So here you are, the maid of honor, spending every minute of your free time researching ideas for your Bride-to-Be BFF’s bachelorette party. It all seemed so simple until you took into account the “what-if’s” of the evening:
What if the bachelorette doesn’t like my plan?
What if everyone can’t attend?
What if the night scene is lame!?
Planning a bachelorette party is easier said than done, and in most cases when a person is assigned this task they are experiencing it for the very first time. There may be others who have been blessed with a second chance to plan a bachelorette party, or maybe even a third, but because they have done this before does not make it any easier. Every bachelorette is different, which means that every planning situation is different – so it all comes down to knowing what ideas the bride-to-be is open to, take a look to these bachelorette parties in the hamptons ideas.
To ensure that the bachelorette is comfortable with what you decide, below are a few general questions to ask before you begin planning:
Weekend Getaway or Night on the Town?
Get a general idea from the bachelorette if she would like to travel for a few days or stay local for the night. Make sure she is aware that the size of her bachelorette party will most likely decrease if this becomes a miniature vacation. If the size of her bachelorette party is not important to her, then by all means book the flight!
To Day Drink or not to Day Drink?
There are bachelorettes who begin their day with a mimosa, there are bachelorettes who choose to wait until dinner time, and there are bachelorettes who choose not to drink at all. There is no right or wrong way, as long as you do what she prefers. Always remember, this bachelorette party is about her, so put down your glass of wine if she’s bothered by it (we have faith in you).
Pre-party Events or Wait Until Dinner?
Day-time activities can include petal taverns, sightseeing, attending a sporting event, pole dance lessons or hitting up a local spa for some R&R. You can always play it safe by choosing something the bachelorette would normally do even if it wasn’t for her bachelorette party, per say. If she likes to relax by the pool, then having all her ladies relax with her will only make it the best-day-ever!
Fancy Dinner or Get Food To-go?
You will want to make sure the bachelorette eats, especially if alcohol is involved. So find out what her comfort food is, and go with that. If she loves pizza and pasta, go Italian! BBQ? Find a local smokehouse! If she prefers not to waste time at a sit-down dinner, then see what quick stops are in route and have her choose. If your day is full of activities and the night’s plans are just around the corner, some bachelorettes may find it more satisfying to shove their face with a foot long sub in between events. There’s nothing wrong with that- food is food and our bodies need the fuel!
Sit-down Entertainment or Dance the Night Away?
This is the tough part; the night activity is the grand finale, the completed masterpiece, the cherry on top. .. and you must have a plan. There is nothing worse than going to buy tickets at the door to a show, only to find it is sold out. Or planning to attend her favorite night club where you end up waiting in line and never getting a chance to enter. There is also the nightmare of walking into a place that’s completely empty. (If that happens, make the most of it! But if you can avoid it by planning ahead, please do). Just be sure to ask the bride what she is up for – spending the night on her feet dancing across the bar, or enjoying a night of entertainment stationary at a table.
This, ladies, is a very important topic. Having a shirtless cop show up at the hotel room because he heard “someone was being naughty” may not seem like a big deal to you, but it might ruin the entire night for the bachelorette. Be sure to ask the question if she is open to the idea of male entertainment, and do take her answer seriously without pressuring her one way or the other.