It’s usually best to keep this party intimate with under 20 or of the bride’s best gal pals.
One person can plan the entire bash or several people can collaborate. Some bachelorette hosts ask for a contribution from each guest or co-host, depending on the type of party, but the bride should never contribute a dime. Be reasonable and don’t go overboard, a great time can be had by all with little expense. Many coordinators can also assist with this event too, check with yours for great ideas.
Design with a theme in mind (Old Hollywood, wine, spa, etc.) or as simple as the brides wedding colors. RSVPs are important, especially for reservations and participation. Discuss ideas with invitation artists to bring the theme to life.
There is no “typical” party, though what usually comes to mind is a group of giggling girls dragging the bride from bar to bar and making her blush in public. You can paint the town red if that’s the bride’s style but there are lots of other creative ways to celebrate. A low-key dinner, dancing at a club, wine tastings, a passion party or a weekend at the spa. The goal is to reminisce, laugh, and embarrass the bride…at least a little. Check My Wedding Library for party ideas!
Bachelorette parties are not typically gift parties like the bridal shower. However, this is a great opportunity for guests to give the bride silly or sexy gifts. Sometimes themed gifts are incorporated with the event; everyone brings lingerie, something she’ll need on the wedding day or something funny for the bachelorette night on the town.