As the maid of honor or one of the bridesmaids, one of your chief responsibilities is planning an amazing bachelorette party, the bride-to-be will never forget. Achieving an unforgettable event, though, takes careful and methodical planning, personalization so that it is completely catered to the bride-to-be, and elements of fun, relaxation and luxury.
If planning the bachelorette party is one of your responsibilities, but you are unsure where to start, here’s a guide to help you pull together the best bachelorette party of all time.
Decide the Guest List
While this may be obvious, not a lot of people give the guest list enough thought. Who you invite can be the deciding factor of the events of the bachelorette party. For instance, if you are inviting the mothers of the groom and bride, you may have to leave the ruder party games out of the occasion. You should also anticipate the dynamics of the group. The bride will have many friendship groups, and bringing them all together could be nerve-wracking – what if people don’t get on? While there may be people, who could rub one another up the wrong way, remember that this is for the bride, and at the end of the day, everyone should be on their best behavior.
Have Parts Fun, Relaxing, and Sentimental
Bachelorette parties have come a long way from the alcohol-infused nights out, with pink feather boas and ‘L’ plates. Nowadays people make a weekend of it, so that the celebrations are not limited to one night, and can include other activities.
For fun, you can book a table at a lovely restaurant the bride adores, head to a chic bar and enjoy cocktails and go dancing. You can include as many bachelorette traditions as you would like. However, after the night out, the bachelorette party can head to a spa and undergo a massage or holistic therapy. Such services are provided by spa and health professionals at Heaven and Earth Massage. After all, you want the bride-to-be to feel as refreshed as possible.
As for the sentimental element of the party, there are many reasons you can go about this. You can have everyone who is attending tell the group their fondest memory of the bride or the couple. You can also engage in a game to find out who knows the bride best.
Create Keepsake Memories
While you will want to live in the moment, everyone attending and the bride will want to come away with memories and keepsakes. Taking a selfie on a smartphone can help recall the emotions of the night, but for a more unique and aesthetic keepsake, invest in a Polaroid camera and film, and snap photos of the night. Write on the bottom of each photo either the date, the names of those in the photo, or decorate with hearts. Take as many as you can, so that everyone in the group can keep their favorite, or create a photo album for the bride to keep and look over.