As a bridesmaid, planning the bachelorette party is by far one of the most stressful things you’ll have to do, and considering that you’ll be dealing with hairstyle mishaps, missing groomsmen, and holding the bride’s dress while she goes to the bathroom, that’s really saying something! The problem that a lot of bridesmaids have is that they want to throw the perfect bachelorette party, they just don’t know what it is. Well, that begs the question: is there such a thing as the “perfect bachelorette party”? Well, yes and no. There is such a thing, but it’s not necessarily going to be the same every time. Confused? Don’t worry it’ll make sense in a minute! One thing you can be sure of is that every bride is different. And if that’s the case then why would you throw them the same bachelorette party as someone else? There is no set formula for the perfect bachelorette party; the key is to build it around the bride to be to make it HER perfect bachelorette party.
What does she like?
As a bridesmaid, there’s a pretty good chance that you know the bride’s tastes pretty well. Think about what those tastes are and try to plan it around them as much as possible. Is she a wine drinker? A cocktail girl? Well, why not start the evening night at a fancy cocktail bar where you can enjoy a classy drink before moving on. If you’re having food then what would she like? Is she a home cooking kinda gal or would food from something like www.yourprivatechef.com.au fit her tastes a little better? Take this kind of attitude and apply it everything else as well. The decorations, the transport, the venues. This is your bride’s night, and she should feel like the centre of the universe.
Who does she like?
This is where bachelorette parties can get a little awkward. The last thing you want is for anyone turning up at the party when they’re not wanted, but you aren’t always going to be fully away of how the bride feels about every single person there. You might think that someone from her work is a good friend only to find out that they actually hate each other and the entire evening is going to be incredibly uncomfortable. It’s a good idea to run the list of people that you’re inviting by the bride before you send the invitations out, just to be safe. Of course, if the whole things a surprise then check with her other friends if there isn’t anyone on the invite list who’ll ruin the evening.
What’s her idea of a fun night?
There are certain stereotypes about what goes on at a bachelorette party and, hey, some people enjoy that. If novelty straws shaped like private parts and nights out on the town are the bride’s idea of a good time, then go for it! But think about your bride, would she prefer something a little more low-key and classy? Nothing would be worse than the bride being dragged to a club to go dancing when all she wanted was a quiet dinner with some close friends.