Planning a bachelorette party is a huge honor, but it can also be overwhelming! Don’t worry girl, we’re here to help you pick a theme, decide what to put on the invitation, and make sure the weekend is a success.
Once you have a plan for the bachelorette party, your first step is sending out the invitations. These are your opportunities to get the bridal party excited for the fun weekend you have planned!
What to Include on the Invitations Start by deciding what type of party you want to have. Will it be a night out on the town, or something more relaxed? Your invitation should reflect the vibe of the weekend so everyone invited can plan accordingly.
Include the bride's name and the location of the party. For the invitation, this can just be the basic information, but you might want to include a more detailed itinerary as the bachelorette gets closer.
Next, choose a date and time for the party, and make sure everyone who is invited can attend. Be sure to discuss in advance if the bachelorette party will be a full weekend trip or one evening in the bride’s home town. A destination is super fun, but also expensive. Make sure everyone is on board with the plan before sending out the official invites.
If you're planning any special activities or games, be sure to mention them on the invitations. For example, if you’re doing a lingerie exchange, the bridal party needs to know what to bring! It’s also helpful to let guests know what they should pack – the last thing you want is someone forget thing swimsuit for your booze cruise!
Lastly, be sure to tell everyone when they need to RSVP by. You probably worked hard to pick a date that works for everyone, but sometimes things come up. You’ll want to have the group locked in so you can start booking a place to stay, making reservations, and scheduling activities.
Creating the Invites Now that you know what to include on your bachelorette party invitations, it's time to get creative! Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Create a custom invitation using Canva or another design program. They offer plenty of templates to choose from or you can create your own design. We love matching the theme of the bachelorette to the design of the invite. For example, if the bachelorette theme is "Tropic Like It's Hot," an invite with palm leaves and all the beachy vibes will help get your guests excited!
Feeling more crafty? Make your invite collage-style with colorful paper, ribbon, and other embellishments. Add in some pictures of the bride for a cute personal touch.
If you really want to spice up the invites, include a small gift like a hangover kit, some cute sunnies, or a mini bottle of alcohol to really get the girls excited about the trip.
No matter what route you choose, be sure to have some fun with it! The bride-to-be will appreciate the effort you put into making her bachelor party one to remember.
Next Steps Now that you’ve set the invites, make sure you have all the other details figured out as well. If you’re traveling for the bachelorette, be sure to book hotels and restaurants well in advance. Also, don’t be afraid to schedule in some down time too. Wedding planning can be super stressful, so chance are your bride-to-be would love a few hours just to lounge at the pool with her besties.
Making an Itinerary Especially if the bachelorette is multiple days, we recommend making an itinerary to help everyone stay organized. Depending on the activities you have planned, you might want to share the itinerary with your guests in advance to help them plan what to pack. You can send them a digital copy and also have printed versions at the bachelorette.
If you match the design of your itinerary with the bachelorette them, they make the cutest addition to your bachelorette setup. Pop one in each of the girls’ goodie bags so everyones on the same page all weekend.
And that's it! With these tips in mind, you can create beautiful and festive invitations for your bachelorette party. Start planning now and have a blast! Still not sure where to start? Check out our blog for party planning tips and inspo!