Who Should Be Invited to Your Bachelorette Party?

Here's who should score an invite to your last single bash.
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Sophie Ross
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Sophie Ross
Bridal Fashion and Beauty Expert
  • Sophie Ross is a Senior Copywriter at Adore Me.
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  • Sophie worked as an Associate Editor for The Knot from 2017 to 2019.
Updated Oct 26, 2018

You might already have an idea of where you want to go for your bachelorette party, and who should plan it (hint: it's probably your maid of honor or a bridesmaid), but you don't know where to start—or stop—when it comes to drafting the guest list. Well, we're here to help.

You can invite anyone that you want to your bachelorette party—don't think you're relegated to only your bridesmaids (unless, of course, that's what you want). Feel free to invite whomever else you'd love to have by your side while you celebrate with pool floats and fun decorations—as long as they're invited to your wedding. (Never invite anyone to a prewedding bash who isn't invited to your wedding.) Find more thought-starters, below.

Any Non-Bridesmaid Friends

You've heard it before, but as far as we're concerned, the term "the more the merrier" definitely applies to bachelorette parties (but keep in mind you might want to keep the guest list under 20 for the sake of convenience). If you have any close friends that simply didn't make the cut to be a bridesmaid—for whatever reason—they'll likely be more than thrilled to get the invite to your bash.

Close Relatives

Have a few female cousins you've been close with since childhood? A bachelorette party is the perfect time to introduce them to your friend circle (if that hasn't happened already) and get everyone excited for the wedding. You can even—and bear with us here—invite your mom or any aunts you feel particularly close with and know could hang with your crew.

Future Sisters-in-Law

Again, this is at your discretion, but if you happen to be close with any future family members (like your partner's brother's wife, for example) that aren't already bridesmaids, you can definitely invite them along for the ride. What's a better way to bond with a future relative than by celebrating your last few weeks of singledom together?

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