Planning a bachelorette party can be stressful and overwhelming. There are so many factors to consider. Not only should the event reflect the bride’s interests but the party goers should enjoy themselves, as well. Additionally, it’s important to plan a party that will be memorable while keeping budget and schedules in mind.
We cut out some of the busy work for you and created a list of the 3 hottest bachelorette party ideas for 2017 - all of which can be tailored to your budget. Throw a bash that will be talked about for many years to come.
When you think of a bachelorette party, you probably think of a rowdy night out on the town involving clubs, drinks, dancing and a hangover, but that type of celebration doesn’t appeal to everyone. If the bride prefers something more low-key, there are many relaxing alternatives, such as, a spa day. Refresh your mind, body and spirit with some pre-wedding pampering at your local spa or even in your own home.
Budget friendly: Alleviate the steep costs of a spa day by hosting this party at home. Search online for the best DIY scrubs and masks and set up relaxation stations for mani/pedis, facials and meditation. Be sure to set the mood with candles and relaxing scents and don’t forget about healthy snacks and champagne!
If that sounds like too much work for you, research local mobile spa companies to come to your home and take care of all of your primping needs. For days like these, it is important to figure out all you will need to make the day as special as possible. Once you figure out the costs, collect money from all the ladies (except the bride, of course).
Extra luxurious: Mani/pedis, facials, hot stone massages -- these are all relaxing, but if your bridal party is willing to spend a little more, go all out and book a luxury spa with amenities, such as sauna and steam rooms, swim up bars, hot tubs and blow out bars. Some spas even offer an elegant champagne brunch for you and your girls before your long day of R&R.
Looking for another non-traditional bachelorette party idea? An outdoor adventure is perfect for the nature-loving brides. Whether you enjoy roughing it in the woods or you prefer a beautiful woodsy backdrop in a more luxurious way, camping can appeal to your entire bridal party. Get toasty with your BFFs (literally)!
Budget friendly: Camping is a great weekend getaway for those on a budget. Find a nearby state park, pack up your tents and coolers, and spend the weekend sleeping under the stars with your best girl friends. Unplug and connect with your bridal party on a deeper level, sharing stories, making s'mores and sipping wine. And finally, take traditional bachelorette party games to a whole new level - scavenger hunt in the woods!
Extra luxurious: Glamping is all the rage these days. If you find that you have a little more money in your budget, splurge for a camping trip with cushy and cozy amenities. Instead of pitching a tent, you’ll stay in large tepees or rustic cabins. Forget about sleeping bags -- most glamping destinations offer comfy beds with egyptian cotton sheets.
You can find awesome glamping destinations at Glamping Hub or The Venue Report, and be sure to research the types of accommodations you are looking for, such as, catering, massages, restrooms, closet space, horseback riding and private boat rides.
Last, but certainly not least, take your girls on a mini vacay! Of course, Vegas and Miami have been at the top of the list for bachelorette party destinations for many years but in 2017, we suggest looking into other cities, road trips or even staycations.
Budget friendly: Vacation doesn’t have to mean hopping on a plane across the country. Driving is always an option! Stay closer to home by finding a local gem, just a few hours away. AirBnB offers wonderful, affordable accommodations in top cities throughout the world. Plan some low-cost activities throughout the weekend and make reservations for a delicious dinner at a local restaurant. Do your research to make sure you are getting the greatest bang for your bachelorette bucks!
Extra luxurious: For those jet-setter brides, the list of destinations is endless. Think about where the bride would like to celebrate her last days as a single lady! It might be skiing in Aspen, CO or line dancing in Nashville, TN. All inclusive resorts are also popular for bachelorette parties because it takes the stress out of planning and spending once you arrive - everything is included!
Remember, the goal is to ensure that the bride has an amazing last fling before the ring, so keep her in mind throughout the whole planning process.
Whether you choose to celebrate the bride in a budget conscious manner or an extravagantly expensive way, everyone will need to chip in. Getting everyone’s contribution for the event can be stressful. Cut out the “I’ll send you a check” and “Can I give you cash when I see you?” with FundSocially. This web app allows you to plan all aspects of the event and collect money from each attendee without a hassle. Keep calm and give the bride the celebration she’s always dreamed of!