A bachelorette party is a common way for a woman to have one last night of wild abandon before she walks down the isle. It is a recent addition to pre-wedding ceremonies, a send-off event for the bride-to-be. The following guidelines can save a bachelorette party from being the conventional get-together.

Getting started early is of prime importance in organizing a party. Running around for reservations or collecting supplies may not be possible if the bride-to-be needs help in her wedding preparations. A bachelorette party must be planned with the likes and dislikes of the bride-to-be in mind. Thematic parties with male performers and wild adventures may fall flat if she objects to the ideas involved.

The maid or matron of honor must first decide on the location. A bachelorette party can be a local get-together or a weekend trip with the girls. The guest list is the next step. Women friends of the bride-to-be who are close to her are invited. To make the bachelorette party impressive, one can suggest a particular dress code in the invitation.

Food is another top priority. Though a restaurant is the standard option, a dinner cooked by friends can give the bride-to-be a pleasant surprise. Cookies and chocolates wrapped in colored papers and strewn on the table add to the fun. Popcorn, ice cream, and pastries are not just meant to be eaten; the bride-to-be and her friends may throw the leftovers at each other at the end of the bachelorette party.

The services of a make-over specialist for the bride-to-be and her friends may come in handy. This will always remain an unforgettable part of any bachelorette party.

A bachelorette party is incomplete without music and dance. Choosing a song or a piece of music that was a rage during her teens brings back nostalgic memories for the bride-to-be. Cameras and photographs capture those wild moments forever. The photographer usually takes snapshots of the bride-to-be with every guest. An adventurous bachelorette party can incorporate horseback riding, rock climbing, or even swimming with the dolphins.

Regardless of the options chosen, the basic idea of a bachelorette party is to have fun with the bachelorette.