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5 Tips for Planning a Bachelorette Party for the Modern Bride

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The words bachelorette party might make some nervous whether you’re the bride, the maid-of-honor planning one or a bridesmaid being invited to such festivity for different reasons. Here we shared 20 unique bachelorette party ideas that won’t make you cringe, and today we’ve partnered with Skedaddle to dish out 5 tips for planning a bachelorette party for the modern bride. Boasting a sleek vehicle fleet and providing completely customizable routes, Skedaddle is changing the game where party transportation is concerned. So ladies-of-honor, take note!

5 Tips for Planning a Bachelorette Party for the Modern Bride photo Cheers Babe http://ruffledblog.com/5-tips-planning-bachelorette-party-modern-bride

If you were ever a bridesmaid or maid-of-honor, you know bridal duties are no easy feat. Besides helping the bride with her wedding, you’re in charge of organizing pre-wedding events and orchestrating dates with everyone’s schedules while trying to stay cool and collected amidst all of it. San Francisco’s wedding team Cheers Babe, Honey & Twine plus a troop of talent threw their own version of a fun, relaxed and easy bachelorette party — a picnic at a scenic beach complete with rosé.

5 Tips for Planning a Bachelorette Party for the Modern Bride photo Cheers Babe http://ruffledblog.com/5-tips-planning-bachelorette-party-modern-bride

5 Tips for Planning a Bachelorette Party for the Modern Bride photo Cheers Babe http://ruffledblog.com/5-tips-planning-bachelorette-party-modern-bride

1. Think about what everyone enjoys doing
We never cease to be amazed by the creativity that goes into planning these events – you can visit wine country, a barre class or even have a whole weekend of destination fun. Focus on incorporating the activities and experiences everyone in the group will be eager to take part in. If you’re designing the setting itself, a pro tip is to think about how you can incorporate all 5 senses to create a fully immersive event!

5 Tips for Planning a Bachelorette Party for the Modern Bride photo Cheers Babe http://ruffledblog.com/5-tips-planning-bachelorette-party-modern-bride

5 Tips for Planning a Bachelorette Party for the Modern Bride photo Cheers Babe http://ruffledblog.com/5-tips-planning-bachelorette-party-modern-bride

5 Tips for Planning a Bachelorette Party for the Modern Bride photo Cheers Babe http://ruffledblog.com/5-tips-planning-bachelorette-party-modern-bride

2. Consider everyone’s budget
It’s important to be mindful about what the bridal party is willing to spend, especially since being a bridesmaid is no cheap gig! Modern bridal parties are chipping in for pre-wedding events like the bachelorette so that the final cost doesn’t fall on the MOH alone. We were delighted to find out that companies like Skedaddle are streamlining this process with options for split-payment, so you can be rest assured the transportation portion will be covered hassle-free.

5 Tips for Planning a Bachelorette Party for the Modern Bride photo Cheers Babe http://ruffledblog.com/5-tips-planning-bachelorette-party-modern-bride

5 Tips for Planning a Bachelorette Party for the Modern Bride photo Cheers Babe http://ruffledblog.com/5-tips-planning-bachelorette-party-modern-bride

5 Tips for Planning a Bachelorette Party for the Modern Bride photo Cheers Babe http://ruffledblog.com/5-tips-planning-bachelorette-party-modern-bride

3. Take care of transportation for everyone invited
So you’ve set the date, planned the event and confirmed your guest list, but you haven’t worked out the logistics of how you’ll get there! One of the most important details to think about, and almost always the last to be considered, is transportation. And it’s not always as easy as going from point A to point B. You might want to pick up the bride tribe in style or hop to a few different destinations along one route! Skedaddle allows you to plan all of this ahead of time, so your adventure can go beyond stop #1. (These are the moments we praise technology because it can all be done on your phone!)

5 Tips for Planning a Bachelorette Party for the Modern Bride photo Cheers Babe http://ruffledblog.com/5-tips-planning-bachelorette-party-modern-bride

5 Tips for Planning a Bachelorette Party for the Modern Bride photo Cheers Babe http://ruffledblog.com/5-tips-planning-bachelorette-party-modern-bride

5 Tips for Planning a Bachelorette Party for the Modern Bride photo Cheers Babe http://ruffledblog.com/5-tips-planning-bachelorette-party-modern-bride

4. Relax + rewind
Bridal parties today are made up of individuals living cross-country and beyond, who have all touched the bride in a different season of life. These pre-wedding events are the perfect opportunity to connect, bond and of course share embarrassing stories of the bride from all those different seasons. Bachelorette parties don’t have to be jam-packed with activities, and the prime example is this coastal boho picnic. Moroccan pillows, speckled sweets and fruity cocktails make this a perfectly curated setting for that long overdue gossip sesh!

