Planning a Bachelorette Party
Paperia | June 2014
Oftentimes the bridal party, along with close friends and family, will throw the bride and groom an individual, pre-wedding celebration to commemorate their departure from the single dating pool.
Bachelor and Bachelorette parties are meant to be fun, celebratory, and festive events. Typically, the maid/matron of honor and the best man will take the reigns on organizing the events. However, planning these parties can be time consuming and expensive, so it is great when everyone can pitch in!
Sometimes these parties will take place in a destination (i.e., Vegas, Miami, beach resort, etc.) and other times they will be held in the couple’s hometown(s) or the current city where they reside. It can be helpful to set the location and date for these parties as early as possible, as coordinating the schedules of many people is no easy task.
For those planning a Bachelor or Bachelorette party, the best thing you can do is to expel the conventional ideas of what these parties must consist of and, instead, consult the bride and groom about their preferences. For example, a Bachelor party must not necessarily consist of a steak dinner, casino, and night club. Perhaps the groom would much rather go on a fishing trip, attend his favorite team’s sporting event, or have a cook out instead.
Similarly, the bride-to-be may not be interested in drinking tons of champagne and going to a dance club wearing provocative decorations. She may prefer a spa day, concert, or an overnight at a fancy hotel. There are no “rules” to follow, except to have fun!
The goal is to make the bride and groom feel special and loved by their closest friends and family in a setting that is comfortable to them. Keep the guest of honor’s preferences and personality central to your planning, and you are sure to throw a successful party!