For many, the weeks before a wedding present a time to celebrate the last of a life lived apart. Many will throw bachelor or bachelorette parties to celebrate the end of their unmarried life with their friends. But this is an old tradition that definitely doesn't have to be done in the old ways.
Do you want to celebrate your bachelor and bachelorette party together? It's an option many are leaning towards in the modern era. If that's your choice, there are some new challenges you'll have to face when party time rolls around.
What's the best way to approach a combined party? Read on and we'll walk you through what you need to know.
Get Your Hosts On The Same Page
You may be abandoning one custom of these parties, but that doesn't mean you're getting rid of all of them. If you're like many to-be-wed couples, you're likely having your best man and maid and honor ready to plan your prospective parties.
Now that you're considering combining parties, you'll need to make sure this duo can work well as a team. That means introducing them if they haven't yet gotten acquainted, with can be its own well of stress and work.
If they're already friends, that can make things a lot easier. That being said, you'll need to ensure they both see eye-to-eye about the festivities and that they have personalities that can mesh well.
Establishing a clear line of communication between the two of them can help make your party a success. Failure to do so can create a disparate mishmash of ideas and a pool of bad feelings. Choose wisely.
Pick An Event With Broad Appeal
Now that you're combining parties, you'll be dealing with a much larger guest list of people. That likely means leaning broader with the concept for your fiesta. Avoid things that only one half of the bridal party might enjoy. Yes, that probably means the strip club parties are out on either side.
Instead, prioritize what might be fun for all. Renting a party limo can be a great idea, or bringing everyone to a beach house for the weekend. Keep everyone happy and you'll be happier too, at the end of the day.
Get On Those Reservations Early
We'll reiterate once more to make sure it's in your head: combining parties means your guest list is going to be MUCH BIGGER. A bigger group means a lot more work needs to go into booking a location and ensuring they'll have space for you.
That means you'll need to work on getting a reservation in at the spots you want to visit as far ahead as possible.
If you fail and try to do your bookings at the last second, you'll probably end up massively disappointed. The early bird gets the worm, as the saying goes, and that's certainly true in this case.
Party Time! Planning A Joint Party
If you're planning a joint bachelor and bachelorette party, it's essential to be prepared when party time rolls around. The above advice should help.
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