Here at Indian Creek, we know that getting engaged and beginning the wedding planning process can be stressful, which is why it is important to make sure you are planning fun activities and events to celebrate a happy time in your life. One way that almost all couples celebrate this event and the marriage is by planning a bachelor and bachelorette party.
A bachelorette party is a great way to spend some fun, quality time with your friends before everything revolves around your spouse and the wedding. It is common that the maid of honor plans the bachelorette party, but it is not required and can be planned by anyone!
Oftentimes brides, or whoever is planning the bachelorette party, feels pressured to have an expensive and extravagant bachelorette party. It is possible to plan an affordable bachelorette! Discuss with the bride what she wants and try to create a budget that will be friendly for everyone.
Figure out a budget
It may seem obvious that the first thing you should do when planning a bachelorette party is to create a budget, but this is a little bit more complex than all the other budgets that go along with a wedding for catering or your Indian Creek venue. In this case, you need to figure out the budget for every person that will be attending the bachelorette party. Once you know everyone’s budget you can figure out what your options are.
This includes if they are willing and able to travel, how long they are able to take off work for, the location of the party and how they can contribute. As the planner, you are not expected to pay for the entire party, but if you do not figure out what the other party-goers can contribute before booking things, you may end up paying more than you wanted to.
Once you have figured out each person’s budget, make sure you evaluate other benefactors. This includes family members of the couple that wants to contribute in any way. Sometimes a relative will want to pay for hotel rooms or fun events during the bachelorette party. Be sure to take into account all of your options and figure out what the group can afford as a whole.
Picking the date
There isn’t necessarily a rule on when you should plan the bachelorette party, but typically about a month before is a good time frame to plan for. This is because the closer you get to the actual wedding date, the less likely the bride is to have fun. As the wedding date approaches, she is likely to be more and more stressed trying to get last-minute things finished and making sure everything is in place.
Planning too early also feels a bit less fun and like you are celebrating something other than the upcoming wedding. The overall advice when trying to pick dates for a bachelorette party is to pick a large chunk of time and have everyone let you know what dates within that time period work for them. This way you will be sure that everyone is able to make it.
This may seem like a no-brainer, but be sure that you are staying as organized as possible throughout the whole process. This is whatever makes it easier for you to keep track of what is going on. This could be spreadsheets, checklists or a corkboard in your living room. It is also very important to make sure that the organization is communicated well with all of the involved parties. Keep them informed of what is going on and keep communication flowing to make sure everything runs seamlessly.
Planning a bachelorette party can seem stressful and time-consuming, but making sure you are organized, efficient and practicing good communication can make the process painless and easier to make sure you all have a blast before the big day! Contact us at Indian Creek if you’re still looking to book your date!