Chapter 8: Bachelor Party Invitations and Bachelorette Party Invitations
After many weeks of wedding planning, the bachelor and bachelorette parties are where everyone can finally let loose and have a good time. A last 'hurrah' before the wedding vows take place, these parties can range from peaceful get-togethers to outdoor adventures, a night out on the town to an afternoon lunch.
In general, the maid-of-honor and best man plan and host these pre-wedding festivities, but close friends or other members of the wedding party can also assume the responsibility.
What to Include in a Bachelor or Bachelorette Party Invitation
Because bachelor parties and bachelorette parties are generally fun and festive occasions, invitation etiquette is pretty lax. However, it is still important that guests know all the important event details so they can plan accordingly.
Details to include
- The event
- Host's name and R.S.V.P information
- Time (both beginning and ending, if desired)
- Directions (if not widely known)
Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Invitation Format
Handwritten bachelor/ette party invitations are always an option, and there are many playful and themed designs to choose from. It is also an option to have a more casual invitation format for this type of party, though, such as an evite or even word-of-mouth among close friends.
Etiquette for Acknowledging Guests
Who receives bachelor and bachelorette party invitations
Except for in extreme cases, there should be no one at the bachelor and bachelorette parties who is not also invited to the wedding ceremony. Even in the case of a private family-only wedding ceremony, the guests of the party should at least be invited to the wedding reception.
The honoree of the party should have the final say in the guest list, even in the case of a surprise bachelor or bachelorette party.
When to Order Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Invitations
Bachelor and bachelorette parties most commonly take place a week or two before the wedding ceremony. Cards should be ordered with enough time to confirm plans and guest list and be sent out one month before the event.
When to Send Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Invitations
Invitations should be received by their guests no later than one month prior to the date of the party.
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