You know the saying "What Happens in Vegas..." but what happens in the city of sin, doesn't always stay there! Coming from someone who has lived 5+ years in Las Vegas, I have seen the best and the WORST the city has to offer, and when it comes to bachelorette parties, it's totally obvious that Nashville is the place to go!
According to Nashville Scene, "In 2015, Travel + Leisure named Nashville the No. 1 spot for a “girlfriend getaway,” and Glamour included it on a list of the nation’s Hottest Bachelorette Party Destinations!” Also, earlier in 2018, Nashville was ranked #3 as the "Best Bachelorette Party Location" by Betches.com.
Where Bride-to-be's are where they SHOULD be!
It's no secret to Nashville locals, every weekend we see bridal parties roaming from bar to bar on Broadway! With restaurants, boutiques, nightclubs, and live music on every corner of town, Nashville has become an entertainment city for all occasions, especially bachelorettes! So what makes it better than Las Vegas?
"Nashville's hospitality & charm beats Vegas's cheesy vibe HANDS DOWN."
Nashville has southern charm unmatched anywhere! In Vegas, there are tourists from all over the world, and everyone is having their own outrageous 'Hangover' movie experience, Yikes! We're talking overly intoxicated, loud and obnoxious, and sometimes dangerous party guests and activities. No one cares that it's your special night too. In Vegas, anything goes, and that is NOT always a good thing. These 'Hangover' type parties are the ones to avoid, but in Vegas, it's just a constant overcrowded environment, anywhere you go. In the sweltering heat of the desert, it's just a recipe for disaster. Here in Nashville, the atmosphere is much more easy going, safe, cooler and inclusive! You may even become good friends with strangers, because Nashville is much more personable and accessible for newcomers. No worries about catty girl squads stomping down the strip, or drunken bachelor's harassing your crew all night! Expect to have cute cowboys who just wanna line dance and buy you a whiskey. Yee-haw!
No Lines. No Covers. No Drama. Time & Money Well Spent!
A trip to Vegas is NO DOUBT an expensive one. Once you add up all the costs of the flights, hotel, car rental, tours, drinks, and food, you don't even want to think about the extra costs of daily Vegas charges! It's bad. Not only do they NO LONGER OFFER FREE PARKING on the strip, but they charge a ridiculous amount for numerous things at your hotel, restaurants, events, and nightclub venues. Cover charges can range from $30 to even $200 to some pools and events!
So, not only are you going to wait in lines outside every club (in heels for at least an hour) you will also pay a lot for it, before you even get a ridiculously priced drink! Also, you have to wait a while for that as well. Bartenders typically serve their friends and locals first, they are tip hungry and you've already annoyed them with your party's requests for shots. Here in Nashville, there are so many things to do for free or with minimal/no cover charge! Nightclubs don't typically have a cover charge and if you're a bachelorette, prepare to get super special attention! We love having women from all over the world visiting to celebrate their last thrill with their friends!
Also, screw the heels, we wear cowboy boots!
We all need some time to get away from it all, right? Especially with the stress of planning a wedding and remembering to enjoy the process! There's always the opportunity to take a trip to a spa day, or a weekend getaway to the Cape with your friends, but whoa, that's expensive!
How about something more affordable?
I'll do ya one better babe. How about FREE?!
When you're planning a party weekend full of drinking at bars, dancing downtown, and just need a day trip out into the wilderness of Tennessee, we certainly have the most gorgeous spots to add to your adventure list.
Nashville, TN is SO CLOSE to some amazing nature views that will have you wondering why the heck you haven't ventured out there yet!
This hike is only 1.5 hours away, but one to remember! Not only will you be trekking through beautiful forests and mountain cutouts, but you'll walk in and out of river creek trails to this gorgeous waterfall playground! This place is beyond gorgeous and has a lot to offer for scenic picnic areas! Totally romantic and full of awesome scenic photo spots Be sure to pack plenty of water, towels, sunscreen, snacks, and of course your camera!
FALL CREEK FALLS
It's a two hour drive from Nashville, but it's a visual you'll NEVER forget! This one is for the adventurous souls, this whopping 256 ft falls is the United State's largest eastern waterfall! Don't forget the bug-spray as mosquitoes LOVE visitors and will eat you alive!
