How to choose between a Kitchen Tea and a Bachelorette?

There has always been a lot of confusion with regards to a Kitchen Tea and a Bachelorette. Some brides request to have these as separate events or some choose to combine the two. Maybe it would be wise to look at how these events are different in order to decide if you want to have both or just one of them.

How to choose between a Kitchen Tea and a Bachelorette?

Kitchen Tea

Traditionally the Kitchen Tea, also referred to as Bridal Shower, is an event where family and friends of the bride bring the bride gifts. These gifts are particularly meant for the kitchen area. The idea behind it all is to help the bride expand her kitchen utensils. These days guests are not so specific with the type of gift they present to the bride-to-be, but the event is still only attended by women.


A Bachelorette can also be referred to as a Hen’s Party and this is usually the party side of it all. The Bachelorette was invented for the bride-to-be to spend some time with her friends and family before she steps into married life. Planning the Bachelorette is usually the responsibility of the Maid of Honor and this can be anything from wine tasting, spa days or going out dancing.

If you have a big family and group of friends, you might decide to split the two occasions but still have them on the same day. The Maid of Honor can organise that the older women in the family, as well as the mothers and grandmothers of the bride and groom, attend the Kitchen Tea and the friends and younger cousins and family attend the night-time festivities. It all comes down to the size of the wedding and the personality of the bride.

For more ideas or to check out the original photos displayed in this post and their credits, have a look at our Kitchen Tea Ideas and Breakfast at Tiffany’s Kitchen Tea boards on Pinterest.

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