What To Expect At Our Bachelorette Parties

ASK THE BRIDE WHAT SHE IS REALLY HOPING TO GET FROM HER PARTY

Since typically it is not the bride who plans her Bachelorette Party, but rather a bridesmaids or close friends, it’s a great idea to ask the bride what she is really hoping for out of her Bachelorette Party. I once had a friend who is an introvert and self-proclaimed homebody tell us that all she wanted to do for her Bachelorette party was to go out for a nice meal.

 

The day before her event, her fiancé called to say that the bride was very sad that we hadn’t organized more for her. Of course, we thought we were accommodating her desires but it turns out she felt bad asking for a wilder night as it was out of character. The lesson here is for the bride to be candid about her expectations, even if her desires are out of character for her. It’s better to save everyone the headache of last minute shuffling or worse, a disappointed bride.  After all, the goal is for the bride to have a great time!

 

BE REALISTIC ABOUT BUDGETS

Now that you know what the bride is looking for out of her bachelorette party, the goal is to find activities that both suit the bride’s interests and is also within budget for the party attendees. It’s more than likely that there will be a range of budgets to accommodate so it’s always best to be mindful of the budget limitations on the lower end of the spectrum. Many people have a difficult time talking about money and are likely to be extra-sensitive to the topic given the sentimental value of the event so avoid putting people on the spot. Once a budget has been determined, stick to it. And factor in the bride’s portion of expensive to be divided amongst everyone too.

 

PLAN AS FAR IN ADVANCE AS POSSIBLE

Since there is likely to be a large group of you, plan as far ahead as restaurants and other venues typically have limited capacity for large groups. It’s not a ton of fun if your party of 12 is spread out across three separate tables in a restaurant.  Planning ahead also maximises the chance that others can attend as well.

 

MAKE SURE EVERYONE FEELS INCLUDED

While the bride is obviously at the centre of the event, it’s also a good idea to make sure everyone feels they have a say to an extent. Ensuring they have the opportunity to voice their needs around dietary restrictions, childcare requirements and physical limitations will make for a more fun night.

 

HAVE FUN

Remember that you’re all there to have fun. Now that the planning is done, put on your party shoes and  enjoy!