The Unwritten Rules of the Bachelorette Party
Throwing a bachelorette party can be oodles of fun, but there are some unwritten rules that everybody needs to be aware of before this party goes ahead. Absolutely anybody can plan a bachelorette party for the bride, whether it’s the maid of honor, a family member, or a special Head Bridesmaid in Charge (wink, wink). Just make sure you stick to these rules so that everybody has an awesome time!
Keep it Fairly Small
Bachelorette parties are usually always better if you attempt to keep it fairly small. You should have 20 to 10 at most. Ten or less is ideal. Trying to arrange a party around more people means lots of changing dates, hiccups in the road, and more issues. It can be so tough trying to get everyone on board with the same thing and then getting money from everyone too!
Decide on the Perfect Date – Not the Night Before
Make sure you decide on the perfect date for the bachelorette party. It should not, under any circumstances be the night before the wedding! The bride doesn’t need to have the best day of her life with a hangover and looking exhausted. The night should be at least 3 days before.
You Don’t Have to Have a Night Out on the Town
This is fine if it’s the bride’s style, but if it’s not, you can still have an awesome time without having a night on the town. You could go for dinner at her favorite restaurant, relaxed drinks at a cool bar, or even to see a comedy show. Some brides might even prefer a mini getaway with her girls to relax.
Arrive in Style
Arriving to whatever you’re doing in style is bound to put everybody in a great mood. The atmosphere of the night should be buzzing! Look into limos and other options on sites like www.bergenlimo.com/fleet/new-jersey-nj to see what best suits the bride. I’m sure the bride-to-be would be thrilled to take a limo rather than a cab. It’s her night, so splurge on little luxuries if that’s the bride’s thing.
This doesn’t have to be a blowup man doll, so don’t panic! You can bring fun props like a candy necklace and bracelet set for the bride to be to wear, a wig, signs to wear, and anything else you think is a good idea. Props keep things lighthearted and make for some great photo ops.
A great place to find fun wearables is Lets Wear Dresses etsy shop. I have a prop collection at home that has grown over the years. I love to bring it to bachelorette parties, and guests really love the wigs.
Send Out Save the Date Cards
Make sure you send out save the date cards in advance once you’ve decided on a date. I have found www.paperheartsinvitations.com has beautifully designed options. This ensures everybody has time to book the day off, and you have a little more time to plan. If you already know the theme or other details, be sure to include that information.
Reconfirm Guests in Advance
Make sure you reconfirm guests in advance too, just incase. You don’t want the bride to be to feel disheartened when only a couple of people remember to show up! A great way to get everybody to remember what’s happening is to create a facebook group.
Now that you know the unwritten rules of a bachelorette party, you can make sure everyone has the best time. Remember, the bride to be is the most important person here, so ensure you consider her likes and dislikes. You’re there to celebrate, have fun, and pop the bubbly!
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