The bachelorette party is one of the most anticipated pre-wedding events. Who doesn’t love getting together with the girls for a night (or weekend!) of shenanigans? Even if the party is more casual than crazy, it still offers memories of a lifetime and one’s that both the bride-to-be and her guests will cherish. The thing is, there’s a lot that goes into planning a bachelorette party. It’s all well and good to look at pretty pictures of real life bachelorette parties and think, “I can do that,” but if you don’t have the tools and resources to do so, you might end up pulling your hair out. That’s why we’ve put together this list of planning apps, communication tools, and bachelorette party planning resources so you can plan the perfect last bash.
Bachelorette Party Planning Tools
These apps and tools making planning your bachelorette party a breeze.
EventBrite – EventBrite’s event management software allows you to send out invitations, tracks RSVPs, accept and track payments, and it’s completely free for users planning free events (like bachelorette parties).
The Bach – The Bach simplifies planning by allowing users to choose the best locations and activities across North America. Through The Bach you can build an itinerary, send invites, coordinate with guests, and look through a curated list of places and activities in a variety of price points. There’s also a Real Bachelorettes section where you can see how others put together their parties and get inspiration for your own.
Survey Monkey – A quick way to create a questionnaire for guests. You could create a poll around pre-selected party dates to find out the best date for everyone or send out a list of themes/activities to the bride-to-be to find out what she’s digging.
Paperless Post – If you’d rather save a few trees and send out digital invites, Paperless Post has many beautiful ones to choose from.
Hipmunk – Hipmunk is a great tool to use if you’re planning a destination bachelorette party. Book flights and hotels, compare flights with their visual charts, and use heatmaps to find accommodations near shopping and nightlife.
Airbnb – Look for unique places to stay all over the world through Airbnb’s vacation rental search.
Travefy – This free bachelorette party planner offers users a centralized hub and virtual meeting place for everyone to reference. Book hotels, save and discuss ideas on a shared board, send invites and save RSVPs, share itineraries, and collect money from group members for expenses.
Venmo – Venmo, a service of Paypal, makes it easy to share payments. If you need to collect money from guests for bachelorette party expenses, this is an easy way to do it using your phone.
Party Pop – Party Pop’s budget calculator gives you an accurate cost estimate using your date, event type, number of guests, and location. Use the information to create a budget around your needs and preferences.
Stay in touch with bachelorette party guests and those helping you plan the party with digital communication tools.
Groupme – This handy little app offers free group messaging (create as many groups as you want for free); works on phones, computers and tablets and allows you to share photos, videos, and locations.
Google Docs – A simple way to collect guest information. Start a shared document and have everyone input their contact info or flight itineraries if it’s a destination party.
Eversnap – Eversnap puts everyone’s photos and videos in one private online album. This Android/iPhone app gets rid of that “Send me that picture!” problem by collecting all of your event’s photos and videos in one album that can be shared with group members.
Bachelorette Party Timelines and Checklists
There are oodles of things to do before the bachelorette party goes down. Use these timelines and checklists to stay organized and on top of your to-do list.
And if you want some bachelorette party inspiration, we have a plethora of real bachelorette parties to feast your eyes on. Here are just a few to check out: