Planning the [destination] bachelorette party of your dreams // Wedding Tip Wednesday //Champagne + Linen // Western Montana Wedding Designers and Planners
We’re on a dream kick, can you tell? It must be this winter-spring-gray grossness we’re going through.
Well, last week I had a wonderfully nostalgic dream. I was at an extravagant beach mansion attending a some ridiculous pool party - maybe a wedding, it seemed like a wedding? I was talking to my dear friend Phaedra about the OC when Georgia walked in looking all LA adorable. The next thing I know we were at the bar - per usual. Cooper was bartending, she handed glasses on glasses of champs. I looked through this confetti + balloon fog and saw Logan, Ana, and Alex walking over. As this was happening We Can’t Stop, by Miley Cyrus started playing - essentially the anthem of our senior year. It was too much.
I just dropped a lot of names, many of you won’t know, but I had to get them out there!
It was an amazing dream. I was reminded on how much I miss these dear friends, which lead me to bachelorette parties. They’re a great way to bring all your great friends back together. When your friends are scattered all over the US, sometimes it takes a wedding to bring them all together. We’re talking about destination bach parties this week.
In many ways destination baches are the same as local ones. You still spend time with loved ones celebrating the bride. But there are very many things that are different. Some things to keep in mind when planning a destination bach party:
Who to invite // Allllll the squad. In my case, Vegas was a pretty central place for my friends to fly to. Just be prepared, some people aren’t going to be attend. It maybe taking the time off, it may be that they can swing it financially. Don’t be offended. It’s the price you pay for having a destination bach party. Don’t worry though, even though there may be less people, you’ll have the time of your life. *Cue Time of Your Life*
Where to stay // STAY ALL TOGETHER. Whether that means all in the same house, hotel, room. Just do it. It will save everyone time and money, and you get to spend more time together! Take a look at airbnb. I’m always amazed by the good deals on there.
Decorations // You have to be pretty strategic here. If you’re flying, you are constrained to a suitcase. Even if it a simple banner, make a little effort for the bride! Side note: be careful with glitter. You don’t want to get charged a cleaning fee.
What to do // Do what the bride wants - go out, play games, watch movies, go to the spa, eat delicious food. Whatever it is, do what the bride wants. Being in a [somewhat] unknown area means you will most likely want to do a little exploring. Make sure not to plan too much! Stick to one main activity a day, that way you can spend time exploring. Plan a few surprises, whether it be a nice dinner out, taking her on a scavenger hunt, or taking her to get her nails done. Show her that you care!
Organizing // Get yourself a shared google docs. Seriously, they're a lifesaver. You can have everyone upload their travel information, suggest restaurants, really, everything.
Now, if I say bachelorette party, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Vegas, right? Well, Vegas is great - it is where mine was held- but it isn’t the only destination.
Love the city? Check out Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Denver, NYC, Chicago.
Love the beach? Miami, San Diego, Cape Cod, Santa Barbara.
Feeling adventurous? Hit up New Orleans, a National Park, Disneyland, Aspen.
Destination also doesn't have to mean out of the state. Take a short drive to a local lake or into the mountains. Really, it doesn't matter where you are, as long as you're surrounded by your squad.
Destination bach party isn't your thing? Don't worry. Stay tuned for local bachelorette tips.