them), this leaves ladies in the dark and leaves you as the maid of honour to find someone last minute with the whole fate of the event in your hands (stressful much?!). This could be a disaster.
If organizing a deposit payment with any hens night / party planners always ensure they are providing a copy of their terms and conditions, read them carefully as to be sure there aren’t any hidden costs. Particularly read the different refund protocols for the service you have selected, if you have just booked a topless waiter then your refund policy may be different to that of a male stripper or a bachelorette party planning.
I would also look into their reputation, are they known for hosting hens nights primarily? Or are they more of a general party caterer? If it’s the latter I would definitely ask to see photos of the boys they will be providing, if they seem like they are avoiding showcasing their topless waiters it may be because they are outsourcing these for you – and hence charging higher rates. Check out their facebook reviews and the quality of their instagram to make sure their brand aligns with the things you value when it comes to hens nights! John Parker keeps all of our topless waiters in-house, they are all trained cocktail mixologists and we do not out-source anything at all, now that’s quality.
When examining their reviews on facebook, you want to avoid any companies that have reviews discussion poor refund policies or topless waiters that didn’t get the job done. If choosing to proceed with this company, take down the names of the waiters who didn’t do a good job in the review section and ensure you don’t get them! John Parker Events has some of the best topless waiters Australia wide and can easily be incorporated into any of our Hens night packages Brisbane. Be careful not to get tricked by “fake” reviews – the biggest male entertainment provider in Australia has thousands of fake reviews to inflate their score, but realistically they actually have hundreds of real “one star” reviews (they really aren’t that great after all). John Parker doesn’t hide their poor reviews, we only have two 1 star reviews in over 5 years of operating, with hundreds of real, verified reviews.