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How Far in Advance Should You Start Planning for a Bachelorette Party?

Planning a bachelorette party can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a lot of work! If you want to make sure that your bachelorette party is a success, you will need to start planning well in advance. In this blog post, we will discuss how far in advance you should start planning for your bachelorette party. We will also offer some tips on how to figure out the best day or weekend to have the party. So, if you are looking to throw an epic bachelorette party for your friend or loved one, read on!

When to Start Planning

As a general rule of thumb, you should start planning for your bachelorette party a couple months in advance. This will give you enough time to contact all of the potential guests, have a few potential date options, and figure out who is available and able to attend the party. It will also give you time to book any venues, vendors, or flights/hotels that you may need. However, if you have a specific date or weekend in mind for the party, you may need to start planning even earlier.

For example, if you want to have the party during a popular summer weekend, you may need to start planning six months in advance. This is especially true if you are planning to travel for the party with a larger group of people. Popular summer destinations can book up quickly, so you will want to make sure that everyone has their accommodations and flights booked well in advance.

On the other hand, if you are flexible with the date of the party, you may be able to get away with starting the planning process a little bit later. If you have a few potential dates in mind, start by contacting the potential guests and see when they are all available. Once you have a date that works for everyone, you can start getting things rolling and get everything booked.

When to Have the Bachelorette Party

The “when” of a Bachelorette Party varies from bridal party to bridal party. It used to be the night before the wedding, then went to the weekend before, and some brides even prefer it to be months before so it doesn’t get wrapped up in the wedding planning. Essentially, it is whenever it works best for the bride and her group sometime before the wedding!

If you want to host your bachelorette party on a weekend, you will need to start planning at least four months in advance. This is because most venues and vendors book up well in advance, and you will likely need to reserve them several months ahead of time. If you are looking to have your party on a weekday, you can usually start planning a little bit later - about two months in advance should be plenty.

One thing to keep in mind when planning your bachelorette party is that the sooner you start, the more options you will have. So, if there is a date or weekend that you really want to have the party, it is best to start planning as soon as possible.

What to Do

Now that you know when to start planning for your bachelorette party, it is time to start thinking about what you want to do at the party. Different activities can take different amounts of time to plan, so make sure you keep in mind that you will most likely have a large group of people with you so reservations and appointments are important to plan in advance. There are many different ways to celebrate a bachelorette party, so take some time to think about what would be most fun for the bride-to-be.

Some bridesmaids prefer to plan a night out on the town, complete with dinner and dancing. Others prefer a more relaxed approach, such as hosting a spa day or going on a wine tour. And of course, there are always the classic bachelorette parties that involve bar hopping or clubbing. Put together the itinerary for your bachelorette party to help ensure that everyone knows what is going on and that way everything can run as smoothly as possible on the day of the party.

No matter what you decide to do, make sure that you keep the bride-to-be’s personality and interests in mind. This is her party, so make sure that she gets to do what she wants!

Check out some of our other guides about the endless possibilities of fun activities for your bridal party here!
Now that you have all the details, here is a general timeline you can follow to make sure everything is taken care of in advance!
6 months Before the Bachelorette Party:
  • Talk to the bride about guest list, potential days/weekends, and if she wants a theme
  • Contact all potential guests and figure out who is available to attend the party to find the perfect date
  • If you plan on traveling to a popular destination, start looking at and booking flights/hotels

3-4 Months Before the Bachelorette Party

  • Book any venues or vendors that you may need

2 Months Before the Bachelorette Party

  • Send out invitations to all confirmed guests
  • Begin planning the itinerary for the party
  • Purchase any supplies/ party favors/ gifts (Sprinkled With Pink can help with that;))

1 Month Before the Bachelorette Party

  • Confirm all bookings with venues and vendors
We hope this guide helps give you a better understanding of the Bachelorette Party Planning Timeline! We are here to help you have the perfect bach party for your bestie and her girl gang. With this timeline, everything will be planned well in advance and you will be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy a beautifully planned party with your best friends!

XOXO,

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P.S. We know time can get the best of us sometimes! If you are already running a bit behind or had an activity fall through and need some last minute bachelorette party ideas we have the perfect guide for you! Check out our Last Minute Bachelorette Party Ideas here.

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