I honestly can’t believe my bachelorette party has coming and gone already! It’s something you are excited about for months and then in the blink of an eye it’s over!
If you followed along on Instagram, you know my sister (and Maid of Honor) thought of EVERYTHING, including hiring a photographer, ordering bracelets with the address of our Air BnB on them, etc.
…and guess what!? She’s going to write a blog post full of planning tips for other girls out there planning a bachelorette party! I can’t wait to share it with you, I know it will be an amazing resource. She thought of everything, even things you don’t think you need to think of! So stay tuned because that will be coming your way.
So, back to Nashville.Planning outfits for your bachelorette party is harder than it sounds because I wanted to stay true to one color, white. I mean, ladies, come on, this is your time to wear white! Live it up!! I’m often surprised by bachelorette’s who don’t take this moment to really stand out!
Of course now that I’m home from Nashville I’ve seen 100 white outfits that I love more than what I brought, but I was happy with my choices!
The nice thing was my sister pretty much had our itinerary planned about 5 months in advance, so I knew exactly how many daytime and nighttime outfits I needed.
Scroll down for tips or shop my looks here!
Here are some tips for future brides when planning outfits:
1. Plan in advance
Although I went to Nashville days before others, for my official bachelorette party I really needed 4 daytime and 4 nighttime outfits. I had been planning outfits in advance, but about a week before I tried every outfit on with shoes, jewelry, etc. to make sure I felt comfortable in everything. I took a photo in each and made a collage with 8 boxes. This helped me to line everything up to make sure I had variety.
2. Keep receipts
I think even my fiancé was a little surprise by the number of boxes arriving at our house! But I do not regret this, I wanted to make sure I had options! I narrowed it down to 5 daytime and 5 nighttime outfits, even though I only needed 4 of each. I brought each of these looks with me and sent everything else back before we left.
Also, I have sent stuff back since my return. Once I got to Nashville, the alcohol took over, to be honest, haha! So some days I could have cared less about changing from day to night, etc. and I didn’t see a need to keep so many white dresses in my closet with tags still on them.
Keeping tags on every item until I wore it and keeping all receipts helped me to “save money” (using this term lightly, haha) in the long run! I highly recommend this.
3. Pack what you feel comfortable in
I am fairly chesty, but I’m not always comfortable showing my chest. I had ordered a few dresses that I thought I would love but honestly I just feel like I looked too sexy in or too over the top. That’s just not me. I knew I would have been pulling my dress up to try to cover through the night and I wanted to avoid this. I didn’t bring either of these options with me and I’m so glad I didn’t! I loved the options I had!
This goes for shoes too! Don’t wear uncomfortable shoes that will make you want to go home early. Nashville might be a little more casual than other cities, but I was so thankful to be able to wear chucks or vans and/or my most comfortable heels!
All in all, stay true to you, but also remember, you are the bride! I knew I wanted to wear white, but I was also against anything that screamed “bride”! My sister went ahead and got me the cutest sash and I’m SO glad she did! You want people to know you’re a bride, it makes the trip so much more fun!
Here are some photos from my looks!