How to Start Planning a Bachelorette Party: A Timeline for Brides, Maids of Honor, and Bridesmaids

Planning a bachelorette party is an exciting responsibility that comes with the honor of celebrating the bride-to-be’s last fling before the ring. To ensure everything goes smoothly and the event is unforgettable, it’s important to start planning well in advance. Here’s a helpful timeline and tips for brides, maids of honor, and bridesmaids to kickstart the bachelorette party planning process.

6 Months Out: Laying the Foundation

At the six-month mark, it’s all about getting organized and setting the groundwork for a fabulous bachelorette party.

  1. Talk to the Bride:
  • Discuss her preferences, interests, and any must-haves for the bachelorette party.
  • Determine the guest list, including who the bride wants to invite.
  1. Set a Budget:
  • Discuss the budget with all participants to ensure everyone is comfortable with the expected costs.
  • Consider accommodation, travel, activities, meals, and any additional expenses.
  1. Choose a Date:
  • Coordinate with the bride and key attendees to select a date that works for everyone.
  • Consider any major events or holidays that might affect availability and costs.
  1. Decide on a Destination and Theme:
  • Choose a destination that matches the bride’s interests and the group’s budget.
  • Pick a theme that adds a fun and cohesive element to the celebration. Popular themes for 2024 include “Last Rodeo,” “Veuve before Vows,” and “The Perfect Match.”

90 Days Out: Finalizing Details

Three months before the bachelorette party, it’s time to start locking in the details and making reservations.

  1. Book Accommodations and Travel:
  • Reserve any necessary accommodations, such as hotel rooms or vacation rentals.
  • Book flights, train tickets, or any other travel arrangements.
  1. Plan Activities:
  • Research and book activities, such as spa appointments, tours, or entertainment.
  • Make restaurant reservations, especially for any special dinners or brunches.
  1. Send Out Invites:
  • Send out digital or physical invitations to all attendees.
  • Include important details such as dates, location, theme, and any necessary travel information.

60 Days Out: Getting Creative

With two months to go, focus on the fun details and special touches that will make the bachelorette party memorable.

  1. Order Party Supplies:
  • Purchase themed decorations, party favors, and accessories like Brown Skin Bride’s foam fingers, party cups, straws, and “Wifey” bamboo earrings.
  • Consider personalized items for the bride and guests, such as custom t-shirts or sashes.
  1. Plan a Detailed Itinerary:
  • Create a schedule that outlines all planned activities, meals, and downtime.
  • Share the itinerary with all attendees to ensure everyone is on the same page.
  1. Arrange Transportation:
  • Book any necessary transportation, such as airport transfers, rental cars, or party buses.
  • Consider how the group will get around at the destination.

30 Days Out: Final Preparations

One month before the bachelorette party, it’s time to confirm details and ensure everything is ready for the big event.

  1. Confirm Reservations:
  • Double-check all reservations, including accommodations, activities, and restaurant bookings.
  • Ensure that any special requests or dietary needs are noted.
  1. Pack and Prepare:
  • Create a packing list for the bride and attendees, including themed outfits, swimwear, and any other essentials.
  • Prepare a day-of bag with necessities like sunscreen, snacks, and first aid items.
  1. Communicate with Guests:
  • Send a final reminder to all attendees with key details, such as the itinerary, meeting points, and contact information.
  • Confirm any last-minute arrangements or changes.
  1. Get Ready to Celebrate:
  • Coordinate a surprise or special moment for the bride, such as a heartfelt toast or a memory book from her friends.
  • Make sure everyone is excited and ready to have a great time.

By following this timeline and staying organized, you’ll ensure that the bachelorette party is a fun, memorable, and stress-free celebration for the bride and all her guests. At Brown Skin Bride, we’re here to support you with stylish and inclusive party supplies to make your bachelorette party truly special. Happy planning!

Stay tuned for more tips, inspiration, and products designed to make your bachelorette celebrations truly special. Follow us on our journey and let’s create memories that will last a lifetime.

With love,

The Brown Skin Bride Team