The Bachelorette party (or “Bach Bash” as we like to call it) is definitely one of the most fun events leading up to the wedding. All of your squad takes on one amazing city for a weekend of fun! It’s a time for all of your bridesmaids to bond and a time for you to let loose and blow of some steam from all of that wedding planning. Some brides like to be a part of the planning and some leave it up to their bridal babes to plan a weekend no one will forget. Whichever route you go, here are our top 5 tips for planning an amazing Bach Bash!
- Choose a location and hotel wisely
This is extremely important. Start by thinking about what type of bach bash you want. If you want more low key maybe try a bach bash in Charleston, Palm Springs, or even a stay-cation in your own city. If you want something more up beat think about Las Vegas or New Orleans. After you’ve decided what type of event you prefer and what cities offer that option, think about costs. Your bridesmaids have spent a lot of money between buying dresses and setting up showers, so try to take their pocketbooks into consideration as well. Same goes for the hotel, try to find something that is nice but reasonable and that won’t break the bank. Trust me, your bridesmaids will appreciate the gesture.
You may be asking yourself, why do I need to do invites when there is group texting and emails? Here’s the thing, more than likely one lady in the bridal squad is horrible at keeping her email up to date or silenced that group text. One thing that most people don’t ignore is mail delivered by the good ole USPS. Not only is it hard to ignore actual mail that comes to your address, but it’s also a nice touch and points out the important details like location and date that could get lost among texts and mass e-mails.
I don’t know about y’all, but I live for an itinerary. Why? Because I like to be prepared. I like to know where we are going, when we are going there, and what I should wear there. It makes packing and getting ready once you are there a thousand times easier. Plus, when everyone is on the same page, things run typically run more smoothly. While we’re on the topic of things running smoothly, definitely make reservations and steer clear of popular restaurants that don’t take reservations. There is nothing worse than trying to seat a large group of ladies that are hungry and most likely a tad bit tipsy. Plus waiting an hour and a half for a table is never fun no matter how great the food is.
4. Gifts for your gals
This may seem like something that you could forget about, but your bridesmaids will be so grateful that you thought of them during a time that is all about you. It doesn’t have to be something super expensive, it just needs to be something that shows them you’ve been thinking about them and appreciate all of the time they put into helping you plan and the time that they most likely took off from work to be in the wedding and come to the bachelorette weekend/party. Think about putting together a hangover kit with advil, pepto, bandaids, a hair-tie (try looking at http://www.shopstagandhen.com – it’s the perfect place to find all of of your bach bash essentials) or maybe take care of their matching tanks you plan on wearing out together one of the nights of your trip.
Snacks might be one of the most important things to remember when planning a bach bash. A hangry squad is a scary squad. Make sure to pack why every squad needs- something sweet, something salty, something semi-nutritious, and something to hydrate with. I typically like to pack goodies like assorted fun sized candy bars, smart pop, assorted granola bars, and waters or gatorades. Trust me, you will not regret this! That’s because there is absolutely nothing better than a late night snack when you get back from dancing the night away or an early morning gatorade to replenish the electrolytes you lost the night before.
Whether you’re the bride or one of the bridal babes, follow these tips and you are sure to have one unforgettable Bach Bash that everyone will continue to talk about for years to come!