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.