There's More to These Bashes Than Hiring a Stripper Bachelor and
bachelorette parties are a rite of passage as much as they are a
party. They mark the transition from a single independent lifestyle
into the commitments of married life.
In recent years, both bachelor and bachelorette parties have become
a lot more creative. Drinking and sexuality are no longer mandatory
activities at these events. Camaraderie and celebration are more the
order of the day. Men may go out to sporting events, play sports
themselves or head out for a hike in the woods. Women enjoy days at
the spa, camping trips or head off to a restaurant for a gourmet
dinner. As you plan to host one of these fun pre-wedding events,
here are the basics that you'll need to keep in mind.
Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Planning Considerations
These events are usually organized by members of the bridal party.
In no case does the bride or groom pay for their activities. The
participants in the party pay the full bill. Be sure you plan an
activity that is affordable to those who will cover the bill. It's
okay to surprise the bride or groom with the activity that has been
planned for the send-off party. That said, you should keep in mind
the personality and wishes of the bride or groom. Although everyone
else in the bridal party may expect and desire a stripper, the
preferences of the honoree need to be respected. Don't embarrass the
bride or groom with a stripper if you really know that wouldn't
amuse them. These parties are a great opportunity to warmly roast
the bride or groom, and to make a few off-color jokes about married
life (again, as long as you know the guest-of-honor won't be
offended). Therefore, plan for lots of amusing toasts. You might ask
a few guests to prepare a toast in advance to get things started.
Anyone who is invited to the bachelor/bachelorette party should be
on the guest list for the wedding.
Don't plan this party for the night before the wedding. Both the
bride and groom want to be at their best for the big day, and if
alcohol is involved, that's not likely to be the case. Even with a
more mellow kind of party, there's usually lots of last minute
details for the bride or groom to attend to the day before the
From Donna Pilato,Your Guide to Entertaining.
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