- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
Whoop!!!! I just had an AWESOME bachelorette/shower weekend!!! I am so lucky to have such amazing bridesmaids and friends and family 😀
I knew what weekend it would be (kind of had to know to plan to be there around any possible work and my hometown is 2 hours away from where I live/work) but I didn’t know aaaanything about what we would be doing!
On friday night, my mom and grandma threw a bridesmaids’ thank you dinner for me, my girls, my Future Mother-In-Law, and them. It was just a nice relaxing dinner with everyone.
Then on Saturday I went shopping a little with two bridesmaids (after sleeping in, yippee!!!) I went to my MOH’s house where I was surprised with a pool party! She has such a NICE backyard (its technically her parents but she still lives there for the time being.) It was exactly what I needed, too, since I have been so stressed out recently with buying a new house and some other things. I was also so pleasantly surprised by how many of my other friends made the trip to come be with me! I felt blown away 🙂
Then I was told to go shower and was given basic shorts and a tank to wear. My Maid/Matron of Honor then came in and dressed me in a toga, and I then went to the garage and opened it to find out they had converted it into a temple, complete with columns and ivy. Even my mom and Future Mother-In-Law were in togas! I was so impressed. We had a fantastic dinner.
After dinner, it was left up to me if I wanted to do a movie night/sleepover style party, get a bonfire going and get back in the pool/hot tub, etc. Someone, as a joke at first, brought up going to Tractor Twang. Tractor Twang is a country line dancing “club” of sorts. It generally has drawn a slightly younger crowd because there is no alcohol, but it goes from like, 8-11:30 so its not a place that families really attend. Also the music is REALLY loud. My friends and I used to go ALL the time when we were younger too, and we always had a blast. Well, the idea turned from a joke into “We are really doing this.”
So we went country line dancing in togas!!! Obviously we got SO many weird looks at first (Twang has never had a toga party crash it before, I don’t think) but when they discovered that about 1/3 of us knew most of the dances, people just seemed to think it was funny! My other girls were such good sports about it (and they also did a version of the cha-cha slide, so everyone knew that!). It was so funny. We then also went out to a local bar, again, in our togas. A gentleman came up and asked if any of us spoke German, because he had some German tourist friends visiting him and I guess they were wondering what the heck we were doing dressed so funny!!
Then I had my bridal shower the next day! My one bridesmaid spearheaded the planning and it was AWESOME. Again all the girls chipped in and made it truly special. I could not have asked for a better weekend!