Planning a Bachelorette Party? Here are 12 Questions to Ask Before Setting the Weekend Itinerary

Set the stage for an unforgettable bachelorette party weekend by asking crucial questions about dining, budget, destinations, and themes.
Suzie Palma
Co-Founder @ Let's Jetty

As the maid-of-honor, bride, or designated planner, it's essential to craft a bachelorette weekend itinerary that caters to everyone's preferences to ensure a drama free zone. Before you finalize the plans, here are 12 crucial questions to consider. You can send a Trip Survey in Let's Jetty to gather preferences and help inform decisions. We know the stakes are high! Let's Jetty makes it easy to ensure that every detail is thoughtfully tailored to the bride-to-be and her entourage.

  1. How often would you like to go out to eat vs. eat-in? Gauging the group's dining preferences is key to planning meals. Whether you're craving dinners at local restaurants or cozy nights in cooking together, understanding everyone's desires will help you plan brunch, lunch, and dinners to accommodate a range of preference.
  2. Are you comfortable splitting the cost of groceries? Collaborative budgeting is essential for smooth sailing throughout the weekend. Discussing the shared expenses for groceries helps manage expectations and ensures fairness among all attendees.
  3. Would you be comfortable splitting the cost of the bride's meals, entertainment, and drinks with other guests when we all go out? Open communication about splitting costs for the bride-to-be's expenses ensures transparency and avoids any financial surprises. Establishing collective contributions for meals, entertainment, and drinks fosters a sense of camaraderie and shared responsibility.
  4. What activities are you interested in? From adventurous outdoor excursions to pampering spa days and everything in between, understanding each guest's interests helps tailor the itinerary to ensure everyone has a memorable experience. This also helps you get ahead of it so you can make quick decisions when it comes time to book the activities.
  5. What's your preferred days & length of the trip? Synchronizing schedules and determining the ideal duration for the getaway is crucial for accommodating everyone's availability and preferences. Whether it's a weekend escape or an extended retreat, you'll need to find the perfect timeframe that accommodates everyone's schedules.
  6. What date(s) work best? Coordinating schedules can be a puzzle, but finding a date that works for everyone is the cornerstone of a successful bachelorette party. By considering everyone's availability, you'll ensure maximum attendance and enjoyment.
  7. What is your t-shirt size? Planning a few surprises? Knowing everyone's t-shirt sizes ensures that any custom apparel or gifts are a perfect fit, adding a thoughtful touch to the festivities.
  8. Do you have any dietary restrictions? Prioritizing inclusivity means considering everyone's dietary needs and restrictions when planning meals and snacks. Taking note of any allergies or dietary preferences ensures that everyone can indulge without worry.
  9. What are your favorite forms of alcohol? Cheers to good times ahead! Knowing each guest's drink of choice allows you to stock up on their favorites when you draft the grocery list.
  10. Where would you like to go? From Nashville to Vegas to Charleston and everywhere in between. The location sets the vibe so throw it out there for discussion and see where everyone's interests lie.
  11. How much are you willing to spend on accommodations for the whole weekend? Establishing a budget for accommodations helps narrow down options and ensures that everyone is comfortable with the financial aspect of the trip.
  12. What theme do you like most? Exploring theme ideas adds an extra layer of fun and creativity to the weekend festivities, making the celebration uniquely tailored to the bride-to-be's tastes and preferences. Post it as a would you rather question and give your top two themes. Need theme ideas? Here are the top bachelorette themes for 2024.

By asking these essential questions before diving into bachelorette party planning, you'll lay the groundwork for a weekend filled with laughter, adventure, and cherished memories. Remember to keep the bride-to-be's preferences at the forefront while also considering the desires of the entire group. With open communication and thoughtful planning, you'll create a bachelorette party that exceeds expectations and leaves everyone counting down the days until the next reunion. Here's to the bride-to-be and the unforgettable journey that lies ahead!

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