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How to Plan the Best Charleston Bachelorette Party

by Emma Arendoski

Do you want to plan the best Charleston bachelorette party ever? Good news: we have everything you need to make it happen here! Create the ultimate Charlestonette itinerary, plan where to stay, send invitations, decorate, and give party favor to your bachelorettes they’ll love. Plus, browse fun Charleston bachelorette party shirts the entire crew will love to wear around town! But first, subscribe to our FREE newsletter for the latest to your inbox!

Planning a Charleston bachelorette party has never been easier! Promise! Even if you have no idea where to start, we’ll be your party-planning BFFs with the best Charleston bachelorette party invitations, party favors, decorations, places to stay in Charleston (and where to get the best rates), and more for a picture-perfect Southern-inspired party to honor the bride-to-be.

How amazing is this print?! I love it! By Lauren Hughes for Minted.

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Let’s get planning!


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Charleston Bachelorette Party Ideas

Hey, South Carolina! Charleston is the prettiest place to visit and relax, be a bachelorette + party your you-know-what off! We’re giving you the easy step-by-step guide to how to plan a Charleston bachelorette party so you have one less big to-do sitting on your list. From where to stay in Charleston for the bachelorette bash to what kind of invitations to send, we’ll tell you everything you need to know. Let’s start with the basics: when and where.

Make a Guest List

Speak with the bride about who she would like to invite to her Charleston bachelorette party. Make a list, gather phone numbers or email addresses of attendees, and create a group list to keep everyone apprised of the details as they are available. Before you let everyone know about the party, do the next thing first: choose a date.

Pick a Bachelorette Party Date

Every bachelorette party needs a date, so choose one a few weeks away from the wedding. If it is an overnight weekend trip, be sure to check with the bride and see what weekend works best for her.



Next, you’ll see which dates are available based on the hotel in Charleston where you’ll be staying. Here are suggestions of the best Charleston bachelorette party hotels as recommendations.

Charleston Bachelorette Party: Where to Stay

Plan where to stay in Charleston with your fellow bachelorettes. Most people plan a Charleston bachelorette party weekend, but you can do one night if you live close enough. It is fun to get a hotel room for one night or the entire weekend, if your timeline and budget allow, and plan a weekend of fun itinerary to-dos.

Where to Stay in Charleston

There are many wonderful places where to stay in Charleston for a bachelorette party. If you’d like to do some price comparisons, one great resource is HotelsCombined, where you can see hotels in Charleston and how they compare to others near it, reviews, and the best prices.

Of top hotels in the area, we would recommend (based on reviews):

Belmond Charleston Place



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When you stay at Charleston Place, which has a rating of 9.3 out of 10, you’re right in the heart of the Charleston Historic District. Book your stay here!

Francis Marion Hotel

A stay at this fabulous place in Charleston — Francis Marion Hotel — gives you a glimpse at the heart of historic downtown Charleston on Marion Square. You’ll feel like you were transported back to the 1920s with its elegance, style, and meticulously restored architecture. Located close to great restaurants, boutiques, historic landmarks, and more. Book your trip!

The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel



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Book your Charleston bachelorette party at The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel for an unforgettable weekend of southern hospitality, outdoor pools and sundecks, walking distance to restaurants, parks, and markets. Plus, you’re only minutes from beaches and the Charleston International Airport. Book your hotel stay here!

To browse more Charleston bachelorette party places to stay, visit this link to get the best price.

So, you’ve picked a hotel in Charleston, a date, and you’re gathering up your guest list. If you’re traveling by plane, you’ll need to book your flights. If you’re driving, figure out a rental vehicle to take, or plan on driving in different vehicles and meeting everyone at the hotel.

Once you’ve chosen those things, let’s get to the fun part: it’s time to plan the best Charleston bachelorette party ever with ALL the details!

Let’s begin with invitations.

