For those that have been wondering about the difference between a bachelorette party and a bridal shower, here is your answer.
According to the www.theweddingnotebook.com, a bachelorette party is for you (the bride) to let your hair down, forget all about your wedding plans and have some fun with your girls.
A bachelorette party is usually organised by the Maid of Honour or the bride-to-be’s best gal pal. The party marks the bride-to-be’s last night as a single woman. This event tends to feature naughty humour, sexy antics and lots of alcohol. The future mother-in-law should not be invited.
Oftentimes, pubs, clubs or any place that serves alcohol are used as venues, although in recent years, more women are choosing spa weekends or tropical retreats instead because they prefer to remember what happened.
On the other hand, a bridal shower is like an engagement party but just for the girls. A fairly new trend in Southeast Asia that’s picked up in recent years, this is also a great alternative if parting is your thing.
This kind of party is traditionally organised by the Maid of Honour with the help of the bridesmaids. It’s meant to shower (get it?) the bride-to-be with gifts and words of encouragement that will help her start her new home and life as a married woman. This is normally held during the day and is usually fun and girly.
Normally the Maid of Honour’s home is used as the venue, although in recent times, cafés and hotels have also been used.
Now that you know the difference, some may ask, “Can we have both?” Our answer to that is, “Why not?” As long as you understand the costs involved in having both events, then please go ahead.