This hike is much more adventurous! Wading through over 9 rocky river beds, this hike is a bit more challenging and water shoes are definitely a must! Spend the entire day here and play in the cool waters, remembering how lucky you are to have all that gorgeousness to yourself!
There really is nothing worse than having a hangover while trying to have a good time with your friends. It's just NOT GOING TO HAPPEN! Whether it's your bestie's bachelorette, birthday, or just a girl's night out on the town, don't worry! We have the remedy to stop that hangover dead in it's tracks!
Thanks to science, recipes, and some awesome inventions, we have found some extremely helpful tips on avoiding that party pooping headache, and how to even cure that hangover from hell!
EAT A FULL HEARTY BREAKFAST
Maintaining your blood sugar levels and vitamin intake is so important! Eating a healthy breakfast provides important nutrients and vitamins that your body may be depleted of from the night before. Orange juice may not be the best option here for breakfast, as we don't want to remind our bodies of last night's drink mixers! Stick to water and lots of it!
Need some recipes to die
for? These below will make you think you've died and gone to heaven!
Water is essential for the body to function properly, but when you've been downing drinks at the saloon on Broadway all evening, you're going to need MORE than water to replenish your system! That's why SOS Re-Hydrate was engineered by two doctors & former athletes! This scientifically based formula, is an easy oral hydration therapy packet that is as effective as an IV drip! Whoa, this is a must pack party bag favor idea! This tiny packet added to any bottled water is going to immediately put nutrients and vitamins back into your bloodstream! Your new best friend for the weekend! Believe it or not, SOS actually even helps you to absorb 3 TIMES more water, than just with water alone. BUY IT HERE!
NEED A CUTE PARTY PRINTOUT FOR YOUR GUESTS?
Going out on the town for your bachelorette party? Have a theme in mind? You've probably already started planning your bridal party's matching outfits, but don't you want to STAND OUT of the crowd?
We've seen the matching tank tops, the male body parts, but let's get creative and take it to the next level! Believe it or not, Nashville is #BacheloretteCity, sorry not sorry Vegas, and we see bachelorettes on the daily, so we want to help you create the perfect unique party theme to have your bride feeling like the star, and everyone jealous of your creative squad!
Here's some adorable ideas for themes to get you thinking creatively about your party weekend!
70's HIPPIE THEME
(For the Free Spirits!)
Imagine Flower crowns, flash tattoos, and loud colorful prints! This is like Coachella to the max! Beach outfits, hats, and floral accessories are an adorable option that make everyone in your party feel girly, beautiful, and free spirited! Not to mention you will be spreading peace and love all night long with these California vibes!
(Notify the Paparazzi!)
These are for the more glamorous girls looking to add some extra mystery to the evening! Whether it's dressing up as the bride's favorite celebrity (Michael Jackson/Lady Gaga etc.) or creating your own stage names with elegant vintage red carpet looks, you can make this theme so memorable for your bride! Just be sure to have a red carpet ready to take lots of photos paparazzi style!
BRIDE BOND SQUAD
( The New Charlie's Angels)
Think BIG sunglasses and cool agent costumes! Imagine having secret code words to use throughout the night, and even a map to send your Bride on TOP SECRET missions. Maybe leave the gun props at home, but having walkie-talkies is a hilarious alternative! Consider playing classic Charlie's Angels or 007 James Bond movies while you get ready to get the mood right!
Have fun ladies!
Bridal Season is upon us, and we're hunting for the Best Bachelorette Party To-Do Lists and Scavenger hunts!
Whether you're looking to create a wild evening for your bride-to-be, or a classy fun celebration with her closest friends, these lists are made for an event filled evening of tasks for your bride and her crew!
As you await the arrival of guests, set the mood for the night with these adorable and hilarious name tags! Having a character or a stage name takes the pressure off introductions, refocuses the attention to the bride, and helps create a fun environment for your guests to let loose! After all, it's a celebration!
