Saying “I do” is a life-changing event, and celebrating a wedding takes a lot of planning for couples. Fortunately for the bride and groom, the one element they don’t have to plan are the bachelor and bachelorette trips. It’s tradition for the wedding party to go in different directions and fun destinations to celebrate leaving the single life behind. With white-sand beaches and unique attractions, Alabama’s beaches provide the perfect backdrop for these celebratory getaways.
Whether your idea of a bachelor or bachelorette party is experiencing the nightlife, taking a sunset dinner cruise or a full-service spa visit, the Alabama Gulf Coast has something for every wedding party. From relaxing evenings at The Wharf to the late-night hours at Flora-Bama, there are endless options on how to show your friends a good time at the beach. Check out our tips for planning a bachelor or bachelorette trip to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
1.) Location is key when setting the trip’s vibe. If you plan to enjoy the nightlife, choose a central location close to restaurants, bars and attractions. For a more secluded beach trip, browse accommodations off the beaten path, including Fort Morgan. If there are dining options onsite, it could eliminate extra planning for meals, entertainment and travel time.
2.) When arranging an event for a group, transportation is something to consider. Do you want to drive everywhere? If not, shared-expense transportation such as taxis and Lyft are a good option. For a fun night out on the town, party bus rentals with drivers are also available.
3.) For a fun group gift, consider giving everyone in the wedding party personalized insulated cups with lids. This helps with hydration, keeps drinks colder longer and eliminates unnecessary waste associated with bottles and cans, especially on the beach. When cups are personalized, it helps easily identify who they belong to, meaning fewer drinks get abandoned, therefore creating less waste.
4.) Stay connected with your group and share each other’s location often when you go out. Technology makes it easy to keep track of each other, should you get separated. Drop a pin if you get separated and stay together with ease.
The Alabama Gulf Coast is an ideal destination for any type of bachelor or bachelorette getaway. For more ideas on activities and agenda-making, browse our bachelor and bachelorette party-planning section.