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The Ultimate Bachelorette Party Planning Checklist

Planning a bachelorette party is no joke! The bride’s last fling memory rides on your back, and your ability to create an unforgettable experience. To help you host a memorable, Insta-worthy get-together, we have compiled...

Planning a bachelorette party is no joke! The bride’s last fling memory rides on your back, and your ability to create an unforgettable experience. To help you host a memorable, Insta-worthy get-together, we have compiled the ultimate bachelorette party planning checklist. It features everything you need to take care of, 3 months leading up to the big day, to pull off a one-of-a-kind bash!

3 Months Out

Talk to the Bride

Before making any plans, have a heart-to-heart with the bride! Ask her about her preferences, any specific requests, and what is off-limits. Respecting her decisions will help avoid any unnecessary drama.

Set Up a Group Chat

Create a dedicated group chat for the bridal party and other invitees. Just make sure not to include the bride if you are planning a surprise! This will be a great platform to discuss ideas, collaborate, and keep everyone in the loop.

Set a Budget

Discuss the budget with the group. Determine the average maximum amount that each person can afford to contribute. Consider including the cost of the bride or factoring out anything she intends to cover herself.

Decide Local vs. Destination!

Consider the bride's preferences and decide whether to stay local or go for a destination bachelorette party. Take into account the places and activities the bride enjoys and whether they can be accommodated locally or require travel.

Pick a Location

Choose a specific location, such as a city, for the bachelorette party. If travel is required, consider proximity to an airport or the drive time, which will need to be factored into your itinerary.

Set a Date

Narrow down the date options that work for everyone. Create a spreadsheet with viable dates and have everyone highlight the ones that work for them. Once you have everyone's input, choose the most convenient date for the majority, keeping in mind that it may not work for everyone.

Book Lodging/Travel

Research and book overnight accommodations. For cost-effective options, consider Airbnb to cut down on eating out. If you plan on flying or renting vehicles, make the necessary arrangements now.

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2 Months Out

Research the Area

Start creating a general itinerary by getting to know the layout of the city and the areas you may want to explore, such as popular bar strips. If there are any specific activities that require reservations, book them in advance. Consult the group chat if you need help deciding what to include or exclude.

Choose a Theme

Talk to the bride to see if she has a specific theme in mind. If not, choose one that you believe best suits her personality or interests. A theme can add a fun and cohesive element to the party.

Order Any Gifts

If you plan on surprising everyone with bachelorette weekend goodies, order them in advance. Popular items include small purses or fanny packs, drink koozies or cups, and sunglasses. Try to stay on theme for a personalized touch!

Order Matching Clothing

If you plan to have matching outfits, design and order them now. Whether it be cute matching t-shirts or bathing suits, coordinated outfits can add a sense of unity and fun to the party.

Plan Some Games

While most of the weekend will be spent on the go, it's always good to have some games on hand for downtimes. For example, quiz the bride with basic questions about the groom and get ready for some hilarious answers!

Order Decorations

Consult Pinterest for decoration ideas and order any necessary supplies. Balloons are a must, and don't forget to create an Insta-worthy photo wall for picture-perfect moments.

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1 Month Out

Create an Official Itinerary

With everything booked, it's time to create a final itinerary. Share it with the group so everyone knows what to expect and can plan accordingly.

Pick Your 'Fits

Plan your bachelorette party outfits, especially for the nights out. Let the group chat in on what to pack and which outfits to wear on specific days. Typically, the bride wears white while everyone else wears black. Consider customizing a denim jacket for the bride to make her stand out.

Give the Bride a Packing List

If the bride isn't aware of the plans, provide her with a specific packing list. Include all the essentials and address any questions or concerns she may have, without revealing the surprise!

Organize Gift Bags

To avoid last-minute stress, put together your goody bags ahead of time. Pack them in an easy-to-carry box that fits compactly in your luggage or car.

Pack an Emergency Kit

Prepare a mini-emergency kit to handle any mishaps and hangovers that may occur during the party. Include essentials like pain relievers, Pedialyte powder, aloe vera for sunburns, bandaids, and bobby pins.

Create a Music Playlist

You never know when a music playlist will come in handy! Make one for the car rides, relaxing in the hot tub, or enjoying the beachside. Music sets the mood and adds to the overall experience.

Create a Shared Album

Make sure everyone in the group has access to a shared album. This way, everyone can easily share and save photos from the trip, creating lasting memories.

Print Your Tickets/Reservations

For convenience and to be prepared for any technological glitches, print out confirmations of your lodging reservations, travel tickets, and other bookings. It's always better to be safe than sorry!

That's it! We hope our ultimate bachelorette party planning checklist makes your job much easier. If we missed anything, let us know in the comment section below!