By Natalia Carbone
The invitations are sent out, the dress is bought, and you’ve even started working on the wedding seating chart. Now, it’s time to toast one last time before the main event. Bridal showers and bachelorette parties come in many forms — from formal high tea to hanging out on the beach — the only rules are to have fun and make it uniquely yours. The wedding-planning itself can be stressful, so this is your chance to relax and celebrate with your loved ones.
The celebrities ahead all had very different pre-wedding parties, but all of them celebrated in style. Perhaps you’ll find your own bachelorette soulmate among them: Scroll ahead for some star-worthy inspiration.
The supermodel and her friends partied at the iconic Plaza Hotel, and you can’t do the Plaza without sipping Champagne in the spa. This bachelorette bash was entirely #goals, and fit perfectly with Kate’s wedding vision, which she once described as, “FUN!! Party! Tequila? Food???” Sounds pretty perfect.
We could never forget Kim and Kanye’s wedding at an Italian castle in 2014, especially not that gorgeous flower wall. But before the nuptials, Kim and her friends took to the streets of Paris and enjoyed a very Kardashian night out in the City of Lights.
Last year, Ciara and Russell Wilson wed in a surprise ceremony in England. But before that, she and her squad — including tennis star Serena Williams — had an unforgettable celebration in Las Vegas. Her friends surprised the singer with an edgy look inspired by the ’80s pop trio Vanity 6: cat ears, a leotard, a cape, and thigh-highs. (The more different from your wedding dress, the better, right?) Gold balloons with little gifts attached to them spelled out “The Bride.”
The British actress and her friends jetted off to Dubai for an adventurous hen party before her wedding to Mark Wright. They went clubbing, got around town in a giant Hummer, and rode camels in the desert. She even wrote a super-relatable blog post on Hello! Magazine about the party and wedding planning, showing her husband-to-be working hard on the the seating chart.
The model had the most chill, laid-back party in the Maldives, hanging out at the private island resort Club Med Finolhu Villas with her best friends. Looks like the beach #Barchelorette was a success.
And the award for most effortlessly fun bachelorette party goes to…Julianne Hough’s bash in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. #JulesBEACHelorette included a trip on a luxury liner that was basically a mini-mansion — with a baby grand piano, marble floors, and butler service — as well as famous friends like Nina Dobrev and hairstylist to the stars Riawna Capri.
The tennis star and her famous friends — including Ciara, and, of course, Venus Williams — partied all weekend long in New York City. They stayed at the Baccarat Hotel, where they got pampered in the spa, toasted with Champagne, and hung out by the pool. But it wasn’t all R&R: The squad also took a trapeze class together (in matching outfits, it looks like).