The time is upon us in the early months of every year to start planning the wedding of our dreams and our bachelorette parties to get out that last bit of fun as a single lady while we still can. Before we know it, spring or summer will have approached and we will be walking down the aisle about to replace our Saturday night drinks with the girls with a wedding band and mortgage payments. So, of course, we want to leave our soon-to-be old life behind with a bang and make our one and only bachelorette party a time to remember with all our girlfriends. To get married in Charleston is a beautiful and magical thing, and to have your bachelorette party held by On Purpose Adventures will be that last thrill we all need before tying the knot. There are a few things we should all keep in mind, however, when it comes to being part of a bachelorette party. Whether we are the bride-to-be, the maid of honor or an old friend who made the guest list for the wedding, too. We all need to remember etiquette and exactly what the event is really all about.
First off, it is easy to get wrapped up in the moment and be so engulfed in the fun we are having we forget that it isn’t our party. For those of us who will not be throwing the bouquet, but catching it instead, it is critical to remember this is her last party. This is her last chance to feel like she can do what she wants, how she wants and really feel like going out with her single friends. So, not only will it be beneficial for her to make it a night to remember, but for you, too. After all, this may be the last night you all have together like this- make it memorable.
It is definitely important to remember to watch the amount of certain things also- such as the amount of alcohol you consume. Of course, the less alcohol provided the less of a chance of consuming too much. So, to whoever is in charge of buying the liquor, just remember this. First off, no one likes a hangover. Not only is it unpleasant thing for anyone to wake up with, but it definitely is frowned upon for the wedding party the next day. Another important factor is, whether intoxicated or not, to bear in mind the usage of social media during the event. To take a cute picture with all the gals and put it up on Facebook is one thing. To post photos of the last kicks the bride-to-be (or her engaged best friend) went to town on and plastering it all over the internet is quite another. Be considerate of the fact that the family, friends, and groom-to-be most likely can see everything you post and tag her in. To say it would be a tragedy for a wedding dissolve based on a few unruly photos would really be an understatement.
On Purpose Adventures gives a variety of choices for the perfect bachelorette party in Charleston. There are a number of aquatic based parties available from the Paddle & Paint package to Babes On A Boat and fly boarding or a paddleboard/kayaking tour. For those who prefer a party on land, your entourage can go on a scavenger hunt in downtown Charleston, take a pole dancing class or play bubble soccer. All packages can include food, alcoholic beverages, photos or videos and a gift for the bride-to-be.
No matter the package chosen for the next bachelorette party for you and your friends to have a ball at, just remember the standard etiquette involved. So, take all the photos you want, but wait until the next day to decide if you should post them (maybe have a group discussion with all the girls about it even). Dress accordingly for the event- yes, even including taking a pole dancing class. Above all, remember it is the bride-to-be’s party, not anyone else’s. We will all have our day. Make hers amazing.