Brides and wedding planners aren’t the only ones that have planning to do leading up to the wedding – so do the bridesmaids! They have the responsibility to plan a fabulous bachelorette party for their bff.
Listen up bridesmaids, get together over a bottle of bubbly and follow these four steps to plan the perfect bachelorette party.
1. Choose the Venue(s)
No one knows the bride better than you, her best friends! When deciding on a venue keep in mind her personality and taste. The craziest bar in town may be for some brides while others prefer a more low key night with her girls at Ten Spa or on a scavenger hunt at Enigma Escapes. These are two fab ideas if you live in Winnipeg. Consider the comfort level of other guests such as the bride’s mom or aunt. In this case more risqué locations may not be appropriate.
Once you make a reservation don’t forget to call and confirm with the venue one week before the party.
Don’t forget to consider transportation, especially if you have more than one location to go to. Book a limo, party bus, or vintage vehicle.
Note: Tell your Winnipeg venue that you are there for a bachelorette party. Often they will give preferential treatment to you dolled up ladies!
2. Create a Schedule
A detailed timeline ensures that all guests and vendors involved are on the same page. Create two separate timelines: one for the bridal party and vendors and another one for other guests.
The timeline for the bridal party and vendors will have all the details, this will ensure the party runs smoothly. Keep the guest timeline to the raw details such as where they should be and at what time.
3. Make the Guest List
Now that the party is planned, it’s time to create the guest list! Ask the bride who they would like to see at the party to make sure that no one is left out and that no frenemies are invited! Invite guests at least one month in advance so they can clear their schedule and come to the party.
Email or Facebook are easy ways to invite guests to the party. Excel and Google Sheets are excellent ways to keep track of guests that have RSVP’d. To be more formal, a printed invitation can be sent out. If you are on a crunch for time, VistaPrint is an affordable printing company for invitations.
NOTE: Do NOT invite your own friends unless the bride has agreed to an open ended guest list. This is her day, so make sure the attention is solely on her.
Now that all the heavy leg work is done, it’s time to plan the finishing touches. Time to purchase a party dress, jewellery, and bubbly for the big night out. Celebrate with your best friends and create memories that will last a life time – your bestie is getting married!!!
A note to all brides: Alexandra Lillian Weddings & Events wants you to enjoy your bachelorette party as much as your friends, so don’t forget to hire a Winnipeg wedding planner for your big day!