It seems like throwing a wild and crazy bachelor party gets most of the attention when it comes to pre-wedding planning, but we don’t think this is fair. In fact, we think that the bride-to-be deserves a last hooray too!
If you agree with us and are in charge of planning a bachelorette party, we want to help you make it a night to remember. Here are a few tips and ideas to get you started.
Call in the troops – Sure you might be in charge, but there’s no reason you have to do it alone. Enlist every friend you can find to help with the planning. This will take the pressure off and ensure that the night goes smoothly. It’s also a great way to brainstorm ideas.
Remember the bride – It’s important to remember that while you’re in charge of the night, this is not your party! This is all about the bride, so keep that in mind while you make plans. Make sure that the evening represents what she would want, even if it’s not your idea of fun.
Ask the bride – You should ask the bride two important things before you start making plans. The first is what they want the party to be like and perhaps most importantly, you need to ask what they don’t want during their special evening. Everyone has their own ideas and boundaries, and this will help you honor their wishes.
Have a plan B – Even the best of plans can go wrong. People get sick, dates and times need to change, entertainment falls through…so don’t expect everything to go right. Consider some alternatives for things to do, entertainment, and fun places to go. Thinking through a worst-case scenario will reduce the stress should something go wrong.
And don’t forget our final, most important bachelorette party tip – enjoy yourself! Don’t get so caught up in getting things done and playing hostess that you forget to enjoy the fun you’ve planned! This is a once-in-a-lifetime night, so get ready to make it one nobody will ever forget!