Is your BFF getting hitched and you can't wait to throw the perfect bachelorette party? Well put your party planning hat on and get the ball rolling early because it's going to be a panty-throwing ride (just kidding, bottle-popping ride)!
Whether you are setting out to party hard in Vegas or keeping it low key in town, the main goal is to keep the bride-to-be in mind when making all decisions. It's not about living vicariously through her and doing everything the bridesmaids want to do - it's all about the bride!
What to do first? Sit down with the bride-to-be and see what type of night or weekend she wants. Take this time to ask away... Where does she want to go? Does she want an overnight or weekend away? What dates is she available? Keep it classy or just go raunchy? Who does she want to invite? Ask as many questions as possible, then do your best to keep her out of the loop! Brides have so many things on their plate in the last two months leading up to the wedding, so keep the bachelorette party low maintenance by keeping her out of the loop (even if she'd rather know all the details)!
Reach out to the bridesmaids and all the other friends the bride wants to invite. Offer up a few dates and pick the one that most the girls can make it to. Now you've got yourself a date and location!
While you're in communication with the whole party crew do ask about everyone's budget. Who plans to stay the night versus who wants to get away for just the day. Nailing down a budget will help in the party planing process.
Based on where the bachelorette party will take place toss around a few themes. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
Pick a theme and go to town decorating the suite or party space. Let your imagination run wild!
Matching is a must - it's so fun and totally gets the crew in the mood!! You don't have to have matching swimsuits, you can opt for matching hats, tanks, color dresses. Whatever you choose keep in mind that the bride should stand out, so make sure something is different about her!
Opt for some fun photo booth props and big mylar balloons, so you can celebrate in style.
Get the groom involved and make the bride-to-be totally blush! Talk to the groom and have him write something special in a card or send a bottle of champagne to the room. Trust me, the bride won't be expecting it at all, which just makes it so much more special!!