Being tasked with throwing a bachelorette party is serious business. You want the soon-to-be bride to have an incredible time before she gets married. Second, the party is a reflection of you as the maid of honor or best friend – so it better be good.
Plus, all eyes will be on you when the photos from the party start popping up on social media… So no pressure or anything!
Here are three tips to help you organize a bachelorette party that the bride and all of your friends will remember for years to come.
Tailor the Party to The Bride
Not everyone wants a stripper at their bachelorette party. This is to say that people have different preferences and traditional bachelorette party activities won’t always fly.
So take some time to outline what the bride is into before you start planning anything. Maybe she’s a low-key person who would prefer a wine-tasting or spa day with her closest friends. Or maybe she’s looking for an adventure and would love to be chauffeured in a car service around an exciting city.
If you’re not absolutely sure of her preferences or you’re stuck between choices, try asking her directly about what she does not want. This way you can narrow down your options and still keep the element of surprise.
Schedule it for the Weekend
Very few people can let loose enough to have a memorable time with work the next day hanging over their heads.
If you want your party to be as carefree and fun as possible, schedule it for a weekend when everyone gets a day or two off from work to recover. This also gives you more time to execute all of the fun activities you have planned.
Just make sure that everyone’s work schedules align before sending out any invitations or solidifying any plans.
There are numerous calendar apps that let everyone sync up on dates.
Get Everyone Involved
You’re not the only one who wants the bachelorette party to be perfect – all of the other guests do too.
So get everyone involved in the planning process, whether it’s via a group chat or a Google Doc. This way everyone can share their ideas and help with different aspects of the party. It takes some of the pressure off of you as the Maid of Honor or Best Friend.
Plus, if anyone has any connections that could score you a discount or freebies, they’ll be more likely to share them if they feel like they’re part of the planning process.
Organizing a bachelorette party can be a lot of work, but it’s also a lot of fun! So take these tips into consideration and throw an epic party that the bride and all of your friends will never forget.