The Best #BacheloretteParty Photos from Instagram
Your bachelorette party, wherever you choose to spend it, will likely be one of the most memorable parts of your engagement. The days or weekends spent with the friends from all parts of your life will be ones you cherish, now and 20 years down the road. That's why so many brides-to-be and their bridesmaids spend so much time choosing the perfect location, curating an activity-filled itinerary, and making sure that all of the VIPs can attend. If you're at the very beginning of this process, you might be feeling a little bit of pressure. How do you ensure that this pre-wedding celebration lives up to its full potential?
Enter the following real brides-to-be, whose bachelorette parties didn't just meet their expectations—they shattered them. From sipping and sun-bathing on oversized unicorn floats in sunny Florida to racing ATVs on the beaches of Cabo San Lucas, these women are the definition of bachelorette party goals. The best part? So many of these epic parties prove that you don't need to travel halfway around the world to throw the all-girls celebration of your dreams. Make like one bride and follow up a group dinner at your all-time favorite restaurant with a scavenger hunt in your own city. The options are truly limitless.
Ahead, you'll discover some of the most picture-perfect bachelorette parties Instagram has to offer. Whether you copy these ladies' celebration destinations, their next-level outfits (we're loving these "Bride Tribe" bathing suits!), or their photo-ops, their upbeat events are sure to inspire your own.
For her Mediterranean bachelorette party, Cyclades Accessories designer Leto took a yacht cruise of the Greek Islands, including Spetses, Hydra, and Poros. "The weather, the islands, and the mood," were all highlights, said Leto, but dressing up for this photo was particularly fun. All the girls posed in Cyclades hats—the bride differentiated hers from her pack of bridesmaids with one of her Twilly scarves.
Chicago Balloon Party
The design studio and party shop Paris312 hosted bride-to-be Kaytie and a bunch of her friends in their inviting space in the heart of Lincoln Park, Chicago. The defining element of Kaytie's bachelorette party décor? Her "Bride Vibe" balloon wall, which served as the perfect Instagram backdrop.
On Crab Island, Florida, Madison and her crew spent a day sipping cocktails and sunning on a massive unicorn float that doubled as a pool.
Posing in Vallarta
Catharina and her crew lounge around the pools and private beach at their resort, the Hyatt Ziva Puero Vallarta. Though the bride-to-be's sister snapped this sandy shot (how cute are those matching swimsuits and headbands?), the group actually surprised Catharina with a personal photographer for the rest of the day to properly document the trip.
Celeb Sightings in Las Vegas
Gaby and her crew chose the quintessential bachelorette party destination: Las Vegas. They lounged at their hotel, the iconic MGM Grand, by day and wandered the strip at night, where they popped into a few of the next-level nightclubs. When they entered the club XS, they were shocked to see the Chain Smokers up on stage. Couldn't get any better than that, right? It did. Jennifer Lopez also hopped on stage to perform one song for the crowd. The group's celebrity sightings only continued at Wet Republic, where they pool-partied two feet away from Calvin Harris.
Ana, a longtime country music fan, knew exactly where she and her best friends were headed to celebrate her soon-to-be-married status: Nashville. In addition to exploring the city and its cuisine (she recommends Nashville Hot Chicken at Party Fowl!), she and her squad hit up the first Market for Makers, where they shopped at local artisans and companies' pop-up shops. To thank her girls for the trip of a lifetime, she gifted them Bro Denim jackets, customized with unique patches that represented a special aspect of their friendship.
VW Ibiza Views
This bride-to-be and her party group spent a day of her destination bachelorette party exploring Ibiza via a vintage 1964 Volkswagen camper.
Elise's squad whisked her away to Temecula, California, for a weekend full of pool time, wine-tasting, and dancing in the district's Old Town. The highlights? Rocking out to '90s hits (like N'Sync!) during a Jeep vineyard tour and getting in some time at the spa, which is where the most magical moment of the trip happened. "We all went around and told each other how we met the bride and our favorite thing/memory about her," explained the bride's sister, April. "It was the perfect icebreaker since several of the girls didn't know each other."
Indianapolis Scavenger Hunt
Hannah spent her bachelorette party hopping around her favorite parts of Indianapolis with her best friends in tow. The evening kicked off with a meal at her favorite dinner spot before she and her group segued into the main event: a city-wide scavenger hunt. They ended the celebrations with a soirée at one of her bridesmaids' homes, where her best friends went around the room and offered advice on her upcoming marriage.
Surprise in Slovenia
Sanya never saw her bachelorette party coming. Her bridesmaids surprised her with a weekend in picturesque Brda, Slovenia, where the ladies lounged poolside (in swan floats, of course!) and sipped on wine while soaking in the incredible views.
Complete with an all-white dress code and flower crowns, this bride's pre-wedding party—which took place in Sopot, Poland—was as Instagrammable as it gets.
First Time in Paradise
Kenesia celebrated her bachelorette bash with her bridesmaids in sandy Cabo San Lucas, just one day ahead of her destination nuptials. Beyond splashing around picture-perfect Medano Beach, Kenesia said that the best part of the girls' trip was being in an exotic place with her best friends. "It was many of their first time out of the country!" she explained.
Amandine and her 'maids journeyed from their native Marseille to Lisbon to celebrate. By day, they carried matching woven circle totes, perfect for shopping around the city's small shops. They spent one afternoon on a sailboat, where they lunched and danced into the evening. Then, after grabbing cocktails at Park Rooftop, they ventured over to Urban Beach Club for a night-cap.
Group Yoga in Michigan
Amanda's bachelorette party involved a healthy dose of fitness. She and her group—they were lodging together in a friend's lake house—woke up early on a Saturday morning for yoga on the beach. "Our yoga instructor suggested the group pic and we were so excited that it turned out so well," said friend Jenn, of this moment. After their exercise class, the bachelorette squad headed to the local farmer's market for some shopping.
Savannah Southern Comfort
Ahead of her wedding, Sarah Beth spent a weekend in Savannah, Georgia, surrounded by her bridesmaids. Everything about the weekend was "surreal," she said, from the group's Tybee Island beach house rental to their Savannah Pedals bike tour of the city. They visited many of the area's most famous pubs and bars and finished off their celebration with a dinner at the legendary gastropub, Churchill's. Her favorite moment? Seeing all of her dearest friends, from all different parts of her life, gather together to celebrate her upcoming marriage.
Cruising in Cabo
A Cabo San Lucas bachelorette party was a no brainer for bride-to-be Alyssa, since the destination was just a short plane ride away from her native Southern California. She and her squad visited the new Omnia DayClub, which was an absolute hit. "Just imagine a Vegas dayclub, but right on the beach! Doesn't get any better than that," she said. Bachelorette luck struck when Alyssa won free bottle service at The Mango Deck (she was granted free drinks at all of the local clubs!). The next day, the group embraced the bride's love of sport and rented ATVs to explore the Cabo desert and beach terrain.
Team Bride in Texas
Ronni (the future Mrs. Anderson, as her friends have dubbed her) and her bridesmaids took Jamaica Beach, Texas, in style with matching swimsuits that read "Team Bride."