As your last big celebration among friends before tying the knot, you want your bachelor or bachelorette party to be an occasion that you will remember for the rest of your life. However, it can be challenging to find a destination that is convenient and attractive to all of your guests.
Whether you like to party, sightsee, or experience local culture, there’s a lot that goes into choosing the perfect destination for your event. Check out our tips for picking a place that suits your style and personality.
Identify a destination that’s easy to get to
Your party attendees will likely be coming from various parts of the state or country, so make it simple for your friends and family to travel to your destination. This way, you will guarantee that more of your loved ones can attend.
If you can, aim for a gathering point with a major airport for your out-of-town visitors. You can also pick a spot that is accessible by car for a good portion of your guests. Alternatively, if you’re intent on an international getaway, start finalizing your party details as early as possible. This allows your guests to save money by planning early.
Pick a place with a range of activities
Bachelor and bachelorette parties tend to bring together a range of personalities. In many cases, you will be inviting friends and family from various phases of your life (high school, college, and adulthood), so you want the itinerary to appeal to multiple personality types.
Ensure that no one feels left out by planning activities that everyone can participate in. Some people may prefer not to drink at clubs all night, so find a location where you can try out daytime group activities in addition to partying.
It’s also essential to allow for some downtime in between festivities. Keep in mind that your loved ones are taking time away from their families and life at home to celebrate you. Let them unwind a bit by not completely overloading your weekend itinerary. This also helps keep costs contained, since bachelor or bachelorette parties can get expensive quickly.
Let your attendees help with planning
As a groom or bride, you already have more than enough to map out for your upcoming nuptials. For your bachelor or bachelorette party, lean on your best man or maid of honor to assist with the coordination. You can ask them to run ideas by you before booking anything, but trust their judgment and commitment to making sure you have an unforgettable experience.
You might find this difficult if you’re a planner by nature, but try your best to let it happen. Remind yourself that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to relax and spend quality time with your closest friends and family before married life begins – enjoy it!
Whether you’re hosting a small local get-together or a blowout bash in a faraway destination, your bachelor or bachelorette party should be a celebration dedicated to you. With these tips, you’re sure to have an incredible time with the people that love you most.
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