Ideally, your best friend or other bridesmaids will plan this for you. It may be hard to let go but with the wedding and honeymoon plans on your plate, it’s nice to allow someone else to take over. My best friend/maid of honor planned my bachelorette party in one of my favorite places, Las Vegas. I had an amazing time but I learned some key tips on how to plan a successful bachelorette party that may be helpful for you.
Bachelorette Parties 101:
Choose your invite list wisely. As we progress in life and have new experiences, our friendship circle changes and we have friends that connect with you but may not connect with one another. You may be the only common thread and it will save you a headache by thinking about this in advance. There may be a bitter bridesmaid or bad blood between once upon a friends that could ruin your entire trip. You don’t want to spend your vacation choosing sides so make sure that you plan your list accordingly.
Pick a location that matches your personality. There are the signature bachelorette party places that most brides choose but don’t be so quick to choose a place based on popularity. If Vegas, New Orleans, or Miami aren’t your cup of tea, it’s ok. Don’t worry so much about what you should be doing and focus more on what works for you and fits your personality.
Do what makes you happy. If you’re like me, you love pleasing people especially in a party setting. I make it a point to insure that everyone is having a good time but this may not always be realistic. With a plethora of personalities, it’s impossible to please everyone. So go with what makes you happy! After all you are the bride.
Don’t get a divorce before you’re married. Ok this sounds strange but don’t allow the thrills of your last weekend of “freedom” cost you a lifetime of marriage. It’s perfectly normal to turn up and forget that you are about to make one of the biggest decisions in your life however you’re in dangerous territory if you completely lose your mind. Ask yourself, “is it worth it?”
Forget about the wedding and just have a good time. You have more than enough time to ponder about linens and cake tastings, so don’t spend your bachelorette weekend reviewing wedding formalities. If you have been organized throughout your planning process, one weekend away from making decisions won’t hurt. In order to insure that you don’t worry about the wedding, make sure you are sticking to your wedding timeline. Anything that needs to be done close to your bachelorette party dates, make sure you take care of it before your festivities begin so you can fully enjoy yourself.
Planning a wedding can be stressful, and the bachelorette festivities should be just what the doctor ordered. Most importantly, remember to relax and enjoy your time with your favorite girls!
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