How to Plan a Bachelorette Party?
Bachelorette parties are such a fun pre-wedding celebration. Remember that the main goal is to celebrate the bride’s last “single” days by having an unforgettable event. There are so many options when it comes to deciding on a location for a bachelorette party, so HERE is a list of 11 cities to help narrow it down. Below is a guide for planning a wonderful bachelorette party for the special bride-to-be.
Bachelorette Party Planning Timeline
3 Months Before
- Ask the bride what she wants and doesn’t want for her bachelorette party. Is she thinking a weekend getaway to the lake? A living room lingerie exchange? A scavenger hunt? Cocktails and karaoke? It’s important to find out the bride’s expectations and comfort level.
- Choose a date. Depending on the schedule of the bride and her bridesmaids the celebration might take place a few months leading up to the wedding or just a few weeks before. It’s also important to plan a budget and have that in mind moving forward.
- Create the guest list. It’s a good idea to consult the bride for this as well. You wouldn’t want someone important left out.
2 Months Before
- Send out save the date e-mails. You’ll want to determine any major conflicts among invitees. If your party requires travel, make sure to give the group details so that everyone is on the same page and can plan accordingly.
- Brainstorm possible games, activities, or special extras that you may want to use. It’s fun to consult the bridesmaids, but keep these elements a secret from the bride. It makes for a great surprise!
- Transportation arrangements need to be made. If the night includes alcohol, it makes sense to book a limo, party bus or other form of transportation for the evening.
- Reserve the venue. If your celebration requires reserving a beach house or booking a private room at a restaurant be sure to make those arrangements in advance.
1 Month Before
- Send out invitations. This can be done by mail, email or phone. Make sure your invitation politely informs guests of the expected contribution for the trip (be sure to specify how much).
- If you’re celebrating at home, make a shopping list to divvy up responsibilities. To-dos might include getting games, decorations, food and drinks, music playlists and movie lineups.
1 Week Before
- Purchase any bachelorette party accessories such as a tiara, veil, or sash.
- Confirm RSVPs.
- Confirm transportation arrangements and any entertainment.
- Make a list of the games you want to include for the evening. Have directions and rules prepared to have handy throughout the night.
1 Day Before
- Debrief the bride. You don’t have to tell her everything; a surprise or two will keep things fun.
- Send out a reminder to guests including the location and itinerary.
- Re-confirm all reservations.
- Get plenty of sleep and be ready for a crazy, fun party!