The good news for maids of honour who are struggling to plan the ideal celebration, is that you don’t need to search far for inspiration. We’ve put together these top tips for planning a bachelorette party that works for any bride.
1. Try Glamping
If your bride to be loves the idea of the great outdoors, then why not take them to a stunning countryside glamping destination for a night or two. This can be a fantastic way to engage in some much-needed bonding with the bridesmaids before the big day.
Remember, we’re not talking about your average tent here. If you really want to blow your bride away, you’re going to need to look for aw chic chalet in the wood, or a decked out cabin with plenty of home comforts. This way, you can appeal to her outdoorsy nature, and her girly side too. Plus, if you’re camping with people who don’t like being outdoors, they won’t be too uncomfortable.
2. Plan a Wine Tour
If you love the idea of having booze on your bachelorette party, but your bride to be is a little too classy and up-market for a standard pub crawl, it might be a good idea to try a vineyard or wine tour instead. There are plenty of places that offer wine tasting sessions with cheeses and other snacks to make you feel super classy.
If your bride isn’t a huge fan of wine, why not consider treating her to a craft beer tasting session, or something to do with Gin and cocktail mixing instead? There are plenty of ways to get creative with alcohol, without going to the pub.
3. Book a Photo Shoot
We all love looking back at photos with our friends. Unfortunately, as we get older, it becomes increasingly difficult to find time to actually snap photos together. Most of your crew will be busy looking after kids or dealing with their careers. Take advantage of a marvelous moment together by booking a photo shoot where you can all look your best.
This way, your bride to be will have an amazing gift in the form of a new photo album, and a chance to glam up too. You’ll also be able to ensure that you have plenty of photos of the girls for the wedding album if the photographer is busy with candid shots of the bride and groom.
4. Make Something
Booking a day for the creative kind of bride? No problem, there are plenty of options out there that go beyond cocktail classes. For instance, you could set yourself up with a masterclass pottery day where you can all create something for the bride to take home with her.
One particularly good option is to look into stores that offer create your own lingerie options. That way, you can all have a go at making something hilarious for the bride to wear when she’s on her honeymoon. She’ll definitely appreciate it, or at least her hubby will.
Check out what local craft sessions are on in your area and try to tailor your choice to the things that interest your bride the most. Maybe you could even create your own table decorations to save money for the big day?
5. Just Relax
Finally, if you think that finding the perfect gift and planning the ideal bachelorette party is tough, just imagine how stressed your bride to be feels right now. Brides often take over the brunt of the wedding planning experience, which means that they can take on a lot of extra stress. In the lead up to the big day, the stress levels go through the roof as your bride worries about everything from flower arrangements to catering and RSVPs.
Give her a way to wind down and relax in style with a luxury spa visit and a night away from home. You’re sure to find a nearby pampering session that will give your bride everything she needs. If it’s close enough to the wedding, you could also pay for her nails and her hair too, so that she’s prepared for the big day.