Once your guests have arrived, and you feel it is time to get the party started, a great way to engage your guests is by introducing the bachelorette 'To-Do List' for the Bride! This will be a memorable all night expedition having your bride the center of attention, and of course with all of her friends to encourage her!
Keeping the bride in mind, it's important to have the to-do list (scavenger hunt) specific to her! Whether it's a homemade template, party store card, a t-shirt, or print out, it will be sure to get the party started! Pinterest has tons of crafty ideas to spark your imagination, see below! It is very important to understand that everyone has their own levels of comfort and desires to keep in mind! Be sure to always be on the Bride's team and ensure she is having the time of her life! Happy Hunting!
Here are a few lists we LOVE!
Do you have a fitness activity planned, such as pole dance? Don't sacrifice by going without makeup, instead use a luminizing moisturizer, and waterproof mascara for a wide awake look without the raccoon eyes when you're done.
Want to separate yourself from the party but also keep a matching look? Have a nice rhyme on your shirt and "team" shirts for everyone else.
Do you relate too much to quotes in "Bridemaids" and have a group of fitting girls that match them? Give these shirts a try, each adorned with an amazing quote from the movie!
Planning on partying all night? Is your go to drink of choice a margarita? (Whose isn't?) Shout your love of them to the world with these "margaritas with my senoritas" shirts, customizable to your wedding or bach theme colors.
Nashville is home to boots, music, and bachelorettes. If you don't want to wear the boots on your feet, check out these shirts with a cute Nashville related quote that will be perfect for your entire party.
"Whiskey bent and hell bound" might be a go to phrase, but this shirt mixes it up for you, changing it to "veil bound", and titling you and your girls above it. Get ready to bar hop in these, and live up to the writing.
Wine, champagne, mimosas...if these top your list, you need these shirts. Let everyone pick their favorite quote for their "wine" shirt to have a matching, but different, type of group.
You know what you want and you're not afraid to tell the world. If you're "legit", you'll want these shirts.
Want to match but not so big on the quotes or rhymes? Keep in simple and give each girl a shirt matching their role in your wedding.
These are the perfect shirts to wear for peddle bars; take a tour around town and see all that our "music city" has to offer.
Tip: Park on the side of Opry Mills Mall with the movie theater and by the brick wall to get easy access to the hotel without having to pay for parking.
With more than THREE MILLION Christmas lights, spanning outside the resort and across 9 acres of the atrium gardens, there is no bad spot to get a group picture. The lights are amazing inside no matter the time of day, but make sure you all visit after 4pm to view the true beauty of the outdoor grounds.
The lights can be seen all in one go or between activities that you all decide to do. Feel free to come back and look around even more at any time!
Are you still hiding your inner child and want to drag all of your closest girls to something that will keep everyone giggling and remembering this night forever?? Bring out your artsy side and decorate a gingerbread house or family. Prices start at $19.99 and include all you need for a midnight snack after the fantastic day you're having.
Here's an easy packing guide to ensure you'll not only be well dressed, but you'll also be prepared for the unanticipated - like blisters from all of the walking.
Be sure to check the Nashville weather before packing!
111 10th Ave S #310, Nashville, TN 37203
This draught emporium is home to 200+ global beers, making sure to have one for every member of your party.
Thanksgiving hours : 5pm until midnight
207 Printers Alley, Nashville, TN 37201
English-style pub food, imported beers, and the option to attempt throwing darts....what more could you ask for?
Thanksgiving hours : 11am - 1am
312 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201
Prohibition-era themed, 4 bar levels, signature cocktails and American food puts this as a go-to in our books.
Thanksgiving hours : 6pm - 2:30am
322 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201
You've heard it in the country songs, now bring your party to this casual theme bar with daily live music and Caribbean inspired food.
Thanksgiving hours : 11am - 2am
These are also perfect to take on any of the downtown party tours as most will let you play your own music. The Party Barge and Pedal Tavern are two that provide an auxiliary cord so you're able to party to your own tunes. Get the full experience of downtown Nashville by combining this fall bachelorette party playlist and a tour.
