How to organize a bachelorette party

It has always been said that the bachelorette party is prepared by the best friend of the bride. A tradition that will last forever! When a friend marries, it’s usually a massive event. Not only do you have to think about the dress, makeup, hairstyle, etc. The best friend has to also make room in her head for the bachelorette party. You will have to get your thinking cap on because the best thing would be for the bachelorette to be surprised at everything that happens for her on her Bachelorette weekend. We have put together a quick step by step guide on how to organize a bachelorette party.

 

Steps to organizing a bachelorette party:

 

Guest list

Nashlorette Off the wagon Tours

The most important thing, in any event, is the organization. You'll have to think of who can go to the bachelorette party. Make a list with all the possible friends that the girlfriend has. Do not forget that the bride could also have sister/s, a mother, mother in law (To Be) and relatives who will be interested in sharing this day. This is a good excuse to be a facebook stalker and find the contact information on her family and friends that you may not have met before.

 

Budget

First rule of the budget… The Bride Never Pays!!! Second, be wary of over spending as there could be people in your list who just cant afford to be apart of the grand weekend. What we have found at Nashlorette, is that on average, individuals are spending between $500 -$800 for a bachelorette weekend. That’s taking into account: flights, accommodation, eating out and pitching in for the Bride To Be.

 

Clothing

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Whether a large group or a smaller Bachelorette Party, everyone can feel included by providing matching Bachelorette attire. Whether that’s shirts, tank tops or even sashes! A great way is to provide the Bride a white shirt or tank top and the rest of the group in her favorite color. Gold and Rose Gold foiling fonts are the current trends… I mean who doesn’t love a little sparkle.

 

Duration

Unless youre lucky enough to have a long weekend for the Bachelorette party, a good length of stay is 2- 3 nights. We have found a lot of our groups come in on Thursday evening or Friday and leave late Sunday so they have as much time partying the weekend away with the Bride. Also, some hotels will give a discounted rate to larger groups staying for 3 days or more. Be sure to reach out to the hotel of your choice to get the best offer.

 

Party Ideas:

 

Breakfast in bed

Let us feed you

This can be a great way to make the Bride To Be feel extra special if you bring her breakfast in bed. A cheap way is for everyone to get involved by making something delightful, but if most of you are not great in the kitchen, then why not hire an in home chef to stop by and create a wonderful Breakfast experience for everyone!  

 

 

City Tours Mixed with Drinking and Tunes!

Off the wagon Tours

These days, most major cities have some great ways to explore the area. Nashville has the Off The Wagon Tours, Las Vegas has Party Tours Vegas, Milwaukee has the Pedal Taverns and the list goes on. Why not research a fun and memorable tour when selecting your Bachelorette destination.

 

Room Decoration:

Bachelorette balloon Banner

If any member of your group arrives to the accommodation before the Bride arrives, then why not get them to do some quick decorating? By throwing some pink, black, gold and white balloons around her room, hanging some streamers, spreading some confetti and stringing out a Balloon Banner will make her room spectacular! Something she will never forget.

 

What ever you do, be sure to do things the Bride is comfortable with. Some ladies are not into the strippers and the kinky sex toy parties, which is totally fine and some ladies are! If you truly are the best friend of the Bride, then we have no doubt that what ever you do, you will be great at organizing the best Bachelorette party ever!

The Greatest Love Story

When I wrote the “Best Murals Around Nashville” article last week, I was reminded by several people about one of Nashville's newest Mural, LANCO's Greatest Love Story.  It's located in 12 South, at the Flipside Restaurant. The mural itself is covered with love locks and has a headline that reads: "The Greatest Love Story This Town Has Ever Seen."  One thing we love about this mural, is that you can add your own touch to the mural with chalk by personalizing the names of the Bride To Be and her Husband To Be on one of the love locks.  It’s also worth noting that when you tag #GLSNashville in your Instagram post, you will be entered to win a prizes from @lancomusic and @visitmusiccity.  

The band LANCO and their new mural.

The band LANCO and their new mural.

A little background…LANCO had the idea after touring in several different cities that had love locks plastered across bridges and buildings and thought that Nashville would be a great place to adapt this concept. Since the band enjoys hanging out in the 12 South neighborhood, they thought it would be a great place to display the mural.

