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To my wonderful, dedicated followers,
Recently I was notified that my blog (which has not been updated in close to a year) has been receiving an incredible amount of traffic. This came as a shock considering the lack of updates. However, I find myself inspired and feel a triumphant return to the resource with new posts for all my beautiful bachelorettes is in order. Though I am an Atlanta-based gal; I plan on posting more about all the ins and outs of bachelorette parties as well as fresh ideas for my followers from all over. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with suggestions, questions, or comments about anything related to the website, event planning, or general bachelorette shenanigans. I look forward to updating and hope to help make all of your bachelorette planning endeavors come true. Party on, ladies. Party on.
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I was recently enlisted by a close girlfriend to help plan a bachelorette beach bash for the upcoming spring. Though vastly unseasonal I figured it would be a good time to make note of some tips and inspirations during the early stages of planning.
As I always try to instill in the minds of fellow friends and planners do your best to encourage a commitment from all of those who are invited. It is immensely difficult to budget when you do not have everyone on board. Also inviting 25 guests on an out-of-town trip is not only a major pain to plan for, but makes it nearly impossible to keep tabs on that large of a guest list. I am a strong believer in keeping your bachelorette party down to a smaller, more manageable size. This way everyone can enjoy themselves and it makes it easier for those who are executing the planning. When booking an out-of-town venue, hotel, house, condo- whatever it may be knowing the approximate number of attendees makes it that much simpler to budget, book, and follow through with all the little details.
Since I am an Atlanta girl it is a little difficult to make suggestions on exactly where to plan your bachelorette beach weekend since I have readers from all over. However, for those of you the South, here is a list of accessible destinations in no particular order;
1. Destin, FL. 2. Charleston, SC 3.Gulf Shores, AL. 4. Miami, FL 5. Daytona Beach, FL.
A lot of ladies I know have been choosing to forego sending out paper invites and to just send an e-vite to get the ball rolling. As easy as e-mail is I love receiving good invite in the mail (especially for a bachelorette weekend.) Here are a couple of fun, different samples I have recently come across;
As far as favors go it is always nice treat your friends with a little “thank you for coming” gift. By no means does it have to be anything expensive, however it is always a nice gesture to show your guests that you are appreciative of them being there to celebrate with you. Here are a couple of cute, affordable ideas that can be easily duplicated and used as gifts.
You can find adorable towels for as cheap as $4 at any local Wal-Mart, Target, etc. Usually monogramming is fairly inexpensive depending on where you go, but if the idea of full named doesn’t appease, you can always do a single letter.
Personalized cups are such a great, easy DIY gift especially for a beach weekend. However, if you do not have the time to craft you can always easily order them online. (photo above courtesy of ETSY)
I love, love, love koozies for a bachelorette party gift and they are so appropriate for a beach weekend. Not only are the extremely cheap to order and personalize, but they also last and can be used 100 times. Such a perfect keepsake for a weekend you and your girls will not surely soon forget.
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Over the past few years tanning has become a hot, sometimes controversial topic due to the increasing concern of health risks. Now all brides and birdesmaids know that tanning typically becomes part of a normal regiment when preparing for a big event. The upside of tanning now is that there are so many wonderful options to obtain that golden glow while still keeping health conscious. Some of the options include Versa Spa, Mystic Tan, and custom Airbrush Tanning, as well as an array of sunless products like Benefit’s Aruba in a Tuba. Since most brides would prefer their bridesmaids to have something other than a ghostly complexion for the big day I wanted to post the suggestion to host a tanning party. Many salons like Hollywood Tans Atlanta offer the option to throw an after hours tanning party for you and your closest friends. It is a 10 person minimum and they give you the choice of normal UV tanning as well as sunless options like Mystic Tan or Airbrush with Norvell Amber Sun solution to give you a flawless, golden glow. For those who are a little more self conscious- Mystic is a wonderful alternative and you have the ability to customize your tan with all kinds of additives to give you a fragrance, a darker boost, or to even extend the results. $25 per person gives you a visit into one of their UV booths and a packet of lotion. Sunless options range from about $35-$45. You are allowed to bring food and drinks which makes for a fun, carefree evening of tanning with your closest friends. If you have concerns about tanning check out the FDA’s website here.
Here at ATL Bachelorette Resource we are always looking for new, great resources to contribute to the successful planning of a bachelorette party, bridal shower, or any other fabulous get togethers. That is why we are always happy to promote other resourceful pages as well. Here are a few of our favorites we have recently come across.
House of Bachelorette is a fantastic resource for all things Bachelorette Party. From great ideas down to an extensive of list of favors, games, and an endless amount of party supplies. You can easily find something for any bachelorette theme or their page.
My Bachelorette Party Ideas has plenty of great ideas for decor, themes, outings, favors, and gifts. It is not frequently updated, however they still have tons of incite to offer.
Hostess With the Mostess is a really fun blog chock full of entertaining ideas. From girl’s night out ideas to food and drink down to holiday ideas, not only is it full of great shower, and bachelorette ideas- it covers planning for all occasions.
Atlanta Bridal.Com is a great resource for an bride to be or anyone involved in any aspect of planning. They have tons of resources from bachelorette planning ideas down to event rentals and restaurant recommendations.