- Wannabe - Spice Girls
- Run the World - Beyonce
- Confident - Demi Lovato
- I Love It - Icona Pop
- Booty Bounce - Tujamo
- Side to Side - Ariana Grande
- OMG - Camila Cabello
- S & M - Rihanna
- No Promises - Cheat Codes
- Closer - The Chainsmokers
- Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) - Beyonce
- Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
- Buttons - The Pussycat Dolls
- Like a Virgin - Madonna
- Get Lucky - Daft Punk
- Get the Party Started - P!nk
- Hands to Myself - Selena Gomez
- One Dance - Drake
- Work from Home - Fifth Harmony
- One, Two Step - Ciara
- Just Dance - Lady Gaga
- Shots - LMFAO
- No Scrubs - TLC
- Bang, Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj
- Havana - Camila Cabello
- Feel it Still - Portugal the Man
- Let Me Go - Hailee Steinfield
There are four levels, each one with its own full bar. Bachelorette parties get in free, however there are no reservation options so plan accordingly. There are two middle “main floors” as well as a rooftop bar and a basement lounge. Live music is featured daily on each of the levels.
Little Red Corvette
This ground floor lounge is 21+ all the time but boasts an amazing secret….a baby grand piano. The piano is used Thursday through Sunday from 5pm until 10pm.
Be sure to check out their other options for food and drink, specifically for the LRC floor.
Floors 2 & 3
The first level you walk into, plus the one above it are all ages until 10pm everyday and within their walls you will find a menu serving a variety of food and drink, including a Sundaze brunch if you happen in on a Sunday at 10am
The largest cruise rooftop in Nashville is an “all day and all night party with stunning views of Music City”.
Along with the regular menu, the cruise rooftop also offers a additional food and drink menu.
What are bachelorette parties saying?
Went here for bachelorette party lunch and was very impressed. the bacon/pulled chicken mac and cheese and pretzel were to die for. I also had horseradish crusted salmon that was very good (I even hauled around a leftover box it was soooo good). all the girls loved their food and drinks. upstairs lounges and roof top bar were the highlights. the roof top is beautiful on a sunny day. nice servers/bar tenders and great alcohol selection. prices were moderate. I would definitely go here for lunch and day drinking.
My sister came into town for her bachelorette party recently. We arrived at fgl house and was greeted by the security guard dustin who introduced us to the host Fabiano. They did a great job setting us up with a VIP table. The service was phenomenal! The staff was super friendly. We danced all night until it was time to go. If you haven't already checked out this venue make sure this is a stop when you come to Nashville!!!
Stopped in here while visiting Nashville for a bachelorette party and had a blast. Super cool atmosphere and the pretzel is amazing. Very friendly and upbeat staff.
We were in town for a bachelorette party and spent our last evening at FGL House. The food was superb, service impeccable and the atmosphere divine. We had so much fun we stayed there all night.
First, make a list. See if the bride wants strictly bridesmaids or if any other friends of hers are invited. Once you have a list, contact them to get addresses and let them know to be expecting something wedding related soon.
Second, the bachelorette party invites should match the theme you have in mind for the party and can include the itinerary or just a cute rhyme. Make sure to include any important information, such as the bride's lingerie sizes for gifts, or outfit requirements for the party day. If it is a destination bachelorette party, don't forget to add arrival and departure dates.
Now that you're prepared for what type of invitation you need and how many, here are 5 bachelorette party invites with every bride in mind. Round up your headcount to account for any written mistakes or damages that might occur during shipping. Also, try to include either a point of contact or a confirmation card for them to send back.
Keep in mind that while invitations aren't necessary, they are a fun way to get all the necessary information out without the fear of a deleted text or misunderstanding.
Between the news and Facebook, it’s easy to become desensitised to the dangers that lurk in the shadows. It’s a hard fact to face but it’s one that’s necessary to plan for in this day. So in order to keep you, your friends, and everyone else involved in the bride’s next-to big day safe, here are a few tips to consider. Just remember, it’s a day for the BRIDE.
Even when you plan on sticking together the whole time you’re in town, things happen and sometimes you get separated. Pair together at the beginning and make sure where one of you goes, the other follows. Large groups such as bachelorette groups are targets since they're typically distracted. Watch each others backs to keep everyone safe and items with their rightful owners.
