Last week we talked about fun, fantastic alternatives for a blast of a bachelorette party. This week we’ll look at bachelorette planning mistakes to avoid.
Wedding planning takes great amounts of focus and prepping and work and sometimes worry, so when it comes to the bachelorette party, it’s time to let your hair down and partaay! But there are a few things to avoid in order to make it the best and most relaxing it can be. Here are five things to watch out for.
Not Setting a Budget
We know you want to have the biggest blow-out party you can, but if you don’t create and stick to a budget, you’re party will be a bust. Guests need to know what to expect to shell out, and they need to not worry about having to spend more than they expect.
Waiting Until the Last Minute
Early planning is key to a successful bachelorette party. Procrastination leads to booked up venues, expensive travel fare, and guests who have already planned something else. Begin planning four to six months ahead, and aim to have details finalized a month in advance.
Giving the Bride Too Much or Too Little Say
A mircro-managing bride leads to a stressed bride, not to mention a stressed maid of honor! But the bride must also be able to choose what type of party she wants, and perhaps even the destination. Otherwise you run the risk she’ll dislike the whole party! Once the bride is given her choice of those two things, the it’s time for the attendants to take over and handle the rest. And a few surprises for the bride are definitely in order! 😉
Not Considering Your Guests
Even if the bride is comfortable with a stripper, some of your guests may not be. Even if you and the bride love Chinese food, others may not. Even if you have no problem with gambling, someone else may not agree with it. Plan your party according to what the bride will enjoy, but don’t forget to take others into consideration, too.
Too Much to do in Too Little Time
A bachelorette party should be relaxing and enjoyable, not stressed and rushed. Plan activities according to the time you have so everyone can have fun. And don’t forget to plan extra time in case an activity runs later than expected.