What happens at the bachelorette party stays at the bachelorette party! Your best friend is getting married and she has requested you to be her principle bridesmaid; you are also tasked with organizing an epic bachelorette party. You are thrilled and a bit overwhelmed. What do I do? What’s first?
Bachelorette parties have almost become a norm for many young people planning for a wedding. Organizing for this getaway weekend or a night-out can be a challenging task especially taking in to consideration all the expectation and feeling you are to navigate. Here are some bachelorette party ideas to help you through this most interesting yet daunting task. It will also help you and your friends have a party to remember.
1. Know what the bride wants — place, the list of guest and theme
Having one-on-one discussion with the bride is the first step to planning for a great getaway weekend. Find out from her all she wants the party to be. Ask for a list of guest together with their complete contact information. If the bride is open to input, give her your best honest opinion; you can also consult from bridesmaid but ensure to keep the decision within this group and avoid reaching out to everyone on the guest list.
2. Decide whether you need any help
Planning for a bachelorette party can be quite involving and time-consuming, especially when you have other commitments or a have busy schedule. It can also be tricky if you have no bachelorette party ideas. You can opt to recruit a cohost to assist you on some of these tasks. This can be someone who knows the bride from a different period in her life or one of the close bridesmaids. Engaging someone to bounce off or split duties will help you have the fun of planning and lower the stress levels.
3. Do some research on your planed destination
There are many decisions to be made on the destination of your choice. You will want to decide on the area to stay, activities you will like to engage in among others. Research on the planned destination will help you have relevant information for decision making. You may also want to take advantage of any special activities or spaces the city is famous for.
4. Plan for all the events
There are a million and one activities available for a bachelorette party. These include throwing a bridal shower, taking a tour, going on a pub crawl, having a special dinner or visiting a land mark among others. List down the selected few activities and carefully plan for them. You do not need to plan for every moment of every day, but you need to have a broad picture of what is expected. We recommend you plan at most two major activities for every day. Also allow for some flexibility for your guest to explore on their own. You guests will love that you are providing structures and also giving them space to make their suggestions.
5. Organize for transport as you send out printed invitations
By now you have a firm headcount of your guest. It is time to make the official invitation and plan how you will move around the city. Invites are important as it helps you to keep track of your guest. It also reminds your guests of their responsibilities. You may want to include the dress code in your invitation. The dress code may be for the whole party or some activities. This will help your guests to prepare early enough.
For transport, plan how you will get to the venue and how you will move around the city. If you are not in a place that is easily walkable, you can decide to go for taxi services. If you have your own car, then you may want to have one of the guest volunteer to be your designated driver. Whichever the way, ensure it works best for your destination and the whole group.
Bachelorette parties are the ultimate girl’s night out parties. It is the time when the bride-to-be and her best friends go out together for an epic night or a weekend to celebrate her final days as a bachelorette. It is usually a great opportunity for the team to blowout some steam before preparing for the stress for the wedding day. Whether you want it big or small, the most important thing is to enjoy the night and have fun. The bride will be so grateful no matter what happens. You will have created some unforgettable memories. She will always have moments to look back and say she enjoyed the night with her best friends.