Getting married is a special event in any girl’s life! As the big day draws closer, it’s time to put the finishing details on everything you need to do and start planning your bachelorette party! Whether you want to plan your party yourself or are a friend or family member planning a bachelorette, party planning doesn’t have to be hard. You simply need to figure out some details and then execute your plan once you’ve decided what you’ll be doing.
Whether it’s for yourself or someone you love, we take the headache out of planning with our simple five steps! Planning and attending is easy with our guide. Read on to find out more and plan like you’re a seasoned pro.
How to Plan Your Bachelorette Party in 5 Steps
1. Pick A City
Sure, you could stay local, and that’s totally fine. But regardless of geographical location, the party is going to have to happen somewhere, right? Whether it’s local, a tropical destination, Las Vegas, a big city near by, or someplace you’ve always wanted to go, you’ve got to narrow it down. Basing this on the bride to be is a wise choice; after all, it’s her party. Whether she wants to go to Palm Springs, Boston, New York City, Miami, or wine country, it’s up to her! Drop subtle hints or just flat out ask her if she’s okay with it. If she gives you the go ahead to choose, pick somewhere that has lots of fun attractions or just great clubs; you can’t go wrong.
2. Pick Your Activities
Bachelorette parties often center around a few events. This could be going to restaurants, spending the day at the spa, going to wine tastings, or hitting the clubs. There may even be a private show or two planned for later or a visit to a ladies club for some Magic Mike action; who knows? Plan where you’ll be going and the time frames you have to make that happen. For instance, if you’re planning to get into town Friday night, make a reservation at the restaurant you want days in advance. If you’re planning on doing spa days and clubbing, schedule the clubbing for the night before and the spa the next day– trust us.
3. Reserve Your Hotel
Be sure to book the hotel you would like to stay at well in advance. Whether it’s for one night, a weekend stay, or multiple days, you’ll want to be sure that you have rooms booked, especially if you’re having a party with multiple people going. Make sure everyone has a room to stay in.
4. Make Up An Itinerary with Suggested Items
This may sound like overkill, but trust us, you’ll thank us later. Print or type an email up and send it to everyone (including or excluding the bride, depending on her preferences). Everyone will appreciate seeing what you’re doing so they know what to pack! Write up a list of suggested items relevant to what you’re doing. If you’re by the beach, suggest sun screen, beach towels, a beach hat, sunglasses, etc. Basic wardrobe requirements and any gear for special activities like hiking will be a great reminder for your guests.
5. Send Out Invites
Now that you’ve planned the party, it’s time to make it official by sending out invites. You can make them yourself or visit a bridal specialty store, but either way, pop them into the mail so everyone has the chance to RSVP.
Don’t forget to have little gifts for all your bridesmaids and guests! Personalized items are the perfect way to start off a bachelorette party right. Don’t leave out the bride– fuzzy tiaras and joke gifts are totally appropriate in this case. Enjoy planning, and have fun at your party!