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.
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!
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:
Probably one of the most popular high-end brands, it’s spensive but really beautiful and well made.
Which has some lovely Bridal pieces and also some high end naughtiness (I hate that word) for the more adventurous bride.
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.
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!
There was a LOT of Marg-ing on the beach.
And a LOT of ridiculous costumes provided by my Bridesmaids.Aren’t they pretty?It 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.
Don’t MayMay and I look like ultimate besties here? So sweet and loving?Well immediately after this picture was taken she tried to drown me, throwing me into the ocean in all of my clothes.Which, of course, Laura found hillarious.Luckily the lifeguard was spry and leapt into action or I might have been lost forever like Jack Dawson.Clearly the situation was serious.A 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.
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