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Bachelorette Party Survival Guide




Do you get a gift for a bachelorette party?

Gifts for the bride are not necessary for a bachelorette party, as traditionally the maid of honor and bridesmaids plan and pay for all bachelorette festivities including costs for the bride and the bride spends her time preparing for the big day instead.

Gifts for the bride tribe has become increasingly popular. Brides are gifting everyone attending the bachelorette party with a personalized gift, especially if everyone is traveling for the event. A little gift that shows your appreciation for everyone joining in is always nice. The goal is for the bride and her guests to bond and have a blast before the wedding.

What is a good gift for a bachelorette party?

Anything personalized is always a nice gift for the bride tribe: robe, pajamas, sun hat, swimsuit, wine glass, luggage tag.

Treating your girls to a little rest and relaxation is also a great idea with spa treatments: massage, mani/pedi, facial.

Tote bags filled with goodies is also fun. You can include mini bottles of liquor, lipstick, sunglasses, gag gift and sweet treats.

What goes in a bachelorette survival kit? 

Aspirin, Gatorade, mints, tums, eye drops, shot glass, hair tie, stain and makeup remover wipes, water, sunglasses, eye mask, nail file.

What is the difference between a bridal shower and a bachelorette party? 

The bachelorette party is a time for the bride to let her hair down, forget about wedding planning and hang out and have a blast with friends. The bachelorette party is a more intimate affair with a bride’s closest circle of friends; siblings, college roommate, childhood best friends, cousins, and so forth.

The bridal shower is meant to “shower” the bride with love, gifts and encouragement for her new life as a married woman. It’s a nice occasion for the bride to spend relaxed time with her family and friends before the big wedding day. Games are played, funny stories are shared and advice is given to the bride.


What are some fun things to do for a bachelorette party? 

Selecting a theme for the bachelorette party will help guide the activities. Here’s a fun list of things to do: wine tasting, cooking class, distillery tour, charter a small boat or yacht, book a glam squad for a fun night out on the town, scavenger hunt, casino, spa day, try a unique class (trapeze, soulcycle, ballet barre, pole dancing, rock climbing, etc.).

What does the bride do for the bachelorette party?

The bride sets the parameters of the bachelorette party; do you want to travel, stay local, discuss with your bridesmaids any wants or concerns you have about the bachelorette party. If you want the activities to stay within a certain price range so that everyone can attend let your bridesmaids know what you are comfortable with for the event. Think carefully about the guest list and invite your best girlfriends who you are excited to celebrate with. Be sure to provide your bridesmaids with the contact information for your invitees rather than have them guess about whom to invite. Traditionally, the maid of honor and bridesmaids plan and pay for all bachelorette festivities, and the bride spends her time preparing for the big day instead.



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