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The Dummy’s Guide To Planning Great Bachelorette Parties

By: @robertjohnson


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Planning a bachelorette party can be overwhelming. From getting the guest list right to choosing great hens’ night ideas, there are plenty of things you need to plan. If you’ve planned one for your BFF, here’s how to make it memorable:

• The Guest List:

Naturally, you must ask the bride who she wants to invite for the party – you don’t want to end up inviting people who aren’t invited to the wedding! Don’t throw a surprise bash unless you are really close to her and know her very well. But you don’t have to invite everyone who is on the wedding guest list. The general rule is that if the bride interacts with that particular guest regularly on a one to one basis, they are probably close enough to be invited. Mums, in-laws, aunts, etc. are generally not invited to a bachelorette party unless the bride and her mum/in-laws are very close – spare them the awkwardness of a potentially raunchy evening.

• The Time:

The evening before the wedding isn’t the best time for a bachelorette party. You don’t want the bride or guests to look groggy and exhausted at the wedding. If it’s a destination wedding, plan the bachelorette party before the bride leaves. In other circumstances, a few days before the wedding is ideal.

• Who Pays For The Party:

Generally, it’s the maid of honour and the bridesmaids who pitch in for the bachelorette party. Other guests chip in as well, but not the bride. The rest are expected to cover for the bride and themselves as well. Unless it is a destination bachelorette party and you’ve opted for a weekend getaway. But remember to keep everyone in the loop so that they have an idea about how much they will be expected to spend. Keep pricier activities like spa and beauty makeovers options so that guests get to choose them.

• The Games & Other Activities:

There are plenty of fun hens’ night ideas that you can choose from the internet. Unlike a traditional bridal shower, bachelorette parties are more laidback. You can add a slight raunchy twist to the party, but don’t go overboard – unless, the bride doesn’t mind. And if you’re looking for some inspiration, visit us - we can spoil you with fun ideas and some crazy hens night supplies you will love!

• The Gifts:

Don’t make a bachelorette party all about gifts! Sure, it seems a fun idea to watch the bride blush opening your naughty gifts, but it shouldn’t end up overwhelming the guests.

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