Wehn making your guest list for the bachelorette party, you should focus on memories or meaning rather than going big. What is going to make this party memorable(in a good way) for the Bride? Should you invite EVERYONE she knows or just a few close friends. Mom? Grandma? Super gossip Aunt Sally? The most common size we see for bachelorette parties is 8 to 12 people. Beyond 12 it becomes more difficult to manage, to plan, and make decisions. Larger parties can be fun but make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons.
We have put together a few tips and pointers when choosing your perfect bachelorette party with FireFly Group Events in Orange County or San Diego.
The secret of a good event is to plan ahead! We know how busy you are along with the responsibilities you have for the wedding. We know how stressful it can be planning an event, along with it being time consuming, that’s why the professionals at FireFly are here to help organize an event everyone is talking about for years to come. Each vendor we work with is a professional at what they do, they will take special care of you on your event – they say leave it to the experts, so we do.
Here are a few pointers:
- You need to sit down with the bride and plan out the guest list. Chocolate making might not be good for the bride’s diabetic mother.
- Think about the number of people you want to invite, up to 20 is usually a good number, any more and things might be hard to control and get out of hand
- Set the tone of the night, is it just your closest that are coming or will Grandma and your mother-in-law be invited as well – I am sure you don’t want your new mother in-law seeing you a little tipsy having a lap dance from a Chippendale!
- Plan your bachelorette event a couple of months time prior to the big night or weekend – this will give you enough time for everyone invited to plan ahead, it also means you will definitely get the activities you have chosen.
- Choose something unique for your event, remember this is a one off event for you and your friends and family to spend quality time together, cherish those relationships. Don’t waste it by just going out for dinner, then getting drunk and end up not remembering the fabulous event – there is more to life, so live it!
- It is always a hassle collecting everyone’s money, especially when you don’t know everyone that is invited. With FireFly, you wont have to worry about this, you already have enough things to do. Everyone invited will log on and pay for their own seat, it means you wont be out of pocket if people don’t show up.
- Decide if you want the bachelorette party to have a theme, think about what costumes, props and accessories you might need. For example a burlesque theme. (check out our blog post to find some interesting themes)
Stay tuned for our next Tips for Planning Your San Diego Bachelorette Party.
Welcome to Part 2 of our Tips for Planning Your Bachelorette Party.
- Decide if you want the bachelorette party to have a theme, think about what costumes, props and accessories you might need. For example a burlesque theme.
- Keep in touch with the people invited on your event page, this helps if you need to arrange meeting times and places and any modes of transport.
- Your event page will send out reminders for guests to pay, what to bring. You don’t want Auntie Carol showing up to a spa day without her swimsuit.
- Not everyone will know each other so the event page will help get you and the other guests get acquainted before the event
- Booking an event with FireFly will give you piece of mind when booking an event, we’ve found only the best vendors for your event. You don’t want to look like a let down before you have even gotten to the wedding day and your maid of honor duties
- You will feel more at ease knowing that all the groundwork has been covered, remember we are the experts and it isn’t our first time!!
- You will feel comfortable knowing that the brides future in-laws are comfortable as well.
- Plan to have a good time and you will.
Good luck with planning the bachelorette party! If you’re in Orange County, Los Angeles, or San Diego check out our party packages -> http://www.fireflygroupevents.com
Build in some Quality Time with the Bride
Choose something unique for your bachelorette party. Remember this is a one off event, a chance for you and your friends and family to spend quality time together. Cherish those relationships and use your time together wisely. Don’t waste it by only going out for dinner then getting drunk and end up not remembering the fabulous event – there is more to life, SO LIVE IT!