 

#Nashlorette Love Lock Mural

The song "Greatest Love Story" was written and inspired by Brandon Lancaster's (LANCO) own life experiences with his fiancée.  He said “She moved and we spent time apart and then realized that what we were missing in each other’s lives was each other and we wanted that back. So the song is really personal. It came together really quickly because it was my story. I brought it to the guys in the band, and they liked it. I wasn’t looking to write a hit, but I was looking to write my story."  You can stream/download “Greatest Love Story” from any of your favorite digital music services, including Apple/iTunes and Spotify.

Stretching the Bachelorette Truth

Bachelorette Yoga

Yoga for Bachelorette's usually isn't the first thing people think of when planning a Bachelorette party, but doing a private class with just your besties could be more beneficial to your weekend than you think. Yoga is known to help with focusing, which will help you when you're making sure the Bride to Be doesn't get hit on by some random guy. It helps with balance, which in turn helps with holding great posture when Line Dancing on the Honky Tonk dance floor and its also great for a deeper sleep as your body is more relaxed, which is perfect for those morning hangovers when you just want to be in bed sleeping off all those alcoholic toxins that are making your head pound... See Yoga is Great!!!   

Bachelorette Party Ideas

One Day Emmy and Lee Singer had a dream. They envisioned creating a community with a unique and original experience that pursues sweat and fosters the potential of others. From a lot of late night conversations, sweat sessions, cursing (lovingly) at each other, hustle and heart... they formed Nashville's most hip, relaxed and bad-ass yoga studio that any bachelorette group could possibly want. Inner Light Yoga was born!!!

"We offer a fresh take on Vinyasa yoga and music is at our core to build energy, freedom, and fun. Instead of music being in the background, the rhythm and beats drive the pace of class. Our classes are intelligently sequenced and designed to move your body while discovering physical edges."

Emmy offers great prices for Bachelorette parties wanting to do a little yoga. She also adds that the price includes time to relax at the end in their private room, and sip on some champagne to cheers the bride to a wonderful work out (champagne isn't supplied, you must bring your own if you wish to do so). 

Bachelorette Groups Yoga

To learn more about what they do, you can visit them at http://www.innerlightyoganashville.com/

What's better than a wedding photographer?

Market research says that there are over 2 Million weddings each year. That's means most of those weddings included a DJ or Band, Wedding Cake, Officiants, Ring Bearers, Ushers, Caterers, Wedding Planners, Photographers, Videographers, Flowers, Party Favors and the list goes on and on. What I am trying to get at is that most weddings these days are very generic, so why not add a little difference to yours and make memories stand out with Live Event Painting?

Nashlorette Paint Your Event

Heidi Schwartz is a well known artist in the Nashville area. She has been "Painting Your Event" for years now and has a cult following on social media such as Facebook and Instagram. You can follow her on instagram @paintyourevent.

Visual art has long been the perfect method of encapsulating a moment. Heidi Schwartz has taken this age-old tradition and applied it to modern events. Using brushes and paint as her quill, Schwartz captures the narratives of weddings, banquets, and corporate events as they take place. The charm and elegance of a live painter both creates ambiance and provides guests with a topic of cultural conversation. Paintings are gifted to the bride and groom or CEO as a memento that is timeless and totally unique. Schwartz's interpretive creativity has enriched events from 5 star hotels to the warmth of the family living room.

Bachelorette Paint Your Event

Heidi, not only does weddings but also family gatherings, corporate events and even Bachelorette parties. Heidi can be contacted at info@paintyourevent.com or at http://www.paintyourevent.com

Source: www.nashlorette.com

How the TBCC is dedicated to helping those who are battling the Breast Cancer Disease.

In 2014, I lost my only sister to breast cancer. She battled with the disease for around 5 years, which meant a lot of doctor visits, chemo therapy, high bill costs and a lot of discomfort. But that did not stop or hinder her spirits to keep fighting on and try to beat the cancer that was slowly taking over her body.

Not only did she have the love and support of her family and friends but she also have the great support from an organization, like the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition, that provided her with help with paying the bills of some of her doctor visits, gas to get to and from the hospital for her chemo therapy treatments, making sure her rent was paid on time and more.

Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition fund raiser

The Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition was established in 1995 and since then have been helping hundreds of breast cancer fighters and their families with paying bills, education of the disease, advocacy and also being involved within the community with fund raising and awareness. Below are some hard hitting facts about Breast Cancer.

