Be the Maid of Honor to go down in history as the best Bachelorette Party planner ever! It won’t be easy; the good bachelorette parties balance debauchery with the bona fide celebration of the bride’s last night as a single woman. The best bachelorette parties offer something more– a memorable experience, a top spinning DJ– and fun that makes the men green with envy when they are left out! Time to branch out from the male stripper cliché, and plan the most innovative bachelorette party of the wedding season: The Girls’ Night Out Lingerie Fashion Show!
First some things to consider: Talk to the Bride
At one time, it was considered poor form to involve the bride when planning for her own bachelorette party. The bride’s friends would work blind, not knowing what the bride might really like. Often, their efforts would go to waste because they would have the bride’s tastes all wrong. There’s no reason to keep the bride in the dark. Modern etiquette is completely accepting of the bride’s involvement.
Don’t carry the burden yourself
While the maid of honor does need to be in charge of the planning, she shouldn’t have to do every single thing by herself. To begin, it could end up being too much work. It would also not be fair for the bride’s friends to deny them participation. It’s an excellent idea to delegate responsibility.
Plan with a generous budget
It isn’t just the wedding that brides remember forever – they also remember with fondness and pride the wild time their bachelorette party was. It can be hard-throwing a memorable bachelorette party on a tiny budget, though. Gratefully, these parties don’t need to be paid for by one person – all the friends attending share in the expenses. You need to talk to all the invitees, agree on a budget and have everyone pay you in advance so that you won’t need to chase everyone asking for money after the party.
So How Do You Throw the Ultimate Bachelorette Party?
Easy who doesn’t want to have the fun time we all see both on the runway and backstage at the “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show?” Well, here’s how:
First, the planning starts with the basics. Find a suitable private location, so the men of the wedding can’t catch a peep, with something to function as a runway. A private home with a long room will suffice, and the runway could be as simple as a red carpet runner. For the more upscale bachelorette parties, renting out a hotel banquet room with a platform is another option, but privacy may be more difficult. Make sure the hotel senior staff is aware of the event, and discretion is a priority. Hiring a “security guard” for the door isn’t a terrible idea, just as an added precaution.
Hire a Professional DJ
One of the highlights of any runway show is the music. The DJ must be a professional, a charismatic MC for the fashion fun, and one that knows the sexy top hits of the day. DJ’s are professionals at making people comfortable, and open to having fun. Ask if your DJ has any additional ideas for the fashion show you haven’t already addressed. They typically have great ideas as they have seen many different perspectives on different events and they know what works and what does not.
Now the fun begins. The final bit of preparation work comes with a shopping trip! All models– the bride, bridesmaids, and even friends–should select attire comfortable for them. The show doesn’t need to only include lingerie. Expand the “line” to include everyone’s hottest club hopping outfit, most stunning dress, and sexy pajamas. Shopping together provides an additional must-have bonding experience.
On the day of the fashion show, primp like the inner diva screaming for attention in all of us. Many of the beauty treatments can double as preparation for the wedding, too. From extravagant day spa packages to low-budget group manicures, the key is to pamper yourselves. Contrary to the bachelorette parties of old, large amounts of alcohol consumption are not ideal for this party. Social drinking to keep spirits up is perfect, but binge drinking and potential alcohol poisoning just don’t go well with looking beautiful.
Cue the Beat
Once the DJ is set up and the “models” ready with their first outfits, cue the DJ to thump the beat, dim the lights, and have the photographer/videographer ready. The “models” can then strut their stuff in an exclusive Girls’ Night Out fashion line! Now once you are past the first outfit take a break. Have the DJ keep the party going for a while. Now the fun begins. Tease the men with a few snapshots using SnapChat(TM).
The Grand Finale
Once the beaus find out there is a hot fashion show of their favorite women, and they aren’t invited, the protests will come. Men wouldn’t be interested in seeing the same old bachelorette revelry of male strippers. And why should they go see their own strippers, strange women taking their clothes off, when the women they already adore are doing it at the bachelorette party? Oh yes, the jealousy will rear its ugly head. Too bad guys, this event is girls only! The bachelorette fashion show is a night of female empowerment, confidence, and a little bit of naughtiness to celebrate all that is beautiful about being a woman. It only takes a little bit of planning, shopping, and an awesome DJ to make this one bachelorette party the bride won’t want to forget!
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