Last Updated on July 1, 2020
Every young woman or even a little girl dreams about having the perfect wedding day with a beautiful white wedding dress and a lavish party until morning.
Before getting married, however, you must find your Mr Right and get engaged. If you’re already at this stage, you can start thinking about other preparations needed to be done before this big day. One of them is your bachelorette party with your closest friends.
But don’t worry! You don’t have to organise the whole party on your own. It’s usually the bridesmaid’s task. She is either your sister or best friend who knows you very well and plans this unforgettable night after the little consultation with you or makes a surprise party.
No matter if you’re a bride-to-be or a bridesmaid, you all need to bear in mind some useful tips that will help you keep cool while organising this night.
1. Make it personal
Remember that the bachelorette party is intended primarily for the bride-to-be. So, it should be tailored to her preferences and interests. If she is positively crazy and loves partying hard, you can consider some hens party packages available in different night clubs.
They usually offer reserved seating, an open bar, food served by topless waiters and even a stripper show without which some women can’t imagine their hen party.
However, if a bride-to-be is more settled-down, a house party will be a better idea. But it doesn’t have to be boring at all. During such a girls’ night, you can do many activities together, like playing funny games and chatting over snacks or watching favourite movies with a gigantic bucket of popcorn.
2. Make a plan with a few attractions
No matter what type of party you choose, it should be well-planned, only with a few main attractions. Too many bullet points on the list may be hard to organise and realise. It’s just one night, or sometimes the whole weekend, but being overwhelmed is not the case here. What really counts is hang out and relax.
3. Set a date for the party
Another essential thing to do is to set a date for the party. Ideally, it could be organised around one month before the wedding so that a bride-to-be wouldn’t be so busy and stressed yet, but ready to kick up her heels. So, choose the weekend that will suit all the guests best and have the time of your life.
4. Have a counterplan
Every plan may have some flaws. Some people may be late, some ideas may not be liked by a bride, or it may be raining the whole day when you’ve already planned horse riding in the nearby stud. Therefore, be flexible and prepared for any eventuality so that you could modify your plan anytime and suggest some alternatives.
5. Stick to the guest list
If you’re a bridesmaid and you are responsible for organising the bachelorette party, always stick to the guests the bride wants to invite.
Otherwise, she will be either miserable that you omitted someone, or disappointed seeing somebody she doesn’t wish. This party is for the closest people, so don’t invite strangers just to fill space if someone can’t appear.
6. Share tasks
To prepare an ideal party, you aren’t able to do everything by yourself. Thus it’s good to be in touch with guests, through a group chat and share some tasks.
Maybe someone loves cooking and can prepare snacks. Instead, another person can make reservations. That will significantly save your time and make your preparations go smoothly.
7. Share costs
But what about costs? Who should pay for all attractions, food and drinks? Should be a bride-to-be or all guests? If she isn’t involved in the planning process, all expenses should be equally divided among the invitees.
Thus, it’s good to ask everyone beforehand how much they can spend on that night to set a common budget. Sometimes, people also decide to buy one big gift for the bride-to-be. Then, they must include the price of the present into a whip-round.
8. Control what you post on social media
When you’ve already handled all preparations, ask a bride-to-be whether she wants to be photographed and warn all guests not to post anything on social media without her permission. It’s her night and even if she gets lit, it shouldn’t see the light of the day.
9. Provide all guests with means of transport or overnight stay
Also, think about how your guests will come back home after the party. You all will be probably drunk, so nobody should drive a car. That’s why provide them with a taxi, or overnight stay if the party takes place at home or a rented apartment.
10. Have fun!
All these things considered, you can finally take a deep breath and have fun! But don’t allow the bride-to-be to forget what’s the reason for her bachelorette party.
It’s her last night as a single woman, but remind her about her fiancé. You can, for example, create some funny quiz questions about him and get her to drink a shot for every wrong answer. You all will certainly have great fun.