by Becky Talks | Mar 31, 2023 | Tips For The Perfect Night
There are so many things to plan and arrange once you get engaged. With all of the extra things to do, it’s not always easy to find time to celebrate the end of your life as a single woman and the beginning of your life with the person you love the most. Fortunately for brides all around, there is the bachelorette party–a perfect opportunity to kick back, relax, and have a good time, provided everything goes according to plan.
Book Everything Early
The sooner everything is booked, the better. Bachelorette parties usually happen about a month before the wedding and planning usually starts about four months before the wedding.
Locations, venues, restaurants, travel, hotel accommodations, salons, spas, and more will all need arranging, depending on the type of bachelorette party and the activities being planned. It’s a lot, but that’s why you start early. Planning the event and booking early increases the chances of having the experience you want.
Have Someone Else Plan It
Typically, the bride doesn’t plan her bachelorette party–that’s the maid of honor’s job. Remember, bachelorette parties are supposed to be an opportunity for the bride to relax, celebrate, and enjoy herself.
That’s hard to do if you’re waist-deep in planning your own party. That said, with everything that needs to be planned and booked, even the maid of honor may benefit from turning to someone else for help with planning. An event planner may have contacts with vendors you can use for the party. It never hurts to call around and ask.
Clearly Communicate What You Do and Don’t Want
Stereotypical bachelorette parties may include dirty jokes, decorations, and gifts, along with ample quantities of alcohol. While that’s exactly what some brides-to-be want, it’s the exact opposite of what others want. If you want your bachelorette party to go the way you want it to, clearly communicate what you do and don’t want to do at your party to your maid of honor. Hopefully, you’ve chosen a maid of honor who you can trust to honor your wishes and who will put your desires first so you’re comfortable at your party.
To enjoy your bachelorette party as much as possible, do your part as the bride to make sure it goes according to plan. Brides aren’t typically heavily involved in the planning process (though you certainly can be if you want), but that doesn’t mean that you can’t influence things along the way. Don’t be afraid to check in and ask how things are going if that helps you feel better about it.
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by Becky Talks | Jan 11, 2023 | Tips For The Perfect Night
When it comes to bachelorette parties, there are a lot of different ways to go about it. Some people prefer to keep things low-key and have a night out at the local bar, while others want to go all out and plan a weekend-long party with their closest friends. If you’re looking for ideas on how to throw a bachelorette party without alcohol, you’ve come to the right place! Here are a few tips and advice on how to have a fun and memorable party without relying on alcohol.
Got to a Concert
Planning a bachelorette party without alcohol can feel intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. A great way to create an awesome and memorable experience is to attend a concert! Whether it’s just the bride-to-be and her closest pals or family members, everyone can enjoy a live show together.
Before you go, plan and purchase tickets in advance so everyone will get in – nothing worse than ticketless people at the door! It’s also essential to keep the tastes and interests of the bride-to-be in mind when deciding on the concert. This could take all sorts of shapes: from country music singers to EDM DJs and from air guitar duels to silent discos; whatever she loves most, it’ll make for an unforgettable night.
Throwing a bachelorette party without alcohol can still include all the excitement and fun that celebrating the special day deserves! Creating a treat-filled day is an excellent way to do this. The bride and her bridesmaids should find time to appreciate themselves to make it even more special.
Getting a spa treatment helps clean your pores and feel refreshed. Not only is it kind to take some time out of the chaos leading up to the big day, but there are many treatments that suit different budgets and needs. A spa break offers everyone in attendance an opportunity for relaxation and celebration.
Go Somewhere Special
When planning a bachelorette party without alcohol, consider traveling somewhere special. Taking the bride and her best friends on an out-of-town sojourn can be a wonderful way to celebrate with some rest, relaxation, and fun activities. Create memories by visiting a new place that is meaningful for the bride, or pick someplace classic—an oceanside escape or a weekend getaway in the countryside. There are endless possibilities for starting the bridal journey off on the right foot without having to rely on alcoholic beverages. Consider making it a celebration not just of marriage but also of sisterhood and life itself!
