Saturday, 4 June 2016


I just recently turned twenty-six and I have to tell you, everything everyone told me about my twenties being filled with weddings is completely true. I am currently a bridesmaid in my third wedding in three years and I have agreed to plan the bachelorette party, you can read here about the wedding shower. 

Being in a wedding party is expensive and can cause a lot of behind the scenes grumblings but I have recently realized that after next year, most of my good friends will be married and the wedding years will come to a close. I will be invited to many weddings of course, but not to do all of the wedding party events that my summers have been filled with over the last few years. With that reminder, I have come to the conclusion that I should enjoy the wedding events that I am in and not worry about the costs because in the end, I have great memories from each wedding.

Currently, I am planning a wedding party for my friend Stephanie who is very laid back and not one to go out on a pub crawl. Planning for her bachelorette party has been interesting as it will be the first local bachelorette party I have planned. I live outside of Toronto and have planned a limo ride to a bar in the city for my sister's wedding two years ago and for my friend Megan's bachelorette party we went to Blue Mountain.

The first part of planning a bachelorette party is to establish a date that the bridal party can agree upon and then pick the vibe you want for the bachelorette party. Is the bride a party-goer, artist, nature lover? Once you know what the bride and bridal party are looking for you can start to plan for the main activity.

The main activity is probably the most expensive part of the night and so it is important that the bridal party will all enjoy it. Here are 5 bachelorette party activities ideas:

  • Pub Crawl
  • Cottage Weekend
  • Vineyard Wine Tasting and Spa day
  • Tourist exploration (Niagara Falls, Toronto, Blue Mountain)
  • Paint Nite
With many of the activities listed there is usually time for dining and games. Whether you are dining at a fancy restaurant or having a barbeque at the cottage you should be planning what and where you will eat ahead of time. Make reservations when everyone has RSVP'd.

Planning the games can be a lot of fun! How Does She created a list of really unique bachelorette party ideas that can be done with various types of parties. Scavenger hunts can be fun to do when out on a pub crawl or a lingerie game can be done at a cottage weekend. 

Have you planned a bachelorette party? If so, what are some of your helpful tips? Have you been to a bachelorette party before, what did you like? What did you like?

Xo. Tara Berries.


  1. Great post. Yes 20s is all about weddings so enjoy. Great time of your life take it all in!

  2. Cottage Weekend and Vineyard Wine Tasting would be such a fun way to celebrate. I would love spending time with my girls without a ton of drinking.

  3. So fun! For my little sister's bachelorette party we went to a fun Italian restaurant (we don't drink) and had a little alcove all to ourselves. We played a game and of course had fun while she unwrapped presents. So fun to get together with girlfriends!

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