How to Plan a Bachelorette Party

If you are tasked with planning a bachelorette party, we're in this together. 

Let's get into the details on where to even start! 

 Bachelorette parties have evolved from dinner parties to weekend trips away to celebrate a bride-to-be. I'm currently planning a bachelorette weekend in Nashville for one of my best friends. 

 I've never been on a bachelorette trip. I've never been a maid of honor before. Well, until now. 

 I'm very type A. Very organized. So, as you can imagine, this whole planning thing is so my thing. I love it, but learning how to plan a whole trip like this has been a learning curve. We're about two months out from the weekend and most everything is booked and ready to go. 

I wanted to share with you all my tips and tricks for planning the best bachelorette party, because I've learned a whole lot.

Talk to the Bride
You want to figure out what the bride-to-be wants to do! Ask her for location ideas and what she thinks would be a good time. Maybe all she wants to do is sit on a beach. She might want to go out every night. Getting her input is the best place to start. You also need to ask her for the guest list so you know about how many you'll need to plan for. 

This is where you want to research what there is to do at the destination the bride chooses! Not only do you want to get an idea of activities and restaurants, but you also want to search Airbnb, VRBO, and hotel websites to get an idea of where there is to stay. This also helps you figure out a range of how much things will cost.

Make a Budget
Make a rough draft an itinerary so you not only have an idea of how the weekend will go, but this will also help you see what activities you may be planning, where you might be eating, and get an idea of how much the bachelorette weekend will cost everybody. 

Be Transparent 
Once you have a general idea of what the trip will look like and what it will cost, you want to reach out to everyone on the guest list and make sure they know the location, dates, and the range of the budget. I made sure our guests knew this information a few months in advance so they had plenty of time to let me know if they could make it. Once everyone confirmed if they would be able to attend or not, I finalized the itinerary and budget and sent it their way!

And one resource that has really helped me communicate with the girls and stay on track and organized has been The BACH app!

This app allows you to invite all your guests and keeps all Bachelorette weekend information in one place. The app is convenient because it keeps everything organized and makes sure all guests have the information they need. 

Happy Bachelorette-planning!



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