Are you a soon-to-be-married bride throwing a bachelorette party for herself? Or are you the maid of honor who’s in charge of throwing an unforgettable summer bachelorette party? Either way, we are here to make your planning a lot easier! Whether you’re staying local for the bachelorette party or you’re traveling out of town in matching bridal t shirts, there are so many things to check off a list and get ready before the actual party date arrives. You want this to be a fun and memorable experience for you or for the bride and her bridal party, and we’re going to show you how to create the perfect summer bachelorette party and all of the things that you need to accomplish that.
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What Kind of Bachelorette Party Should I Throw?
Before you start creating any kind of checklist for the bachelorette party of the summer, you’ll want to understand the bride’s needs, as well as the availability and flexibility of the bridal party. You want to make sure you create a bachelorette party that meets the expectations of the bride while also creating a fun and exciting atmosphere. Spending time learning what kind of bachelorette party the bride would like can help you narrow in on a checklist that ensures you have everything you need to create a memorable experience.
Bachelorette Party Questions to Ask the Bride:
- What kind of bachelorette party do you want?
- Do you want to travel out of the city, state or country?
- What budget would you like to work with?
- Do you have any favorite restaurants or bars you want to visit during the party?
- What are some non-negotiable things you must have and will not have at your party?
- Which friends do you want to be there?
- When would you like this party to take place?
Come Up with a Theme
If you want this bachelorette party to be a memorable one, you can always add a theme for the night. Whether you have attendees wear the same color plus size dresses or you plan events and certain stops throughout the night that fall in line with the bride’s favorite movie, this bachelorette party will be an even bigger hit if you get the theme right!
Make Bachelorette Party Reservations
Whether you’re planning a dance party in a party bus or you planned a luxurious spa getaway for you and your girls, you’ll need to plan and map out all of the places you’ll go during the bachelorette party. Now would be a great time to make reservations.
Send Out Bachelorette Party Invitations
Once you and the bride have ironed out all of the details, you will want to create invitations or a digital group that will allow you to notify guests. On the invitation itself, whether it’s digital or paper, it’ll be helpful to specify if attendees need to bring anything such as a gift, a certain budget for travel and meals, as well as any other necessities they would need to know before the party.
If you plan on traveling out of state or the country for this party, it would be helpful to include information like the flight you plan to take and the hotel you plan to stay at so that everyone’s on the same page. The reason you determine the theme before sending out the invitations is so that you can include any information about a theme or any requirements attendees may need to fulfill to fall in line with the theme.
You can even get creative with your invitations. For example, you can send the bridal party a pair of cute sandals with their names embroidered on them if you plan on booking a destination bachelorette party at a tropical resort. This kind of invitation builds excitement—and it’s totally Instagramable!
Plan a Touching Tribute to the Bride
No matter what the bachelorette party consists of, it would be a nice touch to have all of the attendees write a thoughtful note to the bride. These notes can be read at the party or you can file them away in an envelope for the bride to read after her wedding. This will make the bride feel very special—even if you spend the night partying away.
Think Summertime Activities
Since you will be throwing a bachelorette party in the summertime, you will want to think of all the fun things you and your bridal crew can do while enjoying the warm weather and having a blast. Here are some of our favorite summer bachelorette party ideas:
- Visit a winery.
- Plan a day at an outdoor spa.
- Book a luxury hotel and lounge by the pool.
- Hang out at the beach.
- Go on a yacht or booze cruise.
- Plan a destination bachelorette party.
- Go on a yoga retreat.
Find Bachelorette-Themed Memorabilia
If you and your girl squad or girl gang want to have matching outfits or accessories for the bachelorette party, this is a great time to start finding bachelorette-themed plus size bathing suits, t-shirts and other accessories.
Finalize and Confirm Details and Reservations
As the bachelorette party approaches, it’s a great idea to reach back out to any vendors or companies you have reservations with to confirm your reservation. This could save you a lot of hassle and stress in the long run. It could be an absolute nightmare to find out that one of your bookings fell through the night of the bachelorette party. So, save yourself a huge headache by confirming about a week out. That way, you’ll have some time to reconfigure things if anything falls through.
Now you have your very own checklist that will help you create the bachelorette party of your bride friend’s dreams. Planning a party as expensive as this can be difficult, so make sure to recruit other people from the bridal party to help you. Happy planning!