And, before you get into the tedious task of organising a wedding, you need a getaway with your girlfriends. Planning a bachelorette party, as the D-day nears, might seem a tad difficult but there is efficient help at hand. They do not put together regular dos but exclusive ones, which can cost a few millions. These are the stuff of movies! All you need to do is dial 2 Fat Ladies, Diwas Wedding & Event Planner or Plan Our Party.
2 Fat Ladies, amongst the three, is the one with the highest price tag of up to ₹2 million for a few days, and they make the party worth every penny. The event-planning company was started by Namrata Rajgarhia around six-years-ago. She says, “Bachelorette parties have changed from being a single night party organised by bride’s friends to a two-to-three-day vacation. Sometimes, people even plan a trip abroad, such as to Thailand or Indonesia.” The most expensive do the 2 Fat Ladies offers is one to one of the above-mentioned destinations, for a gang of eight to ten. From the airfare to stay at a luxurious resort, all details are ticked off by the company. The cost of the trip, Rajgarhia says, is usually borne by the bride’s friends and sometimes they ask for customizations, which the 2 Fat Ladies is only two happy to get done.
Diwas, a planning company started by a mother-daughter duo two years ago, too believes in stepping away from the routine. The company that caters to women travelers and employ women, also has a healthy appreciation of luxury. Among all the hen parties that they have organized, yacht parties and forest parties are their most popular ones. “There was a bachelorette party organised at a yacht in Delhi where Sherlyn Chopra was invited to perform, and then there was drinks and dance. This was only an evening party and for that one evening the bride and her friends paid almost ₹1.5 million. Our first-ever planned bachelorette and wedding were also organised on a yacht in Goa and Mumbai. After the party, as the dawn broke, the groom was invited to propose the bride, which was a surprise,” says Mamata Chowdhury, founder of Diwas.
She has also organised parties in Shimla, where they provide stay in a five-star hotel with all facilities such as spa and local drink of the place thrown in.
Hens party in forests, yachts and in pools. Roman Robert, director, Plan Our Party, an event company that started a year-ago, says, “In cities such as Delhi, pool parties are catching on for bachelorette dos. These pool parties are often followed by a belly dance show in the evening, and of course, games and drinks.” Again the cost runs into ₹300,000.
So, if there is a wedding around the corner, get your wallets out. There is fun to be had before the big day too.