8 Unique Bachelorette Party Ideas

Every bride needs a bachelorette party - it's practically a rite of passage! The media likes to play up steamy bachelorette parties, but there's no reason that your big night has to be anything extreme. If wild party nights aren't really your scene, here are a few fun alternatives for your bachelorette party.

Have A Slumber Party
You can't go wrong with the classics! There's a reason slumber parties are every girl's favorite thing... Sometimes there's nothing better than settling in with a blanket, a pillow, and your best girlfriends for a cozy night at home. Don't forget the wine!

Make It A Spa Day
Every girl likes being pampered! Your bachelorette party could be the perfect excuse to finally have that much-needed spa day with your girls. Plus, this can be a great opportunity to make sure your nails look perfect before your big day!

Be Crafty
Every girl has an inner craft-fanatic somewhere - she just might need a little coaxing to come out! Get creative with your girlfriends by having a serious crafting session. Paint wine glasses, make personalized wall decorations, or bedazzle picture frames!

Get Fit
For the health-conscious bride, a wellness-themed bachelorette party could be the perfect solution. Get your girls together for a group yoga class, go for a hike, bust out some water aerobics, and/or maybe even meditate. Exercising together is a great bonding experience - and body and your mind will thank you!

Take A Weekend Trip
Have you been promising a weekend getaway with your girls, but haven't found the time to make it happen? Squeeze it in before the wedding by making it your bachelorette party! There's no rule that says it has to be Las Vegas - pick any destination you want and hit the road.

Rent A Boat
Do you have a lake or an ocean at your disposal? Rent a yacht or a cruiser and take your girlfriends out for a fun-filled day on the water! Water has been proven to have a relaxing effect, so it could be the perfect way to help ease your pre-wedding jitters. Plus, who wouldn't love the opportunity to get a little extra sun before the big day?

Go Camping
Have you always been more of the outdoorsy type? Let your inner tomboy shine by taking your best girlfriends on a weekend camping trip! Pitch a tent, throw a few snacks and some drinks in a cooler, and you'll be good to go.

Give Back
Is there a certain cause that's always been close to your heart? Why not turn your bachelorette party into a philanthropic event? Get your girls together and go volunteer at a local animal shelter, women's shelter, or other charity organization. You can even ask your bridesmaids to give donations to the charity of your choice instead of giving you gifts!

HAVE FUN!
Remember, at the end of the day, the bachelorette party is designed to give the bride a chance to celebrate her last few days as a single woman before taking the plunge and getting married. Just as no two brides are alike, no two bachelorette parties should be the same. There really is no "right" or "wrong" way to plan a bachelorette party - just make sure it's something the bride will love!

~ The WhereBridesGo.com Team

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7 Sneaky Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding

Did you know? The average cost of a wedding in the United States currently hovers around $25,000 - and that doesn't include the honeymoon! With wedding costs skyrocketing, it's no wonder that keeping their budgets in check is a major concern for many of today's couples. If you're looking to keep costs down, here are a few clever ways to help you save money on your big day.


1. Plan Ahead
Some venues and vendors may give you a price cut if you book several months out (usually 12 months or more). If you have your wedding planning timeline organized well in advance, you can also time your shopping strategically. For example, you may be able to get great discounts on twinkle lights if you hit the stores right after Christmas!

2. Hold Your Wedding In The Off-Season
It's no secret that top venues and vendors charge more for their services during peak wedding season. Their off-season rates are often significantly lower than their in-season rates, so planning your wedding sometime between October and April can potentially save you thousands of dollars.

3. Choose In-Season Flowers
Holding your wedding in the off-season saves you big money, but choosing in-season flowers also saves you money. Each flower has its own month when it typically blooms, and florists often charge top dollars for flowers that they have grown out of their main season. By selecting the flowers that are generally growing anyway during your wedding month, you can lower the cost of your bill. Our previous blog offers an easy month-by-month guide to choosing your wedding flowers.

4. Choose Your Own Vendors
Many venues have agreements with certain vendors; if you choose to work with that venue, you will have to use their caterers, their bartenders, and their DJs/bands. Unfortunately for you, these vendors can usually get away with charging more because they know brides are already committed to using their services. If you choose a venue without these vendor agreements, you will be able to shop around and find the vendor whose prices match your budget.

5. Steer Clear Of Saturday
Saturday is the most popular day of the week to get married, hands down. If you want your big day to be held during prime wedding season, you can still save significant dollars by choosing any other day of the week. Some venues lower their prices by as much as 50% during weekdays. Holding your wedding during the week may also keep your guest count down, which can save you significant dollars on your catering bill.

