If you are in charge of putting together your friend’s bachelorette party, it can feel like a curse and a blessing in one. Yes, you are honored to have the privilege of being in charge, and you would not want anyone else to do so. At the same time, though, you may be feeling a bit anxious about it. After all, you want to make sure that your friend has a night (or weekend) to remember. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the steps you should follow the plan the perfect bachelorette party.

Talk to the bride

The first thing you need to do is speak to the bride. While you are probably not going to want to tell her about any of the particulars regarding what you are planning, as most bachelorette parties are a surprise, you do need to speak to her to get a good understanding of what she wants and what she does not want. For example, does she want to go abroad? Does she want to go clubbing? She will likely have a few things that are a definite ‘no’ – so you need to find out about this. You also need to find out who she wants to be invited. You should get the contact information for everyone that is going to be on the guest list.

Get organized

Now that you have a good idea regarding what the bride-to-be wants and what she does not want, you need to get organized. The best thing to do is simply create a WhatsApp group for all of the people that are going to be invited. You can then explain to them when it is going to be and where. You should give them ‘x’ amount of time to get back to you to tell you whether they are coming or not. If you need help with planning, it is better to ask one or two people – no more. If you post a WhatsApp message asking everyone for their opinion, it will be chaos. You should also set up a spreadsheet so you can track payments from everyone.

Plan the fun extras

Simply choosing a restaurant or bar and inviting people is not enough for hen parties these days. Brides-to-be have got more demanding, that’s for sure! They will expect lots of fun games and different activities. Check out these fun girl’s day ideas for some suggestions. You should also make sure that there is plenty of alcohol in supply. This is a unique way to ensure there are plenty of drinks available.