THEME: Although bachelorette parties are traditionally about spending your final days as a single woman with a big night out, it just didn’t feel like ‘me’. My perfect idea of a bachelorette party, instead, was bonding with my favorite girls over a relaxing getaway with lots of sunshine, cocktails by the pool and of course plenty of massages and facials.
PLANNING: Organising a group trip requires a fair bit of coordination so I knew the planning had to start early to organize all the details as well as give people plenty of notice of the plans. Since our wedding was at the end of November and bachelorette parties are usually held a month or so before, planning discussions for us started around June (4-5 months in advance).
Bridemaids are usually responsible for organizing bachelorette parties and so I enlisted their (there were four of them) help when it was time. Although each of the girls was keen to help out, I found it was best to give two of them the responsibility to lead the planning. They were super organized and delegated various aspects of the planning details among themselves. Given I knew this wasn’t a straightforward bachelorette party, I also offered to pitch in with researching accommodation and flights for the trip. I created a ‘Bridesmaids Help’ WhatsApp group to discuss and coordinate all the planning details which were helpful as we were all living in different cities.
Overall, organizing the getaway ended up being a really smooth process, thanks to my organized and very generous bridesmaids who made it a getaway to remember. Even though I knew most of the general details about the trip, the girls still managed to plan other little surprises without my knowledge which was a lovely touch. The planning process also ended up being a really great way for all of them to get to know each other in the lead up to the wedding.