That last fling before the ring is guaranteed to be a good time, whether you're ready to rock that "Bride to Be" sash or are not so fond of the traditional paraphernalia. Traditionally, the bachelorette party is planned by the maid of honor, and all the bride does is show up. But these days, some brides are opting to get involved in the planning themselves. So, which option is right for you? Answer the questions below to find out whether you should take charge, relinquish control to your bridal party, or find a happy medium—then get ready to party!
1. Do you have a wedding planner?
A. Nope! I'm handling all of the details myself.
B. Yes! We're collaborating on all of the planning, but I love having someone to help with the little things.
C. Yes, and she's doing it all!
2. Are you enjoying wedding planning?
A. You bet! I may have found my calling.
B. It's pretty fun, but I also really like delegating.
C. I'm excited about the wedding, but planning is starting to wear me out.
3. How would your bridesmaids describe you?
A. Meticulous, manicured, and totally organized.
B. Collaborative and a total team player.
C. Spirited, fearless, and ready to go with the flow.
4. How involved were you in choosing your engagement ring?
A. I was at the jeweler with my partner every step of the way. Only the proposal was a surprise.
B. I helped with style and design, then let my partner take it from there.
C. I didn't look at a single ring before my partner opened the velvet box!
5. Do you like surprises?
A. No way. I prefer to know exactly what to plan for, thank you.
B. Sometimes. Unexpected flowers are great. A surprise birthday party? Not so much.
C. I love 'em! Nothing makes me feel more special.
6. Which dress designer do you totally love?
Mostly A's: DIY, baby! You love your 'maids, but you are a planner and you know exactly what you want. Make a guest list, grab the reins, and start making reservations. Don't forget to send out that expertly curated timeline when all the details are taken care of!
Mostly B's: Phone a friend. A complete surprise isn't your thing, but neither is a trip where you know what's around every corner. Give your input, help with the plans, then step back so your 'maids can sneak in a few unexpected treats.
Mostly C's: Let it go, let it go! A traditional bachelorette party, planned by your maid of honor, who tells you only where to be, when to get there, and what to pack, is right up your alley. Hey, you're planning an entire wedding! Let someone else do the heavy lifting for a few days.