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Wedding Wednesday: Bachelorette Parties

I speak with authority on this subject as I have just returned from my first of my Bachelorette festivities (What? You thought someone who celebrates a Birthday week would have just one soiree? Fool.) and my girlfriends did a FANTASTIC job. I am flush full of festive, moderately scandy, ideas.

Let me first say that I am anti-pink phallic headgear, utensils, accessories etc. I don’t know who decided back in the day that it would be funny, but I don’t think any woman wants to look like the Goddess of TinyPinkWeeWee’s ever, and especially not in the lead up to their wedding. And if you ARE such a woman, well…this probably isn’t the first time I have offended you on my blog.

Some Brides insist that they don’t want a Bachelorette Party.

False.

They don’t want their trashball friends to embarrass them. The Bachelorette Party can be one of the most fun bonding experiences of the wedding, you just have to be thoughtful and considerate of the Brides comfort level and plan accordingly. I have been party to a Bachelorette weekend carried out sans alcohol/mention of sexytimes (not gonna lie…it was tough) but we still made it fun. Hopefully wherever your favorite Bride falls on the scale between prudish and harlot you can find some ideas here!

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Lingerie

I am of the mindset that even the most prudish ladies enjoy a lovely silky nighty or item to wear beneath their wedding gear. I could be wrong. It wouldn’t be the first time. Anyway, some of my favorite brands with bridal lines:Laperla

La Perla

Probably one of the most popular high-end brands, it’s spensive but really beautiful and well made.kiki

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Which has some lovely Bridal pieces and also some high end naughtiness (I hate that word) for the more adventurous bride.69a542f1

Agent Provocateur

Probably my personal fave, they have a great retro vibe and their pieces are really well made.

And if you think that items like these might be beyond your Brides comfort level, don’t push it. Get her a lovely robe or caftan. Yes that is right, I said caftan.oscarcaftan

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Lingerie Menu: Each guest buys the bride an item of Lingerie that they name after a dessert, like if it is green call it Key Lime Pie, and you create a cute dessert menu that the groom chooses from for the honeymoon.

Panty Line: Each guest buys the Bride a pair of pantaloons that you hang on a clothes line and the bride goes down the line and tries to guess which bridesmaid purchased each pair. You can step it up a notch and add consequences (i.e. shots) for wrong answers.

Groom Trivia: This was one of my favorite parts of my Bachelorette party. My bridesmaids came up with a questionairre that they sent to Pete to fill out with questions like “What was your first date?” “What is the most embarrassing thing you and the bride have ever done in front of each other?” “Where was your first kiss”. You then quiz the Bride to see how hers and her specialmanfriend match up. The questions can be as tame or rowdy as you feel comfortable with…If you want the full list of potential questions email me and I will be happy to send it along for inspiration!

Finally, here are a few pics from my own festivities this past weekend!23686_718698665004_5301821_40962594_1442243_n

There was a LOT of Marg-ing on the beach. 23686_718698769794_5301821_40962604_6968963_n

And a LOT of ridiculous costumes provided by my Bridesmaids.23686_718698774784_5301821_40962605_5504992_nAren’t they pretty?23686_718698819694_5301821_40962609_300127_nIt was really more of a festive girls weekend than official bachelorette, which was amazing for me because my bridesmaids traveled from Montana, New York, Baltimore, Dallas, and Houston to be there…needless to say I do not get to be around all of my ladies at once very often.

23686_718699268794_5301821_40962653_6811042_nDon’t MayMay and I look like ultimate besties here? So sweet and loving?23686_718699278774_5301821_40962654_2047916_nWell immediately after this picture was taken she tried to drown me, throwing me into the ocean in all of my clothes.23686_718699298734_5301821_40962656_2952941_nWhich, of course, Laura found hillarious.23686_718699363604_5301821_40962663_633242_nLuckily the lifeguard was spry and leapt into action or I might have been lost forever like Jack Dawson.23686_718699378574_5301821_40962665_7581225_nClearly the situation was serious.23686_718699403524_5301821_40962667_7758829_nA BIG HUGE WET KISS to all of my beautiful bridesmaids. Thank you SO MUCH for making me feel like the specialist girl in the world. I am blessed beyond measure.

xoxo,

Your Favorite Porny Sand Dog

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First imma hurt your eyeballs, then imma heal ‘em!

Just returned from Mexico. At a loss for words because of the pain from my sunburn. It’s heinous. Don’t believe me?

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Yeah. That’s what I got goin’ on here. I am a dumb dumb bunny.

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Sorry for murdering your eyes with that. Please enjoy this Anne Coyle prettiness instead!

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I have always enjoyed me some of Anniekins work, but was reminded of her whilst reading The Love List (great blog, check it out) last week. AND chickadee is from Chicago. Where I will be returning to manana (I had to make a pit stop in Houston and get fluffed up by the pars for a bit). You know what Chicago does not have?
Devil sun that makes your back feels like hot needles. I am sorry for dissing your winter, Chicago, I love you and miss you!

OHay I am in Mexico…

…Details to follow…

And I am sorry this post looks like gradoo and I did not give anyone credit for the pics that make it not gradoo (I will in a hot second aka when I return to reality), but this is what I look like right now:

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Except a LOT more swolen from many salty margs, mmm, I don’t wanna leave yers hangin though…

Go mix yourself a ‘rita and enjoy this little taste of Mexico!
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And of course…Betseyville:

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Yay.

Viva La Mexico.

Whatchoo up too, gurl?

Oh and by the way…

…I am a total turd for my mentioning this earlier, because it made me feel like a Rock Star AND a Movie Star…

But you need to head over the My Favorite and My Best and check out the video she made for me as a Thank You for smuggling macaroons to her from London. If you don’t know Jenny’s blog you are missing out, she is way funnier than I am and blogs about great design junk and other things too. I am really glad I was able to bribe her into bestblogfriendship with macaroons. That’s how I get most of my real life friends too…

Rock Chick Design

A few of you emailed me to ask where you could purchase the super rad Jimmie Martin furniture I posted on earlier this week. And if you are in the Chicagoland Area, you are in luck, cause this fine lady designer stocks Jimmay in her Chicago showroom.

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What a hottie, right?

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Kara Mann has been described as the “rock chick” designer, which I am guessing is code for “babe” cause I don’t see a whole lot of “rocker” in her designs.

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Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy them.

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But they seem a lot more subdued/refined than what I would normally categorize as Rock n’ Roll

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Maybe it is the ebony floors?

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Rockers do like black.

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Or so I hear…karamann3

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People call us Rockers ’cause we wear tight jeans

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Wasn’t that a title of a movie?

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I know its only rock and roll but I like it

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If you could be a Movie Star or a Rock Star which would you choose?

I’d have to go Rock Star.