While you think about how you want to decorate your venue and what kind of cake you'd like at your wedding, you'll need to consider your bachelorette party. Traditionally, your maid of honor is in charge, but she won't know where to start if you don't know what you want.
Brides often wonder what their bachelorette party should look like. You may see social media posts of people going out all night or vacationing far away. What would you enjoy doing with your bridal party? It all depends on your personality and interests, not what's trendy or popular.
Check out these bachelorette party tips to learn everything you need to know. Once you figure out what you enjoy and what you'd love to do before your wedding, the details will fall into place, and everyone can look forward to spending time together.
Go Out or Stay Home
The first thing most people think of when they picture a bachelorette party is the bride and her friends going out to drink. Many bridal parties head to popular downtown areas and dance the night away, but that's not the ideal party for everyone.
It's okay if that kind of celebration doesn't interest you. You can go out or stay at home for your bachelorette party – pat on the back to staying socially distanced! If you want to save money and relax, invite your bridal party over for face masks and a movie night or a bake-off. Think about what you would do on a regular girl's night to find a few ideas for your party.
Dress for Yourself
People also believe that you have to get dressed up for your bachelorette party. You may feel pressured to shop for party clothes and new shoes, but some brides can't do that because the wedding is already pushing the budget.
Instead of worrying about what you'll wear, think about what will make you comfortable and confident. You'll wear those heels all night long — are your feet used to that? You don't want to ruin your bachelorette party with blisters or itchy tags. Talk with your bridal party to decide on style ideas so that everyone dresses how they like and has a great time.
Plan an Exciting Trip
If you live in a smaller town, you may want to check out some quaint areas to celebrate instead of the bowling alley or movie theater down the street. It doesn’t have to be boring! On the other hand, a whole world is out there to explore, so consider planning a trip for your bridal party to enjoy. You can head out of the country to see what resort rentals are out there, or schedule a road trip and see Las Vegas or Nashville.
Think about your travel bucket list to find destinations perfect for you and your bridal party. You could finally have that dream vacation with all your closest friends and family.
Make Your Flower Arrangements
Brides often use their bachelorette parties to get things done for the wedding. If you plan to hang out at home, you can make your flower arrangements while you listen to music and eat tasty snacks. Whether you use real or faux flowers, asking more people to help will get the job done faster.
Prepare for your party by ordering your flowers, stock up on wrapping materials and laying out snacks. If you're having a small wedding and the flowers won't take long, finish the party with some pool time or a hike on a local trail.
Do Something Fun for Your Bachelorette Party
Your bachelorette party is about celebrating you, so do something you think is fun. Visit a vineyard, try a new fitness class or paint pottery together. Your bridal party wants to support you, which means all you have to do is think about what you'd enjoy doing with them.
Finish your flower arrangements or plan a weekend getaway for everyone. Whatever you think is fun, fits with your budget and celebrates your wedding will create the perfect bachelorette party.