Editors' Picks: 15 Bachelorette Party Must-Haves for an Unforgettable Celebration

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Jetting off to a new place with your bridesmaids is arguably one of the most exciting parts of the pre-wedding journey. After all, bachelorette parties have one sole purpose: to celebrate you. Although every event looks different depending on the group and the destination, this event typically involves a weekend away with your squad, where you hit the town, plan fun activities, enjoy some downtime, and make priceless memories. Whether you’re planning on sunbathing by the beach in Miami or heading to Nashville for a country music escapade, you’ll need to pack the right items to make this party a success.

To help you throw an unforgettable soirée, we asked the Brides editors to share their top picks for a bachelorette party. This list features wardrobe essentials, such as eyelet lace tops and heart-shaped sunglasses perfect for the bride-to-be, so you show up to your event in style. We’ve also included items for every kind of destination: You’ll find bathing suits and cover-ups for waterfront locales and sundresses for bridesmaids venturing to warm climates. Of course, we couldn’t forget to recommend practical products, like sunscreen and hangover kits. To conclude your fête on a high note, this roundup mentions crowd-pleasing favorites to throw in gift bags, from facial mist to claw clips. Read on for 15 bachelorette party must-haves that will make your gathering unforgettable, according to our editors.

Yeti Slim Can Cooler

Yeti cooler in yellow color

Courtesy of Yeti

“If you're planning to spend long days in the sun as part of your bachelorette party, consider gifting each person in your group one of these slim can coolers—they come in a variety of different colors and are guaranteed to keep everyone's drink of choice icy cold (and condensation-free) for hours on end.” — Gabriella Rello Duffy, Editorial Director

Hill House Home The Eyelet Celine Top and The Eyelet Noemie Skirt

Hill House Home eyelet lace top and skirt

Courtesy of Hill House Home

Hill House Home recently released a bridal capsule collection, and I am loving this two-piece look for brides on their bachelorettes. The flirty style can take you from the pool to a night on the town with its cute cropped cut and chic tiered skirt.” — Shelby Wax, Senior Editor

Jenni Kayne Cove Dress

Jenni Kayne maxi dress

Courtesy of Jenni Kayne

“I feel like for every bachelorette party I attend, I'm always packing a reliable, versatile sundress. Something that can be dressed up with an elegant pair of heels and nice jewelry, or dressed down with a denim jacket or cowgirl boots. This little number from Jenni Kayne is a cult-favorite, and I see why: It's so flowy and chic, but it's also really packable and versatile (you could probably get away with wearing it more than once). Perfect for an elevated dinner out with the girls or a daytime trip to a winery or even thrown on over a bathing suit after the beach.” — Ellie Nan Storck, Senior Editor

LITTIL Superstar Ring Light

LITTIL portable ring light

Courtesy of LITTIL

“You can't have a bachelorette party without filming a few TikToks, so every bridal squad should consider investing in a portable ring light to capture their social media moments. I personally love LITTIL's ring light offerings, as they're sleek, easy to pack, and come in many different sizes.” — Corinne Pierre-Louis, Senior Editor

STYLEST Quick-Drying Lace Cover-Up

STYLEST lace cover-up with bell sleeves

Courtesy of STYLEST

“If your bachelorette party agenda involves lounging by the pool, hitting the beach, or cruising on a boat, you’ll need a practical and chic wardrobe to suit the festivities. STYLEST has a beautiful white cover-up featuring a delicate lace pattern that feels quintessentially bridal, white the fun bell sleeves give it a playful edge. This item is made with a fast-drying formula, so you can throw it on after taking a dip without worrying about the fabric sticking to your skin. Not only is the cut flattering, but it’s also movable; you’ll never feel constricted while enjoying your pre-wedding festivities. If you want to sport something other than white, this garment comes in five additional colorways.” — Lilly Blomquist, Assistant Editor

