Bachelorette party and Bridal shower season is in Full swing. Today’s post is dedicated to the Bachelorette Party, don’t worry we will follow up with a Bridal Shower post in next few weeks. But for now you can visit our Bridal Shower ideas on our pinterest board here.
We want to know what you ladies are planning. Where are you going? What games are you playing? Do you have a theme for the party? Is it a one night only event? A weekend in the city? Or maybe a vacation getaway? Leave a comment and let us know!
Planning these weekends is no easy task! Just watch the movie Bridesmaids and you can relate to the funny antics and sometimes the friction between different groups of friends. We want to help you ladies out! This year is a busy year in weddings for me, I am involved in planning multiple bachelorette parties and bridal showers (it’s a good thing I love planning). After just coming back from Vegas for a bachelorette party, helpful tips are on my mind.
In order to avoid the drama, the bride could appoint 1 person to take the lead in planning. This person should be a planner, responsive and a team player. This person should not be heavily involved with planning the wedding or shower. It’s not a popularity contest or who is closest to the bride, but someone tha makes sense. Before you even begin planning, the Maid of Honor should ask the bride what she envisions for her bachelorette party. Who are essential people that NEED to be there. Create a spreadsheet with your bride’s availability and then send it to the ladies that NEED to be there. Remember if you are planning a trip, you should try to secure a date at least 5 months out.
Also, remember your bride is dealing with a lot on her plate, so make her life a little easier and have only one or two people that follow up with her to ask her questions when they arise. We’ve made a quick list of questions to help get them all out of the way initially so you ideally won’t have to keep going back.
Figure out what people’s budgets are. This doesn’t need to be public, but you can have one person in charge of collecting responses and then letting the group know what the range should be. Often times people want to help and they just don’t know how. Send out the tasks and let people pick what they want. Here are things that are going to need some planning. Choosing your hotel, restaurants, games to play, overall theme, fun things for the bride to wear, money person, places to go out, day activities, creating the overall timeline.
Come back next week when we share our Favorite bachelorette party games. What are your bachelorette party destinations and favorite games.