A bachelorette party is supposed to be a really good time for not only the bride-to-be, but for everyone attending it. If you’re the maid of honor or someone else who has been entrusted to setup this party, you may be a bit nervous something will go wrong. Lucky for you that you found this article on the 10 ways to avoid common bachelorette party mistakes. This way you can look out for anything that may ruin the night.
#1: Scheduling Too Much
It can happen. You want to make the night the best ever, so you book as much as possible for the night. To the point where you have to leave one place at a specific time, so you can be at another place by a certain time. You have the best intentions, but this will just create a lot of stress for you and everyone else.
A bachelorette party should be about letting lose and enjoying time together. Does that mean you should just schedule one thing and call it a party? No. It’s just important that you don’t schedule too many time-sensitive activities.
#2: Not Scheduling Enough
On the flip side is not scheduling enough. Your job isn’t done just by booking a limo to take all of you to a club. That would be way too easy, and the bride-to-be may be disappointed.
This is not to say you shouldn’t book a club, but you should at least have some VIP seating, decorations and possibly have an announcement from the DJ. Try to make it as special as possible, so it doesn’t just seem like you’re going out for the night.
#3: Forgetting to Check the Weather
If you are planning to use personal vehicles to transport the group from location to location, you should check the weather prior to setting off. While it is a priority to ensure that the bachelorette party is a fun, memorable experience, should there be poor weather conditions you should take the safest measure or even consider postponing the trip. This is particularly important to consider if you are planning a bachelorette party for the winter seasons.
During the winter season, we are more likely to experience rain and wet roads, make sure your car is equipped for the journey you are about to make. You should check that your headlights and taillights are working and that your wipers are functional. During some periods of winter, you may even have to drive in the snow. Before you set off driving in the snow, you should ensure that your oil levels are topped up and apply antifreeze in the appropriate areas. According to Kwik Fit’s video #StoppingDistance, it can take up to ten times as long to stop in icy conditions, therefore, you should also check your tyres before beginning your journey, make sure the air pressure and the tyre tread depth are both at an appropriate level. Should you feel like they need replacing, you should find quality tyres like Kwik Fit Tyres, they offer a wide range of tyres fit for driving in the snow.
#4: Making It About You
Remember, this is only about the bride-to-be. In no way shape or form is this about you. If the bride-to-be hasn’t told you what she wants and it’s not a surprise, ask her what her ideal bachelorette party looks like to her. Recreate that dream as much as possible, even if you don’t think it would be fun for you or anyone else attending.
#5: Not Having Food or Enough of It
People love to eat. No one wants to be at a party hangry. For this reason, always make sure there is food available if you don’t have it provided.
Buffets work the best, but if you don’t have that type of budget, you may want to consider just going out to dinner. Everyone attending the bachelorette party can pitch in some money to cover the bride-to-be’s meal and drinks, or you can pay for it all as part of your role.
#6: Not Inviting Certain People
This is a tough one because there’s always people you feel you should invite, but don’t because you don’t want to deal with the drama. The problem is if you don’t invite them, there may be even more drama. Since it really is about the bride-to-be, ask her what she thinks. If she absolutely doesn’t want those people there, then obey her wishes. For surprise parties, you will just have to go with your gut. Usually, it’s best to just invite the people. You may get lucky and they won’t cause as much drama as you suspect.
#7: Delaying the Invites
If you wait too long to send out invites, not as many people will be able to come because they will have other plans. Invites should be sent out at least a month in advance. You may even want to do a save the date if you have the party date and time before the month.
#8: Not Considering People’s Financial Situation
Can everyone who wants to attend the party afford it? Going to the Bahamas for the weekend may sound like a fabulous idea, but if only two people can go, it may not be as fun. Ask around to see what people can afford before you get too deep into the planning of it.
#9: Making the Bride Pay for Stuff
This is her party, and she shouldn’t have to pay for any of it. The expense should either be paid for by the maid of honor or by all the attendees. This is just another reason to pay attention to the planning and how much it will all cost.
#10: Getting Upset for Some Reason
Under no circumstances should you become upset during the party. Even if something horrible happens or someone tries to upset you, try to remain completely calm and collected.
Just follow these tips on how to avoid the most common mistakes when throwing a bachelorette party, and your loved one will have the time of her life. This is something that both of you will remember for a lifetime. Enjoy it!