Post # 1
I’ve only attended a couple bachelorette parties in my life, and mine is coming up in a couple weeks. For the parties I attended before, I got the bride some regular lingerie. I know that a lot of people tend to get the bride wacky, out there, impractical lingerie that’s just meant to be funny. I think both are great, but I was just wondering, what do you think is most expected at a bachelorette party? I always figure the bride would prefer the real stuff so she can have have some pretty underwear without having to buy it, but I’m not sure if that’s “expected.” What do you guys think? 🙂
Post # 3
I’ve always seen it as giving her stuff she wouldn’t buy herself, but might want to use.
Of course, I’m the jerk friend who loves to give a leather whip set or giant vibrator or something in front of the seventeen year old FSIL, haha…
Post # 4
I think there are people like to do gag gifts, but I had a small bachelorette party and my bridesmaids gave me really pretty, sexy lingerie that has gotten plenty of use! I think that is more the norm than vibrators and whipped cream 🙂
Post # 5
The nice friends buy wearable things and the jerks (like me, and apparently, daydream) buy ridiculous gag gifts.
Post # 6
I only got 1 set of lingerie between my bachelorette and my bridal shower and to be honest I was a little disappointed about this! I always thought it was expected that you get some sexy little number for the honeymoon or wedding night as a gift for the bachelorette! Actually, I also got my “something blue” – lace underwear from VS from one of my bridesmaids. But that was all……next person I know to get married I am definitely getting something for them!
Post # 7
I think it’s fun to do both! Usually spending a little more on the actual nice gift because most of the gag gifts just get thrown out or tossed in a closet and never seen again!
Post # 8
It doesn’t make sense to me to spend money on something that absolutely will not be used. Get a legitimate gift if you do intend to give one, otherwise skip it. But if you honestly feel she will appreciate the non-practical gift instead and has no use for the practical, then get that.
Post # 9
I think it depends on the gal.
I am very conservative and do not expect to be given any kind of joke gifts. I do hope to receive some pretty things that I’ll really wear. But that’s just me.
You can set some guidelines with your girls on what you think is appropriate.
Post # 10
So I’ve actually never been to a bacheloretter were gifts were given at all. The bride usually gets some fun accessories to wear during the bachelorette but prizes for games but not actual gifts.
Is this weird?
Post # 11
@Meowkers: Sometimes a bachelorette party is also a bit of a lingerie shower + other gag gifts that wouldn’t be given to the bride at the respectable bridal shower with family present.