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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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This girl is so talented and gorgeous!! You can’t tell from the headshots, but the way she speaks and her personality is even more gorgeous than her face. It was so fun just to hang out with her, wander the streets, and take some lifestyle photos and acting headshots around West Hollywood!

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This girl is amazing, so gorgeous, and talented. I’d always wanted to photograph her, and so one day some of my students and I went out for a fun day in downtown and took thousands of photos of her. One of my ambitions is to be a dance photographer in LA, and this is why.

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Courtney, Ambika and I met through a local Facebook group for fashion professionals. We were looking to expand our portfolio and do some fun fashion and headshot photography. These were just a couple of my favorites from the headshots we did in Pasadena. I also got to try out my new strobes and softboxes, which work amazing and super excited to use them on another shoot soon!

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This girl was so much fun! I met Rachel on a FaceBook group and she needed some new headshots. It was an amazing blogger/lifestyle photography session. We had some extra time so she dressed up in some cute outfits and we had a lot of fun at a local Burbank coffee shop!

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After a long day of wedding photography, I go home, put on my sweats, get some tea, and start going through photos. As you may know, I send couples as many pictures as soon as possible. So that typically means I’m up for a good 5-6 hours after I leave a 12 hour wedding. As I scroll through the photos, I find myself falling in love with certain photos. As they come up, I melt and remember why I love doing wedding photography.

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So I’ve known this beautiful soul since we were kids. In an attempt to be a semi-normal friend, we decided to hang out. But in typical Mercy fashion, I wanted to photograph her. There’s something special about adventuring with someone and taking their photo. You get to see different sides of them. It gives you something to do and talk about as you wander around and re-acquaint yourselves with each other.

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So although I’m categorizing this as an engagement shoot, it was actually an anniversary shoot. These two have been married TEN YEARS. I couldn’t believe it when they told me. They both look incredible and are so in love. They are adorable. As a Los Angeles wedding photographer, I see a lot of couples in the prime of their “in-love” life. But I rarely see what happens after the last bit of cake has been eaten, the last good-bye said. I absolutely loved getting to capture these two lovebirds ten years after their wedding. People, do anniversary pictures, at least every ten years! It can show you that you’re still in love with each other! 

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On a typical Idaho day in February (i.e. snow one minute, sunshine 5 minutes later), family and friends assembled to witness the union of Kelsey and Jake. This is also the first time I shot with Abby Blossom, another amazing Idaho photographer who is getting into weddings! The day was such an adventure, but all throughout it, Kelsey showed an amazing amount of patience and calm. The weather was absolute haywire. But we got some amazing photos early in the day, and the rest of the day we let the weather run its course!

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