Wanting to follow the bachelorette guidelines to the letter? Then don't forget to add matching bachelorette party shirts to your list. Shirts no longer have to be overly cheesy, or just like everyone else. There are so many options to fit the theme of your party, or you can add perfect descriptions for each of your girls. From rhymes, to movie quotes, or destination bound...it's hard to say no to the perfect matching shirts.
Nashville in December might be cold and lacking snow most of the time, but the Gaylord Opryland Resort cuts zero corners when it comes to getting in the holiday spirit. Lucky for you and your girls, this means there is plenty to do after you finish shopping next door at Opry Mills Mall. From ice skating to gingerbread building, there is an activity that will suit every group type that walks through the doors.
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.
There's so much more to Opryland Resort during the holidays that can only be experienced first hand. If you happen to find your group on this side of town, or decide to specifically add it to the plan...there's no doubt that you'll spend your time in awe.
The time has finally come to pack for the long anticipated bachelorette trip to Nashville. However, you've realized that you don't know where to start. With so many options of clothing to chose from, it's easy to get lost in your wardrobe.
Here's an easy packing guide to make sure you don't forget anything important.
First things first, were there any specifics that were discussed with the bride? Do you have a night on Broadway planned and she wants everyone to match, without the themed ? Pack those items.
Second, check the weather for the dates you'll be arriving and pack either a pair of pants or a pair of denim shorts (for true Nashville style, daisy dukes). Typically, one pair for every three days should suffice. Choose 2-3 shirts; a variety of casual and slightly nicer should suffice. Don't forget a little black dress or skirt/shirt combo for any party nights.
If you want to go all out with the Nashville theme, remember to pack a cowgirl hat and boots, plus a flannel to top off the look. The flannel can be worn at the waist for hotter days or under a jacket when it's cooler.
You might notice the "don't forget" section of our packing list. This can be customized to your needs, but the basics should be covered. Put all of this in a bag by itself and toss it in your suitcase first so it's not left on the counter.
If you have matching shirts, make sure they make it into your suitcase, as well as any decorations or party games that you might have been given to bring. (Hint: Print out any of these for fun all night).
Now that you've checked off all the items in this Nashville packing list, it's time to get excited for the trip!
Going to spend your bachelorette bash in Nashville for Thanksgiving, but worried you won't find a bar to take the party to? We contacted several bars in the downtown area to see which ones are open and when, and came up with this top 6 list of spots worth checking out. Always double check that they are open, as hours can sometimes change quickly when it comes to the holidays. Better to be safe than huddling in the cold wondering "what now?".
The perfect bachelorette party means the perfect playlist, even if your party starts at the tail end of summer and into fall. Just because the weather is cooling down, doesn't mean you have to. Keep your body warm by singing and dancing to these songs, which include nostalgia favorites and more recents beats. Feel free to add any group favorites to the list to keep the party going through car rides and hotel stays.
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.
One of the best parts about having a bachelorette party in Nashville is that you have a pick of amazing bars located downtown. This year, there’s a new restaurant/bar combo climbing the ranks, the FGL House. Started up by the country-pop duo, Brian Kelly and Tyler Hubbard, this multi-level bar has quickly become a hot spot for Nashville natives and tourists alike.
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.
If your group is driving instead of taking an Uber, check to see if the Nissan Stadium has any events. If not, parking is free and you're welcome to walk over the pedestrian bridge that starts in the lot. As you come to the end of the bridge, you'll see the FGL House situated to your right and if you turn that direction at the end, you'll find yourself near the entrance.
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
What are bachelorette parties saying?
The party is planned, and now you’re about a month away from the bachelorette bash. What now? It's time to send out invitations! It’s the easiest way to get all the information out and make sure you know who is and isn't coming.
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.
We all know that the point of bachelorette parties is to throw one last hurrah for the bride in whichever way she feels comfortable. And if comfortable for her is partying all night in Nashville, then that’s what will happen right? Today, I want to touch on a topic that might not be as thought about when planning a bachelorette party; safety.
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.
If you've ever been on the working side of a customer service job, you may know that there are guidelines set in place to assure that your customers receive the best service possible. It's easy to forget, when on the other side of the fence, that certain actions, gestures and overall attitudes go a long way to ensure that you'll receive the service you deserve as a customer! Whether we're talking one on one with a server, or with a business itself, we want you to think nothing of the best of what Nashville has to offer. Follow our tips below, and you'll have nothing less than a perfect experience:
Make a Reservation/Call Ahead
Make Payment/Tab Arrangements
Keep Your Bags Small
Keep Your ID at the Ready
Review Rules and Regulations Ahead of Time
Say Thank You
Long road trips are made for gabbing with your besties. When you've got a long weekend ahead, save the smalltalk for your inevitable Uber or cab rides when we all know you're NOT interested in chatting with the driver! For your listening pleasure, we've compiled a list of our favorite audiobooks perfect for your girls' weekend roadtrip!
