Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
A bachelorette party is the female equivalent of the bachelor party. And just like the bachelor party the outing is focused on having fun! Traditionally the bridal shower was the only pre-wedding party held in the bride's honor. But how much can the bride really "let loose" with her Grandmother present? While it's an enjoyable event, the bridal shower tends to be prim and proper. The bachelorette party, on the other hand, is a lively night out for the bride and her closest female family and friends. It's an occasion that allows the bride one stress-free night after months of hectic wedding planning. More importantly, it's a night (or morning or afternoon) of celebration and friendship.
Just like a bachelor party, adult entertainment is often on the agenda during a bachelorette party. However, this style of bachelorette party is not to every bride's taste. For those who'd rather pass on the more "exotic" style of entertainment there are plenty of other options:
A day at the spa: gather a group of the bride's closest pals and head to the spa for some pampering. Get a facial, manicure or pedicure and enjoy the time together and share a few laughs.
Go dancing: head to the bride's favorite dance club for a night of great tunes and hot moves.
Dinner and theater: take the bride to her favorite restaurant followed by a play or show she's always wanted to see.
Go to an amusement park: getting married doesn't mean the end of having fun! Indulge the bride's inner child and her love of thrills with a trip to an amusement park.
Have a picnic: whether it's the beach or the park, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the bride's favorite spot.
A trip to a winery: if the bride is a wine enthusiast consider having the bachelorette party at a local winery.
And the list goes on. If you're not sure what the bride wants do for her bachelorette party, just ask her. After all, this is her "last hurrah" as a single woman. Let her spend it the way she likes best. Here are other tips to help ensure the bachelorette party is a huge success:
- The night before the wedding is a really bad idea to have a bachelorette party.
- Only invite close friends or family. Keep the group small and don't let friends invite friends.
- Remember this is THE day to remember for the rest of the Bride's life. Don't do anything dangerous that could result in injuries.
- Remember, everyone ALWAYS eventually hears those bachelor / bachelorette stories so be considerate of the groom.
- Always arrange for transportation if drinking is involved. Always budget for extra cab fare if you have to send someone home early.