Having a bachelorette party that is coming up? Complete Weddings + Events has the scoop from how to deal with paying for it all to the guest list and everything in between.
No. 1 Timing
We always suggest 1-3 months before the wedding. This allows the right amount of time before the wedding- the majority of the planning is done, so you can fully enjoy!
No. 2 The Guest List
We recommend the bachelorette party guest list should be a small group of the bride’s closest friends. It’s the perfect time for the bride to be to share her last single moments with the people she is really close with.
No. 3 Unrealistic Expectations
Keep in mind the cost of the event, whether this is a vacation for many, some this could be a large price tag item. It’s important to remember what is most important when it comes to planning a bachelorette party is being together with your closest friends.
We encourage making sure the activities are within everyone’s budget and realistic for their schedules, too!
No. 4. Poor Planning
Whatever you decide to do, we can’t say enough how important it is to plan, plan, plan!
This is when we encourage nominating a true leader who sets a schedule before everyone arrives. Keep in mind though dictatorship isn’t what the party needs. It’s about celebrating. Feel free to talk about what you want to do, have those exciting conversations and do the research, so when you are in the moment, you aren’t trying to decide where to eat as everyone is getting hangrier and hangrier.
Don’t forget to schedule some downtime! Create plenty of time to recover, relax and just enjoy being in the moment with your best girls.
No. 5. Planning YOUR Dream Bach, Not the Bride’s
If you’re planning a bachelorette party for your friend, the bride, make sure it’s a party she would want. The bachelorette party theme or location will really depend on what makes the bride happy and what her ideal party with her friends looks like. Her idea of a party might be different than your idea of a party, and that’s totally okay!
No. 6. Talking About Money Too Late
When it comes to the bachelorette party, the money conversations need to happen right away. Trust us, don’t wait until you’ve already maxed out the credit card for a weekend away treating your friends like a queen when she would have been just as happy with a girls night closer to home.
We totally get it, nothing is as uncomfortable to talk about than money. But if you spend money that you don’t have on your friend’s bachelorette party – that is a recipe for disaster! It is so important that you are honest with your friends about how much you can afford and what will be possible on your budget. They’re your friends – they will totally understand!
Before the bachelorette party weekend, make sure everyone has a money sharing or payment app or plan that allows you to keep track of expenses.