A bride tribe getaway is just the thing to help your bestie say bye-bye to singlehood.
But, if youâve hosted one before, you know planning a bachelorette getaway takes stellar communication, organization, planning, and reasoning.
From destinations and venues to gifts and games, here are some planning tips to help make her last big romp a memorable one.
Consider the Bride
Not all brides want to drink through penis straws and wear novelty wedding sashes (but some do, so go crazy if so).
Before you set the plan, consider the brideâs personality and wishes. Is she sassy or subdued?
Ask her where sheâd like to go, and then make plans in line with the other girlsâ price point.
Determine the Timeline
Thereâs no rule for when to have your bachelorette party weekend getaway, but typically a month or two before the wedding is a good timeline.
That gives the bride a chance to decompress before finalizing the details of the wedding.
The Location Situation
This bachelorette party weekend getaway is all about the location. Look into the weather, the activity options, and ease of getting there.
Some ideas include:
- Palm Springs for a weekend poolside
- A jaunt through wine country
- Nashville for easy walkability and some good ol’ country music dive bars
- New Orleans for some moonshine and voodoo
- Beachside San Diego shenanigans
- Las Vegas, baby!
Where to Stay
A hotel or resort is your most low maintenance accommodation, and it can put you right in the center of the action if youâre thinking big-city fun.
But renting a house is so much more hip as the options have exploded with vacation rentals like vrbo and airbnb, which offer that special neighborhood charm and kitsch that hotels just donât.
Once you decide on where to stay, book events like dinner and a pole dancing class.
How to Get There
Donât forget to plan transportation once youÂ decide where to go.
Whether flying, driving, or getting a party bus, find safe means to get to your destination and then think Uber or Lyft while youâre there.
What to Bring
Give the girls a heads up on ifÂ bacheloretteÂ getaway fashionÂ is expected during the festivities. You might plan a theme night where everyone wears wigsÂ or where everyone is in white while the bride-to-be wears black.
Let everyone know so they can honor the theme and play along.
Don’t Forget the Favors
Put together gift bags or customize a plastic mason jar and fill with matching sunglasses, bracelets, aspirin, eye masks, and other favor items.
Play Some Games
Your weekend slumber party should include activities that feature the guest of honor. Organize a few games to help the girls bond and make the bride blush.
Compile a list of challenges for the bride or bridesmaids to complete during a bar scavenger hunt. Start up a game of Never Have I Ever after dinner to help get the girls get giddy.
Always keep in mind this is a time to honor the special bride, one of your best friends, as she travels into a new world of marriage.
She might be excited, she might be terrified, but one thing is for sure she has her best girlfriends to make the journey a memorable one.