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Haley
Savvy December 2021

Hosting a bachelorette party for my sil - Question?

Haley, on June 30, 2022 at 10:44 PM Posted in Parties and Events 0 13
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So the bride-to-be is very laid back and requested to do just 1 day of bachelorette filled activities including: arcade games, bowling, brunch, and… watching the movie Bridesmaids.. She specifically requested nothing overnight.


Ok great! I can handle most of those things but where and how in the heck does a group of ladies watch a movie when we’re not staying the night someplace with a TV?? My house isn’t large enough and I don’t want to inconvenience a guest of the bachelorette party to host a movie at their place.
So I did some thinking, what if I rented out a theatre in our town? But then I checked around and there is NO availability. So then I thought, what if I rent out an Airbnb, decorate it all cute with bachelorette themed things and put the movie on there? We can have snacks, the bride can open presents, guests can drink a mimosa and enjoy each others company before going to our next stop.
I really want to accommodate the bride with all of the things she wants to do and I can’t think of any other options of how/where to watch Bridesmaids! Lol. Should I just strike it from the list? Does the Airbnb sound like a bad idea?

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Latest activity by Mackenzie, on July 6, 2022 at 9:47 PM
  • Monique
    Rockstar October 2022
    Monique ·
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    Ok if she doesn't want an overnight then watching a movie during the day and have some drinks guests then start to get sleeping. Now doing a dinner and bowling is good where you guys can make it into a game and she can open up her presents there.
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  • Bird
    Expert June 2021
    Bird ·
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    Maybe there’s a bar/lounge that would be willing to put bridesmaids on one of the TVs? You could ask ahead of time and bring them the dvd. You girls can eat brunch and have it on in the background?
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  • Alyssa
    Devoted October 2023
    Alyssa ·
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    I don't think an air B&B is a bad idea but will ones near you do a 1 day rental? Could also rent a hotel room. Do you live somewhere/have the area to do an outdoor movie. I know she said no over night, but does that mean no evening?
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  • Bridget
    Dedicated September 2022
    Bridget ·
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    Screening films in public spaces (such as pubs etc) is not legal without the venue paying a distribution licence. In the UK this would cost around £100 before you've even started to factor in other venue costs.

    Watching the film privately in some way is likely to be much more cost efficient - an Air bnb could be a great option, or there are some companies that rent out 'pods' that can be setup in your garden which cushy seats etc for a movie night.

    If you end up doing anything outdoor (such as the pod or whatever) be aware that it does need to be dark/getting dark to be able to see the screen clearly. Projectors are always thrown off by daylight!

    Funny how such a simple request can often end up being the most complicated!!

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  • Imani
    Rockstar July 2022
    Imani ·
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    I think the Air b&b would be nice, but do you have a backyard? They have these big screens you can put in the backyard and watch movies on. It might be cheaper to get one instead of paying for an Air b&b. They’ve also changed their rules, where one night stays for a large group would no longer be accepted. If you have room in the backyard everyone can be outside instead of inside since your place doesn’t accommodate them. Hosting a bachelorette party for my sil - Question? 1

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  • Kelly
    Rockstar October 2023
    Kelly ·
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    Maybe the bride to be can host for the movie showing?

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  • R
    Rosebud ·
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    Are you going to have a limo or party bus to get from activity to activity maybe you can have the movie playing in there?

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  • Natalie
    Super November 2020
    Natalie ·
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    How many people are attending the party? Are they local? If so, I would message them the bride’s movie request and see if any of them are willing to host that portion or know of a place to use.
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  • Bird
    Expert June 2021
    Bird ·
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    Could the bride be joking about watching bridesmaids? Maybe she just wanted to emphasize how laid back she wants her Bach party.
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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
    Mcskipper ·
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    I appreciate you not wanting to inconvenience another bridal party guest with this, but maybe one of them would be perfectly happy to do it and it’s the easiest idea. What I would do personally is basically crowd source this question you’re asking us here amongst the people who WILL be attending. “Hey, (bride) is asking for the following for bachelorette…I don’t think I can fit us in to watch at my house so I’m trying to figure out what else might work? Any ideas? I already looking into renting out a theater in town but there was no availablity” — someone might be interested in hosting, or maybe have an in with someone who can help (ex: my friend is a bar owner and would be happy to allow friends in for something like this before opening hours— so if I was part of the party group chat and you asked, I’d reach out to him!)


    I’d expect Airbnb would be tough for a one day rental— most have specific (and late-ish) check in times, most have a lot of flat fees associated (cleaning fee will be the same no matter how you use it for example), and most hosts would prefer a longer rental period , so there might be some challenges, but that would totally depend on the market in your area.
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  • W
    VIP September 2020
    Willow ·
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    Arcade games, bowling, and brunch already sounds like a full day. A movie would be ideal at the end of the day during an overnight at someone's house when everyone is unwinding and is free to get up and do other stuff. I'd skip the movie. A movie is not interactive, not everyone may want to see it, and the logistics seem way too troublesome.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
    Michelle ·
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    If you don’t have space in your home to host these ladies, skip the movie. Do not spend money on the Airbnb. If she requested the one evening of activities, then the rental house is likely not something she wants. Find a fun alternative. What activities are available in your area? Bowling is fun without adding anything else, and most have a restaurant or private room onsite. Don’t overthink it and let the evening flow on it’s own without having activities back to back on a strict timeline. Chances are that no one will miss the fact that you are not at an expensive rental house for days that requires a plane ticket.
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  • Mackenzie
    Savvy November 2022
    Mackenzie ·
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    I would ask her what are the things that are at the top of her list in terms of what she wants to do. She may have just given that as a suggestion so you know what kind of day she wants. If she doesn't list that super high just nix it and maybe the two of you can have a sleepover that night afterwards and watch it together!

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