Did your bestie just get engaged? Is she hoping to combine the two best things - friends and travel? Help her dreams come true by planning a Destination Bachelorette Party using these steps.
Here are our steps to planning the perfect Destination Bachelorette Party:
Check-in with the Bride and Bridesmaids
What does the bride have in mind for her pre-wedding getaway? Would she prefer the beach or the mountains? Star gazing while glamping or city lights? Avoid settling on a place that is going to wipe out the budget or that will involve too much travel.
Set a Budget
Before finalizing a location, figure out how much your group is willing to spend. We suggest using an anonymous google poll to collect a little more information from the group. Navigating finances can be tricky, so it is good to start communication early.
Pick Your Ideal Location
Cities are great for Bachelorettes, as they lend themselves to a range of activities and amenities. Our favorite Bachelorette town (we may be a little biased), is Asheville, North Carolina, with its stunning mountains, rich history, abundance of beer, delicious food and beautiful art. Plus, Asheville Wellness Tours can help you plan; it is what we do best! There are so many amazing destinations to choose from, so make sure the location captures the interests of the bride and your tribe.
Once you have settled on a location, the next step is to book your accommodations. Discuss with your group if you plan to stay at an AirBnB, vacation rental or hotel.
Plan Your Weekend!
Start planning your weekend activities! If all the guests do not already know each other, we suggest starting your weekend with group activities. Our “Detox/Retox” itinerary begins with Yoga on the Mountain, where a local guide and yoga instructor will lead you on an outdoor yoga adventure. The afternoon continues with a detoxifying Salt Cave session. The salt rock crystals in the cave release 84 trace elements and minerals, which are essential to the homeostasis of our bodies. At the end of the day, go ahead and “retox” with a Rooftop Bar Tour, where you will sip and see the thriving city of Asheville from a bird’s-eye view.
Don’t Forget About the Logistics
Take care of the logistics in advance. Details such as dietary concerns, rooming requests, and arrival and departure constraints are important questions to ask. We recommend using google sheets to keep everything organized.
Collect payment before the trip. Consider sending out an email asking participants to transfer money by a set date. There are so many fast and easy ways to send money, our favorites are Paypal and Venmo. Having the money collected and arrangements paid for in advance will ensure that you (and the bride!) have a smooth and stress free weekend once the party star