Below are a few great ideas from our pal Lexie Dy in today’s Guest Blog —
How to Host a Memorable Bachelorette Party
There’s nothing more enjoyable than celebrating a beloved best friend or family member’s impending nuptials than with a fun-filled bachelorette party. These days, parties can range from multi-day destination events to intimate at-home gatherings. Keep your budget and bride in mind when planning and you’re sure to have a memorable time. Dennis Porter Caricatures can help you add a touch of fun and whimsy to any event.
If the schedules and budgets of participants allow, a weekend getaway bachelorette can be an incredible experience. It can also be quite pricey, though Pop Sugar recommends several reasonable options. Bottom line: make sure everyone is on the same page about expectations and contributions. Destination trips have become so popular that many desirable locations have special packages for brides and their entourages. Beach vacations, wine country tours, and gaming hot spots often have travel agents and concierges that can help you plan the perfect trip.
Planning a wedding can be a stressful undertaking, and a bachelorette afternoon at a spa or wellness resort can be just what the entire wedding party needs to rest, relax, and prepare for the big day. Much like vacation planning, spas often offer special packages for brides-to-be that can include everything from a day of facials and massages to mani-pedis, fine dining, meditation, and yoga sessions. You can likely use the resort amenities for the day as well, including pool lounging, access to saunas and whirlpools. SpaFinder can help you make a choice that fits your location and budget.
You can still have a blast without breaking the bank or leaving the country. Consider hosting a murder mystery party, inviting in a chef to prep a gourmet meal, having a girls’ sleepover movie night of romantic comedies, or throwing a backyard BBQ or carnival. You may need to bring in extra seating, tables, or chairs, so give your house a top-to-bottom cleaning before sending the invites. If your furniture needs a refresh or even a deep-clean stain-removing process, check out online reviews of ‘furniture cleaners near me‘ so you can find the best fit. Avoid companies that use all-in-one tools.
If the bride you’re getting is an outdoor enthusiast, Hello Bach Party says a hiking or camping trip to a picturesque location can fit the bill. An open-air train trek, a hot air balloon ride, or a riverboat cruise can be a blast. Pack a gourmet lunch, hire a tour guide, go white water rafting, repelling, or even mountain-biking! Make sure everyone in the party is physically able to participate if you do something adventurous. It’s no fun if someone feels left out or has to stay behind.
While bachelorette parties often include alcohol, take care to not go overboard. Not only can overindulgence result in impairment and injury, but it can also take the fun out of the event, especially if someone needs to leave early, or your party gets ejected from a venue. People can also make poor decisions when they’re intoxicated. Make sure you have a rideshare or other safe and reliable transportation lined up, and don’t let anyone from the party take off on their own.
There are no hard-and-fast rules about who pays the cost of bachelorette parties, though typically the bridal party chips in to cover their own share, as well as a portion of the bride’s share of expenses. Be mindful of others’ budgets – while some people can afford a mountaintop retreat, others will either be left behind or go into debt to be part of the fun. Make sure everyone talks openly and honestly about expenses before the planning begins.
Bachelorette parties are wonderful rites of passage for friends and family, so make yours memorable! Keep in mind, it doesn’t take a ton of time or money to share the love.
Dennis Porter Caricatures is a lightning-fast, fun, and upbeat caricature artist well known for adding an element of engagement and entertainment to any party. Visit the site to view previous work and reach out for more information on party booking.