When you are in your 20's, a bachelorette party is all about letting loose and having fun. You might go out to bars or clubs, or throw a party at your house. There are no rules – you can do whatever you want! However, when you reach your 30's, things start to change a bit. You might be more settled down or have children by this point, so your priorities for a bachelorette party will be different. Check out the list below to see 10 differences between having a bachelorette party in your 20's and 30's!
In your 20's, you might have more freedom to go out and party all night. In your 30's, you might be more likely to stay closer to home and have a smaller gathering like a nice dinner party with the bridal squad.
You might be less worried about what others think of you in your 20's, so you'll be more likely to let loose and have fun. In your 30's, you might care a bit more about how you are perceived by others and may be less likely to participate in wild antics.
In your 20’s you have much more free time to spend nights or even whole weekends with the bridal party. In your 30’s, it’s more likely that you or others in the party have children who they may not be able to find a babysitter or someone to look after them for long periods of time.
In your 20’s you may want to have a crazy night out on the town bar hopping, but your 30’s may call for a more relaxed and recharge type of party like a spa night.
Now let’s talk about money. In case you didn’t know, your 20’s are usually more free spending than they should be and bachelorette parties are no exception. Once you hit your 30’s, you typically are smarter financially and don’t want to break the bank over one weekend.
So about that guest list… don’t be worried if the guest list in your 30’s is a bit smaller than ones from your 20’s. The older you get, the busier you and your friends are, which is completely normal so don’t fret if there aren’t as many guests in attendance.
In your 20’s, you will probably be less concerned about how the bachelorette party will affect your relationship status. But in your 30’s, you might have to be more cautious if too much fun could lead to some issues with your partner later on.
Planning a bachelorette party in your 20’s can be stressful and time consuming by trying to figure out what everyone likes and dislikes for the weekend activities. By the time you are in your 30’s, you will most likely have attended a few bachelorette parties yourself and will have an easier time knowing what will go over well for the group.
Where to even have this party? Do we travel, do we not? This one can be an endless back and forth. In your 20’s you want to travel more and probably have less ties to staying in one place but the financial side just may not be there. When in your 30’s, budgeting for a trip may be easy, but finding the time to leave for a few days might not be in the cards for everyone.
The dress code definitely varies from your 20’s to 30’s. In your 20’s, the group is all up for the matching apparel and letting everyone know you are a bridal party and here’s your bride but in your 30’s you probably have done the matchy matchy thing so you may want to take a more sophisticated look to the group attire. Lucky for you, Sprinkled With Pink has the perfect personalized products for every age of bachelorette parties!
Overall, the bachelorette party experience will be different for everyone in their 20's and 30's – these are just some general trends that might apply. So it's important to remember that what matters most is how you feel about the party, not how others expect it to be. If you're having fun and enjoying yourself, then that's all that matters!