Tips for Planning a Healthy and Stress-Free Bachelorette Party

bachelorette-partyFor many brides, their bachelorette party is almost as memorable as the wedding ceremony.

Sharing this joyous time in their life with close friends is a unique experience. It is also an enjoyable, yet stressful time for the party planner.

If you are responsible for making the most of your bestie’s bachelorette party, you will be interested in these tips to make it a party she will never forget.

Party Favors

A bachelorette party is not complete without party favors for each guest. These favors should include things that help bond the group together and functional items that help make the most of the experience.

Your bestie’s party may include items that unify everyone. Matching shirts, hair ties or temporary tattoos are examples of group bonding items. If you plan on providing alcohol, you should think about an anti-hangover pill for each guest.

Speaking of alcohol, providing DIY decorated champagne bottles or customized drink koozies are a nice touch and can be kept as souvenirs. If you want to send people home with a little self-care, a bath bomb or massage lotion can be a nice touch.

Scheduling the Party

How many times have you seen a movie where the bride or groom is clueless as to when their party is going to happen? Suddenly, the whole gang shows up and they are dragged off to celebrate.

This sounds great in the movies but if you want the bride to have a special bachelorette party, including her in some of the planning is a must.

Planning for a wedding can become an all-encompassing chore for the bride-to-be. Sitting down with her and going over everything from food options to potential venues will make the party run smoother and lower the stress level for all involved.

Attendees may have to travel for the party, so this will require coordination. Your bestie will appreciate being brought into the planning process early on.

Picking a Place to Go

There are many factors that go into deciding where the party will be held. Is it going to be a fun night out on the town locally, or is everyone going to fly to a destination for a wild weekend?

Again, speak to your bestie and get a feel for the type of bachelorette party she wants to have.

For a destination party, consider the ability to pay for travel and lodging of everyone the bride would want at the party. Attendees generally split the cost of destination trips and everyone helps pay for the bride’s expenses.

A Vegas weekend may sound like the best time but also may be out of reach for some of the attendees.

Sending Out Invitations

Once you have discussed prospective dates with the bride, create invitations and get them out as soon as possible. People get busy, so the earlier they can plan for the party, the better.

When you send invitations, include important stuff, such as time, date, and place. Also, include a brief idea of what you will be doing so that attendees know what to wear and bring along.

Follow up with the invited guests a couple of weeks before the party to make sure they are planning on coming and to provide them with any last-minute details about the party.

As with any event, a bachelorette party that is organized and communicated with both the bride and guests will be a success. She will certainly appreciate all of your efforts in helping to make this special time of her life memorable.

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BA, MA Psychology (and Conflict Resolution), University of Cambridge (2007). With a decade of trial and error in psychology and 33 years of navigating my own complex (that's one word for it!) relationships with family, friends, co-workers and men, I hope I have some useful knowledge and skills to share with my readers about making sense of relationships and trying to become a better person every day.

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