The big day is almost here and it is time to celebrate! Whether you are a bridesmaid or the bride, you have been anticipating the big event before the big day- the bachelorette party!
Since social media, it seems like the importance and the extravagance of bachelorette parties have ramped up. Sometimes we think it goes a little bit too far and the joy of the celebration can get lost in a sea of cliches.
That’s why today we’re going to share 10 bachelorette party cliches to avoid to have more fun!
1) Don’t Worry About Going All-Out on a Theme
If you’re a bride or a bridesmaid, you probably have a few Pinterest boards dedicated to a legendary bachelorette party
Depending on the bride’s taste, the bachelorette party theme could be anything! There are super cute ideas for themes as general as a “beach theme” to specific “Harry Potter” or “Friends” themes!
While a theme can help give a vibe to your party and put a huge grin on the bride’s face, don’t worry about purchasing a million tiny things down to the napkins to plan the theme. The focus on the theme can take away from the fun of the party!
2) Don’t Force Your Guests to Buy Coordinated Outfits
Going along with the first point, don’t worry so much about everything being matchy-matchy and perfect!
The cost to be a bridesmaid has skyrocketed in the last two years. Let your bridesmaids and guests save their money to look perfect and coordinated for the actual wedding day!
There is nothing more annoying than getting a packing/shopping list for what is supposed to be a fun and carefree experience.
3) Don’t Plan a Destination Party Out of Your Price Range
The pressure is on for every maid of honor to throw the bride the party of her dreams. A popular option for hen parties is to take a girl’s trip to a fun location!
Depending on where you live, this can be expensive. There is nothing cute about racking up credit card debt to have a memorable night out with friends. Look for deals and less-cliche destinations to celebrate the last hurrah!
4) Don’t Choose a Destination Just for Drinking
Going along with the destination cliches, don’t choose a destination solely based on alcohol! Most bachelorette parties are full of boozy fun, but don’t let this be the only factor you think of when planning.
Destinations like Nashville or Las Vegas have reputations for being some of the wildest cities to go to for bachelorette parties. However, this reputation has made these destinations expensive, crowded, and a bit out of control.
Try exploring some cities off of the beaten track to plan the best bachelorette party!
5) Plan Ahead to Avoid Disrupting the Scene
No matter where you end up for your bachelorette party, think ahead so that you don’t disrupt the scene! Let’s be honest, we can all hear a bachelorette party coming before we can even see them.
Whether it be at a comedy club or a casino, see if you can request a private room in order to have a more intimate setting for your party.
6) Avoid Being Secretive
If you are throwing a bachelorette party, chances are your mother, grandmother, and future in-laws know the shenanigans that the bridal party is up to!
In this day and age, there is really no reason to create a secret cover-up story to tell everyone. Party with pride and leave any guilt or secrecy behind!
7) Don’t Lose All Morality
We just need to say it, go crazy but not too crazy. Bachelorette parties have the reputation of becoming a bit scandalous!
We want to give fair warning that doing something reckless in the name of the bachelorette party is going to end up causing you more pain and regret than a few laughs or thrilling moments were worth.
Have fun, but keep your head on straight! Focus on the fun of friendship instead of less savory entertainment.
8) Avoid Making it a Night to “Forget”
One way to make sure that the bachelorette party is a night to remember is to… well… not forget!
While boozy fun is a part of any great bachelorette party, make sure it isn’t the focus! Plan party games that will highlight the bride and the friendship between her and her bridesmaids.
If you avoid the cliche of having a party where everyone is black-out drunk, everyone is sure to have a better time!
9) Quit Worrying About Making it Insta-Worthy
While the bride will certainly appreciate small moments created for fun photo opportunities, don’t lose sight of the flow of the event when getting wrapped up in these insta-worthy moments!
We have all probably been to a party where the photo backdrop was as cute as can be, but the party itself was completely dull. Focus on how the event will flow for the group by planning out things like lodging, transportation, etc. These are the details that will really make or break the bachelorette party!
10) Don’t Let Drama Get in the Way
Drama might be inevitable depending on the bridal party. After all, it is a bunch of people from the bride’s life getting together that might not necessarily be friends with each other.
It can be common for bridesmaids and friends to really compete for the bride’s attention. Instead, look at the bachelorette party as an opportunity to truly bond with the important people in your friend’s life. Who knows? Maybe these people will become your best friends too!
No matter how petty or catty someone might be, try your best to rise above and put the bride first when planning this special day.