4 Obstacles You Face When Planning a Bachelorette Trip (and How to Overcome Them)
Bachelorette parties are heading to exotic locales, but with these exciting trips and the chance to spend a few days away with your best friends, come a whole host of new problems that can pop up that might make the bride’s time a little less than ideal. If you’re planning a bachelorette trip for an upcoming wedding, here’s what you need to keep in mind, so you can stick to your maid-of-honor duties with ease.
4 Obstacles You Face When Planning a Bachelorette Trip
1. Not Keeping the Focus on the Bride
It doesn’t matter if you’ve always wanted a trip to Barbados, or if the bride has already been to Cabo a million times. If she wants to go to Cabo, everyone goes to Cabo! This is her big day; everyone else will have their big day another time. As such, make sure your itinerary is suited to her wants and needs. For example, if you know she’s a late sleeper, maybe don’t schedule breakfast for 8 a.m. Or, if she prefers whiskey to wine, skip the wine tasting and go with a distillery tour instead.
2. Failing to Be Cognizant of Budgets
Not everyone in the bridal party has the same budget and it’s important to keep this in mind. No one should be so stressed over the cost of a bachelorette trip that they can’t enjoy themselves. Your bride will want to ensure her bridal party is taken care of, as well, so discuss with her ahead of time what she feels everyone in the party could possibly swing for a trip, and then brainstorm ways to make an awesome trip affordable for everyone.
3. Focusing Too Much on the Insignificant Details
Stop thinking of the bachelorette trip as a big last hurrah, or the only time the bride will get to have a bit of fun before she settles down. Instead, this is a chance for her to spend a little low-key quality time with her best friends before tying the knot. This quality time should be the overall focus of the trip, with chances for you all to bond, reflect, remember and have a good laugh or two, before the big day. Don’t get so lost in staying on schedule, picking the perfect restaurants, planning the perfect games and making sure all the trains are running on time, that you forget this.
4. Not Going for a Better Gift
Generally, each bridesmaid will receive a goodie bag or gift during a bachelorette trip, and then the bridal party will pitch in for a gift for the bride as well, but skip the monogrammed robes or the matching t-shirts and, instead, go for a better gift, something the bride and all of her friends will treasure not just for the weekend, but for a lifetime. A gorgeous set of photos from the trip can be just the thing, and we’re not talking a collection of selfies. Plan a fun photoshoot during your trip, with a professional photographer, to get magazine model-worthy shots of you and all the girls, with the bride at the center of it all. Your bride will definitely love her treasured keepsake from the trip and everyone else will have an unforgettable experience working the camera.
All Photos Captured by Local Lens Photographer Ely in Cabo San Lucas