  • Every 3 minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Every 13 minutes a woman in the United States dies from breast cancer. 
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) of women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women, after lung cancer.
  • Breast cancer accounts for nearly 1 in every 4 cancers diagnosed in US women.
  • Approximately 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
  • About 40,000 women will die from breast cancer each year.
  • You are never too young to develop breast cancer!!  Breast self-exams should begin by age 20.  Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam as part of a periodic health exam by a health professional, at least every 3 years. Women who are 40 years of age and older, should have a breast exam by a health professional once a year.
Nashlorette helping the fight against breast cancer
  • Breast cancer risk increases with age and every woman is at risk.  During 2002-2006, woman aged 20-24 had the lowest incidence rate, 1.4 cases per 100,000 women.  Women aged 75-79 had the highest incidence rat, 441.9 per 100,000 women. 
  • Having a first degree relative (mother, sister, or daughter) with breast cancer can double a woman’s risk.
  • Less than 15% of women with breast cancer have a family history of the disease.
  • African American women have a higher rate of death from breast cancer than any other race. 
  • In 2014, about 2,360 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in men and about 430 men will die from breast cancer.

Organizations like these really help people battling the disease and their families with providing support for even the smallest of items that most people take for granted. To donate please visit http://www.tbcc.org/donate.htm, every little bit helps.

In loving memory for my sister, Barb. 

In loving memory for my sister, Barb. 

The Big Bang.... Nashville's version

Music City, USA is home to some great local and international music artists. Its also the home of Country Music, which dominates the airwaves and local bars. So how does a dueling piano bar survive against these Honky Tonks and bars?... With a rotation of talented Pianists and great cover songs, which keeps the party goers on their feet dancing the night away.

Big Bang Dance Floor!!!

Big Bang Dance Floor!!!

Spending the night at Nashville Big Bang Dueling Piano bar, is a great way to get the party started and keeping it going. You and your group will find yourselves dancing and singing to songs like Wannabe by the Spice Girls, Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond, Living on a Prayer By Bon Jovi and plenty more. If there is a song you want to hear then simply tip the guys or gals performing up on stage and request a song. There will be even a time to get the 'Bride To Be' up on stage to shake what her mamma gave her. 

Bachelorettes up on stage!!!

Bachelorettes up on stage!!!

Big Bang offers VIP seating for small or large groups. This includes VIP admission (no line, no cover), front row seating, 1 round of light-up specialty shots, 1 bottle of champagne, gratuity on first round, 1 appetizer, 1 call-down to the stage for the guest of honor, and 1 Bang This tee-shirt, tank top, or pair of panties for the guest of honor. Click here to find out more

Bar staff getting involved with the party

Bar staff getting involved with the party

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Party Ideas for your Bachelorette Celebrations

We have put together several different ideas for you to help make your Bachelorette party a great success!!!

1) Temporary Custom Tattoos - A simple and cheap way to get everyone in the mood for a fun and hopefully, a memorable weekend.

2) Customized T-Shirt or Tank Top - Stand out from the crowd and let them know who you're with. Customized shirts or tanks, are a great way to united your girls and make everyone feel as one.

3) Themed Party - Always a unique way to get the party started. Themes such as: Retro theme, Cowboy and Western Theme, Sailor Theme, Color Themes, Barbie Theme, Burlesque Theme and many more. 

4) Party Packs/Customized Tote Bag - Give out gift bags to each person in the party. Bags could be filled with the Bride To Be's favorite items, or local items from the city you are having the Bachelorette weekend at, or even just everyday naughty bachelorette items such as: penis straws, boas, mini bottle of Presecco, embarrassing photo of the Bride To Be :) 

5) Customized Wine - This can get expensive but is a great idea to buy for just the 'Bride to Be' to remember the epic weekend, or buy several for the group to cheers with at the beginning of the weekend.

6) Customized Sun Glasses - With Spring and Summer fast approaching, you will definitely need a set of these for you and your group to look stylish in. 

7) Room Decoration - If you have the liberty of arriving to the destination before the 'Bride To Be' does, take the time to decorate her hotel room or Airbnb. This is always a great surprise for her and will surely win you brownie points. 

8) Hats - Just like the sunglasses, Spring and Summer are fast approaching and we want your noggins protected. Hats can be a lot a fun and a great way to symbolize the group. They can be customized just like T-Shirts (Trucker Caps) or set a theme, like cowgirl hats, or sombreros.

9) Personal Chef - Try something a little different and get yourselves a personal chef to come to your Home/Airbnb and cook a gourmet dinner for your group. This is a great alternative to spending time looking for last minute restaurant ideas and having to wait for your table. Personal chefs are usually professionally trained and can cook to everyones tastes and requirements. 

