(Closed) Co-ed Bridal party/Bachelorette Party? Thoughts?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Confused… are you talking about a co-ed shower? co-ed bachelorette/bachelor party? or just a combined shower & bachelorette party?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

My friend and her now husband had their own separate bachelor/bachelorette party during the day, then they met up at night and went bowling and to a bar after. They looked like they had a blast!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re having a co-ed shower and I’ll be having a small bachelorette the night before. I wish I could “party” with my guy friends though 🙁 Like you most of mine are male… at least the ones I’m closest too. I’m kind of dreading my party Saturday night… I feel like it’s going to be so awkward… I think we’re just grabbing dinner and then doing a lingerie shower after.. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our Bachelor/Ette party day looked like this.

The guys golfed, had lunch, played paint ball, showered by 9:00. They then met the girls at the house where we hung out and did gifts, games and food and we all went (boys and girls) on a party bus to bars.

We had so much fun and wouldn’t have had it any other way. Because we had so many more people (becuase the boys were with us) the party bus was only $15 a person.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@aandmklover:

That sounds like an absolute blast!!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Tessemasgirl – I don’t know what you mean by “bridal party”.. bridal party usually refers to your bridesmaids… not an actual party?

I have been to a co-ed “shower” – typicallly at a bar or private home where cocktails are served, both men and women attend and bring gifts for the couple.

I have also been to a co-ed bachelor/bachelorette party (my sister’s). The girls traveled in one limo and the guys traveled in another limo. Each group went their separate ways early in the evening, and then met at a pre-arranged club at midnight for the last couple of hours of partying. It was a blast.

I am getting married in December and have asked my friends NOT to throw me a shower, as I do not want any “stuff.” (I am an older bride and have everything I need; we did not register except for a honeymoon.) But they protested, so I suggested that if they want to do a “lingerie” shower as part of my bachelorette party, that would be okay. We will simply set aside the first hour or so for the shower portion, and then proceed to the bachelorette party. 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ginger87 @ Thanks, our wedding party did a great job planning it. The biggest issue was my Husband was pretty well lit (drunk) when he showed up at 9pm.  He was done after the second bar so we took him home and I went back out with everyone else. In all fairness, he had been drinking since 9am.

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

my friend did a joint, bridal, bachlerotte party.  We went to a bar had drinks and sat around and she opened presents.  Then we went to a hotel and played games and partied.  One guy dropped in for a moment.  But I totallywant guys at my bachelorette party, maybe not the bridal shower bc guys arnt really into gift giving but if it was a joint thing, then yeah!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@NotYourTypicalBride: That’s exactly what I wanted to do, but instead I let my BM talk me into a formal shower. I am so dreading having one:( It’s too late to cancel too. Instead, now I don’t think I want a bachelorette party anymore. I think I’ll just go out with my fiance and his brother and we’ll have some drinks/beer….

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

My bridal shower is actually next weekend at my fiance’s house haha, his mom is throwing it for me.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think doing it combined is a great idea, more people can celebrate together and the more that you can schedule things together the less weekends get filled up with wedding stuff.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t see anything wrong with a joint shower/bachelorette party but I really don’t get the concept of a joint/co-ed bachelor/bachelorette party.  Isn’t the point of a bachelor/bachelorette party to enjoy your last night of being “single”?  Why would you do that with your FI?  It kind of defeats the point of the whole thing, doesn’t it?  There’s no real difference between partying before the wedding and partying  after the wedding if you’re partying together, as a couple.

I just don’t get it.

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