Love Notes

Celebrating with the girls before the big day is the ultimate way to unwind and bond. But it doesn't always have to mean nightclubs and nonstop parties. Joanne Barken, founder of bachelorette party planning site, The Bach, is sharing some untraditional bachelorette party ideas with us for maximum fun and memory-making. And don't forget to explore some of the incredible resorts in Hawaii and California on Pacific Weddings List of Preferred Vendors where you can find great places to host your celebration.

1. Tour the Vineyards

"If your group of gals loves wine, head to Napa Valley, the Finger Lakes, or your closest wine region. Surprise the bride-to-be with a limo to take your group on a scenic wine tour. You and your bachelorette crew can taste a variety of wines while enjoying beautiful vineyard views!"

We especially adore the beautiful view from Greengate Ranch and Vineyard in San Luis Obispo, California.

2. Pamper Yourselves at a Spa

"Help the bride-to-be eliminate any wedding planning stress with a luxurious massage or rejuvenating facial. You can easily find a variety of day spas with lounge areas where your group can relax together after your treatments. Be sure to check out The Bach for great venue recommendations."

Maui, Hawaii's new Montage Kapalua Bay has an incredible spa that is worth spending the entire day at.

3. Learn Something New

"A bachelorette party is the perfect excuse to book a private class with your friends. Try your hand at painting, surfing, cooking, dancing or anything else the bride has been dying to learn! She will love mastering new skills with her best friends by her side."

One of our personal favorites is learning or kayak and snorkle with Makena Kayak and Tours in Maui.

4. Dine Somewhere Amazing

"If the bride is a foodie, head to a sophisticated restaurant with fabulous cuisine. Coordinate with the venue in advance and see if you can surprise the bride with a private dining room or a special set menu for her big soiree."

Merriman's Maui has incredibly-fabulous cuisine with a stunning view and location on Maui's west side.

5. Party on a Boat

"Your group will feel like a bunch of celebs while partying on a private boat with the bride-to-be. If you're heading somewhere near the water for the bachelorette festivities, check out champagne brunch tours and sunset cruise packages with local boating companies."

Stay the night somewhere with a beautiful view of the water such as Hilton Waikiki Beach on Kuhio and spend the entire day or evening out at sea sipping on champagne and getting the perfect wedding tan.