The Perfect Bachelorette Party Itinerary Template

A party planning expert weighs in.

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The bachelorette party is one of the most exciting, unforgettable events leading up to a bride’s wedding day—it’s a chance to celebrate the bride on their journey to marriage, and it’s the perfect time to get their closest friends together for some quality time. Every bachelorette party will look different for each bride, along with those planning it and in attendance. It may be an afternoon wine-tasting tour, heading out on a hike, jetting off to a beachside resort, or heading to an Airbnb or cabin for the weekend. But no matter the bachelorette party theme, it’s important to put together a clear itinerary of the festivities so everyone is on the same page.

Ahead, find tips from a party planning expert on how to plan the perfect bachelorette bash, plus a sample itinerary template to fill in for your own planning purposes.   

Planning the Bachelorette Party

Select a Theme

The first step to bachelorette party planning is to decide what exactly the festivities will look like. Can the group commit to a full weekend getaway, or is it best to stick to one daytime activity or a night out on the town? Consult the guest of honor as you’re planning to be sure your ideas fall in line with their wishes.

“It's important to focus on the bride's vision for the celebration rather than assuming what you think will be ‘most fun,’” says Virginia Frischkorn, wedding planner and CEO of Partytrick. “Start by asking the bride about her preferences and what types of activities they want to do. Then, consider the whole group and ensure that everyone feels comfortable with the planned activities and budget.”

Meet the Expert

Virginia Frischkorn is the founder of Bluebird Productions and Partytrick, a party planning platform.

As you consider where to go and what to do, Frischkorn suggests thinking outside the box. “While certain destinations and activities are ‘hot spots’ and easy to land on, unique destinations can provide a more authentic and fun experience,” she says.

Choose a Date and Location

With the theme and types of activities planned, find a date and location that works for not only the bride but also those who are invited to celebrate as well. “Let the bride choose the best options and then you can use a polling platform like Doodle to gather everyone’s input instead of back and forth via text or email,” suggests Frischkorn.

If dates are flexible, be sure to consider what else might be happening in your city or travel destination at the same time. “Research any events that may be taking place in the city,” says Frischkorn. “For example, if you choose Miami, consider the impact of events like Art Basel on the cost of accommodations and availability of hotels or Airbnb rentals.”

Consider Backup Plans

No matter the theme, be sure to build a backup plan into your itinerary. While these ideas don’t need to go on the itinerary you give to other partygoers, they will be helpful to have written down for your needs just in case. “Weather can impact your plans greatly so it’s always best to have options just in case! It’s also important to offer ample downtime to allow for spontaneity and rest,” says Frischkorn. “Some of the best activities happen when you are least expecting it—like exploring a new city and chatting with locals.”

Create the Bachelorette Party Itinerary

The itinerary for the bachelorette party you’re planning can be as simple or as detailed as you’d like. It can be beautifully designed and included with an invitation, or stand on its own in an email or text. The main goal is to share the planned activities, times, and locations for the day or weekend so that everyone in attendance knows the schedule and can plan accordingly, with plenty of time to spare before the event takes place.

List Out Activities

First up, specifically list out activities such as checking into a hotel, resort, or Airbnb. Add events and activities such as dinner, getting ready together, and pool time. This is especially important if these activities include reservations that have been booked ahead of time.

Include Times and Locations

Next to each activity, include the start time, along with the location. Include the name of the restaurant, bar, salon, etc.

Add a Packing List

Lastly, Frischkorn suggests including a packing list so that everyone is prepared for the party’s theme and the activities on the list. “This is especially helpful if you have a day or night where there is a theme,” she says. Plus, it will avoid filling the group text with questions about what to bring.

Sample Bachelorette Party Itinerary Template


  • 4:00 PM - Arrivals - Airbnb
  • 5:00 PM - Wine Tasting - [Winery Name]
  • 7:00 PM - Downtime - Airbnb
  • 68:00 PM - Pizza and Movie Night - Airbnb


  • 11:00 AM - Hiking - Local Trail
  • 1:00 PM - Lunch - [Restaurant Name]
  • 4:00 PM - Shopping - Downtown
  • 5:00 PM - Games - Airbnb
  • 8:30 PM - Night Out - [Bar Name]

Important Notes

When writing the itinerary, be sure to include specifics such as themes for certain activities, packing lists for outfits, and other must-know details.

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