Whether you’re planning your bachelorette party here in Houston, or a destination in another place. We’ve got you with a little advice to help make the night perfect and memorable for the bride-to-be and everyone else!
While we watch wedding traditions fly out the window (throwing rice, not seeing each other before the ceremony, getting married outside of a church, wear whatever color wedding dress you want), Bachelorette Party traditions are also changing with the times! Or at least they might need to depending on the bride-to-be.
Bachelorette Parties Dos and Don’ts:
DON’T: Black Dresses
The LBD is never going out of style, but the trend of having all your bridesmaids wear black for your bachelorette party is just not the same anymore. Plus, don’t you want to be wearing something festive for the occasion? It’s a party, not a funeral, mix things up a bit!
DO: Organized Attire
Give the bridesmaids a direction in their attire, possibly choose her favorite color, maxi dresses, or any color other than black or white. Maybe you all wear something with a certain pattern. Lots of bridesmaids all have custom shirts maid with names or whatever you want on them! OR it would be cute to have the attendees all in white, while the bride-to-be is in a color that she loves. Whichever direction you choose, it might even be a great idea to help point the gals on the right path with example outfit photos.
DON’T: Sell Suckers
It’s time to say goodbye to the Suck-for-a-Buck sucker bouquet. Bar-goers are seeing right through this tacky tradition of convincing others to buy a sucker from the bride’s “sucker bouquet” for $1. There are plenty of new fun ideas such as make your own bachelorette bingo cards or a scavenger hunt if you’re bar hopping. It’s time to try something new! At least just stop begging others for money.
DO: Split the cost of the Bride-to-Be’s Drinks
Give every Bachelorette Party attendee a ribbon for tying in a bow on their wrist. When the bride wants a drink, she pulls the ribbon off each of her girlfriends (or boyfriends) wrists! This activity is much classier than begging others for money or leaving the maid-of-honor with the bar tab. You can do this in any number of ways too! Make some cute little tokens/tickets to give to the bride for her to hand you if she needs a drink! This is the time to be creative!
DON’T: Plan A Generic Evening
Just getting dressed up and going out can definitely be a blast, maybe with a few bonus surprises for the bride along the way! But before planning three hotel room games, a night out at a crowded dance club, or building that sucker bouquet, it doesn’t hurt to consult the bride-to-be first. The last thing you want is a packed evening full of activities your bride-to-be does NOT want to do! She might just want a nice evening with her friends. Plan a unique evening with a bit of the bride’s consideration.
DO: Plan a Bride-Approved Evening
Think outside of the bachelorette party box. Find activities the bride-to-be loves that she doesn’t typically get to partake in with her besties! Going to a sporting event, take a booze cruise, hiking and glamping, or a creative activity that could be decor at the wedding are just the start of possibilities! Maybe board or video games are your thing and y’all just have game night! Or how can you help create the perfect night out that is an elevated version of every other Saturday night? We DO challenge you to make this an unforgettable experience for the bride filled with things she actually wants to do with her best friends.