Okay ladies, now let’s get in formation; time to organize the bachelorette party. You want this party to go as smooth as possible, so now it’s time to lay out a plan to make it all happen. Per usual during the planning process, it all comes back to what the bride truly wants. Make sure you’re following her wishes and all will be well. See below for a loose guideline!
Go over details with the bride. Make sure you’ve nailed now every tiny aspect that the bride is hoping for. You don’t necessarily need to tell her exactly what you’re planning if she wants it to be a surprise—but have her general interests in mind. If she wants something low key, stick with the brunch or tea party idea we listed on Tuesday. If you know she’s into sports, go for organizing an activity like skiing or something of the like.
Invitations. It’s always fun to give your invitations a bit of a flare that ties back into the overall wedding vision. Maybe include her colors or flowers of choice, or whatever else it is that makes her wedding unique and special. Send out the invitations with the date, time, location, recommended attire (if necessary) and any other details you feel are needed. Also, let everyone know what the general expense will be if you aren’t just hosting a party. The bride should never have to pay for anything. Costs should be covered and split amongst the party throwers.
Roll call. Get a head count of everyone that is coming. This will help you prep for how much food and drink you’ll need, what transportation will look like if you’re traveling near or far, and what expenses per person will look like. Also keep in mind who has kids and who doesn’t, and therefore, who is more likely able to come on a weekend getaway as opposed to a brunch or spa day.
Make the reservations. Make any lodging, lunch, dinner, spa reservations or car rental arrangements when you have somewhat of a solid head count. Do this as soon as possible. If you have a large group of people, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. So make any sort of reservations you need to right away!
As long as you follow the general wishes of your bride, executing the actual party will come easy. Just keep it simple by following the guidelines we’ve outlined here, followed by deep breathing and calm thoughts. Here’s to a fantastic bachelorette party!