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​Who Do You Invite to a Bachelorette Party?

Posted by Sandy D. on

Drinks, debauchery and “dirty” party games: Your bachelorette party will be an experience to remember (or, when copious amounts of alcohol are consumed, not remember)! Some brides look forward to their bachelorette party almost as much as the wedding itself. You’ve likely imagined what your bachelorette event will look like, including the ladies you see accompanying on your adventure. Your bridesmaids and best friends will certainly top the list—but who else should come along?

Who makes the list?

Believe it or not, there are a few limitations on who you should invite to your wild night (or nights) out. According to general wedding etiquette, the golden rule is to only invite women who are also wedding guests. That way, your bachelorette party participants won’t feel “used” or left out of other wedding festivities.

Who might be cut?

Besides the hard-and-fast bachelorette party rule of inviting only wedding guests, there are a few “optional” limitations. These include:

Kids: Whether they’re family, flower girls, or junior bridesmaids, you might not want to expose younger children to excessive drinking or items sexual in nature. Consider inviting the under-21 crowd to the “PG” pre-gaming events (like dinner or a blow-dry bar).

Parents: Unless you are very close with your mom (think: Gilmore Girls close), you likely won’t want her to see you downing drinks or dancing on bar tables. If you want your mom to be part of the festivities, either have her participate in the tamer pre-gaming OR prepare her for what to expect if she decides to stick around.

The groom: No matter how low-key your bachelorette party, your hubby-to-be’s presence will definitely put a damper on things. Instead, make it a point to check in with your groom periodically (or at a determined time) when you’re apart.

Finally, invite the people you know will help make your night special and fun.

Happy planning!

with love & style from: Sandy D. (bridal blogger extraordinaire)

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