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Who Should I Invite to My Bachelorette Party?

Woman wondering who to invite to her bachelorette party

Planning a bachelorette party is an exciting milestone on the journey to marriage. It's a time for the bride-to-be to celebrate with her closest friends and loved ones before tying the knot. However, when it comes to deciding who to invite to this special event, it can sometimes be a bit tricky, especially since there are no formal rules for this kind of thing. With various factors to consider, from relationships to logistics, crafting the perfect guest list requires careful thought and consideration.

Who Makes the Guestlist?

Let's start with the basics. If you are a Maid of Honor and the bride gave you 100% authority to plan every aspect of this event including who comes, it's your decision. But more likely than not, that isn't the case. The bride should ultimately be the person who makes the guest list. After all, it's her special day, and her input should be the guiding force behind the guest list decisions.

Sit down with the bride and have an open and honest conversation about who she would like to invite to her bachelorette party. Listen to her preferences and take them into account when finalizing the guest list. The goal is to plan a celebration that reflects her personality and makes her feel loved and cherished by her closest friends and family members.

So, how do you go about deciding who to invite to a bachelorette party? Let's dive into some key considerations to help you navigate this important decision.

Relationship Dynamics

The first thing to consider when compiling your bachelorette party guest list is your relationship dynamics. Who are your closest friends and family members? Who do you feel most comfortable and relaxed around? These are the people who should be at the top of your list.

Bridesmaids and Bromaids are a great start to the list, then consider your closest friends who are not in the wedding. Definitely don't invite any co-workers, but do consider family members if you feel they would be comfortable participating in and observing the activities. The last thing you want is to feel judged! Also, anyone who is invited to the bachelorette party should also be invited to the wedding.

Think about your inner circle - the friends and family members you turn to for support, laughter, and companionship. These are the individuals who will help make your bachelorette party a memorable and enjoyable experience.


While your closest friends and family members will likely be the first people you think of when compiling the guest list, it's also important to consider compatibility among the guests. Will everyone get along and enjoy each other's company? Or are there potential conflicts or tensions that could arise?

Take the time to think about the dynamics between different individuals and how they might interact during the bachelorette party. If there are any potential conflicts or concerns, consider whether it's worth inviting those guests or if it might be best to keep the guest list limited to those who will mesh well together.

Size and Budget Constraints

Another important factor to consider is the size and budget constraints of the bachelorette party. While it might be tempting to invite everyone the bride knows, practical considerations such as venue size, accommodation costs, and activity expenses need to be taken into account.

Sit down with the bride and discuss how many guests she would like to invite and what type of budget she has in mind for the event. This will help you narrow down the guest list and ensure that you can plan a celebration that is both enjoyable and affordable.

According to our research, the average number of people who actually attend a bachelorette party is eight. Groups of 12 or more start getting challenging to coordinate - accommodations become limited and reservations can be difficult. It's also safe to assume there will be a person or two who can no longer attend at the last minute. Keep this in mind and don't take it personally.


Think about the things you will be doing at your bachelorette party and decide how comfortable you and your potential guests will be. Will you be having a lingerie shower, going to a male review, bar hopping, dancing on stage and eating hotdogs in an alley at 4 am? If so, just be sure you will enjoy that with whom you invite AND they will enjoy it too. The last thing you want is for things to get awkward or to damage a relationship.

Deciding who to invite to a bachelorette party is an important decision that requires careful thought and consideration. By taking into account factors such as relationship dynamics, size and budget constraints, compatibility, and the bride's wishes, you can craft a guest list that ensures a memorable and enjoyable celebration. Ultimately, the key is to prioritize the people who are most important to you and who will help make your bachelorette party a truly special and unforgettable experience.



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