5 Tips for Planning a Bachelorette Party for the Modern Bride photo Cheers Babe http://ruffledblog.com/5-tips-planning-bachelorette-party-modern-bride

5 Tips for Planning a Bachelorette Party for the Modern Bride photo Cheers Babe http://ruffledblog.com/5-tips-planning-bachelorette-party-modern-bride

5 Tips for Planning a Bachelorette Party for the Modern Bride photo Cheers Babe http://ruffledblog.com/5-tips-planning-bachelorette-party-modern-bride

5. Invite the groom (but not really!)
Bachelorette parties have historically placed a taboo on having the groom attend, and rightfully so! But that doesn’t mean he can’t have a small place at the table. One of the trends these days is for grooms to create an “I Can’t Wait to Marry You” video message to share with his bride at the bachelorette. Another idea is to have the MOH ask him a series of questions about the bride and their relationship, and then have the bride guess his answers in front of all her squad. It’s fun, sweet and gives the gals who may not know him as well a chance to see what your relationship is all about!

5 Tips for Planning a Bachelorette Party for the Modern Bride photo Cheers Babe http://ruffledblog.com/5-tips-planning-bachelorette-party-modern-bride

5 Tips for Planning a Bachelorette Party for the Modern Bride photo Cheers Babe http://ruffledblog.com/5-tips-planning-bachelorette-party-modern-bride

Skedaddle makes this event all the more easy with the ability to book your private round on-demand, no matter what party size. And with their vehicle fleet, the more the merrier! So now that you’re well-versed in the modern bachelorette party essentials, you can let stress take the backseat and Skedaddle take you home. Download the app here + share with the bridal party to see why it’s all about the journey and not the destination.

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This post was sponsored by Skedaddle. Thanks for supporting our sponsors!

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Fun Black Tie Warehouse Wedding in Melbourne - photo by Jerome Cole http://ruffledblog.com/fun-black-tie-warehouse-wedding-in-melbourne
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Today we’ve partnered with Avery to share colorful balloon ceiling inspiration that will simply make your heart POP! This vibrant color palette is the perfect transition from summer to fall, and we’re quite obsessed with the possibilities this project presents. Harking back to younger days, this balloon display brings an air of sophisticated fun to any event and is sure to delight your guests. I mean who doesn’t want a personalized name card with a party favor to boot? Not to mention the balloons automatically double as chair swag for the reception + light-hearted fun for the dance floor. Yes please!

Balloon Ceiling DIY with Free Tag Printables- photo Isabelle Selby http://ruffledblog.com/balloon-ceiling-diy-with-free-hang-tag-printables/

Balloon Ceiling DIY with Free Tag Printables- photo Isabelle Selby http://ruffledblog.com/balloon-ceiling-diy-with-free-hang-tag-printables/

Balloon Ceiling DIY with Free Tag Printables- photo Isabelle Selby http://ruffledblog.com/balloon-ceiling-diy-with-free-hang-tag-printables/

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Balloon Ceiling DIY with Free Tag Printables- photo Isabelle Selby http://ruffledblog.com/balloon-ceiling-diy-with-free-hang-tag-printables/

Balloon Ceiling DIY with Free Tag Printables- photo Isabelle Selby http://ruffledblog.com/balloon-ceiling-diy-with-free-hang-tag-printables/

We’ve created 3 different designs with botanical and fresh patterns to mix and match – you’ll find a bonus Thank You tag in there too! Avery’s Design & Print tool allows you to customize each tag with your own text, so it goes without saying these printables can be incredibly multipurpose!

Balloon Ceiling DIY with Free Tag Printables- photo Isabelle Selby http://ruffledblog.com/balloon-ceiling-diy-with-free-hang-tag-printables/

Balloon Ceiling DIY with Free Tag Printables- photo Isabelle Selby http://ruffledblog.com/balloon-ceiling-diy-with-free-hang-tag-printables/

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Balloon Ceiling DIY with Free Tag Printables- photo Isabelle Selby http://ruffledblog.com/balloon-ceiling-diy-with-free-hang-tag-printables/

Balloon Ceiling DIY with Free Tag Printables- photo Isabelle Selby http://ruffledblog.com/balloon-ceiling-diy-with-free-hang-tag-printables/

How to print these Avery templates using Avery’s Design and Print Online:

  • Go to avery.com/print to use Avery Design & Print Online
  • Create a free account or click “My Computer” to upload your .avery files
  • Customize it if you wish and print it yourself!

Balloon Ceiling DIY with Free Tag Printables- photo Isabelle Selby http://ruffledblog.com/balloon-ceiling-diy-with-free-hang-tag-printables/

Balloon Ceiling DIY with Free Tag Printables- photo Isabelle Selby http://ruffledblog.com/balloon-ceiling-diy-with-free-hang-tag-printables/

To print double sided, you will need to run each sheet of hang tags through the printer twice. Though as you print front and back, don’t feel obligated to marry polka dots with polka dots. We recommend mixing and matching these designs between individual tags and placement in the final display as well. This foolproof recipe will give your balloon ceiling the ultimate dynamic edge, and it took no time to style! What’s more, it’s a wonderful way to fill space and make an impact with little work. So if you’re looking for creative wedding details that will have jaws on the floor, head on over to Avery’s Design & Print tool to give this suspended project a go.

Balloon Ceiling DIY with Free Tag Printables- photo Isabelle Selby http://ruffledblog.com/balloon-ceiling-diy-with-free-hang-tag-printables/

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