Who hosts this get-together? The family of the bride
Who’s in the guest list? The groom, the bride, the groom and bride’s immediate families, and their closest friends
Where is it held? Typically held in a restaurant, a private function room, or at the home of the bride’s family
What can guests expect? Symbolizing the consent of the bride-to-be’s family to the upcoming nuptials as well as the woman’s departure from singledom, the despedida de soltera consists of a send-off dinner that gives the two families a chance to get to know each other in a more relaxed setting. The formality of the get-together can be tweaked depending on the location of the party as well as the food served.
How crazy can it get? This is the tamest bash of the bunch. There are no games or activities, but parents of the groom and the bride can give toasts and words of wisdom to the soon-to-be newlyweds.