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Bachelorette Party 101: Everything You Need to Know
Are you in charge of throwing an epic girls’ night out for the bride-to-be? You may be wondering about who is responsible for what and when, so here is a guide to help you organize the ultimate bachelorette party.
Who should host?
Typically, the maid of honor and bridesmaids take charge in hosting the bachelorette party. But, there are no set rules. Any friend, relative, or even a coworker can host the party if she fancies to plan one!
Who should be invited to the bachelorette party?
The bachelorette party should include the bridal party and very close friends. Usually, the guests are all female and similar in age with the bride. You should not invite people who aren’t invited to the wedding. Usually, it’s best to keep the bachelorette party small with no more than 20 guests.
How do you determine the party budget and who should pay?
When setting a budget for the bachelorette party, consider the guest list and their financial resources. Parties can range in price depending on the style of event, number of guests, location, duration, and type of entertainment chosen. On average, a party guest will spend $150 or more to cover expenses for food, drinks, clubs, transportation, and gifts. Typically, all the bachelorette party guests will chip in to cover the total cost of the party.
When is a good time to host a bachelorette party?
The best time to host a bachelorette party is about 3-4 weeks before the wedding.
What should you actually do for the bachelorette party?
Bachelorette parties are less structured than the traditional bridal shower and have more leeway. Because there are no set rules when it comes to throwing a bachelorette party, the list of ways to celebrate is endless. You could have an intimate, low key dinner at someone’s house or the bride’s favorite restaurant, go to a concert or a swanky club, or let loose and go all out Vegas style. Just remember to consider what the bride will enjoy, and have fun!
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