These bachelorette parties — once claimed to be a “last hoorah” and final night of “freedom” for the bride — serve as a way for the bride to connect and bond with the women in her bridal party and allow a well-deserved reprieve from the stresses of wedding planning.
Discuss the matter with the bride, and help her choose the best time for the famous night with the girls. It is common to set the date near the wedding date. Aim for one to two months before the big day.
Make an invitation list
This party should not be open to all. Avoid authoritative figures who can cause stress for the guests. This party should be private and between great friends. Everyone can relax and let their hair down.
Instead, let the bride-to-be decide who she would like to spend her last night as a Mrs.
Set the budget
Everyone should have a conversation with each other and agree on the amount they are willing to contribute. Budgets should include travel, hotel, entertainment, and other expenses. To avoid any financial pressure or feeling strained, be considerate of the financial situation of all. It isn’t easy to have a great time while dealing with drama.
Choose a location
Your budget will determine the location where you host your bachelorette party. You may need to choose a local destination, while a larger budget allows for more extravagant excursions. You can choose a beautiful destination or one close to home. Be creative and pick a place you know the bride will love.
Select a theme
To determine the theme of the bachelorette party, it is important to choose the right attire and activities.
It doesn’t matter what theme you choose, and it’s always a good idea to have matching party attire, accessories and creative goodies that can be used as memorabilia at your party.
Make an itinerary
Although we refer to it as an “itinerary”, others refer to it as the “agenda”, “event plans”, etc. It is important to have a clear idea of what you want to do within your budget. You can ensure that you make reservations on time and that everyone stays together with a planned itinerary throughout the evening. Reservations are required to enter the best restaurants and popular venues.
Important Elements to Consider when Creating an Itinerary
- Where to Stay: To get the best rates, make reservations early and reserve individual rooms or luxury penthouse suites.
- Transportation: Limo (car rental, Uber, and city bikes)–some destinations will certainly dictate your transportation needs. Others will let you choose the best method for your group.
- Food and drink: Consider what cuisine would best suit the theme or food you think the bride will enjoy. This is something that you should consider before the big day.
- Entertainment: Whatever interests you, plan the activities before the party. You can narrow your search to city passes and group discounts.
This checklist should help you create a memorable bachelorette party that your bride-to-be will love. This guide will help you remember just one thing: make the party about the bride and not you, the organizer.