Post # 1
I’m the Matron of Honor trying to plan a bachelorette party pretty much on my own. I came up with a plan that involves a “slumber party” for the first night, mani/pedis the next morning, boat/beach day, then dinner, night on the town, back to sleep and then breakfast before we all head to the bridal shower. So I have the plan down, but that’s a lot to squeeze onto the invites to keep everyone informed. It’s not a getaway weekend, it’s local, and I’m almost positive half of the girls being invited will most likely not join us until Dinner the second night and the bar hopping. I plan on mailing invites.
Does anyone have suggestions for the following?:
- Best way to keep girls informed of the itinerary?
- Best way to inform the girls how much they should pitch in? (shouldn’t it be based on which activities the girls participate in?)
- Am I making this too complicated? Any suggestions to make the plan go without a hitch? Thanks
Post # 3
@Mrspinilla: I’m a Bridesmaid or Best Man in on of my BFFs weddings and its really tough to make an itinerary when you’re unsure who’s all gonna be there for what and esp when having so many activities into the whole 2-3 days…
You know what I might do, Mail out the invites to be kind of like a save the date and maybe put a “More information to follow” type of line.
Do you have all the girls email addresses?
Maybe make up this said itinerary with times & possible costs incurred for each event and email it to all the ladies asking for an RSVP to all the events they will be able to/want to come along for.
I would put set time allotments and restaurants or even a rough idea of what all it would entail and the costs so they can judge accordingly and/or pick & choose what events they can afford/want to go to and what they can’t.
How many girls are we talkin anyway?
Would it still be a “party” in the bride’s eyes if there were only a few there?
Since its local, maybe it doesn’t have to be a whole weekend, esp if the shower is on Sunday… you don’t want an exhausted/hung over bride at her own shower!
Just some food for thought!
Post # 4
Honestly, if a bach party was local I would want to sleep at home.
I suggest skipping the first “slumber party” and the mani/pedis. Just have people RSVP for the boat outing, dinner/bar hopping, or both. And then have the shower on Sunday. It will be a lot easier to organize, and I think you will get more bang for your buck. And it will be pretty straightforward to split the bills at the two main events.
If you want to take the bride for the mani-pedi or to breakfast on Sunday, you can can still invite the other girls more casually.
Post # 5
If it’s local, maybe you can include a rsvp that is a checklist of sorts, with approximate time frames. Then the girls can decide which events they can make (but if they can’t make it to the slumber party, they don’t have to miss everything).