Just as every bride wants her wedding to be unique and special to her distinct taste, her bachelorette party should be a reflection of her personality. Instead of doing the same old routine party, why not try doing something original? Why not consider a yoga retreat? Instead of coming home exhausted and hung over, the bride and her guests will return home refreshed, rejuvenated, and feeling wonderful!
If the bride-to-be is known to be a wellness and/ or yoga aficionado (whether well versed or just beginning, or even a wannabe, for that matter), there is a yoga retreat that can work for her. The possibilities are countless and can range from simplistic to indulgent with gourmet meals and exquisite wine pairings.
Start with the basics. Would she prefer the mountains or the ocean? Are five star accommodations or minimalist surroundings more her style? Will she want simply yoga sessions or an entire wellness spa? Once you have narrowed down what you think she would enjoy, there are a couple of items that need to be taken into consideration for her and her guests. You will need to do some research to find the perfect yoga retreat that suits her best.
First and foremost, consider the budget. Remember the bride and the entire bridal party are already committed to some expenses for the wedding. The bachelorette party needs to be reasonable based on the financial situations of the party members. Obviously, more exotic locations will most likely include airfare, whereas retreats within driving distance will be more affordable for most brides. Find out about what kind of packages are available and how many yoga sessions are included, as well as what dining options are available. While some brides may be satisfied with simple, healthy meals and lemon water, others will want fine dining and adult beverages more aligned with some of the traditional bachelorette party offerings. Inquire about any specials the resort may have or if they have an all-inclusive package available. When overall expenses are taken into consideration, the all-inclusive route is generally the most cost-effective option and provides the bride the most bang-for-the-buck while still providing high quality service.
Be sure to inquire about the retreat staff, as well as what the resort has to offer. Find out who the instructors are and what type of yoga they teach. There are many different forms of yoga, and you want to know what your party can expect when they arrive. Some yoga methods are more restorative in nature, while others are more intense and include a heated room. Make sure the classes offered match what the bridal party will be interested in and enjoy.
Regardless of what you choose, your group is bound to have a wonderful experience. In contrast to the chaos and craziness of a traditional bachelorette party, your getaway will offer an enriching experience filled with relaxation and restfulness. Yoga retreats can provide a true sense of peace and soothe the soul while pampering the body, which may be just what the bridal party needs to prepare for the big day!
-Guest Blogger Naomi Shaw