Just because you’re throwing a bachelorette party doesn’t mean you need to get drunk. There are plenty of fun things you can do that don’t involve alcohol. Consider these options to have a special bachelorette party.
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by Becky Talks | Mar 15, 2022 | Tips For The Perfect Night
Fashion accessories are essential to making an outfit look complete. Especially when going out, you want to make sure your outfit fits the occasion. Fashion accessories you shouldn’t overlook when going out are hats, shoes, and jewelry.
Hats can help you complete your look. Whether you are going casual or dressy, you can find a hat that will pair well. A classic baseball cap can help you pull off an effortless street style. This goes well with athleisure wear. For more versatility you can go with a wide brim hat which can go with a variety of outfits. You can also complement your beach style with a hat by choosing a straw, wicker, or fabric hat that allows for breathability. A bonus with hats is that a variety of styles also do double duty by protecting the skin on your face from the sun.
Shoes are an essential finish to your outfit, not to mention an essential in general when going out. Your shoe should fit the occasion. If you are going somewhere more formal, consider wearing a shoe with a heel. Choose a sleek style to complement formalwear. If you are going out on the town you may consider something more practical that allows you to walk around without pain, while still achieving the desired look. Considering color is critical in choosing a shoe style. The color can be used to complement your outfit, or it can be utilized as a statement piece that will be eye-catching.
Jewelry is an effortless way to dress up an outfit. You don’t need many pieces of jewelry, just a few staple pieces for your outfit to look effortless and elevated. To avoid your jewelry becoming overwhelming, you should choose one piece as a focal point and keep everything else simple and complimentary. For example, if your choice is to wear earrings as a statement piece, you should choose a simpler necklace. If your outfit has a big print, you may want to choose jewelry that is simpler. Jewelry is not just for women, but also for men. Men can utilize accessories like cufflinks, bracelets, rings, and watches to help elevate their look.
Fashion accessories are closet must-haves. They help pull together an outfit and help you look your best. Fashion accessories you shouldn’t overlook when you go out are hats, shoes, and jewelry.
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by Becky Talks | Dec 2, 2021 | Tips For The Perfect Night
Before the wedding festivities comes the epic bachelorette night! If you’ve been tasked with planning the bachelorette party, you might be feeling overwhelmed and wondering how to pull off the perfect night. Take a deep breath and follow some simple steps to help you along the way.
Make Plans for Every Stage
The last thing you want is for the guests, or the bride, to be bored during the night. The best way to avoid this is by planning something for every stage of the night. Of course, this doesn’t mean you need to have an elaborate activity every second. You can think simply, such as having a quiz about the bride while you wait for your food at a restaurant. The more you have planned, the easier it will be to pull off the night. In fact, you might end up planning more than you need to and this is always better than having nothing prepared. As you plan, make sure you get input from the bride so you can make her night exactly what she wants it to be.
Planning the bachelorette party is not something that needs to be squarely on your shoulders. As you begin planning, involve some of the other bridesmaids and delegate. Delegating is an especially good idea for the more monotonous elements of the party. For example, you can have someone else purchase the food from a list you give them or you can ask one of the other bridesmaids to be in charge of making reservations. Having others to help you can lighten your load and make sure the night goes off without a hitch. There are more people to pick up any slack and help you keep everything on track.
Create Back-Up Plans
The unfortunate part of planning anything is that things don’t always go as you want them. This is why it’s essential for you to have a back-up plan or two. There are many unforeseen circumstances you might encounter. It could be storming on the day of the party or one of your reservations might fall through. People might drop out last minute or there could just be an activity that the bride doesn’t want to do. Having back-up plans means you can still deliver an epic night of celebration for the bride. If you are going out for a bachelorette party, you should make sure you research the area and see what sorts of activities you could do without having a reservation. It’s also a good idea to find activities that won’t be a major cost for all the guests.
