How to Perfectly Plan a Bachelorette Party for a Bride-to-be
What better way to celebrate the bride than to plan a bachelorette party?
Not to mention it’s a fun way to connect with the bridal party and become even closer to the bride prior to the wedding. This is also a GREAT opportunity for bridal party members to bond if they’re in different states or coming from different friend circles!
A bachelorette party can give the bride a break from the stresses that come along with planning a wedding. Take a break and have some FUN!
What to Consider When Planning a Bachelorette Party
Planning a bachelorette party sounds like fun, but where the heck do you start?! Don’t worry, we got you covered!
One of the first things to consider when planning a bachelorette party is…budget! Talk it over with the bride and bridal party to decide who is paying. Will it be one person or is everyone paying their portion? Since there are potentially a lot of people involved, it might suck to have a money conversation BUT it is important to prevent any tension down the road.
Next is to consider a theme for the bachelorette party! Are you all thinking Retro, Cowgirl, Dazed and Confused, Bach Shit Crazy, or any theme your heart desires?! A theme is always fun to include and deciding that theme together can be a fun bonding moment for the group.
Building on the theme, what's the best way to let the world know you’re celebrating a bachelorette party? That’s right, MATCHING OUTFITS! This is such a fun concept to consider when planning because you can stick to the theme or dress in matching outfits where the bride is in white or all do matching outfits in different colors. The possibilities are as big as your creativity!
The last thing to consider when planning a bachelorette party is the bride’s priorities!
What kind of vibe do they want?
In other words, don’t hire a stripper if that’s not her vibe!!
Six Steps For Planning a Bachelorette Party
Planning a bachelorette party is not for the weak, but don’t you worry…we got you! Here are our six steps to help you plan the best bachelorette party to guarantee an awesome time with the bridal squad!
ONE | Set a Budget
After reading the previous section, you now know that step one in planning a bachelorette party is always: to set a budget. When discussing a budget with the bride and bridal party, it’s important to be open about costs; minimums and maximums; and time commitments for the group.
TWO | Pick a Date
Step two in planning a bachelorette party is to pick a date! Consider the location as well as the wedding date. Then you can select the party date somewhere between when the season and weather work out well. Also, make sure to include the duration of the party when picking a date for the bachelorette party. Is everyone down to spend a whole weekend or just one day?
THREE | Choose a Location
The third step in planning a bachelorette party is to choose a location! After thinking of the date you all picked, plan on the best place to fit the vibe. Make sure to ask if you are all planning on staying local or going somewhere like on a flight/cruise. When choosing a location, make sure to plan at least three to six months before (especially if it's going to be a destination bachelorette party). If you are not the bride and planning the party, get the bride’s input for dates, destination, and the invite list.
FOUR | Make a Guest List
It sounds pretty self-explanatory, but you want to make sure to make a guest list when planning a bachelorette party. A guest list will give you a good idea for creating a budget, picking a date that works for everyone, selecting a location, and planning activities!
Again, if you are not the bride and planning the party, get the bride’s input for who is on the list.
FIVE | Plan Activities
Step five in planning a bachelorette party is planning activities for everyone! Consider also what the bride does and does not want to do. If they don’t drink, maybe cross wine tasting off the list, or if they like the idea of everyone in one place, maybe a sleepover! Whatever you decide, consider securing transportation if needed while planning activities to get everyone there. Since the party might be more than the average restaurant guests, make sure to snag a reservation to avoid long wait times. Or have a list of food ready if you plan on cooking for the bachelorette party.
6 | Send Invites
The final step in planning a bachelorette party is making and sending invites! This is the important final step in planning because you are going to want to include RSVPs to get a full head count of everyone going. If you are planning a destination party, the RSVP will come in handy for booking flights and making hotel or Airbnb arrangements. Or if you’re planning to stay local it gives you the headcount to prepare for.
Lastly, don’t forget to HAVE FUN AND TAKE PHOTOS!!
A bachelorette party can be a lot of work to plan, but it will be so worth it to see the bride’s reaction! It is so incredibly nice to feel loved and your bride will feel how much you do!
There are also really great apps, look into the Bach App to help plan, communicate, and organize all your bachelorette plans!
Happy Planning, Lovers!
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