When is this typically held? Growing up, I always thought this was a party with just the bridal party and maybe a few other good girlfriends the night before the wedding...but now that I'm actually planning my wedding, I don't see how this sort of thing fits with the wedding-weekend schedule! With a RD getting out close to 9ish, and wanting to get sleep the night before the wedding, going out for a party after the RD seems crazy! When, then, is the traditional/accepted/"normal" time to have a bachelorette party? Plus (to make things more complicated), one of my bridesmaids is still a college student out-of-state, so she is only going to be in town for the wedding after arriving Thursday night, all day Friday for the bridesmaid luncheon, rehearsal and RD, and the wedding itself on Saturday. Anything would be appreciated; none of my bridesmaids are quite sure when to plan it!