Travel in Style
This night is all about making the bride feel special, so you should travel in style! Many bachelorette parties will opt for more expensive travel accommodations that can fit the whole party. Limos are especially common for bachelorette parties because they make the night feel special and you don’t have to worry about extra vehicles. However, if you would rather have several cars, you could consider renting out some luxury cars or you could jazz up your own cars. You can decorate your cars and make it clear to everyone you drive by that you’re out for a night of fun. If you choose to decorate any vehicles, take precautions. Car paint protection is a film that prevents damage from sap, rocks, debris and other objects. Taking measures such as this can ensure that any damage to someone’s care doesn’t ruin the night.
One of the most important parts of planning is making the reservations. If you want to do certain activities, eat at certain restaurants, or stay at certain hotels, you need to plan this in advance and make reservations. This is why it’s important to get started on planning early. If you start a week before, you likely won’t be able to make many reservations. Additionally, you should confirm your reservations before the day of the party. This is especially important if you made the reservations months ago.
Confirm Your Guest List
The guest list is an important part of planning for a bachelorette party. You want to make sure you include everyone the bride wants there, while also avoiding anyone who doesn’t want to attend. You also walk a fine line between meeting the bride’s needs and avoiding ruffling anyone else’s feathers. You should talk to the bride about her expectations for who to invite to the bachelorette party. Once you’ve made the guest list, you should make sure to confirm it several times before the night of the party. Having a head count can help you finish up your planning and have an idea of what the night will look like.
Communicate with the Guests
There can be a lot of elements in a bachelorette party and you shouldn’t keep the details to yourself. It’s important that you communicate with all the guests before and during the party. Let them know what sorts of activities to look forward to and anything they might need to bring or provide. For example, if an activity requires people to get wet, then they should know that beforehand. Additionally, if it is lasting more than one night, everyone should know to bring an overnight bag. Along with the plans for the night, you should also let everyone know of the cost and if they are expected to contribute.
Be Wary of the Cost
While bachelorette parties can be lots of fun, the cost can be a barrier. As you plan, you should consider the financial aspects and how it will impact everyone. You don’t want to plan an elaborate party and then expect all the guests to shell out a bunch of money. You want to be fair to everyone’s financial situation and you should also be fair to yours. Bachelorette parties can cost a lot, so don’t underestimate the price. If necessary, scale back your plans.
The bachelorette party is a fabulous prelude to the wedding. It’s a chance to let loose and celebrate the bride before her big day. A lot goes into the planning, but make sure you don’t overwhelm yourself.
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by Becky Talks | Nov 4, 2021 | Tips For The Perfect Night
When you’re planning a bachelorette party you want to make sure that you put together the kind of event that the bride will love. This means that every bachelorette party has the potential to be an amazing time that is different from any party before it. It can be stressful to have this party planning assignment on your shoulders, but you have the tools you need to create an awesome event that the bride will remember forever.
Create Your Itinerary
The first step of any bachelorette party is figuring out what you are going to do for the night. Sometimes you may want to plan several stops so the party can keep moving and changing throughout the night. In other cases, staying with just one or two activities will be the exact right fit. Take time to think about how you want the party to flow and what kinds of things you think everyone will appreciate. When you have planned that out, you can put together a party that will be memorable and fun for everyone.
If you are going to be traveling at all, you need to make sure that you have a plan for transportation. If you are having a destination bachelorette party, then the transportation may need to include a flight to the location. Then you just need to focus on how you will get to the party and move from place to place. Having transportation planned out in advance will ensure that everyone is safe and comfortable throughout the party. You can rent luxury vehicles, use your own cars, or even hire a chauffeur or call a rideshare. The most important thing is just that you have a plan for transportation, so you don’t get stranded.
No bachelorette party is complete without at least a few drinks. One fun way to tackle the problem of drinks is to come up with a signature cocktail for the bachelorette party. That will make the drink process simple since you won’t need to make more than one thing. It’s important that you choose something that the bride will love. It’s also a good idea to have some nonalcoholic beverages available in case any of the guests don’t drink or aren’t feeling it on the night of the party. Providing water as well will help to make the next morning a little easier on everyone.
