It's the one built-in party that you throw for the express purpose of celebrating your female friendships, but because of that one unaccounted-for expense ("sorry guys, that'll be another $400 each"), that one designated driver who forgot halfway through the night, and that one never-to-be-spoken-of-again incident involving a male stripper and the bride's younger cousin...well, let's just say that bachelorette parties can be more of a strain on your friendships than a testament to it.
But, we've been to enough good
ones to know that the difference between frivolities and freak-outs lies in good planning. To help make your upcoming shindig a success, we've rounded up a few tips to help you make your next bachelorette party a memorable one (and not just because the bride-to-be spent the whole time crying).
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