We love weddings and all the fanfare around them. In fact, we love when happy couples consider La Casa Cottage Resorts for their celebrations, maybe even use La casa Mirador Guest House for the ceremony. But planning a wedding from start to finish is tough. So here are some tips and tricks to get the bachelorette party juuuuust right.
DO: Ask the bride what type of party she wants.
DON’T: Hire strippers and buy penis hats for the lolz.
Every bride is different. Some people want a wild, crazy, go-all-out party weekend. On the other hand, some women prefer something quieter and more elegant. Be sure you are tailoring the bachelorette party to the specific preferences of the bride-to-be. Remember: this party is all for her.
DO: Take care to respect budgetary concerns for all guests.
DON’T: Surprise people with last-minute expenses.
Respect how much money people are able or willing to spend. If you are struggling to cover even the bare necessities, consider doing a fundraiser with the bride’s extended family to cover some of the expenses. However, the cost mainly falls upon the maid of honour and the bachelorette party guests. Consider saving money ideas, like picking an “out of season” weekend, making snacks rather than buying them, and implementing BYOB. Here’s a budget spreadsheet to get you started.
DO: Plan enough activities to keep people entertained.
DON’T: Over-schedule every minute of the day.
The bachelorette party should be fun for everyone. Plan enough activities to occupy a few hours a day, if it’s a multi-day event. Leave room for relaxation and conversation. You’ll want to start with games and introductions and gifts. However, as the night goes on, the schedule should loosen up a bit. Give people something to look forward to but also plenty of time to socialize and kick back.
DO: Have back-up plans in place.
DON’T: Ever assume things will go 100% according to plan.
Always have a backup plan! You should always assume the best but plan for the worst. For example, maybe the restaurant you made reservations at floods unexpectedly. Seek out a few backup options (don’t book them, just know where they are and what they offer) so that you can bounce back quickly from unexpected hitches.
DO: Reserve any venues or tables way ahead of time.
DON’T: Overbook your rooms or surprise venues with extra guests.
Make sure you have booked all appropriate accommodations, dinner reservations, limo pick-up or other transportation, and anything else that might need to be “held” for larger groups. Get RSVPs before booking and try not to surprise venues with additional guests. Restrictions to, say, room rental occupancy are there for a reason. You don’t want to end up with any unpleasant fines!
BONUS: Thinking of hosting your bachelorette party in the Okanagan? These accommodations are perfect for 6 to 8 guests, making them a great option for small gatherings.
- Private Rental: Barona Beach (West Kelowna, B.C.)
- Private Rental: Pender Island 01 (North Pender Island, B.C.)
- Qualicum Landing #10 (Qualicum Beach, B.C.)
- Tanglewood Beach Homes #22 (Parksville, B.C.)
Looking for the perfect venue for your wedding, family reunion, or corporate event? Try Breakaway Vacations! We host groups from 8 to 26.