10) Glow Party - Have your very own, in home, Glow Party. A great way to keep the smiles... glowing. You see what i did there? :D Glow parties usually come with all that you need to get it happening, (black light, glow pens) all you need to do is bring the beats to get everyone in the mood.

Source: http://www.nashlorette.com/

Local hot spots in Nashville for your Nashlorette Party

Night of Nashville

There are many things that are certain in Nashville: Honky Tonks, live music and of course, Bachelorette Parties, but go off the beaten path and you will come across some great restaurants and bars and accommodation. Here is a quick look at some of those places that we highly recommend you check out while you are here.

1) Skulls Rainbow Room - Located in Printers Alley, this old school bar established itself back in 1948 and had the likes of Paul McCartney, Elvis, Patsy Cline and Bob Dylan grace its stage. Every night they have a themed burlesque show and live band that will be sure to keep everyone entertained and stomping to the jazzy tunes. Not only known for their live performances, Skulls has a great selection of craft cocktails and great food. Book early to reserve your seat to avoid disappointment.

2) Silo - One of the best restaurants in Germantown, which is about 5 mins Uber ride from downtown Nashville. Great selection of wines, cocktails and food. If you're brave enough, taste their 'Nashville style' hot chicken, it boasts great flavor and spices. They also offer great food, Mimosa's and bloody Mary's for Sunday Brunch.

3) The Willie Nelson House - Well it's not really his house, but it does have a great portrait of the legendary singer. This house is located in the highly sort after area of East Nashville. Its a great place to stay for your weekend and its only short Uber ride to downtown and the East Nashville restaurants. This fully updated home holds up to 12 guests. Click on the link to see more https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11981058?guests=1&s=ApCkeTRp

4) Margot Cafe - Keeping on the East Nashville theme, Margot's Cafe is one of Nashville's best places to go for Sunday Brunch. Its a French inspired restaurant with a lot of southern influences. Their menu changes daily and reflects local and seasonal produce. We recommend booking a table early to avoid waiting at the door, especially for big groups.

Nashville Honky Tonks

5) Midtown - If its the bar scene you are looking for and you have already spent the night before downtown, then we recommend hitting up the Midtown area. Located near Vanderbilt university, its home to several different bars that have all different types of music. Winners and Losers are more your traditional country music bars, while Blue Bar has a resident DJ pumping out the dance tunes all night long. 

Nashville has plenty of great establishments, and the above is just a small reflection of that. If you want more information, please contact us on 615 717 8745. 

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Jack Daniels Tour for Bachelorettes

Jack Daniels Tour for your Bachelorette Party

If you plan to go to Nashville for your bachelorette party then one of the things you should do is take the Jack Daniels tour. Spending a day at Jack Daniels Distillery will be something unique and fun. There are not many places in the south which offer such whisky tasting tours. Over the years, Jack Daniels distillery has structured its tours so that visitors not only get to taste the different types of whisky but also get to know about the history of the place. Jack Daniels is reputed to be an excellent whisky because over the years Jack mastered the art of whisky making to perfection.

Jack Daniel Distillery is located about 90 minutes away from Nashville in the historic town of Lynchburg. The tasting tour is just less than 2 hours in length but after the tour it is highly recommended you spend some time in the town. The downtown area has many exotic gift shops, cafes and restaurants- and do not be surprised that most food places have a touch of Jack Daniels in their recipes. If you love southern style food, then you will love the downtown eateries. The actual trip to Lynchburg goes through some of the beautiful countryside of Tennessee. At the distillery there is a guided tour where you learn about the history of the place and then get to taste the different types of whisky. Almost everyone in town has some type of history with the distillery and thus, no matter where you go, you will be provided with fascinating anecdotes about the man and his alcohol.

Today, some hotels and websites offer tours to the Distillery so that you will not have to do any paper work or make any phone calls. You just let the driver take you to Lynchburg and enjoy the rest of the day.

Jack Daniels Distillery is the oldest registered distillery in the country. Even though Moore County is still a dry county- meaning there is no place that can sell you alcoholic beverages, you can still buy a whisky bottle at the distillery to take home with you.

Even if you do not drink alcohol, a visit to Lynchburg is worth a visit. The town offers a glimpse at the history of whisky making 150 years ago, plus, there are some great places in Lynchburg where you can dine on some delicious barbecued ribs. The trip is fun; the people of Lynchburg are warm and they all go out of their way to make sure you have an enjoyable day. Just getting to feel the southern charm alone is a great reason to visit Lynchburg.

Source: http://www.nashlorette.com/tours-services/...