Congratulations! You've been tasked with planning a fun get together for the bride and her friends! You're probably excited and a bit overwhelmed: What's first? Should I already know how to plan a bachelorette party? How do I find a stripper? Wait, do people have strippers anymore??|
Before you start going down a stripper-spiral, read this quick-start guide about planning bachelorette parties!
1. Talk To The Bride
First thing you should do is talk to the bride. What is she hoping for at her bachelorette party? Any guidelines or restrictions? (This should answer your "Stripper or No Stripper" question!) Is there a specific date she has in mind for the party? Make sure you honor her requests--the party is for her, after all!
2. Pick a Theme
Picking a theme for the party (even if it's just a favorite color of the bride's) will make choosing activities and decor so much easier. Get inspired with The House of Bachelorette's Theme and Color Suggestions!
3. Create a Timeline
The House of Bachelorette's Party Planning Checklist will help you create an initial timeline of everything that needs to get done before the party. Print out the checklist and then put the various tasks into your calendar.
4. Make Reservations
Plan on going out to dinner, to a club, or a show? Make reservations asap! Let them know you're booking for a bachelorette party--some places have special packages or VIP treatment they give to bachelorettes.
5. Send out Invitations
The bride's sending out invitations to the wedding and other wedding events, so why not send out a cute invitation for the bachelorette party? Purchase some from The House of Bachelorette or print these fun (and free!) Naughty Bachelorette Party Invitations.
6. Collect Money
You don't have to pay for the bachelorette party by yourself! It's customary to pay for the bachelorette, but you can ask the other bridesmaids or attendees to chip in for their share. Just let everyone know of the costs upfront so there are no surprises!
7. Purchase Goodies
A bachelorette party is your excuse to get all kinds of girly and funny decorations and treats. Fill up goodie bags, hang up streamers, and get some fun accessories for the bride. You can find all of these items and more at The House of Bachelorette. We've got the best prices around!
The party will be here before you know it. Follow these initial steps on how to plan a bachelorette party and you'll be just fine!