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Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Ideas and Questions
Can a bachelor party be for more than one night? We were thinking about going out of town, doing some fishing, then a heavy duty party at night. We’ll make a camping weekend out of it, just us guys and the good old outdoors!
You’ve got a great idea! It is perfectly acceptable to make your party last a little longer than one night. You deserve a break from all the hectic wedding planning, just as much as your sweetie does.
Keep in mind, you and your buddies’ budgets, and also availability. I would start planning this well in advance, to make sure you all can get away at the same time. Also, it is really important to keep your fiancé informed of all your plans, and make sure she is comfortable with them. In fact, she just might want to do the “bachelorette” thing that same weekend. You two will have a lot to talk about after the weekend is over! You might even have to plan a future fish fry! Have a great time!
My maid of honor is getting ready to plan my bachelorette party and neither of us are really sure who is “supposed” to be on the invite list. I have a lot of close friends, but my fiancé and I decided to keep our wedding party relatively small. My question is, do I invite only the ladies that are actually standing up with me on my wedding day, or is it ok to extend the invite out a little further, and if I do where do I draw the line without hurting feelings?
This can be a tough situation for brides. Wedding and event planning can get very tricky when trying to keep everyone’s feelings in mind. For your bachelorette party you should absolutely have everyone there that you would like, even if they are not in the wedding party. This includes friends, cousins, even Mothers and future Mother-in-laws (if you dare). Though traditionally it is usually only the wedding party who participates in the bachelor/bachelorette celebration, there are no rules that say you need to limit your night of fun to a chosen few. As with the rest of your wedding, this is your day! Plan it accordingly! Though you will want to be aware of feelings surrounding this event. If you are going out of town for the weekend and inviting your 3rd cousin (for your Aunt’s sake) means rearranging room arrangement’s and renting a bigger limo, then it’s probably best to leave her off the guest list. If your plans are a little simpler and including her means making a phone call and changing the number of guests for your dinner reservations, then it might be worth it to avoid any more drama (there is sure to be at least a little somewhere in the planning process). Either way, this is your bachelorette party, and hopefully the only one you will ever have. Make it an event which will be memorable for you!