Every Bride or Groom deserves to experience one last night of single fun before their big day. Small mistakes that can easily be made in the process of planning an all-out fling before the ring can become big problems the day of the party. Here’s what to do and what to avoid in order to ensure that the bride or groom has one of the best nights of their life!
The first and most important thing you should do is ask the person who you’re throwing the party for what they like and dislike. Stereotypical bachelorette parties usually involve strippers and other naughty party favors. However, some people aren’t party animals and that’s OK. You should ask the bride or groom if they prefer something calm and low key or an extravagant night out.
Another reason to plan ahead is to make sure that the venue you want to use isn’t booked already. For example, if you’re looking to get a table at a nice club, you should reserve it in advance and also gather up the money in advance. That way when the night finally comes, no one will have to drunkenly scramble for their wallet.
It’s pretty much a given that there will be alcohol at the party. The last thing the bride or groom would want is to see one of their friends get hurt because of drunk driving. That’s why it’s a must to provide transportation to and from the party venue to where ever the wedding party will be staying. It also might be smart to plan the party at a hotel bar and book a few rooms for the night. Here are some amazing hotels in NYC and Miami to consider:
Choose Guests Wisely
It’s hard to make the decision to not invite people because you don’t want to hurt their feelings, but the bachelorette or bachelor party should be kept to only the guest of honor’s closest friends and family. You don’t want to invite too many people because that can create unneeded drama and chaos. You also don’t want to invite the wrong people, like Becky, that college friend who always drinks too much and gets out of control.
It’s OK to Ask for Help
Planning a party can be a lot of work. That’s why it’s a good idea to distribute some of the tasks among the other bridesmaids. While you should cover the basics like planning and booking, the bridesmaids can help with things like party games, decorations and making sure the bride is surprised.
The Morning After
Plan to provide your guests with a “hangover kit” for next day including things like a bottle of water, Tylenol, mints, makeup wipes and a Red Bull. If everything goes as planned, they will probably be tired and lagging from the night before. It might also be fun to plan a casual brunch for the next day.
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