The Difference Between A Bridal Shower And A Bachelorette Party

Bridal showers and bachelorette parties are two different types of events, each with its own specific goal or function. This will help you understand the difference: –

Bachelorette Party

WHO Organised by the Maid of Honour or the bride-to-be’s best gal pal.

PURPOSE Marks the bride-to-be’s last night as a single woman. This event tends to feature naughty humour, sexy antics and lots of alcohol. The future mother-in-law should not be invited.

VENUE Pubs, clubs or anywhere that serves alcohol, although in recent years, more women are choosing spa weekends or tropical retreats instead because they prefer to remember what happened.

WHO Traditionally organised by the Maid of Honour with the help of the bridesmaids.

PURPOSE To shower (get it?) the bride-to-be with gifts and words of encouragement that will help her start her new home and life as a married woman. This is normally held during the day and is usually fun and girly.

VENUE The Maid of Honour’s home, although in recent times, cafés and hotels have also been used.

Now that you know the difference, some may ask, “Can we have both?” Our answer to that is, “Why not?” As long as you understand the costs involved in having both events.

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