Meghan Markle's Bachelorette Party Is Officially Happening — Here's What to Expect
Meghan Markle may be bucking all kinds of royal wedding traditions, but there’s one time-honored thing she refuses to go without: a bachelorette party.
While visiting with fans in Edinburgh, Scotland, the royal-to-be was asked if she already had plans for a bachelorette party. According to PEOPLE, Meghan coyly replied that she doesn’t know exactly what her friends have in store for her, but noted that the plans have been “sorted.”
“We asked them what they were doing for their stag and hen dos,” Tom Martin, who was visiting Edinburgh from London, told PEOPLE. “Meghan said, ‘I’m not sure — it’s sorted but it will be fun.’”
Of course, Meghan won’t be the first royal to have a bachelorette. While Princess Diana skipped out on one before her wedding, she reportedly had a blast at her sister-in-law, Sarah Ferguson’s, bash. However, Kate Middleton didn’t go without a bachelorette as her sister Pippa Middleton reportedly threw her a "Dirty Dancing"-themed event just before she walked down the aisle.
Typically bachelorette parties are planned by a bride’s maid of honor, though Meghan has remained incredibly tight-lipped on who her MOH is. We’ve ventured a few guesses in the past as to who could be on that short list, however, including Meghan’s longtime best friend and stylist Jessica Mulroney, actress and friend Priyanka Chopra, Meghan’s "Suits" costar Sarah Rafferty, or even her soon-to-be sister in law, Kate Middleton.
And if her maid of honor is reading this (because why wouldn’t Meghan Markle’s maid of honor be reading this?), we have a few tips for her on how to plan the best bachelorette party ever without going crazy.
First, make sure to start your planning as early as possible by consulting with the bride-to-be about dates, desired locations, and who should be invited.
Next, send out those invites ASAP so you can coordinate with the group on travel plans.
And while cost is probably not an issue for Meghan (not only is she about to be a royal but she’s been on a hit T.V. show for nearly a decade, so you know she’s got her own stuff going on in the bank), it may be an issue for her friends. Make sure to keep price in consideration for all those involved. Maybe try renting out an Airbnb instead of grabbing multiple hotel rooms to keep costs down. This way you can all cook meals together and save there, too.
Finally, delegate some tasks like decorations, games, and presents to the other attendees and build out a loose itinerary for the trip. You want to have plans, but try not to be too rigid.