5 Non-Traditional Bachelorette Party Ideas

Let me guess. Your best friend is getting married and you’re in charge of planning the bachelorette party but you want to do something that isn’t cliche? Well you’re in luck! Check out these 5 Non-Traditional Bachelorette Party Ideas and send your best lady off in style!

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5 Non-Traditional Bachelorette Party Ideas

  1. Take a Road Trip
    Leave regular life behind and hit the open road for a few days with your besties. Road trips can be an inexpensive way for you and your girls to let your hair down. The best part about a road trip is they are inherently all about spontaneity so you don’t even have to plan too much.
     
  2. Go skydiving
    You’re already taking the plunge in to marriage. Why not go a metaphorical and plan a plunge party? This may not be for everyone but it’s surely a party your ladies won’t forget.
     
  3. Go on a City Wide Scavenger Hunt
    This one is great for the gamers. Compile a list of some of the brides favorite things and turn it into a city wide scavenger hunt, keeping the girls entertained for hours.
     
  4. Rent a Private House
    Instead of renting hotel rooms, rent a house on AirBNB or HomeAway so the entire group can stay together for the weekend. Plus, with a house, you get additional perks like a kitchen - perfect if you want to save a little money by eating in - or a fire place if you want to get cozy while you all chat over a glass of wine.
     
  5. Wine Tasting
    Instead of a wild weekend in Vegas, what about a relaxing day at a vineyard, sipping wine with your girls and touring the grounds. We won’t judge you if you forget to spit out your taste test.

If you’re looking to plan a bachelorette party for your bestie and you want it to be a little different, any of our 5 Non-Traditional Bachelorette Party Ideas above are sure to help pave the way to creating a unique party everyone will love. Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter so you can get all of our helpful planning tips directly in your inbox. Happy wedding planning!

3 Tips to Keeping Your Wedding Dress Clean

The very idea of your wedding dress getting dirty can send chills up a brides spine. But the reality is that between all of the running around between venues, heading outside for photos, the chance of off weather, and drunk wedding guests, there are plenty of opportunities for that pristine dress to become dirty during the wedding day. Having photographed hundreds of weddings we’ve seen it all and have created this quick list of 3 Tips to Keeping Your Wedding Dress Clean on the wedding day.

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  1. Spray the Hem
    You’re probably like “whaaaaaaat?!?” but it’s true. Products like Scotchgard  Fabric Protector can really go a long way in keeping the bottom of your dress clean while you’re galavanting around town. Our advice is to take your dress to a dry cleaner and ask them to spray the hem to protect the bottom of the dress. Let the pro’s handle it!
  2. Bring a Petticoat
    While traveling from your hotel to your venue, having an extra coat to sit on is always a good idea. Don’t make the mistake of sitting down in the limo only to find out a few seconds later someone had spilled their drink there!
  3. Pack a Tide Pen
    We cannot stress this one enough! If you haven’t read our Must Have Bride Emergency Kit post yet, you should do that now. Don’t worry…we’ll wait. A Tide pen can be a life saver! DO NOT leave home without this important item.

Mostly, the trick to keeping your wedding dress clean is through common sense. It’s ok to be adventurous (in fact, we encourage it!) but maybe wait until after the ceremony to roll around in the grass or go charging through the rain for those epic photos. What do you think? Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below. And to stay up to date with wedding planning tips, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter. Happy wedding planning!