Bachelorette Party Basics: 4 Smart Tips
Possibly one of the best things about organizing a wedding is the bachelorette party, so don’t waste your golden opportunity to have fun and forget any wedding jitters! A night or even a whole weekend when you can have fun with your family and friends away from the pressure to get everything just right. To make sure you get the most out of your night on the town, Zankyou will answer a few of the most frequently asked questions about organizing a bachelorette party.
When is it a good time to celebrate my bachelorette night?
In an ideal world, you’d have your bachelorette party about a month before the wedding and set the date in advance, making sure that the party doesn’t coincide with any other events, like a birthday or another wedding. It’s also a good idea for the bride to keep the week running up to the wedding for resting and taking care of smaller details, because if you’re tired, nervous and preoccupied, you may miss out on the fun of your bachelorette night!
Of course, you can always make an exception, especially if you have guests coming from far away who can only make it a few days before the big day. Another option is to organize a dinner with close family and friends near the date, thus avoiding over-tiredness resulting from wild partying too close to your wedding day! No good has ever come from a hungover bridal party.
Should we dress up?
It all depends on the bride, of course, but there are few bachelorette parties that don’t have any kind of fun decorations. There are plenty of things on the market, from tiaras and sashes to raunchier accessories, or even all-out costumes. Brides, if there’s something you really don’t want at your party (i.e. a stripper), you must tell your friends. But you must also trust them to know you and know your taste, so don’t try to plan your own evening – you’ve got enough on your plate with the wedding. Just let loose and have fun!
Where should we go?
Whether you’re into dancing the night away or having a girls-only movie night in with your friends, there are plenty of enjoyable options. Remember to plan with another couple of friends so you all know the schedule, i.e. pedicures, followed by dinner, followed by a nearby bar, followed by a swank night club downtown. That way you won’t lose each other when moving from one place to the next, and everyone’s on the same page so that you’re not worrying about last-minute details. Don’t forget to organize transport home too, in case any or all of you have one too many, and think about your fellow party-goers. If grandma’s coming, then don’t go clubbing til after she’s gone home!
Bachelorette weekends away from home are also popular. These have to be planned well in advance in order to get reasonably-priced flights and accommodations, but they can be an unforgettable way to make memories with your friend in her last months as a singleton. You could do a camping weekend if you’ve got an outdoorsy group, or a pampering spa weekend in Las Vegas. The sky’s the limit! You’ll definitely want to recruit the most organized bridesmaid to get started on this one.
What are some fun activities?
Often times, bridesmaids have been accumulated through the course of the bride’s life, so you don’t always know all the friends & family members that will be taking part in the bachelorette night. Worlds may collide, but new friendships can be made – after all, you’ve all got the bride in common, and she’s pretty great, right? Games, a scavenger hunt, or a quiz about the bride are fun ways to get people talking.
If you want to do something more low-key, just try to seat some of the more talkative gals with some of those who seem more reserved. And remember, the night is about the BRIDE having a good time – you don’t have to be best friends with these folks – you just have to spend a few hours with them, so smile and buy the ladies a drink!
Source: Freakin’ Fabulous