In terms of pre-wedding events, the bachelorette party is the least formal affair and meant to be the most fun, so it should start off that way. Kick off the celebration by sending an invitation that suits the occasion and theme. There are details to include, of course, but most of the invites can be fun and flirty, and reflect the bride’s style and personality.
Once you’ve picked the right stationery, the hardest part is deciding how to word the invite. But don’t stress: We’ve got you covered. Here, we gathered a variety of party invitation wording options for you to choose from. Use these bachelorette party invite wording ideas as is or simply as inspiration to get you started.
Typically, the maid of honor(s) plans the bachelorette party, but it’s not uncommon for a bride to assign another friend or member of her wedding party to plan the shindig. The MOH has a lot on her plate, especially if she’s planning a bridal shower as well, so whether someone else takes over completely or someone steps in to handle bachelorette party decorations or activities, it’s a good idea to provide her with some help.
If you’re the designated bachelorette party planner, the burden of planning and expense doesn’t fall all on you. Ask for help from other members of the bridal party and split all costs between everyone. Ok, let’s get to the fun stuff...
The bride-to-be is in charge of who is invited to the bachelorette party, and no, the guest list isn’t limited to the bridal party. She can also choose to include any or all of the following:
Before sending out invites, be sure to double-check who’s getting one, as it could be a longer list than you think. And make sure you don’t book anything else like accommodations or activities before you hear back from everyone.
There are plenty of fun ways to word the bachelorette party invite that put a simple “You’re Invited” to shame. Here are a few fun (and funny) ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Invitations are the stomping grounds of a good rhyme and always have been. Stick to rhyming phrases like these, some classic (read: tried and true) and some fun and fresh, and you can’t go wrong:
From the destination to the bride’s first, maiden, or new last name, you can use a variety of wedding-related elements to create clever puns that will liven up your bachelorette invite. Here are a few wording ideas:
Now is the time to set the tone. Are you headed to Texas for a Western-themed fete or to a lake for fireside festivities? Then, incorporate country or campfire phrasing. Maybe you’re covering the place in palm fronds or modeling it after her favorite food—whatever the party theme is, nod to it in your invite to clue the girls in. Here’s some inspiration:
When all else fails (or you haven’t chosen a theme yet), pick a big, bold font and a catchy phrase that will get everyone excited for what’s to come. Here are a few foolproof options:
This should go without saying, but you should mention the bride on the bachelorette party invitation. She’s the honoree, the kit and caboodle, the star of the show. Here are a few ways to do so—just fill in the bride’s name:
While the kitschy phrases are cute and all, you do actually have to relay some important information on the invitation. Don’t forget to include:
If you’re sending a party invitation by mail, you can also include a details card that provides more in-depth information.
Once you have settled on a bachelorette invitation and the proper wording to go with it, you can carry the theme throughout the rest of the party. Stick to similar phrasing, color schemes, and motifs to keep the rest of the paper goods consistent and get the point across. Here are a few fun additions to include with your order:
Outline the weekend’s festivities with an itinerary set to the tune of your invite. Use similar, or even the same, wording at the top and add a timeline of events, so that everyone knows where to be and when.
Custom games are another great way to incorporate your chosen wording and theme. Think paper games like “Who Know’s the Bride Best,” or a bride-themed Scattergories. There are a number of fun bachelorette party games that can be created and printed ahead of time and mimic the style and wording of your invites.
Ok, so these may not be paper goods per se, but they do feature fun and creative wording that should be in step with your invite. Go with the same phrase, or just stick to the theme. If you went with the wording “Champagne Campaign” on your invite, you can pick out T-shirts that also say “Champagne Campaign.” Or, if you chose “Last Sail Before the Veil,” go with wording along the same nautical lines like “I Do Crew.”
All the thought you put into the bachelorette party invite wording—and the complementary goods—is well worth the effort. There’s no doubt it sets the tone for a fun weekend ahead.