Charleston Bachelorette Party Invitations

This is one of the prettiest and most creative invitations for Charleston bachelorette parties! It is personalized and designed by PostedFete and includes a customizable itinerary.

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It is a digital file, so you can purchase it here and edit, then send to guests digitially. Or you can get them printed here to mail to your guests.

These printed invites are another beautiful option! They emphasize the beauty of Charleston so well and include a bachelorette itinerary for Charleston area festivities. By IYHTVDesigns.

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Prefer no itinerary on the invite itself? Sure thing! This beautiful palm tree design and iconic Charleston architecture makes this a perfect bachelorette party invite to send to partygoers. By UnmeasuredEvent.

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Invitations? Check! Next up: bachelorette party attire! We also found fun bachelorette shirt alternatives, just in case that’s more your style. :)

Charleston Bachelorette Party Shirts

One thing every bachelorette party needs is a set of matching shirts or something similar for the crew to wear. Since Charleston bachelorette shirts are pretty popular right now, we’ll start with our top picks in that area. Which style do you like best?

These Cheers to Charleston party shirts are a fun idea! They’re by GraphicTeePoint.

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Go with a palm tree style and Cheers to Charleston with these adorable shirts, available in many colors by ShirtasticStudio.

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Loving fun pineapple bachelorette ideas? This set of Charleston bachelorette shirts is a perfect combination of both! By FlamingoFiesta.

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If you prefer tank tops, they have ’em in the same shop, too!

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And who can resist these Last Fling Down King tank tops? They’re amazing! By BeEverThine.

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And these popular Charleston Squad shirts for your bachelorettes by SparkleSocietyShirts.

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If bachelorette shirts for Charleston aren’t your thing, here are a few alternatives you can wear or bring along that will show you’re all part of the bride’s crew.



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Charleston Swimsuits

Planning a fun-filled beach bachelorette weekend? Pool party bachelorette? Skip the shirts and deck out the bachelorettes in these Charleston swimsuits instead! By BeEverThine.

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Prefer bachelorette one piece swimsuits? Sure thing! This stripey / palm tree print is perfect. Also by BeEverThine.

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Hats

Charleston bachelorette party hats? Yes, please! Great for beachside, poolside, and out on the town! By HollandHartDesigns.

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Party Sashes

Make sure the bride has a palm tree bachelorette party sash like this one by BrantPointPrep! Get one for each of the bachelorettes, too, if you’d like!

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Tumblers

These iconic Rainbow Row house tumblers are AMAZING! Get them personalized with your bachelorettes’ names and have a fun favor they can enjoy at the party and beyond. By AndKateCo.

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She also makes these pineapple Charleston tumblers and I’m obsessed with this design! So cute! Designed by AndKateCo.

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These “Last Fling Down King” tumblers are amazing, too! By EverydayCalligraphy.

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Or sip from these Charleston skyline, personalized drink tumblers, another fab idea! By TimelessTreasuresUSA.

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Heart-Shaped Sunglasses

It’s sunny in Charleston, better bring cute heart-shaped shades! These are available at BrantPointPrep.

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Can Coolers

Your favorite slim beverage will stay cool in these Charleston bachelorette party can coolers in fun, vibrant colors. By NattyMichellePaperie.

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Prefer a larger size can cooler? Sure thing! These Rainbow Row can coolers are also available in a standard size from the same shop.

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Charleston Tote Bag

Carry everything you need for a fun day out or a night on the town in these creative Charleston bachelorette party tote bags from SprinkledWithPink. I love these!

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Also loving this style: “Bachelorettes & champagne & lipstick & Charleston”. By NovemberandMae.

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Great! Everyone is decked out — let’s decorate your party space!

Charleston Bachelorette Party Decorations

I believe every party needs a banner. :) Here’s a cute one you’ll love to kick off our list of Charleston bachelorette decorations!

But First, Charleston Banner

Ah, you need this banner! It reads, “But first, Charleston”. :) By PrettyPartyCompany.

