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.