Published on April 8, 2015

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plan ahead
Leaving the party planning for the last minute means forgetting important details like inviting the bride or forgetting the cake.

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do what the bride wants
A sit-down tea party probably isn’t the best idea for the quirky friend who's all for adventure.

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book an appropriate form of entertainment
Whether you're going the traditional route with classic games, or with something a little more risque.

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don’t assume you’re going to get one
Sometimes clues go unnoticed. A little nudge (or blatant hint) won't hurt!

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curate the guest list
Invite close friends and family members. The bride's accountant from four years ago? Probably not a good idea.

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when throwing a surprise party…
Plan carefully. Sometimes they can backfire.

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curate the guest list
Invite close friends and family members. The bride's accountant from four years ago? Probably not a good idea.

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go with the flow
When things go south, take a breather! Try to make the most out of the situation, you just might be surprised by the outcome!