6. Hold Your Ceremony And Your Reception At The Same Location
It is not uncommon for couples to get married at one place and then have their reception in a different place, but this can prove a rather costly option. You can usually save money on the venue by not having to reserve two separate locations, and you can cut down on transportation costs by not having to move all of your guests and your wedding party to the reception venue after the ceremony.

7. Have A Destination Wedding
Some couples are surprised to learn that destination weddings can actually be cheaper than weddings held close to home. You will have to cover travel costs, but planning a faraway wedding will help you keep the guest count to a minimum and will encourage you to keep the rest of the wedding planning simple. By the time it's all said and done, destination weddings usually end up being cheaper than local weddings.

Happy Planning!
If you're looking for wedding supplies and wedding accessories that won't break your bank, be sure to check out WhereBridesGo.com! We have everything you need to help you design your dream wedding. Happy planning!


~ The WhereBridesGo.com Team

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11 Brilliant Wedding Hacks

Planning your wedding should be FUN! It's easy for brides to get caught up in the minute details and stress over the little things, but the team at WhereBridesGo.com is here to remind you lighten up and have a good time with your wedding! It's a day designed to celebrate joining your life with the man of your dreams - not a day to sweat the small stuff.


In honor of keeping things light and fun, we've put together a list of the top eleven wedding hacks that are guaranteed to make your big day MUCH easier.

1. Hide A Large Sheet Cake In The Kitchen To Serve To Your Guests
This way, you can purchase a smaller decorative cake that will be much more budget-friendly!

2. Number Your RSVP Cards
Sometimes, guests forget to put their names on their RSVP cards - either that, or their handwriting is pretty much illegible. Writing small numbers on the backs of your RSVP cards and making yourself a cheat sheet will ensure that you always know who has RSVP'd.

3. Get A Wedding-Only Email Account
Having a wedding-specific email account will allow you to keep RSVPs, guest questions, and correspondence with vendors in one easy-to-access space. Plus, you and your new husband can use it for joint bills or other accounts after you're married!

4. Invest In Veil Weights
If you're planning a wedding outdoors (or simply taking some photos outside), purchase some veil weights to keep your veil from blowing around in the wind. You'll be glad you did!

5. Wear A Button-Down Shirt While Getting Your Hair And Makeup Done
You're paying good money to make sure your hair and makeup look absolutely perfect on your wedding day - don't risk messing them up by pulling a shirt over your head when it's time to get dressed.

6. Break In Your Wedding Shoes Before The Big Day
Any woman can attest to this: all new shoes need to be broken in! If you have purchased a new pair of shoes especially for your wedding, do yourself a favor and start wearing them around your house now!

7. Run A Wire Hanger Along Your Dress To Eliminate Static Cling
Static cling is problematic on any dress, and wedding dresses are no different. Don't let it bring you down on your wedding day! Running a wire hanger along your dress will get rid of the cling, and it's much cheaper than a static-removal product!

8. Tuck Tissues Into Your Bouquet
Weddings are (obviously) pretty emotional events. Do yourself a favor and tuck a few tissues into your bouquet for easy access if need be. (Don't forget to wear waterproof mascara, also!)

9. Use A Damp Sponge To Seal Envelopes
Licking envelopes to seal them is never fun - especially if you have to send out hundreds of save-the-dates, invitations, and thank you cards! Use a damp sponge to save your tongue from all the trouble. Glue sticks work well, too.

10. Sew Your Bra Into Your Dress
You have enough to think about on your wedding day without having to worry about whether or not your bra straps are showing! Save yourself the hassle and ask your seamstress to sew a strapless bra (of your choice) into your dress. With everything in one piece, you won't have to worry about tucking straps out of sight.

11. Put Together A Wedding Emergency Kit
Despite all our best-laid plans, small emergencies can and do happen. Give yourself piece of mind by putting together a wedding emergency kit for your big day. Include Q-tips, bobby pins, floss, hairspray, safety tips, needle and thread, bandaids, tweezers, chapstick, and white chalk (to cover stains in the wedding dress). Don't forget that WhereBridesGo.com sells pre-assembled wedding emergency kits, too!

Happy Planning!
Your wedding day will be one of the best days of your life - don't forget to take time to enjoy it! On behalf of the team at WhereBridesGo.com, we wish you and your groom a lifetime of happiness together.

~ The WhereBridesGo.com Team

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