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

Nashlorette Bachelorette Party Tank Tops.jpg

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!

Best murals around Nashville.

When you think Nashville, then of course you think country music... but did you ever think that Nashville boasts some great murals as well? We have lots of groups always asking us about some of the different murals that they see on social media posts and want to get a photo in front of them, so we decided to list our favorite murals around the city. 

Nashlorette Wing Mural

1) The Angel Wings - Located on 11th Ave in the Gulch, this is one of the most popular murals to get your photo with. Its that popular that you will probably have to wait 15-20 minutes in line just to get a selfie with it. To avoid these lines, we suggest getting there in the morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I believe in Nashville Mural

2) I Believe In Nashville - This is one of Nashville most iconic murals, which is located in the 12 South area. If you're accommodation is not out that way, then we strongly suggest you stick around and check out some of the local restaurants and boutique shops and make a day of it.

 

 

3) The White and Blue - While you're all in the 12 South area, you may as well venture over to this mural as well. Simple, easy and will always make a good back drop for your selfie.

Blue White Nashville
East Nashville Mural

4) East Nashville Mural - If you're staying on the East side, then we suggest making a quick stop to snap a pic with this one. Its in the hip and happening side of Nashville, so grab a drink from one of the local bars in the area as well.

DCXV's Stay Tuned

5) DCXV's Stay Tuned - Another East Nashville Mural, that is only a couple blocks away from the above East Nashville Mural. And now you can literally walk across the street to the Family Wash for a drink between Mural pics.

The above murals are our favorites, but please remember there are lots more around Nashville and its surrounding areas. We would love to hear from you and share with us your favorites with your Bachelorette Party. Tag us @nashlorette on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

 

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