Let’s Get It Started

By Dave Dakota

It is very overwhelming to plan a Bachelorette party, especially if you are a first time party planner. It is always a huge undertaking to be in charge of fun. You never want to let your group down, or upset the bride. When planning a party, your best bet is to throw out the window everything you have seen at other Bachelorette parties. You have to approach this party with only one person in mind, and that person of course is the bride. Don’t forget that this is her day. There will of course be pressure to make everyone at the party happy, but if the bride is having fun, then you will find that everyone is going to have fun.

Don’t look at the Bachelorette party as this huge undertaking. Take it one part at a time. Start out with figuring out the perfect weekend to have the party. Then next decide which venue or venues that you want to have the party at. This is very important. You need to secure some type of party or drink special. Preferably you want to reserve a party or private room. It is always great to go to somewhere that has a great private room with a drink special, and then be able to mingle in the public part of the bar after all festivities have ended. Also keep in mind that bars love Bachelorette parties. Some bars and clubs will send a bus or limo to make sure that you come to them. Bars need girls to draw in guys. Use that to your advantage. Call your favorite bar or club and explain to them that you are planning a Bachelorette party and see what they can do for you. At the very least, you should be able to get a free bottle of champagne.

It is always great to plan the entire night around a certain area. Your entire night including dinner dancing and drinks can all be planned around a certain part of town. It is also very important to have a way for everyone to get home! This is the most important part of your job. Getting busted on your Bachelorette party is not the type of event a bride wants before her big day. Remember paying $40 for a cab ride is a lot cheaper than $10,000 for a DUI. This night will be the time of your life.

It doesn’t matter if you decide to get a dancer to perform for your group, or if it’s just a low key event. Remember the most important thing is to plan it around the bride. Think about how you can make this a special day for her. Think about what she is into, and then the chips will all fall into place. Do not let this overwhelm you. Just take it step by step. Building something from scratch is always a big task, but if you take each part and slowly put together, before you know it you will have something to be proud of!