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!

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/

Eat, Dance, Shop

In this edition of Eat, Dance and Shop in Nashville, you will teach you about another great restaurant that you can sink your teeth into, a place where you can fix that second left leg and a place to spend your hard earned cash.

Hot Chicken Sandwich to go.

Hot Chicken Sandwich to go.

Eat - Edley's BBQ home of to some of Nashville's best bbq. Its smoked daily over white oak for hours at low heat to give their meats a mouth watering moist texture and taste. Their concept, meat and 3 style that's better than any Mississippi style BBQ. We like to order the pork meat and 3 plate (sides of mac and cheese, baked beans and potato salad... YUM!!!) or if that doesn't do it for you, they have a great hot chicken sandwich that rivals the best of the Nashville hot chicken restaurants. They have 3 locations in Nashville which includes East Nashville, Sylvan Park and 12 South area. 

 

 

 

 

Bachelorette Line Dancing

Dance - New Boots Line Dancing is the best way to get your boot scootin, honky tonkin moves on. They have private dance lessons for you and your Bachelorette group, where you can learn from the basics all the way up to an advanced class. This is a fun filled environment that sure to have lots of laughs and good times. Once you lessons are over, you can hit up the Downtown Honky Tonks to show off you dance skills or even challenge other bridal groups to see who has the best moves... Bring It!!!

 

Bachelorette Batch Gift Baskets

Shop - Batch Nashville is you one stop shop when it comes to Nashville products. They have both an online and brick and mortar store, where you can purchase things from confectionery, preserves and sauces to gift baskets containing Nashville stationary, glasses and mugs. To visit their physical store, just head on down to the Farmers Market in Nashville and check out their vast selection of great gift ideas for your Bachelorette party or visit their online store and use the Nashlorette Coupon code to get a great discounted rate on your purchases. Simply mention @nashlorette and @batchnashville to receive our code :) 

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Helpful Tips when booking your accommodation in Nashville

We all know that Downtown, Nashville is where the boot scootin, mechanical bull ridin, karaoke singin and good times are happening, and being so, it makes it prime real estate for the hotels to jack up the prices for their rooms. A lot of you are being smart and avoiding these high cost hotels and investing your hard earned cash into AirBnb's for the weekend. We think that's a great idea, but we do come across a lot of Bachelorette groups that find themselves in some "not so classy" areas. 

Here is our opinion of great areas to stay, which still give you close access to downtown and surrounding areas. I have marked the maps with Green (Good), Yellow (Ok) and Red (Use as a last resort) squares to give you an idea on what to avoid and whats good. All places we list are within a 5 - 15 min Uber/Lyft ride. 

12 South Area

1) 12 South - For local residents, its an expensive area and may come at a ''higher price per night'' tag for you, but its well worth it, as it has a lot less crime rate than other areas in Nashville.

  • Restaurants: Bar Taco, Edleys BBQ, Josephines and Burger Up. 
  • Coffee shops and Bakeries such as: Frothy Monkey, Five Daughters and Sprinkles Cupcakes. 
  • Boutique stores such as: Vinnie Louise, Emerson Grace and Draper James. 

12 South should be high on your list for accommodation for your Bachelorette group.  An Uber to Downtown will cost approx $10-$15. 

2) Germantown - 5 years ago, you would not walk alone in this area, but developers have turned this area into a gold mine. Germantown has lots of great restaurants/brunch spots, indulgences and coffee shops.

The Green box indicates the best area to stay, the orange is ok and the red i would probably keep as a last resort.

  • Restaurants: Silo, Monells and 5th and Taylor.
  • Brunch or Breakfast Spots: Steadfast Coffee, Barista Parlor, Red Bicycle and Germantown Cafe
  • Indulgence: Tempered Cafe and Chocolate, Christie's Cookies and The Back Corner

Germantown is super close to downtown. You can either take an uber which would cost around $5 or if your group was feeling energetic, you could all walk in (approx 20-30 min walk)

Midtown Bachelorette Party

3) Midtown/West End - This another fine area to be in, as its home to the Vanderbilt University. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, parks and nightlife to choose from.

  • Restaurants - Americano Tapas, Slider House, Hattie B's and Desano's Pizza Bakery
  • Bars - Winners, Losers, Blue Bar, Red Door, Rebar, Corner Pub and Broadway Brew House
  • Brunch Spots - Tavern, Le Sel and Mason's

Midtown is only short drive to Downtown ($5 - $10 Uber ride)or a long walk if you are up for it. 

Nations girls weekend

4) The Nations and Sylvan Park - Like Germantown, the Nations area wasn't the greatest a few years back, but it is like the whole area was flipped over night into what we Nashvillian's call "Tall and Skinny" homes. Sylvan Park on the other hand, is a great area and always has been. Its growing with more and more popularity with people moving here and updating their homes and also a lot of Bars and Restaurants are moving into the area too.  

  • Restaurants - Hattie B's, Edleys, Local Taco, Park Cafe and Miel's
  • Coffee Shops/Breakfast - Headquarters Coffee, Star Bagel Cafe and Dose Coffee

In summary, these two areas of Nashville are a good places to set your group up in, with close proximity to lots of restaurants and bars and only a $10 - $15 uber ride to Downtown.

Lower part of East Nashville

Lower part of East Nashville

5) East Nashville - We have a lot of groups staying in East Nashville, which is perfectly fine but there are some pockets that are not as great as others. East Nashville boasts lots of great restaurants, bars, shopping, brunch and indulgences. 

Upper part of East Nashville

Upper part of East Nashville

  • Restaurants - Eastland Cafe, Two Ten Jack, Rumours East, Butcher and Bee, Burger Up and Lockeland Table
  • Brunch Spots - Margot's, Marche and Dose Cafe
  • Shopping - The Hip Zipper, Lucaya and The Trunk
  • Bars - 308, Red Door, Holland House, Duke's and Vinyl Tap
  • Indulgences - Jeni's Ice Cream and Five Daughters Bakery
  • Coffee Shops - Ugly Mugs, Portland Brew, Barista Parlor and Bongo Java

East Nashville is very close to downtown. An Uber ride would be and where between $5-$15 depending on how deep in East Nashville you are staying. All in all, East Nashville is great! I live in this area and absolutely love it. 

 

So to summarize it all for you, we have picked out what we believe is to be the best spots for your groups accommodation for AirBnb's. We work with some great home owners and businesses that provide AirBnb's so if you would like a list or some recommendations please comment below and i will be happy to share their info with you. 

Please also remember that this is article is based on our opinion and is to be used as an advisory. 

Source: www.nashlorette.com

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. 

Source: greatplacesofnashville

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/...