Could being a bridesmaid be more stressful than a bride? As wedding season starts this June many of us are planning bachelorette trips for a great getaway, that is way over due.
I have been on many bachelorette weekends…From Tulum, Austin, Vegas, Jackson Hole & Napa Valley. This post will be featuring my latests bachelorette weekend to Tulum, because this group of girls planned an amazing trip together. The post every bridesmaid must read on how to travel & planning tips for your next Bachelorette Weekend!
I will share with you my go-to packing list, decor list and a sample weekend itinerary with a few travel tips!
Here is my go-to PACKING LIST list for everyone: Hats (fedora, visor & sun hat), Day bag/backpack, Swimware, Variety of sunglasses, PJ set, Beach towel/outdoor towel, Cover-up, Headband/scrunchies, Clutches, Dresses (mini, maxi, sundress, romper, slip dress), Sweatpant Set, Robe, Sandals, Jewelry, Makeup bag, Water bottle, Skincare mask/sprays/sunscreen/roller and Carry-on suitcase.
Now that you have packed for the weekend here is the DECOR LIST that you can divide up among your friends to bring. Here you go: Bridal Accessories, Bridal Games, Pool Inflatables, Pictures for Photo Wall, Decor, Mini Plastic Shot Glasses, Paperware & Plasticware Set and Polaroid Camera.
SAMPLE WEEKEND ITINERARY
Check into the AirBnb mid afternoon then make up a grocery list for snacks, drinks and breakfast foods.Once you get back from the store unpack the groceries and start setting up the decor. We usually focus on over decorating one area, so we make it the living room. Then prep the games you will play during the weekend so it is easy to get to.
By evening all of the friends should have arrived, so if you don’t know everyone do a fun game to introduce everyone. We always do dinner at-home the first night, since everyone is arriving at different times. If possible, find a private chef that can make an authentic dinner, so you can start enjoying the weekend together!
Plan a day to a popular beach bar/club come late morning then make a reservation for an early dinner at a local hot spot. After a long day in the sun and enjoying a dinner out experiencing the local cuisine, head home to freshen up and play some bachelorette games! We usually do a lingerie gift exchange this night as well as it is a perfect time to while all hanging out.
Let everyone sleep in a bit, then arrange a 2-4 hour activity to explore the natural wonders of the area.
For this trip we went on a 3 hour Cenote tour through a local tour group. You can find these activities through Yelp, Viator or AirBnb. Afterwards, find a restaurant to eat late lunch at in the downtown area before heading back to chill (aka take a nap). Then plan your dress-up night out (make reservations beforehand) to have a nice dinner out all together.
Hit up some bars after dinner then back to the AirbBnb.
|4| MONDAY– Pack up and head back home! Quick travel tip! If you are going somewhere international, book a transportation company to pick you up at the airport. When you are in an unfamiliar area, you must think safety, so having a driver take you directly to your AirBnB is a great idea!