If you are planning your wedding, then chances are, you already have a lot of organization to do. Fitting in wedding plans around work and your normal life is not only time consuming, but can also be incredibly stressful, and so it can seem like having to plan a fun bachelorette event with your friends ahead of the big day is another thing to add to the to-do list, rather than the fun thing that it should be.
While traditionally bachelorette parties were organized by the maid of honor, these days, with more people having diverse, spread out friend groups and often not living near their bridesmaids, planning the event often falls to the bride herself. Equally, bachelorette parties have changed in scope for a lot of people over the past couple of decades, and while in the past a simple evening at a restaurant followed by going out to a bar might have been what most people did, now it can feel like there is pressure to arrange a weekend-long trip or a packed itinerary of fun activities.
Of course, there is also a matter of taste to consider. The classic, raucous bachelorette party with lots of drinking, dancing, and possibly the odd stripper, may still be ideal for some friend groups, but it certainly isn’t to everyone’s taste. And whether you thought phallic cakes and oiled up dancers are a great bit of fun or rather tacky, chances are some of your friends will have completely different ideas.
So, how can you arrange a bachelorette event that will be enjoyable for everybody and still not too stressful to organize?
Relaxing Bachelorette Events
One thing many people now choose to do is have their time spent with their girlfriends before the wedding focus on luxury and relaxation. Things like spa days can be a great choice, as there is little to organize other than finding somewhere suitable and booking it, and you and your friends can choose the kind of treatments that will make you feel great while also spending time together.
There are few people who don’t enjoy this kind of experience, and of course, you can always arrange to go out the night before with any friends who want a more traditional girls’ night out at a club, and just catch up with anyone who doesn’t like those kinds of nights at the spa. You can also consider, if your budget is a bit too tight to go to a spa for a day or weekend, having your own spa day at home.
Spas are not the only way to choose a relaxing style of bachelorette party over a wilder one, and there are several more fun and easy to plan ideas.
Glamping is a pretty recent development in the travel industry but has become really popular, especially for things like bachelorette parties. Glamping takes the best parts of camping and combines them with modern luxury, giving you comfortable places to stay and sleep, catering, electricity, and nice bathrooms. It can be a great way to get away from it all with your friends before the wedding and have some fun times as a group, and again, to plan it, you don’t really need to do more than find a suitable place and book – no need to stock up on camping supplies! Glamping can be good if you want your event to be more about bonding as friends and having a fun break.
Girls’ Night In!
If you want to do something inexpensive that also makes the most of having all your favorite girls together ahead of your wedding, then having a night in with drinks, takeaway food, fun movies to watch or games to play, and ways to pamper yourselves can be a nice budget option. You can recapture the spirit of the slumber parties of your teens, and have a peaceful, funny evening with no real stress involved in the planning.
As you can see, there are ideas for all different budgets and scales that can allow you to have a memorable and enjoyable bachelorette without a lot of stressful organization, and while still choosing something most people would enjoy!