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Set up a table at your bachelorette party HQ and include things like cups, drinks, food, snacks, favors, etc. On the table, add some festive Charleston decorations, like this wall art (by artist Lauren Hughes):

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Deck out your space with balloons for a hint of color. Try large pineapple balloons and accent colors, like these! Get them here.

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Or palm trees, another fun accent. Get your large palm tree balloons from here.

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And these, with confetti balloons! Get them here.

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And hanging decorations always add a nice decoration to your bachelorette party space. These are easy to travel with, too. You can buy them here.

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Filter

Snapping photos all weekend? Of course you are! Use this Charleston filter from SnappyMoments for sharing on social.

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Want a filter of the iconic houses? Get this stylish one by WhiskeyPearl for all of your snaps!

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Cups

Reusable party cups? Yes, m’am! These are by RubiandLib. Other styles available, too!

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Charleston Bachelorette Guest Book Alternative

For a fun alternative guest book idea that the bride will LOVE, get this amazing print by artist MessyHeartStudio, which features the iconic Charleston Rainbow Row. Then, around the sides, have guests sign their names or initials and have the print framed. The bride will have a long-lasting keepsake of her favorite bachelorettes in attendance, plus a gorgeous piece of wall art for her home.

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Charleston Bachelorette Favors

Party favors are a MUST! Here are some fun and festive party favors for Charleston bachelorettes to take home after the festivities.

Tattoos

Temporary tattoos are a must-have at your bach bash. These Charleston bachelorette party tats from DunkirkDesigns make fun favors!

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Mini Champagne Bottles

When the party starts, have everyone do a champagne toast to the bride! Get them ready with individual bottles, customized with these festive Charleston bachelorette party labels by PreppingParties. So cute!

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They fit perfectly on these mini-champagne bottles available here.

Luggage Tags

Clip these onto your luggage for a fun favor you can take to Charleston and beyond! By LetterandLeather.

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Sleep Mask

Wake me in Charleston! Love these pretty satin sleep masks by SprinkledWithPink.

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Scrunchies

Who doesn’t love a cute scrunchie? These are perfect Charleston bachelorette party favors and are personalized with a tag in honor of the bride. By PlumPolkaDot.

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Hair Ties

I love a good set of hair tie party favors, particularly for bachelorette parties! These are perfect! By ShelbyLenayDesigns.

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This vibrant color palette is another option we love by ShopThreeGirls.

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Charleston Stickers

Add these stickers to tumblers, mugs, bags, anything! They make great Charleston bachelorette party favors and they’re by STICKSTICKERS.

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Keychain

This beautiful magnolia keychain will remind you of the fun girls’ weekend for years to come! By TheTownSerif.

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Party Pins

Wear these party buttons around town with a fun pineapple design for Charleston girls weekend! By WoodsharkCustoms.

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Charleston Hangover Kit

Fill up these festive hangover kits for your bachelorettes to take home at the end of the party. Fill them with things she’ll need after a night of partying: travel-sized aspirin, a bottle of water, makeup remover wipes (get these which are individually wrapped!), heart-shaped sunglasses, chapstick, hand sanitizer that smells good, etc. By BrantPointPrep.

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Want more space? Get the larger-sized tote bag instead! Also by Brant Point Prep:

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Also available in this print: “Charleston is always a good idea.” Truth! By PressedShop.

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For the bottle of water, customize it with a custom label like this from LabelsRus which features the Charleston skyline.

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The labels fit onto these bottles perfectly as one example.

Charleston Bachelorette Wine Glass

And I saved this one for last: Charleston bachelorette party wine glasses. THESE ARE AMAZING! They are hand-painted and made special for each bachelorette to enjoy and take home after the party. I love the work of SuchandSuchCHS — so talented!

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And there you have it: how to plan a Charleston bachelorette party from start to finish!

Are you planning a bachelorette party in Charleston? Did this help? Tell us in the comment box below!

Happy Planning!

xo
Emma

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