If you’ve been tasked with planning your BFF’s bachelorette party, the first piece of advice is this: just breathe. You’ve got this. If you want to plan a bachelorette party that’s magical, memorable and fun, all you have to do is take the show on the road.
You might think destination bachelorette parties are harder to plan, but they really aren’t. With enough collaboration and delegation, they’re just as easy to plan as a local bachelorette party. In fact, in some cases destination bachelorettes are easier; if the bride’s squad is spread out across the country, getting everyone together in an attractive central destination is easier than convincing people to fly back home.
But planning the ultimate destination bachelorette party does require some know-how. In this article, let’s look at a few steps you’ll want to take in order to pull off the big night!
Start a Chat Group
Person A doesn’t have Facebook, so you have to message her on Instagram. Person B prefers email, and Person C only responds if you text her. If you’ve ever tried group messaging different people across a number of different platforms, you know it can be a messy patchwork of overlapping talk. There’s no way to get everyone on the same page.
Your first order of business in creating an efficient planning process, therefore, is to unify the platform. Be firm. If it means asking everyone in the group to download Whatsapp, so be it. It’s integral to the bachelorette party that everyone’s on the same page!
Choose Where to Go
There are two main schools of thought on this one: the beach or the big city. Both are attractive in their own right. The former is a more relaxing vibe, for a bride-to-be who likes to lounge in the sun by day and dance at night. The latter is more fast-paced, with lots of good shopping and activities, as well as a bumping nightlife. Here are a few popular options:
- New York – definitely a “big city” option, with lots to do, see and buy. The nightlife is amazing in Manhattan and Brooklyn as well.
- Miami – your quintessential “beach destination”, with perfectly Instagrammable palm-tree-fringed beaches and great dancing spots.
- Las Vegas – a “big city” option with some of the beach charm. It may not have a coastline, but the many resort pools offer a close approximation.
You know your BFF well – just choose a destination that fits her pace and personality!
Book Flights and Accommodation
For flights and accommodation, check out an online travel deal curator like Travelzoo. They comb through all the available deals, vet them and select the most attractive flights, hotels and whole packages. Whether you want to book the bachelorette’s tickets in advance or surprise her with a last minute vacation you can easily find perfectly priced deals with a travel deal curator.
Delegate Decorations, Activities and Responsibilities
Finally, delegate the granular aspects of the bachelorette getaway to various, trustworthy attendees. Put your design-obsessed friend in charge of the decorations. Put your Type A friend in charge of booking daytime activities. Put your party-girl friend in charge of choosing the nighttime venues. And put your foodie friend in charge of meals for the trip!