When to Have a Bachelorette Party?
If you are planning a bachelorette party for a friend, one of the first things you have been told to do is set a date, early, so that people can plan to be there.Â However, you may be left wondering when to have a bachelorette party.Â This is a great question, because bachelorette parties can be thrown anywhere from a couple of months to a couple of days before the wedding, depending on the wedding, the brideâs availability, and the type of party you want to throw.
Bachelorette Party? Â When?
As with many bachelorette party decisions, let the bride be your guide.Â She is probably going to miss work for some wedding activities and hopefully for a honeymoon, she may be traveling for the wedding, and she may be expected to be on-call in the days before the wedding to entertain any out-of-town guests.Â So, even if you want to keep the details a surprise, ask her for her best times for a four-day destination party, a wild night on the town, or whatever type of party you plan to throw.Â Once you have a few dates that work for the bride, send them out to the invitees and see if you can get a consensus, then pick that date, early, and stick to it.Â Keep in mind the demographics of the guest list.Â For example, if you are a bunch of students and the bride has a late-spring/ early-summer wedding, you may be confined to spring break for a destination party.Â
You know what is even more important than asking when to have a bachelorette party?Â Knowing when not to have a bachelorette party.Â Do not do the bachelorette party the night before the wedding.Â We cannot stress this enough.Â If the bride goes out and has a wild night and is hung over the next day, do you want to be the reason she looks awful in her wedding photos?Â No, you do not. Â We suggest planning the party at least a week in advance, but, if that is not possible, have it no fewer than two nights before the wedding!