Remember the meeting spot
Figure out where you’ll be going for the day and find a central point to regroup if someone goes missing. That way, if you do end up separated from the rest of the group, everyone knows what to do and where to go. Phone batteries aren’t always reliable and it’s always good to have a backup plan.
If something doesn’t feel right, let the rest of the group know. Stay alert and trust your gut. Nashville has thousands of people going in and out at all times, so anything can happen. It's easy to get caught up in the lights and energy of Broadway. If you suspect that someone has drugged your drink, toss it. Make sure you watch the bartender make your drinks and don't accept them from strangers. There's nail polish in the works that will tell you if your drink has been spiked by changing color.
Don’t be distracted
Pictures are great but it’s easy to go overboard. Make sure you pay attention to your stuff; purses or anything in your pockets are typical targets for those looking to make a quick getaway. Don't place your items down; Nashville has had robberies before, don't make it easy for them.
Here are a few apps that you can use in case of emergencies. Use them for peace of mind and to keep the night flowing without interruption.
- When traveling with a large group, reservations are ESSENTIAL where offered. Nashville is a busy city with residents and visitors alike checking out the hottest new spot any given day of the week. For this reason, make a reservation and you'll be seated in a timely manner and guaranteed a meal at the place you had your heart set on! If your chosen spot doesn't take reservations, check out this handy app and see if they've got the hook-up. If not, your final option is to call ahead. Ask about the wait, give the number of your party and just give them a heads up that you're coming in. This won't guarantee you immediate seating, but it will definitely help everyone be a little more prepared!
- Most restaurants maintain the policy that your entire party must be present to be seated. Even if your chosen restaurant isn't extremely strict or if they don't maintain this policy, help out your hostess and your server(s) by arriving together. Now, we know getting to the location at the exact same time might not be possible. More often than not, groups have to take at least two Ubers/Lyfts and sometimes groups separate and then reconvene for dinner, meaning that they aren't leaving the same location at the same time. However, when it comes to entering the restaurant just stick together!
- This is an easy step to let slip. However, you can ensure accuracy and quick service if everyone knows who is paying and how! Have you hostess communicate this to the server. Pro Tip: If you have SEVERAL people in your party, just agree on a tab or two and use Venmo to easily and conveniently reimburse each other! This will save you time and headache when it comes to settling up at your sit-down meals.
- Out of courtesy for your party, your servers and the other patrons around you, keep the baggage and extras small and to a minimum. You'll find that large purses are really more trouble than they're worth when you step out onto Broadway, anyway! Being shoulder to shoulder with a milion of your new best friends in Downtown Nashville isn't the place for a big bag! Worried about protecting your necessities
- . Nashville has always been strict with ID'ing folks, but recent legal changes have made the process even more rigorous and establishments are not taking chances. Protect your ID like your engagement ring and make sure it's not expired. Your ID is the key to entering any establishment that serves alcohol. If you lose your ID or it's expired, you will NOT be able to enter any bar, no matter how cute or sweet you look. In addition, many restaurants will require two IDs to serve two separate drinks. Whether you're all over the legal drinking age, or you're trying to pull a fast one, the servers have seen it all before and won't take risks.
- Make it easier for you, your group and the person serving you by being fully informed on the policies, rules, regulations and recommendations! This applies to restaurants, but especially to your extra activities like Pole Dancing and the Pedal Tavern. Be aware of clothing recommendations, cancellation policies and final payment if you made a downpayment/deposit. This will make your experience seamless and keep stress off of the bride!
- You may notice in many establishments, that a gratuity is added to tables of "X or more." This is not an excuse to not take care of the waitstaff who have been taking care of you. That percentage covers everything from tip outs to your server being guaranteed minimum wage. Help them out after they've given you awesome service and be sure to tip!
- This is the easiest way to make your server happy. Though you are giving the establishment business, making the person working at that time feel appreciated for what they do will typically drive them to go above and beyond for your group. They refill your water? Just say thank you! They bring out your food? Just say thank you. It will pay off in the long run.
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