Plan an Elaborate Wedding and We'll Guess What Kind of Bachelorette Party You'll Have

By: Alex Wittman

Plan an Elaborate Wedding and We'll Guess What Kind of Bachelorette Party You'll Have
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About This Quiz

Today, bachelorette parties (and the planning that goes into them) are almost as big as weddings themselves. From plastic engagement rings and “bride” sashes to weekend getaways and lingerie gifts, bachelorette soirées are an entire industry. Not to mention a huge part of pop culture. Who hasn't seen “Bridesmaids?”

So, it might surprise you to learn bachelorette parties are a fairly recent addition to the wedding scene. While bridal showers and engagement parties are nothing new, bachelorette parties didn't become a major trend until the 1980s. Before then, who knows how the penis-straw industry was surviving!

Deciding they didn't want the boys to have all the fun, women started throwing bachelorette parties for soon-to-be-married ladies. Unlike the standard drunken debauchery of bachelor parties, bachelorette festivities tend to reflect the personality of the bride. If she's wild and crazy, then by all means, body shots and male strippers are appropriate. But if she's chic and subtle, might an evening at the theater be a bitter fit?

To find out what bachelorette party you will have, we challenge you to first plan an elaborate wedding. Answer our questions about centerpieces, guest lists and white dresses, and we'll tell you the best kind of bachelorette bash to celebrate the end of your days as a single woman!








Your boo finally popped the question! How far out do you begin your wedding planning?
I've been planning since I was a little girl.
Immediately because I'm just so excited!
Eight months out, as is recommended.
No rush. Everything will come together.

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The choice is obvious. Who do you pick to be your maid of honor?
My college roommate
My older sister
My BFF from grade school
My style twin/favorite shopping buddy

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After crunching the numbers, how much do you have to spend on your wedding?
You can't put a dollar amount on love and happiness.
$50,000 should be enough to throw one heck of a party.
Less than $10,000 is reasonable.
$15,000-$30,000 and you're getting a lot of bang for your buck.

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Set the scene. What is your dream reception venue?
The backyard of the house where I grew up
An art gallery
Somewhere with a rooftop terrace
A castle

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Keep with tradition or start your own? Who do you ask to officiate your wedding?
My best friend's husband
My dad
A minister or pastor
A celebrity

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Budget matters, but what's one thing you're willing to spend big bucks on?
An open bar
Flowers
A fun DJ or rockin' band
A designer wedding dress

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Time to meet with the caterers. What do you build the menu around?
Ice cream sundae bar
Prime rib as the main course
Pigs in a blanket starters
Caviar appetizers

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Your guests want to buy you things. Where do you set up your wedding registry?
Target
West Elm
Bed, Bath & Beyond
William and Sonoma

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You said yes to the dress! What style is it?
Ball gown
Trumpet
Tea length
Mermaid

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Don't forget about your bridesmaids? What color are their dresses?
Light pink
Navy blue
It's up to them.
Glittery gold

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The honeymoon is booked! Where will you and your love be jetting off to?
Hawaii
Paris
Florida
Italy

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Flowers are one tradition you can't part with. What's in your bouquet on the big day?
Daises
Muscari
Lilac
Water lily

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On your big day, what do you and your bae roll up to the wedding venue in?
Stretch limousine
Vintage Aston Martin
My normal car
Horse and carriage

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After an afternoon of tasting, what flavor do you decide on for your wedding cake?
Red velvet
Strawberry and elderflower
Vanilla buttercream
Pink champagne

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For your first dance, what do you and your sweetie sway to?
"All of Me" by John Legend
"At Last" by Etta James
"Better Together" by Jack Johnson
"Make You Feel My Love" by Adele

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For one reason or another, what's one tradition you absolutely refuse to spend money on?
Hiring an officiant
Bouquet and garter toss
An expensive wedding dress
Inviting people out of obligation

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Sometimes guest lists require ruthlessness. Who are you forced to omit from the festivities?
Children
Plus-ones
Anyone I haven't seen in the last year
Coworkers

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The big day is finally here. How do you spend the morning before the ceremony?
Going for a walk on my own
Writing in my journal
Popping champagne with my bridesmaids
Getting last-minute spa treatments

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As a token of your gratitude, what favors do you purchase for the guests?
Beer koozies
Vials of olive oil
Homemade salsa
Bottles of wine

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While your love reads the vows they wrote, what thought is going through your head?
"How much longer until we can hit the dance floor?"
"I hope my mascara isn't running."
"I absolutely adore this human being."
"I want this whole day to be perfect."

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To look and feel your best, what hairstyle do you request for your wedding day?
Updo
Chignon
Braided
Voluminous curls

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The save-the-date cards are in the mail. What month is your wedding?
June, July or August
September or October
April, May or November
New Year's Eve or coinciding with another holiday

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The last RSVP has arrived. How many guests are you expecting?
Between 150 and 250
Around 75
Less than 30
More than 300

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As you're planning, from where do you draw most of your wedding inspiration?
Wedding reality TV shows
Wedding magazines
Pinterest
My highly-recommended wedding planner

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Celebrities get married too! Which famous bride were you obsessed with?
Jessica Biel
Kate Moss
Sarah Jessica Parker
Elizabeth Taylor

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To thank her for all her hard work, what gift do you give your maid of honor?
Monthly wine subscription
String of pearls
Leather-bound notebook
Spa day

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Looking ahead to the big day, what are you most nervous about?
Ugly crying
Bad weather
Tripping down the aisle
My dress not fitting

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With so much going on, what important wedding task do you almost forget to do?
Picking up the cake
Getting a guestbook
Applying for a marriage license
Sending save-the-date cards

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While going over the playlist with the DJ, what song do you forbid them from playing?
"Gangnam Style" by Psy
"Cha Cha Slide" by Mr. C
"I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
"Gold Digger" by Kayne West

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When it's all said and done, what's your final thought on your wedding day?
"That was one heck of a party!"
"Everything went off without a hitch."
"I am so happy."
"I've never felt so much like a princess."

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