Are you planning a bachelorette party for your friend? Throwing a bachelorette party can be a great bonding experience with the bride. It’s also chance for the bride to take a break from wedding planning. But if you’re in charge of planning the bachelorette party, there are a few guidelines you should follow to make sure the party is fun for everyone.
1. You Can’t Plan the Party Without the Bride
Many M.O.H. (Maids of Honor) take their duties seriously, with a vision of what they want their bride to experience on their bachelorette party. But before you get started with your vision, you need to check in with the bride. Remember this is the bride’s day so, even if you have an amazing party planned, it needs to be the amazing party that the bride wants.
Here are a few things to ask to get your vision going.
Ask the bride what she wants and what she wants to avoid.
Does she want a quiet spa weekend?
Does she want a crazy club hopping weekend?
Does she want strippers?
Who does she want at the party?
2. Keep It Fairly Small
We’ve all seen the Instagram posts where the bride has a squad of 20+ girls at her last fling before the ring. But keeping the bachelorette party a small intimate affair is usually the best way to go. Ten or less at for a bachelorette party is ideal. Why? Trying to arrange a party around more people means more logistics and more issues. It can be tough trying to get everyone on the same page not to mention getting money from everyone too! The process should be fun and exciting not a headache giving hassle.
3. Avoid the Night Before the Wedding
Make sure you pick the perfect date for the event. Avoid the night before the wedding at all costs. The bride doesn’t need to wake up on the best day of her life looking exhausted with a hangover. Consider doing the bachelorette party at least two months before the big day.
4. You Don’t Have to Have a Crazy Night
Not every bachelorette dreams of an epic hangover movie type of party, and that’s ok. You need to plan the party around what the bride wants. If she doesn’t feel comfortable going to a nightclub and seeing strippers, then go to a nice dinner, get drinks at a bar or to a show like Boyz II Men or Jennifer Lopez: All I Have Concert.
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5. Invites, Dress Codes & More
Formal invites aren’t necessary, but you need to make sure everyone is aware of the details. Whether you plan on having a crazy night out, a weekend of fun or a low-key event, everyone needs to know the costs of everything involved as well the dress code for the event. A site like Paperless Posts or creating a private Facebook Group can ensure that everyone gets all the details they need.
Remember, the bride is the most important person here, so you are catering to her wimps for her final fling before the ring. You’re there to celebrate, have fun and make it a memorable night for everyone.