Over the summer and the early part of fall, I’ve needed to take an extended break from the blog in order to focus on other parts of my life. It was never intended to be for this long and I briefly returned to blogging at one point only to need to walk away again. There was a lot going on and my capacity had reached it’s limits.
To be honest, for a while there I forgot how much I loved blogging. It just seemed like one more thing to add to my to do list which was starting to get overwhelming.
In moments like these it’s important to look inside and see what is needed. For me, it meant focusing on other things and when the time was right returning to the things that make me happy.
So now I am back. I have some ideas for some blog posts that will be coming up over the next few weeks.
Today though, I thought I would start back with a guest post that I received from Aimee from DIYDarlin.com.
I don’t know about you, but now that I’m in my 30s, it seems that so many people I know are getting married! Figuring out what to do for the Bachelorette can be challenging. It can definitely also get pretty expensive.
So Aimee has come up with a list of 5 venues that will be perfect for a Bachelorette party.
5 Perfect Venues for a Bachelorette Party
It’s no secret that one of the biggest expenses of a bachelorette party is the venue. You have to choose between the in-home shabby-chic night with friends, a downtown party in the big city, or fancy weekend getaway with the bridal party. Who is going to pay for any of that?
If you are the maid of honor (a.k.a. MOH) or a bridesmaid, you are likely asking yourself that very question. The good news is that while you will probably need to spend some cash to host the party, you don’t have to worry about footing an extravagant bill. There are at least 5 venues that will give your bride and your guests the “wow factor,” without sending a shockwave through your bank account.
- A Tea Room
Bridal teas are typically correlated with a bridal shower more than with a bachelorette party. But some brides would prefer a classy afternoon with best friends over a late night out. If there are no tea rooms in your local area, you can host the party at someone’s home. The tea pots, teacups, and saucers could be borrowed or bought from a wholesale website. Snacks for a tea party are typical light items like mints, nuts, or small sandwiches, so your food costs will be relatively low. This is the perfect type of party for a fancy bachelorette party on a tight budget.
- The Pool
For your summertime bride, the pool is the perfect way to celebrate the bride’s big day. Nothing says “relax,” quite like a cold fruity drink, a suntan, and a picnic near the water. If one of your guests has access to a private pool, they may be able to help facilitate a lower rental fee. You could pick up a few basic snacks and drinks to bring along, but otherwise the costs for bachelorette pool party are surprisingly on the low end. This is a great option for a low-key, fun day in the sun.
- A Hotel Suite
You will definitely want to compare prices on hotel suites, but by choosing a date during an off-season you can significantly lower your venue fees. The bridesmaids may be willing to split the cost of one suite, which should be able to accommodate a small guest list.
If you are planning this night away as a surprise for the bride, you may want to pack an overnight bag for her, and double check that her home security is set before she leaves for the night. The last thing you would want is for her to have a beautiful surprise that actually causes her more stress because she isn’t prepared. You will want her to be as care-free as possible during her special night.
- A Historical Site
Several historical homes or museums rent out their facilities for parties and events. The benefit of renting one of these sites is that many of them have event staff who can supply you with a list of caterers, event planners, DJs, etc. Some of the larger, well-known sites may be pricey, but you might be able to find a smaller site that is willing to negotiate the price or build some of the extra expenses into the rental fees. This is a great option for hosting a more quaint, private bachelorette party.
- An Escape Room
Variations of escape rooms are popping up all over the U.S. These team-orientated games allow for a decently sized group to be locked into a room full of hidden puzzles for an hour to see if they can combine their efforts to escape. Don’t worry, they will definitely let you out of the room if you don’t solve the escape route. It’s a fun challenge for a group of friends looking for a party that’s easy on the wallet.
Bachelorette parties should be fun, not overwhelming. Pick the venue that best matches your bride and your budget. The only priceless part of the party should be the time you get to spend with the bride.
Thank you so much Aimee for these great ideas!!
The next time I am planning a Bachelorette party I’m going to take a look at Aimee’s list and step outside the box.
Let me know in the comments below if you have any suggestions for a Bachelorette venue that is something outside of the norm.
Thanks for reading!!