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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Planning a Bachelor or Bachelorette Party

This blog post was inspired by the Bridgestone commercial from the 2010 Super Bowl (if you haven't seen it, check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sQBT3QOT9w).

The responsibility of planning of a bachelor or bachelorette party generally falls to members of the bridal party. It’s their job to ensure the bride and groom enjoy their last days of single-ness before they enter the world of wedding bliss. Here are few suggestions for planning:

What To Do For The Bride
If you are planning a bachelorette party for a bride, whether you decide to go wild or mild should fit the bride’s personality. So the planner should check with her on her preferences!

There are many directions that this celebration can take. The bride may want something low key, such as a dinner date with her bridesmaids and close female friends, a trip to the spa to relieve some of the stress of wedding planning, or even a weekend getaway to Las Vegas (complete with everything that goes on in Vegas) as a last hurrah! Brides, it’s important to remember that other people are planning (and paying for) this celebration for you, so keep their budget in mind. After all, they are also paying for a dress for your wedding, and may even be travelling to celebrate your special day.

If you are planning a party where you plan to drink, consider hiring a limo service or party bus to transport you from place to place. This will be one less thing to worry about on party night!

A bachelorette party is also a great time for bridesmaids to bond and get to know each other before the wedding, especially if they may not all know each other. Some great ideas for games, compliments of http://www.bachelorettepartyideas.net/ include: a scavenger hunt, a “How Well Do You Know the Bachelorette” game, and a “Pin the Macho on the Man” game (like “Pin the Tail on the Donkey.”)

What About The Guys?
When we think ‘bachelor party,’ our minds go to wild and crazy parties, with guys getting drunk and watching nude female dancers. But there’s more to bachelor parties than this! Other ideas for bachelor parties, from http://theplunge.com/, include a weekend trip to a sporting event, a fishing or camping trip, a poker party or a golf outing.

Co-Ed Parties
If the bride and groom can’t bear to be apart, a co-ed celebration may be in order! This is becoming a popular way for the entire bridal party to have fun together! And if you like, part of the day can be spent with guys and girls doing their own thing, with everyone coming together for dinner or an evening out. The possibilities are endless!

Brides and Grooms, be sure your bridal party is aware of your party preferences. If you know you will not enjoy a half-naked person dancing in front of you, make that fact known. Also, consider having your parties a week or more before the wedding. The night before your wedding really should be spend getting the rest you need for the day you’ve been planning for a long time!

Happy Planning!


  1. Planning a bachelor/bachelorette party is so much fun, especially in Las Vegas, the options are endless!

  2. In my opinion, planning for a bachelor party doesn't need to be complicated. What a bachelor party really needs to be is memorable. Thanks for sharing.

  3. A bachelor/bachelorette party marks the last few days of one's singleness, something you could call their "last hurrah." The party can be as laid-back or as wild as possible, depending on the personality of the celebrant. But the biggest challenge here is how they can make it the best end ever.