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Your wedding is undoubtedly a celebration of your relationship with your future spouse, but the bachelor/ bachelorette party provides an opportunity to celebrate you as an individual. Although you’ll be spending the rest of your life with your partner, this is a party just for you and your closest friends. It’s a chance to revel in your single life (legally speaking) one last time before tying the knot. The lively celebration can range from a singular fun night out on the town to a multi- day destination adventure.
The quintessential bachelor/ bachelorette party typically involves a same-sex guest list. However, some couples with blended friend groups may prefer to have a joint celebration. This larger alternative can be equally as enjoyable, so don’t be afraid of this option!
To fully let loose and enjoy the festivities, keep the guest list restricted to your close friends. After all, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to celebrate with extended family and professional colleagues during other wedding festivities.
Six to eight weeks prior to the wedding.
When it comes to choosing a venue for your bachelor/ bachelorette party, the possibilities are endless. The scale of the celebration is entirely up to you, but keep in mind that you should consider your guests’ ability to participate in the festivities. While you may be excited about a week-long cruise, a friend or family member with a newborn might not be able to attend, and you wouldn’t want them to miss out!
If you’re interested in a destination weekend, some of the most popular locations are Las Vegas, Nashville, Miami, Savannah, New Orleans, Napa Valley and The Hamptons.
If you prefer to plan a local celebration, popular options include a relaxing spa day, staycation at a luxury downtown hotel, chartered boat excursion, bar crawl around the city or dancing the night away at a nightclub.
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