When it comes time for one of your girls to get married, you may decide to throw them a bachelorette party. A bachelorette party is a tradition that many brides look forward to and it can be a nice way for them to bond with their wedding party and friends before the big day.
Planning the perfect bachelorette party can be a lot of fun but you also want to make sure you take the time to plan it well. You can talk with the bride or ask other members of the bridal party to help you with the plans. Here are some ideas to keep in mind that may help make the bachelorette planning process a little easier.
The Right Time
When you are planning a bachelorette party, the first thing you need to do is figure out the perfect time to do it. Many people decide to schedule it close to the time of the wedding, but with enough time for the bride and wedding party to recover before the big day. The right time may depend on the bride’s schedule but most bachelorette parties are typically held more than one week before the wedding. This allows the bride to have some time to recover and work on any final wedding plans before the big day. You should also check with others who will be attending to make sure that they are free for the time and date you have chosen and will be able to attend the party.
The Right Location
The location of the bachelorette party is important as it will determine what activities can take place and how you can decorate. The location you choose depends on the type of party you want to have. Some people like to stay in and have a small group of friends at the bride’s home or another location. Others want to go out and have a wild night out on the town visiting different bars and restaurants. Or maybe you want to grab your girls and head to the beach, a lake, the mountains, or another destination. Either way, your location sets the tone of the entire bachelorette party so choose wisely and make sure the venue can accommodate the type of party you plan to host. Some locations to consider include:
- Vacation destination
- Home/Friend’s House
The Right Outfit & Accessories
What would a bachelorette party be without some amazing fashion? No matter where or when you choose to have the party or the type you plan, you can still have fun dressing up and accessorizing. Many ladies like to plan matching outfits for the bachelorette party. You can find beautiful bachelorette dresses for the bride and complementary dresses for the rest of the group online.
You can also have fun picking out matching jewelry and accessories. Be bold and choose large statement pieces or keep it simple and stick with something like a single stone necklace. You can also add bags, shoes, and other accessories that the group picks out together or coordinates.
The Right Decorations
If you really want to make the bachelorette party special, you might want to add some fun decor. You can visit the closest party store or even order themed party supplies online. Choose to give the party a color scheme or a full theme altogether. Your options are endless!
You can keep it fun and innocent or get a little wild. It’s a good idea to make sure everyone is comfortable with the theme, including the bride. If you are having the party at someone’s home, it should be easy to decorate. If you are taking the party on the go, you may wish to find fun items that can be worn such as hats, badges, and novelty necklaces that match the theme.
The Right Games
Bachelorette parties are all about making memories with friends and that sometimes includes adding fun games to the party. You can find games that are specifically made for bachelorette parties or ones that you play throughout the night (such as truth or date or scavenger hunts). Opt for traditional board games or games that don’t require any supplies. You can even find apps that suggest games you can plan during the party.
If you have a friend who will be getting married soon and you have the honor of helping to plan the bachelorette party, you have an important but fun responsibility on your hands. You want to make sure you treat everyone to a great experience and you want to have fun yourself. It’s a good idea to talk with your group to find out what everyone is interested in and what the bride is comfortable with before making any further plans. The above tips can help you plan a great party for the bride-to-be!