TheNativeBride To Have and To Hold Your Hair Back Claw Clip

The Native Bride claw clips

Courtesy of Etsy

“I gifted each of my bridesmaids one of these claw clips, and it was a big hit at my bachelorette! The key with bridesmaids’ gifts at a destination bachelorette is to make sure they're practical and packable. My friends broke out these clips during the boat day of the trip, and it was a small gift that easily fit in their bags as they headed home.” — Jessica Chassin, Senior Social Media Editor

437 The Sophia Dress

437 white cover-up maxi dress

Courtesy of 437

437 just launched their newest Ever After collection filled with trendy white swim and resort wear for the bride-to-be. Whether you're sipping cocktails by the pool in Miami for your bachelorette or lounging on the sandy beaches for your honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast, you can dress this semi-sheer gown up or down for a stylish bridal look.” — Araziel Jackson, Associate Social Media Editor

Beauty Counter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen

Beauty Counter mineral sunscreen

Courtesy of Beauty Counter

“This is my go-to body sunscreen, and it's perfect for days at the beach, hiking adventures, and lounging by the pool. I love that it's a clean, mineral base, that it never leaves a white cast, and how lightweight (and not greasy!) it feels on.” — Gabriella Rello Duffy, Editorial Director

Lele Sadoughi Sweetheart Sunglasses

Lele Sadoughi heart sunglasses

Courtesy of Anthropologie

“Brides, meet your new favorite accessory for all pre-wedding events. These stylish sunnies from Lele Sadoughi are molded from mother-of-pearl to give you shining heart eyes all day long.” — Shelby Wax, Senior Editor

Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera

Fujifilm camera

Courtesy of Target

“Who doesn't love polaroid photos?! This is such a fun way to document every special moment of the bachelorette weekend, and the bride and bach gang will have sweet mementos to take home.” — Ellie Nan Storck, Senior Editor

HannahRobertsShop Hangover Kit

Etsy hangover kit

Courtesy of Etsy

“As the bride-to-be, the last thing you want is to nurse a hangover at your own bachelorette party. That's why I recommend everyone travel with a hangover kit to help fight any upset stomachs and headaches. You can even gift them to your crew ahead of the trip, so everyone is equipped and ready to celebrate your special moment.” — Corinne Pierre-Louis, Senior Editor

Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40

Supergoop! Glowscreen

Courtesy of Supergoop!

“For bachelorette party destinations in warmer climates, you’ll probably be spending a good amount of time outside. The last thing you want is to leave your vacation with a scorching sunburn, so sunscreen is an item you’ll absolutely want to throw into your beach bag. I love Supergoop! Glowscreen because not only is it made with SPF 40 to protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays, but it’s also formulated with hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and Vitamin B5, which work together to hydrate your skin. Not to mention, this item uses a tinted formula, so your skin will look luminous and dewy throughout your trip.” — Lilly Blomquist, Assistant Editor

Koraru Rifu Triangle Top and Rifu Side Tie Bottom

Koraru white bikini

Courtesy of Koraru

“A white bikini is a must for brides hosting tropical bach weekends! This white string bikini is my favorite white bathing suit, and the best part is, it's super cute and wearable post-bach, too. I will definitely be packing this for my honeymoon this summer.” — Jessica Chassin, Senior Social Media Editor

Mario Badescu Rosewater Spray

Mario Badescu face mist

Courtesy of Ulta Mario Badescu

“The cult-favorite Mario Badescu rosewater facial spray is the perfect addition to every bachelorette party gift bag. After all-night festivities, this spray will revive your crew's skin for a dewy glow the entire weekend.” — Araziel Jackson, Associate Social Media Editor

CanvasEventCo Pool and Social Club Martini Bachelorette Totes

CanvasEventCo bachelorette tote bag

Courtesy of Etsy

“Is it even a bachelorette party if there's no merch involved? Tote bags are the perfect addition to any bach weekend, and CanvasEventCo on Etsy has the cutest customizable options (that don't feel cheesy!) for any bachelorette theme. This ‘Pool and Social Club’ Miami bag is such a vibe!” — Jessica Chassin, Senior Social Media Editor

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