Picture this: you’ve been asked to be a bridesmaid and you’re super excited! All you can think about is planning your favorite part of any wedding, the bachelorette party, and how fun it will be. You can get matching t-shirts, hire a sexy stripper, have a girls night out on the town, and take crazy pictures of how wildly drunk everyone got! (Only to delete 50% or more of said pictures the next day because you and your crew drunk at 2am isn’t really as cute as you thought!)
So then you talk with the bride and she says……. Absolutely no strippers! In fact, she might not even want to “party” at all and says let’s just keep it low key. And you know what? That’s okay! It’s a night, or weekend, where the bride gets to hang with her favorite women, which has become so rare in her adult life, so don’t risk making her feel uncomfortable by ignoring her wishes. Instead you should get creative!
To help you with that we’ve thought of a few fun alternative options.
Camping / Glamping
If your bride is outdoorsy then get out there in nature! Just don’t be surprised if a lot of the bridesmaids aren’t into the whole tent in the middle of the woods idea. In that case rent a luxury cabin and go glamping! If you split the cost amongst all the bridesmaids a cabin that is normally out of your price range on your own could be totally affordable.
Besides getting to spend time in nature it’s a great way to get away from it all and have a relaxing girls weekend. Just think, you can sip wine out of your coffee mug while taking in the lake area, the mountains, or beautiful foliage. Depending on the area you choose there could be a variety of activities to do including canoeing/kayaking, horseback riding, swimming, hiking, and maybe even skiing in colder months.
Another fun idea for brides that love sand more than the mountains is to have a girls weekend at the beach. If it’s warmer weather there will be plenty for you to do including sunbathing, swimming, biking, surfing, and drinking lots of cocktails by the water.
Just imagine the beautiful sunsets you will take in and the amount of time you’ll have to unwind and catch up talking about the good ol’ days. If for one weekend only you’ll get to enjoy time with the bride, and most likely some of your closest girlfriends, like it used to be. And if you’re feeling up for reliving some of those crazy college nights find a dive bar and try to blend in with the locals, cause a scene, or just let the night take you where it will.
If your bride loves wine then get that girl to a winery! While you’re at it check out bedandbreakfast.com to find a nice B&B to hang out overnight with the girls while in wine country. Not sure where to go? Check out this chart below:
Even if you can’t get to a wine region, with a little bit of research you can most likely find a winery within 2 hours of where you live. Rent a limo and once inside turn on some tunes and pop champagne as you cruise in style to the winery.
No matter where you head on your bachelorette party adventure remember to respect the brides wishes! Bottom line it’s about having fun with the bride and her friends one last time before she’s a married women. Just remember to relax and make the most of it.
Did you help plan a creative bachelorette party? Tell us about it in the comments.