With the influx of bachelor and bachelorette parties we’ve seen popping up, it’s pretty clear wedding season is upon us. While Crowdtilt makes it easy for bridesmaids to pool funds amongst their group to create an epic weekend, The Bach is an online tool that helps streamline the rest of bachelorette party planning. It’s a free site to help coordinate with guests, read reviews, create itineraries, request feedback from other bridesmaids and send out electronic invites. We caught up with Founder Joanne Barken to pick her brain on her bachelorette expertise.
1. Why did you decide to start The Bach?
While in law school I was a bridesmaid in several weddings and began helping to plan bachelorette parties. When I organized my first event outside of NYC, where I live, I realized how challenging it is to find fun venues for large groups when you are unfamiliar with the city. That’s when I realized bridesmaids need a website like The Bach to help them plan a great weekend for their bride-to-be!
2. What do you think is the #1 pain-point for bachelorette party planners?
I think there are actually two main issues that frequently cause problems for bachelorette party planners. The first is finding the time in their busy schedules to plan the event. The Bach solves this problem by providing planners with curated lists of fantastic venues and great tools like itineraries and electronic invitations to streamline the planning process.
The other major pain-point is dealing with the expenses. Oftentimes one bridesmaid gets stuck fronting the money for the weekend and has to collect from the other guests, which can create a lot of stress. That’s why I love the idea of planners using Crowdtilt for bachelorette parties- they can easily ensure that the expenses are split fairly among the group!
3. What’s the coolest bachelorette party you’ve seen?
I recently heard about a bachelorette party held at the bride’s childhood summer camp. The guests slept in bunk beds, spent the day by the lake, had dinner in the dining hall and made s’mores by the campfire. It sounded amazing! Our blog features party inspiration from real bachelorettes, as well as tons of ideas for unique themes.
4. What’s your (current) favorite theme for a bachelorette party?
For summer bachelorette parties happening near the ocean or a lake, I love a nautical theme. Boat rides with champagne brunches work well for kicking-off the event, and there are tons of cute nautical bachelorette party favors available to tie the theme together.
5. What’s your #1 money-saving tip for bachelorette organizers?
Plan in advance- especially if you are traveling! Be sure to book flights and train tickets before the prices increase as the date of the bachelorette party approaches. Booking activities in advance also gives you time to try and negotiate group deals.
Know a bridesmaid that’s doing the planning? Have her split costs for the group via Crowdtilt and we’ll throw 20 bucks towards any bachelorette (or bachelor) parties with campaigns created throughout the remainder of April. Start your campaign today!
Start your own campaign today!Start Here