If you're traveling from an hour away or from a different country, packing is all the same. It's tedious, frustrating and easy to get overwhelmed. Before you dust off the trusty luggage, take a few minutes to sit back, relax and get some much needed organizational assistance from some lovely ladies on YouTube. They've got all the tips and tricks to make packing for your bachelorette weekend a breeze!
Nashville has great food, great views and great nightlife. We've chosen some of our favorite venues with impeccable outdoor seating to help you narrow your search!
Kung Fu Saloon
1921 Division Street
Nashville, TN 37203
Kung Fu Saloon is still one of Midtown's newest attraction-- that's right, we said attraction. True, you can select amazing food and drinks from their diverse and delectable menus! You can even get some pretty sweet deals during Happy Hour. Kung Fu Saloon is about more than just whetting your appetite; it's about the experience. Take a break from adulthood and partake in game play from across the ages. Munch with Ms. Pac-Man, defend the galaxy with Galaga or for those of you all about giving MAXIMUM EFFORT there's always free skee ball! But what about the patio? Beautiful summer weather calls for giant Jenga, cornhole and a variety of other activities while sipping on a frosty beverage outdoors.
401 11th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
This isn't your conventional patio. Take in the sights of the city from the rooftop of the Thompson Hotel at L.A. Jackson! Day or night, the beautiful scenery and gourmet menu are an experience to behold. Share a bite of their kettle corn made with house cooked bacon and pecans or dive into a juicy L.A. Jackson burger. View the full menu and drink selection here. For your private party/event fill out the form on their website!
2526 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204
Visit Bartaco in the 12 South district for a vacation within your vacation---- it's vacay-ception! Partake in tacos, tequila and a totally chill environment. Take a seat at the bar indoors or enjoy why this little getaway is really on this list: The patio. Comfortable seating that feels more like a resort lounge, optimum service and a cold beverage will make the most of your Music City Summer! Contact for your private event!
33 Peabody Street
Nashville, TN 37210
Pinewood Social is a premium hangout spot on the cusp of Nashville's hottest nightlife. Not to mention, it's one of Nashville's largest patio venues with a pool and a bowling alley. Everything you could possibly want for some Summer fun is within reach at Pinewood. Check out their amazing menu with beverages to compliment. Schedule your group reservation today!
The Pharmacy: Burger Parlor & Bier Garten
731 Mcferrin Avenue
Nashville, TN 37206
Keep it casual at the ultimate Music City burger joint. Inside the atmosphere is amazing, but enjoy some fresh air out in the Bier Garten. We recommend the Pharmacy Burger and a cold one. They don't take reservations and getting in the door can be a handful, so avoid the lines with this handy app.
1524 Demonbreun Street
Nashville, TN 37203
South brings you into the world of true Southern delicacies combined with Nashvegas style nightlife. The hype about South's patio isn't necessarily the patio itself, but the journey it opens you up to. Start your night off at South and journey down Demonbreun, weaving in and out of each bar and restaurant's open patio setting. From South you may find yourself dancing the night away at Frisky Frogs or throwing a couple of beers back at Tin Roof. Have a bite and a drink, then see where the night takes you! Peruse their gourmet Southern provisions here.
Whether you're road tripping it to Music City with your Bride Tribe or just need some musical motivation while getting ready for your night out on Broadway, we've got the hits for you! From oldies-but-goodies that will bring back ALL the nostalgia to today's top hits, you'll be jamming all weekend long to our favorite picks! Bring on the hotel dance parties and car karaoke! Here are our top 17 hits for NASHlorette bash in 2017:
Hold On (from "Bridesmaids")
If you're headed to a girls' weekend getaway in Music City, you've probably got enough on your mind already without worrying about what to pack! We've compiled a list to take the stress off. Don't miss this easy guide to what to pack for a weekend away in Nashville!
Clothing & Shoes
Even if you repeat an outfit, you can change up your look entirely with a little hair and makeup!
Electronics & Accessories
Don't be left in the dark! Keep you personal items together and at full battery power all weekend long!