Your best friend is getting married and she has asked you to be her Maid of Honor. Of course you are delighted to accept, but what do you do now? You have never had the responsibility of such an important role before and you will need to have a plan. One of your most important roles as Maid of Honor is to help keep things moving along smoothly and be sure the bride has everything she needs. With the roller coaster of emotions and excitement in the air, it will be a blessing when it is time for the bachelorette party.
When Should You Start Planning for the Bachelorette Party?
Approximately four months before the wedding you should start talking to the bride about her bachelorette party ideas. First, ask her what type of party she would like. Since you are her best friend you probably already know what she likes, but it is better to ask her what she would like rather than to assume. Is she a “night on the town” kind of girl or does she prefer a more subtle kind of entertainment?
Bachelorette Party Ideas
The kind of party you decide to host will depend on the time frame. A bachelorette party is commonly held a week to two weeks before the wedding date, however, if the guests that are attending are coming from out of town, it is not out of the question to host the party a day or two before the wedding. A traditional night on the town, a weekend away, a spa day with dinner and an old fashioned slumber party are some great bachelorette party ideas. A trip to the theater, comedy club or camping are great hen party ideas, if that is the kind of party you desire.
Bachelorette Party Games
If you are planning a party at home it will be important to have some games planned. Games such as Never Have I Ever, Finish His Sentence and the Lingerie Guessing Game are all popular games to keep your guests entertained. For an ever bigger event, plan a sexy treasure hunt.
What to do When the First Plan Falls Boring?
Sometimes your plans may not be as exciting to the group as you had hoped, so it is a good idea to plan for more activities and games than you might need. Prepare something to pass time while waiting for dinner or before the entertainment begins. Always have another plan in your back pocket so you don’t lose the group’s attention.
The kind of party you choose to plan will depend greatly on the bride’s personality and wants. She may only want the bridal party in attendance, but she may also want to invite some of her other friends and maybe a few family members. One month before the party date, send an invitation through email, phone, text or mail. Check up on the guests approximately one week before the party to confirm their attendance. You should let the bride know ahead of time what she should wear and inform her of some of the plans, but keep some a surprise. At least two months prior to the party, be sure to secure the entertainment, make reservations for restaurants or hotels and schedule a transportation service so everyone can enjoy the event.