The bachelor party or bachelorette party is where everyone loves to go big. We party like Charlie Sheen and spend money like Donald Trump and can’t remember much the day after. The transportation of choice is usually a stretched SUV limousine or tricked out party bus rental. When it comes to picking your VIP limo transportation you need to be careful. If you do a search for Party Bus or limousine you’ll get a bazillion different companies trying to win you over. You’ll see cheap prices, free hours, free drinks, and more clamoring for your attention. Not all companies are created equal. Here are a few things to watch out for:
1. Do they own their vehicles/fleet? We deal with a lot of companies but we won’t work with one that doesn’t own it’s own vehicles. There are a lot of limo brokers out there who resell limousine services. They take a booking then farm it out to the lowest bidder. This means they don’t have firsthand knowledge of the vehicle or driver. We prefer to go to the source and book with companies that service their own vehicles and have regular drivers. Continue reading →
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Being the Maid-of-Honor is a huge responsibility for anyone. Not only do you help the bride plan her Big Day, you have to make ALL the decisions for the bachelorette party. How do you do that while trying to please the Bride and all of her special friends or bridesmaids?! We’ll try and help you avoid a Real Houswives worthy clash.
First, make sure you plan a party that suits her expectations without ruining the surprise. A great tool to us is to give the bride a mini questionnaire asking her likes and dis-likes. Continue reading →
Honestly, I never wanted the screaming drunk mayhem that gets associated with bachelorette parties. I want it to be fun, adventurous, and different. I know I’m not alone out there so I am putting ideas up for those brides who want something to remember. I looked at our bachelorette party packages and picked some ideas that I think are off the beaten track. Send this list to your Maid of Honor and see what kind of memories you can make.
Heavy Equipment Theme Park – Denver, Colorado
Move over boys it’s time for some the women to play with big toys in the dirt! Have you ever thought it would be cool to operate an excavator, bulldozer or skid steer? Then now is your opportunity to play in the dirt. On your digging adventure you can doze and excavate dams and ponds. Move and remove sand, gravel, rock, and other materials from your own individual work area. Continue reading →
Planning ahead of Time
Plan your bachelorette event two to three months time prior to the big night or weekend – this will give you and those invited to get prepared, save up money, and you’ll insure that your going to get the reservations you want.
If you want to a taste of all-American culture, then head to Los Angeles. It is the entertainment capital of the world, the streets of Hollywood often feel like a reality show. This diverse city has restaurants for the adventurous palate, the hottest clubs and eclectic beach cities.
When hosting a bachelor party or bachelorette party in Los Angeles you always have to take into consideration the traffic, so leave plenty of time if you are going from one activity to another. We recommend getting a limo or party bus, so you can relax and have a few drinks (optional) while someone else takes care of parking and navigating the traffic. Limo drivers are also great at recommending local activities and flavors.
When we look for new locations for our parties we take a few things into account.
- Transportation - is it easy to get around in Los Angeles? Public Transportation?
- Proximity – Is everything ie. bars, clubs, restaurants, hotels, etc close to each other? Are there some cool daytime excursions close to the area for the bachelorette party?
- Saturation - Does the area have a strong selection of clubs, restaurants, bars, lodging etc?
- Safety – Would a group feel comfortable wandering around the streets at 2 in the morning?
In Los Angeles a Bachelor Party can go clay pigeon shooting, go-karting, or indoor sky-diving before hitting the clubs, while the Bachelorette Party can sample Champagnes, cook a gourmet 3 course dinner or simply relax in a spa. You will not be disappointed by the sights and sounds in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Bachelor Party Packages:
- Speed Demon – 50 laps round the race track, did we mention that you are driving, then sit down for a family style dinner and club.
- Platinum – Spy School – Self defense followed by fencing, then learn how to make the perfect Martini – you are now ready for your next mission Mr Bond
- Bump & Bowl – Bumper cars on ice (are you kidding me), then off to a swanky bowling alley with bar.
Los Angeles Bachelorette Party Packages:
- Idol Wannabe – Become a superstar for the day and make your own CD, then sit down to a family style dinner and entrance to a club.
- Glamor Girls – Design your own perfume, then have your nails painted in this chic nail boutique (private party)
- Chocoholic Poles – Awaken your inner sex kitten pole dancing then indulge in chocolate, make or taste these delectable treats in a chic chocolate shop (our most popular package)
Always consult the bride when deciding the guest list. She knows best when it comes to mixing work friends with childhood friends, and family with friends. Nothing would be worse that to have someone she didn’t want come to the party. Another thing to consider is the party activities and whether the people you’re inviting are a good choice for that. Chocolate making might not be good for the bride’s diabetic mother.