Bachelorette Parties - Gift Giving Manners
Many bachelorettes have written in, wondering what
the bacheloretiquette is on whether or not it is
traditional to give a gift at bachelorette parties.
Let's face it, if you are invited to the
bachelorette party, you may be in the wedding which
means that you are responsible for a wedding gift, a
bridesmaid dress, possible travel plans, a
bridal shower gift, and the bachelorette party.
Where is that money tree when you need it!
Below we have listed helpful gift giving tips for
bachelorette parties which we hope you find helpful:
vs favors for bachelorette parties
There is a difference between gifts and favors for
Bachelorette party favors are the gag gift items
that are traditional to give at bachelorette parties
while a bachelorette party gift is usually not
something traditional but appreciated. Bachelorette
favors can be in the form of a novelty item such as
willie straw, a
blow up doll or even small
bachelorette favors and can be given as a group.
Bachelorette party gifts are more usually more
personalized from an individual bachelorette and can
also be for the
honeymoon. Either gift or favor do not have to
be an expensive purchase.
How to collect bachelorette gift funds for
One of the hardest thing to do at any bachelorette
party is to be the money collector. This is usually
left to a
Maid of honor or
bridesmaid. All I can say is collect early and
make sure you are not the one paying most of the
favor funds, having resentment towards the other
girls that did not pay. A great idea is to follow
the method below if you are the one orchestrating
the bachelorette party:
Get all the girls emails and phone numbers
Send out an email or have a conference call with
everyone who can join going over the funds.
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Give everyone a date to get the amount in by
giving your address or having a pre-party
Collect the funds and then let other
bachelorettes be in on the purchase of what the
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Make your choice for
bachelorette party invitations and prepare
them for mailing.
Give yourself enough time for the bachelorette
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Make sure to place the bachelorette supplies
somewhere so you remember to bring them on the
last night out. There have been bachelorettes
who have forgotten them!
Anyone who has not paid on time, send them a
reminder and let them know you want to collect
the money prior to the last night out.
If you still have girls that have not paid when
at the bachelorette party, make one more public
notice prior to going out.
If someone still has not paid, email them after
the party asking them how helpful it would be
for them to pay.
More of your friends will show-up at your
bachelorette party when you send your
invitations out early.
Bachelorette gift etiquette
You know your friend who is getting married so make
sure to cater the gift to her. Don't get her
something totally embarrassing if she does not like
to be embarrassed. It is also helpful not to waste
money on a gift she will never use or that is not
functional at the bachelorette party. The
bachelorette gift or bachelorette supply does not
have to be expensive and can be more of a thoughtful
gift that she will appreciate. Don't feel pressured
to have to spend money. Your friend will be happy
you are there and present for her last night out
which will mean the most to her.
gifts to fit the season
There are a lot of bachelorette supplies and gifts
that you can find on the market. Pay attention to
the season of the bachelorette party in what you
purchase. You don't want to get
bachelorette squirt guns if it is in the cold of
winter and you don't want to get bachelorette leis
if you are having a
ski party. It is also worth mentioning to dress
the part and make sure to plan ahead for what attire
you may need or may need to change into if going to
Set up and wrap up early
There is nothing more of a party foul than to start
setting up the bachelorette party when the
bride-to-be is already present. Make sure to get a
diva crew to help set up the bachelorette favors or
wrap the bachelorette gifts prior to the Last Night
Out. Ask the other bachelorettes early on who wants
to help out and make sure to choose a convenient
date and time to set up and wrap.
Bachelorette gift keeper
One of the most important jobs for a friend of the
bride-to-be is the bachelorette gift watcher and
keeper. This is a person who will not become too
drunk and will be responsible for making sure all
bachelorette supplies are accounted for during the
nights festivities. There is not as much of a worry
for the bachelorette party favors as the
bachelorette gifts. For instance, if the
bachelorette gets some great bachelorette gifts and
you are at a
dance club, you don't want to come back to
everything stolen. Either take on the responsibility
or assign a few girls to watch the bachelorette's
The bachelorette split
At the end of the bachelorette party, many of the
girls may want to take some of the bachelorette
supplies that are left. It is always nice to get a
few of the cheaper bachelorette favors that everyone
can take. However, there may be some bachelorette
supplies that someone wants to take home. It is
important to be fair about it and see who wants the
items. Of course it is the bachelorette's choice
first as it is her party but then you can divide up
the rest of the bachelorette supplies by who paid
for them, who chipped in the most, and then flip a
coin for the rest. Don't ruin the last night out at
the end with bachelorette drama. Keep it fun and
Bachelorette gifts through cards
It is growing more and more popular to give a
bachelorette gift card to the bride-to-be's
favorite spa or store. Giving a bachelorette
gift this way is great since it is easy to carry,
will be used and appreciated and can be as much as
you want or can afford to give. The bachelorette
will appreciate it!
We hope that the gift giving manners for
bachelorette parties was helpful and would love to
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