Ladies, along with helping your friend picking up the stunning wedding dress, choosing the breathtaking color palates, flowers and cake tasting, there’s one big important thing you must not miss… the Bachelorette Party!!
Planning a bachelorette party isn’t as hard as it might seem. In fact, it can be fun and pretty exciting as long as you follow these tips. Make sure that you don’t leave out any important details while finalizing the event!
Tip Number One: Be on the Bride’s side
What is your motive with this event? Celebrating your friend’s last few days as a single woman! While you are most likely to plan this event keeping every lady in your mind, the bride should receive utmost priority. Her tastes, likes and dislikes, favorites- try and consider them. You’ve been friends for a long time now, cut her some slack. Let the blushing bride know what you’re up to and let the party planning begin!
Tip Number Two: Choose a Creative Party Theme
Make sure to throw a bachelorette party that she really enjoys. Have her all time favorite theme for the event and make it a blast. You cannot make everyone happy, so don’t try, just go for the bride. She deserves all the perks; let her have it just for the day!
Here are the top 5 most popular Bachelorette Party themes you might like:
- Weekend Spa Event
- Sexy 70’s Disco Party
- Karaoke Performance
- Scavenger Hunt
- Great Outdoors
Tip Number Three: Prepare the Guests’ List
Get the guests’ list from the bride. Make sure you have everyone accounted for, with all the contact information needed. Everyone you invite should be that someone she feels comfortable with. You want her to be surrounded only by people she wants to have.
Remember, only close friends and family members are invited to bridal showers. Should you invite the groom’s family too? And where do you draw the line – if they all are invited to the wedding, do they have to be invited to the shower too? If the bride feels uncomfortable letting loose and enjoying the party in their presence, they should be left off the guests’ list.
Tip Number Four: Work on the Schedule and the Budget
Sure, you can throw a bachelorette party bash and have it work, but having all the guests aligned to the plans makes for both fun and stress-free get-together.
First, ask the bride- what works the best with her schedule. Then, take those dates and have the guests’ reply- which of those options work for them.
Budgets can vary greatly depending on the number of guests. You must think about every girl and the expenses you’ll be making on them. Small details need to be considered. For instance, if the party is in a city that obliges travel, catch on how much it will cost to travel the city in a cab or a limousine.
Tip Number Five: Book Early
Early booking can help you save money on plane tickets and other travel costs.
Tip Number Six: Prepare a Detailed Itinerary
Create an itinerary so that all guests can know where to be and when to be there, especially if you want to avoid frequent questions like what are we eating for dinner or what are we doing for downtime during the day.
Tip Number Seven: Decorate and Make it Memorable
Make it special and think about the little details that could be used to make the party different from others. Have a creative theme and go crazy!! Banners are always a great go-to, and a bucket of glitters, please!
Not everything has to be Pink! You can go with the gold, or silver, or any other party color you like. Just make sure the decorations are to make the event extra special and to pamper the bride-to-be!
Wise Bride Tips
- The Bachelorette Party is all about her and what she wants to do. Don’t plan activities that are your favorites, but not hers.
- Make the party a surprise for her by blind folding her on the way. Give her a surprise she’ll never forget.
- Find out whether the bride wants a stripper or not. If you don’t have any idea about it, make somebody ask her. If you can’t find out, skip the strippers.
- The bride wants you to find out what suits her personality and arrange something related to that. One of the worst things you can do is plan a night out at the bar, if she doesn’t drink or doesn’t even enjoy the night scene.
- Ask the bride for a fun “bride-to-be” outfit for the special night.
- Don’t humiliate her at any cost. This is the wrong time to hit the game that includes anything about her ex-boyfriends or other things that may make her uncomfortable talking about.
- Remember, even if some are wild-child types, others can be shy or become easily embarrassed, having her called up on a stage. You may find it amusing, but she won’t.
- Arrange rides if a party includes alcohol. Arrange a limo, catch some cabs, hire a party bus… any ride will do. Drink responsibly and make sure everyone gets home safe.
- Hire a photographer. Take hilarious shots. Get silly!
- Set some rules on social media before the party. Not every photo from the night or weekend needs to be shared with the world.
- Avoid getting seated at different spots of a bar or club. Try to keep everyone together during the adventure.
- Don’t just focus on partying. It’s quite nice to split your time for the party between a more relaxing activity and a party-hard activity.
- Keep the drama off! This is also not the time to start up the old arguments or how you really feel about her.
- This is supposed to be a memorable event, not something that gets the bride so drunk that she may embarrass herself, in front of any of the groom’s family members who may be attending.
Your bachelorette party doesn’t have to be crazily complicated. Just be creative and keep up your heels because this is going to be a night to remember!