As winter descends the delightful Danish concept of hygge is once again taking over the hospitality corner of the Internet.
I love that hygge is a thing.
I’d never heard of this until recently but oh my gosh what a needed movement in, like, life. Coziness. Connection. Quality time. Chilling out. Man, could we use this in the 21st century.
While hygge doesn’t apply exclusively to get-togethers I definitely love events that channel this vibe.
So if this sounds awesome for a bachelorette party? Read on for some inspiration on how to get started!
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Step 1: Check In With the Bride & Guests
Does the bride like the idea of a hygge vibe for a pre-wedding last hurrah?
(I did a whole post about this recently: Lower Your Expectations!)
Step 2: Choose a Timeframe
Most bachelorette parties occur about 1-3 months before the wedding
This 1-3 month party window is a great sweet spot because the bulk of the major wedding planning decisions are made, but it’s not the last-minute, final-dress-fitting, RSVPs-are-changing, something-always-goes-wrong last few weeks before the wedding.
However, there are no rules! Bachelorette parties the day before or the week before the wedding can be a fabulous option, especially if it’s easier for your faraway guests to simply fly in a couple days early. Night-before bachelorette parties are also awesome but keep in mind that I will recommend against the “getting crunk” style of bachelorette if someone in the party needs to make a legally binding agreement within the next 24 hours.
I highly recommend using a scheduling tool like Doodle or WhenIsGood to take a stab at picking a day or a weekend that will work for the majority of the invitees.
And again, check in with expectations – in all likelihood, not everyone on the guest list will make it. That’s cool! Keeping in mind that the last couple months before a wedding can get a little cray, though, what works best for the bride – a particular weekend? Flexible so that more guests are available to attend?
Step 3: Find a Cozy Nook
There’s nothing like home sweet home for a hygge-inspired bachelorette party! And it doesn’t even have to be the bride’s home or the maid-of-honor’s home – just whoever is willing to host!
And for a getaway? Hit the Internet!
Here are some ideas for hygge-friendly accommodations in my home sweet home state of Virginia!
Cozy Mountain Chalet
Cool mountain air, a cozy fireplace, extra blankets, warm coffee – plus Massanutten Mountain is beautiful.
This house is perfectly set up for groups, and is located in the middle of a private resort. Plus it accommodates up to 10 guests for just $87 per night which is a STEAL for this area!
Book this cabin here via AirBnb!
Beautiful Wine Country Bed & Breakfast
Must admit that I’m a little biased for this one –
This is where I had my own bachelorette party!
The property near Charlottesville is full of comfy spots for relaxing and long conversations with old friends, lovely rocking chairs for having the morning Keurig coffee and watching the sunrise, and the comfiest beds that I’ve ever slept in at a Bed & Breakfast!
Plus of course you’re nestled smack in the middle of amazing Virginia wine country (and brewery country). Orchard House offers a winery tour option with a private chauffeured bus which I can’t recommend highly enough.
Book the Orchard House here and tell Deb that Madeline sent you!
Lake Anna Lounging
There’s just something about having a lake view, and even taking a brisk walk along a waterfront, that I personally find to be so rejuvenating. And long walks, or sipping a cup of tea while staring out at the water, are so conducive to quality time.
This home fits up to 10 guests and runs only $208 per night – that’s only about $21 per guest per night, or $42 per person for the weekend! Not bad at all for the Lake Anna area.
Book this home via AirBnb!
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Finally, I recently came across a gold mine of inspiration for a girls-night-in-style bachelorette party!
I am obsessed with the Girls’ Night In weekly Friday newsletter. They’re all about self-care, have a thought-provoking monthly book club, and make me laugh every week.
If you’ve ever attended a chill bachelorette party full of hygge spirit – where did y’all go? I love hearing your stories!
P.S. Need some help finding the perfect accommodations for your bachelorette party? I can definitely do the custom search for you! Check out the details on the Bachelorette Concierge Services page.