Are you ready to kick-it with your girlfriends and celebrate with your bride before her big day? Well then you HAVE to have a bachelorette party! This guide covers everything you need to know about how to plan a bachelorette party.
I absolutely love photographing bach parties because they are full of candid and authentic moments! it also gives me the opportunity to learn more about you and your bridal party!
They booked me for an hour of photos at their Airbnb which had the perfect open desert landscape. The theme of Rachel’s Bachelorette party was desert cowgirl so the location fit the aesthetic perfectly. We used the open area and mountains as the backdrop and towards the end of the session utilized the amazing sunset.
They wrapped up the evening with some topless shots, their cowgirl hats and a champagne pop which added some spice to their gallery! Ending with a champagne pop is always a fun time – these ladies were an absolute blast to work with!
The first question that usually comes up, is who plans the bachelorette party? Well traditionally this was planned by the maid-of-honor, but nowadays some people choose to make it a group effort. So it really just depends on the people who are invited and what they are willing to take on!
Which leads me to probably the second most asked question. Who do you invite? Well this is really up to the bride. Some brides like to keep the bachelorette party to just their nearest and dearest which is usually what the bridal party is made up of.
However, some brides like to extend the invitation to other important family and friends. It should be noted though, that whomever you invite to your bachelorette party should certainly get a wedding invitation too.
Finally, the last most important question is – who pays? Each member who is attending the bachelorette party is responsible for chipping in and generally this also covers the cost to pay for the bride. Although, if you plan on having a bachelorette weekend, it is not unusual for the bride to have to pay for herself.
When planning the bachelorette party it is really important to consider what your bride likes. It is important to know what her vision is, as the party is meant for her. It is easy to plan something that YOU like but not necessarily what she likes. So be sure to ask your bride questions that might be helpful to your planning agenda. Here are some questions you might consider asking:
Once you have your bride’s vision nailed down it’s time to select the location. Obviously picking a location that everyone on the invite list can get to is important. Everyone has different budgets so make sure this is within everyone’s financial ability. I included ‘theme’ under this section because the theme generally goes hand-in-hand with the location. Generally if you are having a tropical beach bachelorette party then you are likely not celebrating in the snow capped mountains of Colorado.
Picking a theme for the bachelorette party can be a really fun addition and a way to get everyone involved. It really helps to set the mood as well! There are so many amazing themes out there but again it really helps to have a clear vision of what your bride’s interests are. A theme can also help you choose décor and activities to include.
Here are some things to think about when picking the theme:
As mentioned above there are some really great themes out there. But here are some of my favorite themes:
We had such an amazing time🤍. I appreciate you coming out here to capture these memories.
Jessica, thank you so much the photos look incredible. All of the girls are going wild over the photos. You killed it, thank you again.
Ready to start planning your bachelorette party?
Reach out and let’s talk about how I can help you document your bachelorette party and help you celebrate with your closest friends! And if you need help on how to plan your bachelorette party I am full of ideas and willing to assist you in planning.
If you are looking for someone to take photos, laugh with you and get those fun Instagram worthy shots – contact me here to get this party started!