The food is another important aspect of any bachelorette party. Sometimes you may want to go out to eat, but eating in can create an intimate feeling that allows all the guests and the bride to bond with each other. It’s easier to create many awesome finger foods rather than a fancy sit down meal. But you don’t want the more casual feel to bring down the party. That’s why you want to add style and flair with the food and the way you serve it. For example, bamboo skewers add a level of detail to your presentation that will impress your guests.
Know the Bride
The bride is the most important part of any bachelorette party, so it is important that you know what she likes and what she wants from her party. Talk to her about her expectations, the style she is interested in and various elements that she might enjoy. Then you can take that knowledge and use it to create a party that she actually loves. This doesn’t mean that you have to ruin the surprise though. Just make sure you gather a lot of information so that you can create something that will surprise her without having to potentially put together a party that the bride won’t enjoy. Different people have different vibes that they want for their bachelorette and it’s important that you match it up to the bride.
Choose the Space
You need to choose a venue to host the party. This doesn’t have to be complicated; you just want to choose a space that will meet the needs of the party. If you are away, a hotel room could be a great place for a party, and a home can work well as well. Another option is going to a club or doing a bar crawl. You really just want to choose a location (or locations) that suit the vibe you are going for. The right location can set the tone for the party and ensure that everyone has a good time.
It is always hard to deal with changes when you have spent so much time planning out an event. But it is important to know that changes are likely to happen and to plan flexibility into the party so you can go with the flow and keep things fun no matter what happens. There may be some elements of the party that are non negotiable, but other things are less set in stone and it’s important that you give yourself room to adjust if things don’t go exactly as planned. If you are flexible and calm, the bride will never know that something went wrong, and she will be able to simply enjoy her party.
Invite the Guests
You can’t have a successful bachelorette without having some great guests that the bride loves spending time with. Depending on the kind of party you are planning, you may have various levels of guest lists involved. Some parties are huge and extensive with tons of invitees while others are smaller and more intimate. Either type of party (or anything in between) can be a huge success if you plan it correctly. If you want to go the extra mile, send physical invitations to build up even more anticipation.
A bachelorette party should be a fun time for the whole group, and it shouldn’t be a stressful situation. If you plan it right from the start, you can create something really great. Get started on your planning so you can create an amazing experience for the whole party.
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by Becky Talks | Feb 19, 2020 | Tips For The Perfect Night
Planning a bachelorette party might seem like a fairly easy thing to do. Not much goes into it other than making a few reservation phone calls. Although setting up the party itself is easy to accomplish, keeping things in order during your fun day out could be a little harder than you thought it would be. But, don’t worry, the following includes four ways to ensure your bachelorette party happens without a hitch.
One of the most common things a bride does is entrust a bridesmaid with the organizational part of the evening. Many brides do this in order to truly be surprised and to remove additional burdens on them during their wedding week. However, it should be noted that you must be very careful when choosing the person you entrust this day to. The person organizing the event must be someone who not only knows what you like but also what you don’t like. There’s nothing worse than going to your least favorite bars and restaurants.
Don’t Forget to Budget
When the excitement of a bachelorette party is flowing through people’s minds, it can be easy to forget how much you truly can and want to spend. Before anything else, it is important to set a budget for the night. This should include the amount each person is willing to donate to the party. Knowing your limits can help keep your bachelorette party from getting out of hand in the cost department.
Remain Calm if Something Goes Wrong
Bachelorette parties are meant to get a little wild. However, this will sometimes lead to altercations with other guests or even among your own friends. Then there’s always the possibility (although very slight) of an accident. Remaining courteous and clear-headed despite a stressful situation will allow you to keep enjoying your night afterward. The minute you invite more problems or simply don’t take action, your bachelorette party can quickly turn into a wreck.
Save the Date
Even if someone has already RSVP’d to your wedding, it does not mean they’re free for your bachelorette party as well. In order to avoid having only one or two people show up, make sure to ask your friends to save the date. Providing a month of advance notice should be a perfect amount of time to allow friends to alter their calendars. You want to make sure all your closest friends can be there for your fun night!
Your bachelorette party can be one of the best moments of your engagement. It is important to make sure that everything goes off without a hitch. Utilize the tips listed above to begin planning the best possible bachelorette party for yourself and your friends.
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