Hey, friends! Have you been dreaming of going on a girls trip with your closest friends? Planning a girls trip can be an exciting thing, but it can also feel overwhelming without the right guidance.
That’s why, in this post, I’m going to share my very best advice for planning the perfect girls trip — sharing valuable tips and tricks to ensure a seamless and joy-filled experience.
Let’s dive in! 👇👇👇
1. Choose the Right Destination
The first step in planning your girls trip is selecting the right destination. You’ll need to consider everyone's preferences, interests, and budget when making this decision. Whether you opt for a beach paradise, a bustling city, or a serene countryside retreat, choose a destination that offers a mix of activities and attractions that will cater to everyone's desires.
2. Set a Budget and Timeline
To avoid any financial stress, it's essential to set a budget for your girls trip. Determine the overall budget and allocate funds for transportation, accommodation, meals/groceries, activities, and shopping. Additionally, establish a timeline for saving and booking to ensure everyone is on the same page and can plan their schedules accordingly.
3. Plan Activities and Excursions
Research and plan a variety of activities and excursions that cater to the interests of your group. Whether it's exploring local landmarks, going on outdoor adventures, indulging in a spa day, or enjoying a night out on the town, make sure there's something for everyone.
(Reminder: don’t forget to be flexible — things sometimes don’t go as planned and that’s more than okay!)
4. Coordinate Accommodation
When it comes to accommodation, consider options that foster a sense of togetherness and relaxation. Renting a cozy vacation home, booking a block of hotel rooms, or opting for a shared Airbnb can provide lots of space for spending time together and creating memories. Ensure the chosen accommodation is conveniently located and offers amenities that align with your group's preferences.
5. Delegate Responsibilities
I don’t know about you, but I think there’s a lot of pressure that comes with planning an entire trip for multiple people on your own (🙈). To alleviate the burden of planning, delegate responsibilities among the group. Assign tasks such as researching restaurants and coffee shops, booking transportation, or organizing group activities. This not only lightens the load but also allows each member to contribute to the overall success of the trip.
6. Create a Packing Checklist
My number one tip for packing efficiently is to make a comprehensive checklist of everything you need. Ensure each member of the group has a copy and highlight essential items such as toiletries, comfortable shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, and, of course, some of our fabulous girls trip shirts to get the best girls trip photos!! 📸
7. Embrace the Unexpected
While planning is crucial, it's essential to embrace the unexpected and leave room for spontaneity. Some of the most memorable moments during a girls trip often arise from unplanned adventures, chance encounters, or unexpected detours. Allow yourselves to be open to new experiences and to go with the flow — you never know what stories might come of it!
Planning the perfect girls trip is an adventure in itself. By following these tips, you'll set the stage for an unforgettable getaway with your best friends. Remember, it's not just about the destination, but the bond you share and the joy you create together. So, embrace the planning process, but also go into this with an open mind!
I truly hope you have the most incredible trip and create THE BEST memories!! Please send me all of your girls trip photos via email (Hello@StephanieMayWilson.com) — I would love to see them!! 💕
P.S. If you’re looking for matching shirts to wear on your trip or to the airport, make sure you visit my Girls Trip Gift Shop! It has t-shirt and sweatshirt options that fit every style!