After meeting Nikki Clause, founder of Fling Before the Ring- an Austin based bachelorette party planning company, Uptown knew we wanted to interview her! Last year we wrote on our blog about the many bachelorette party ideas Austin has to offer, and love to hear that there is now a company offering this fun and unique planning service. There had to be a fun story behind the creation of this exciting new event planning company, so we asked her a few questions. Check it out!
We love the idea of Fling Before the Ring! How did you come up with this business idea?
Believe it or not, the idea sparked from a night out with my girlfriends! While parading the streets downtown, I couldn’t help but notice all of the groups of bachelorettes. I spent the entire Uber ride home with all these thoughts running through my head. How did they decide on a destination city? How do they know where to stay and what the hot spots are? Then that little lightbulb in my head clicked on. What if there was an expert that would do all that messy legwork for you so you could simply show up and have a good time?!
Do you have any plans to expand beyond the local Austin area?
YES! When I first started the business, I planned on focusing solely on parties in Austin. But after the hype began to spread, we started getting inquires for other locations. So we now offer services for parties in U.S cities considered to be destination hot spots. We actually have a few parties going as far as Key West coming up in the Winter. Anyone can contact us through our website to inquire about a specific city they have in mind!
What is your favorite pre-wedding party you have planned to date?
Definitely the “Beach Getaway” party in Florida we planned last month. It brought me back to my home state and I got to have my mom there as my party assistant for the day! I even got to sneak up on the girls which was a pretty funny sight to see. I don’t usually get nervous meeting strangers for the first time but I was definitely shaking that day. But seeing how much fun they were having reminded me exactly why I started my company in the first place. For me, it’s all about giving girls the quality and fun, carefree party they deserve.
Do you have any pre-made “party packages” or do you custom design plans?
Right now everything we do is custom to each group of girls based on their group size, party location, and budget. But we still keep it “all-inclusive” so that you know exactly what you’re getting and what you’re paying upfront. There’s nothing worse than having unexpected costs that you didn’t budget for. I think the fact that no party ever looks exactly the same shows the value in our service. We take the time to get to know each group’s style so that we ultimately give them the party of their dreams!
Anything else you’d like to share about Fling Before the Ring?
I don’t want to give too much away but we have some exciting plans in the works to expand the business into e-commerce in the near future. We want to be that one-stop-shop for girls and all their bachelorette and pre-wedding needs from party favors, personalized gifts, and decor. So stay tuned to our social media for updates!
If you are looking for more information on Fling Before the Ring, scan through her gorgeous website!
Here at Uptown, we are looking forward to watching Fling Before the Ring grow in Austin and world-wide!
We cannot wait to send our clients her way!
-Morgan, Uptown Events