Bachelorette parties were modeled after the centuries-old bachelor party, which is historically is a dinner given by the bridegroom to his friends shortly before his wedding. Although the practice of giving a party to honor the bride-to-be goes back for centuries, the term bachelorette party itself did not begin until the 1960s. Initially, bachelorette parties were seen as often involving displays of sexual freedom, getting drunk and enjoying male strippers. However, nowadays the term is used for a wide variety of parties – mainly celebrating the bride-to-be’s new journey into marriage. Some brides choose to have this party before the big day whilst others question the importance of having one in the first place. With the projection of bachelorette parties being about a night of craziness, some brides may not see the point of having one for herself. Is there actually a purpose to having a bachelorette party or is …Continue Reading
Get ready to celebrate, because your best friend just got engaged! It’s an exciting time filled with happy tears, hugging, and squealing — and even more of that when she asks you to be her maid of honor. Once she pops the question, you know it’s time to get down to business. Bachelorette party ideas from the #bridesquad might begin to flood in, and as her BFF, you know it’s your duty to make it memorable. You understand that planning a bachelorette party can be fun and stressful if you’re not prepared. Since it’s your first time, you might be wondering how to plan a bachelorette party that’s undeniably perfect.
This is your best friend, after all. You know her like the back of your hand, and therefore, you are the best person to plan this epic weekend of fun. Even though you may be an expert on her, it …Continue Reading
The news comes, inevitably, by phone: a call from your friend, or a picture text chirping a “left hand update!,” or an Instagram post with the engagement ring blinking out below a fresh manicure. And you’re happy for your friend, you are, because she and her bae are perfect together, and/or you’ve been hearing a lot about how ready she was for it to happen, and/or you know she’s been dreaming about her wedding ever since, as a toddler, she latched onto that final scene from The Little Mermaid (the objectively creepy one where Ariel dons a white gown and boards a ship with this near-stranger named Eric, and they wave cheerily to the family and community she’s leaving behind). But whatever, Ariel’s happy, and so is your friend, and her joy is your joy.
One in four millennials spends $800 or more on a single bachelorette party. That’s nearly …Continue Reading
Follow these guidelines and you’ll be able to throw the ultimate destination bachelorette party any bride-to-be will be lucky to attend.
A destination bachelorette party combines two equally amazing things—traveling and celebrating your bestie bride-to-be! Typically planned by the maid of honor, this trip is filled with bach-swag and reliving your glory days. If you’ve been asked to help throw a jet-setting bachelorette party for the bride-to-be, we’ve got the low down for you. From deciding when you should book hotels to figuring out travel plans with fellow bridesmaids, we’ve broken down a timeline for you.
4 Months Out
Put Together the Guest List
Plan a time to get together with the bride-to-be where she can let you know who she wants to invite. The bachelorette party usually includes the bridesmaids, close friends and also extended family of the bride, so it is always a good idea to get …