Post # 1
My Maid/Matron of Honor just reached out to me and asked for a few ideas of what I’d want to do for my bachelorette party. I have no idea what to do! I don’t really enjoy going to bars, but I do love dancing at clubs. There’s also a possibility we could travel somewhere other than my hometown because all of my bridesmaids are spread out over the country and will have to fly regardless if it’s held in my hometown or somewhere else. Just looking for some inspiration for ideas to give to my Maid/Matron of Honor to help her get a basic idea before she jumps full force into the planning. Thanks!
Post # 2
I didn’t have a traditional bachelorette (my fiance and I just had a co ed pre wedding get together at a restaurant and bar hopped). Where are you located? I went on a Nashville trip for a bachelorette that was really fun. We went bar hopping but most of the bars had live music and lots of dancing so it was really fun.
Post # 3
I was in a similar situation as you in that my bridesmaids and I were all scattered across the country, so people were gonna have to fly no matter where we had it. One of my bridesmaids lives in NYC and she offered to host us at her apartment, so I went with that since NYC is easy to fly to and no one would have to pay for accommodations. I’m not into the club scene…more into the food scene lol so we just focused on eating good food and went to a few bars. It was pretty low key but a very fun weekend!
Post # 4
FutureMrsBex : my MOH suggested Nashville as well! I’m located in Pennsylvania, but I have bridesmaids in Michigan, Florida, Maryland, California, and New York. Nashville would be pretty ‘centrally’ located to the most people!
Post # 5
fourthnoel : It was a ton of fun. We stayed in an Air BnB house and it was really affordable by the time we split everything up.
Post # 6
Haven’t had mine yet, but I’m in the same situation with all of us spread out.
We are doing a weekend in Asheville, NC. I didn’t want a crazy party destination, and I live in South Florida so the beach didn’t appeal to me. I decided on Asheville because it seems chill and I’ve heard great things about it. My sister is planning everything, but I think we’ll be doing some hiking/outdoorsy stuff and wineries/breweries. I think she’s booking an Air BnB.
I also chose Asheville because on of my bridesmaids lives close to Asheville and has been in about 5 weddings over the past year. Poor thing has had to travel all over the place for these weddings and will have to come down to FL for mine, so I thought it would be nice if she didn’t have to fly anywhere for my bach party at least.
Post # 7
We are going to do an escape room then dinner.
Post # 8
I’m pretty introverted and not much of a partier. I had asked for a day at the spa and some tea. My friends scheduled an awesome spa day with a high tea and then a stay at a fancy hotel with games, photos, amazing dessert, and just time to hang out. It was perfect for me.
Post # 9
My daughter just arranged a Nashville bach party for her best friend. They all had a very good time.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2018 - City, State
I’m an introvert and I don’t have a bridal party. I wasn’t expecting a bachelorette party at all, and I am not not not a club person. But I have awesome friends – a very dear girl friend of mine who actually moved out of the area was in town visiting family and put something together. It was a total surprise, just with 4 or 5 other local friends. We did drag brunch with bottomless cocktails, then played tipsy laser tag 🙂 Very low key.
Fiance didn’t have a bachelor party. He didn’t want one, and was happy none of his friends tried to foist one on him.
Post # 11
fourthnoel : we are spread out over the west coast so we decided to meet in the middle at an Airbnb for the weekend. However, plans changed and we had to move the wedding up two months. I told them not to try and move the party up as well, too stressful. So technically i didn’t have one.
But the girls decided we should all fly to Mexico and have an “afterette” on the original bachelorette party day. So we stayed for a four day weekend and it was super fun and relaxing. Plus we got to look at the wedding pictures all together!
Post # 12
I’m recovering from my bachelorette party last night! My friends did an amazing job. I wanted to stay local so more folks could come and no one would feel pressured to stay in a hotel if it was cost prohivative. I asked that everything be a surprise! We went to SpaCastle, an awesome Korean spa and hung out in the hot tubs for a few hours. Then sushi and to an outrageous hotel with a rooftop pool/bar overlooking NYC. We drank champagne in the room, ate an amazing cake that said “congratulations on being awesome!” And then went upstairs for more drinks. At about 2 we called it a night, back to the hotel room and ordered pizza! We woke up this morning and went for a dip in the pool and brunch. People came for whatever parts they wanted to, it felt cost accessible because people only had to pay for the parts they wanted, and it was one of the best nights of my life. No penises, no Mrs. (My honorific will remain Ms.) Nothing that felt antithetical to our values just an amazing time with women I live and who love me enough to plan something like this.
Post # 13
My bridesmaids planned an incredible lakeside bachelorette weekend! Rented a beautiful house right on the water of a small local lake, we floated and played games one day then went wine tasting the next. It was perfect.
Post # 14
My bridesmaids organised for us to do cocktail making in the afternoon, and then go out for dinner, and it was great!
Another friend had one where they did a group salsa dancing class together, and then dinner.
I think these types of things are good if you have friends who don’t know each other well, as you keep busy. There’s always the option to go out dancing after dinner too. People can also just join in on the parts they want to/can afford/are available for.
Post # 15
My Matron of Honor unfortunately wasn’t able to travel and she lives out-of-state, but my Maid of Honor planned my bachelorette. I suggested 3 other ladies to invite (not in my bridal party, since my Maid and Matron were my only bridal party members). I also told her my one of my favorite type of restaraunts to eat at, and that I wanted a place that served good non-alcoholic drinks (I don’t drink). Everything was a surprise. She knows I am not into wild girls’ night out kind of stuff and my friends who came with us all like a variety of things. I loved it, my Maid of Honor put a lot of thought into it to make it fun for all of us, yet tailor to to my tastes as the bride.
It was St. Patrick’s Day, so we went to a paint night and painted a green Elephant (I adore Elephants). Then we went to a Founding Farmer’s restaraunt and I had an egg creme drink (unique non-alcoholic drink I’d never had before). We then went to a Thai restaraunt for dinner (my fav type of restaraunt food). Lastly, we went to a comedy club and saw a comedy show (I LOVE stand up comedy!).