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Most bachelorette parties follow the vein of a traditional bachelor party and can get pretty raunchy fast. Here are a few alternatives for a clean bachelorette party if that isn’t your thing!

Clean Bachelorette 101 – Get a Box from Purely Bachelorette

I just came across Purely Bachelorette, an event box company that specializes in clean, fun bachelorette party boxes! They include activities, bachelorette sashes, bride tribe tattoos, and various other accessories needed for a bachelorette party. PLUS, they are a very cool company started by two good friends and they focus on inclusion and building community.

$79.95

Visit a Farm – Alternative Los Angeles Bachelorette Party Ideas

If you aren’t already in farm/ranch country, a visit to a local farm or ranch can be such a fun experience together. That is, after all, what bachelorette parties are supposed to be, right? Especially if the bride is an introvert, being silly around animals is much easier than being stupid in front of a bunch of strangers.

Examples:

A Sunset Ride up Mount Hollywood in LA for $95/person.

Santa Barbara private group horseback rides (call the ranch for details).

Tour a local organic farm (contact for details) and find out how they work.

Visit any number of local farms for pick-your-own fruit/vegetables and animal interactions. (Cost varies)

Why You Should Still Have a Bachelorette Party

At its core, a good bachelorette party is about a shared experience with amazing girls who have one thing in common: love for the bride. A good party is about doing something new together. Even if it’s uncomfortable, those experiences bring you together as a team. Plus, it’s a good excuse to blow off work and spend time with some of the most amazing women that circle the bride. Keep this in mind as you plan your activities.

Rent a Cabin at a Lake

There are several amazing lakes within a couple of hours of Los Angeles, surprisingly. Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear, and Lake Gregory, to name a few. Renting a cabin near one of these lakes can be a really fun, clean bachelorette party idea. Plan some massages, bring a lot of good food, and figure out some of the bride’s favorite romantic movies. Plan some games (or buy an activity box from Purely Bachelorette) and just have a fun, get-to-know-each-other weekend!

Have a Puppy Party – Clean LA Bachelorette Party Ideas

Believe it or not, puppy parties do exist. And they sound amazing. This company is a group of dog breeders that can bring 10 puppies to your location and provides everything they need for the allotted time. The same company also does reptile parties, if that is your thing.

Cost: $225 for the first hour
$90 for each 30 min after that

Hire a Photographer – Fun Bachelorette Ideas

If the bride is a photo-lover, a photoshoot could be a really fun, clean bachelorette party add-on. You could spend the afternoon getting ready or finding complimentary outfits at a thrift store, and then meet up with a local photographer at a fun spot. I absolutely LOVE doing friend photoshoots, and how extra special would it be if it was the bridal party?!? Find someone with a lot of laughing people in their portfolio, one that focuses on the experience of an “unposed” shoot, and have fun. Another fun photo op is meeting the photographer at an ice cream parlor or vintage diner.

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These two are so special! I felt an instant connection with her and her entire family. We took an RV up to Mount Laguna to take their engagement photos. It was a beautiful day, we had a picnic, walked up and down hills, and danced through flowering fields. It was perfection.

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As with almost all the weddings this summer, Masha and Nate’s was put on hold due to Coronavirus. However, they couldn’t wait, and decided to hold a tiny backyard celebration anyway. They picked up the pieces of their original wedding, did a lot of DIY, made masks, and invited the people closest to them who weren’t as vulnerable. I love photographing backyard weddings. They are near and dear to my heart, since I had one, too.

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Quite awhile ago, Liba and Sasha contacted me about doing photography for their grand Los Angeles wedding. Then, 2020 hit, and nobody was sure what to do. These two decided to get married anyway, and needless to say, it was a good choice. I loved photographing for their backyard microwedding. I’m so proud they decided to get married anyway. Maybe that’s a weird response, but I’m a huge fan of love, and finding your spouse, and marrying them, regardless of how much money you have. That’s one reason I love offering affordable wedding packages and alternatives.

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I did a total DIY wedding. My husband and I were headed overseas right after getting married, and neither of us wanted to spend a ton of money right before a trip when we were buying a one-way ticket. So here are a few ways I really cut costs and if I’d recommend it or not.

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This little family was the best. Look at the babies! Twins! I love doing in-home sessions with new babies and parents. It’s much more relaxing for everyone. Babies and parents have everything they need, and I find the babies are generally happier, especially if there are older children, as well. This family fed me pizza, which, if you know me, means I’ll be loyal to them forever. Their home was beautiful, lots of natural light, and mom had an amazing vision for what she wanted for her baby photos in LA.

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Emily hired me over a year ago to photograph their wedding. Then coronavirus happened and they had to put the breaks on everything. But they decided they wanted to get married anyway. And I was so happy to be their Los Angeles elopement photographer. My deal with all of this going on is that I’ll photograph an elopement or portrait session for the couple for the price of their deposit. And I was so honored to be their photographer and witness their union. 

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Amman contacted me early in the year, looking for someone to photograph his surprise proposal to his girlfriend. I was SO EXCITED. So we went back and forth for a little while, came up with a cover story, got rained out the day we were supposed to do it, rescheduled, came up with another story, and then we went!

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