Post # 1
Ok so my 2 best friends (known them since I was 12) are organizing my Hen night – and the plan is (as far as I’m aware) to get very very drunk and have a stripper, (not necessarily in that order) now my very sensible friend Addy – has said it should be 2 nights before the wedding – giving me time to recuperate. But another friend – not a bridesmaid but still vital to proceedings – said that she did that but then regretted it as it wasn’t a “last night of freedom” and on the night before her wedding she just sat at home feeling really nervous and scared. So what do you lot think?
Post # 3
First off, I don’t think bachelor or bachelorette parties should ever be considered a “last night of freedom”. If that freedom is the freedom to act as a single lady, well, shouldn’t that have happened before you agreed to commit to one person, your FI? I think the whole “last night of freedom” notion is pretty disrespectful, unless you and FI have mutually agreed that it’s okay to act as if you were single at your respective parties.
But even if you aren’t doing anything your FI would frown upon, if you plan to get crazy/drink a good bit, it seems wise to NOT do it the night before your wedding. Who wants to get married with a hangover? That sounds like pure misery, and I think your regret about feeling less than your best on your wedding day will far outweigh and last in your memory longer than the nervousness you felt the night before. To distract yourself and keep the nerves subdued the night before your wedding, why not have some girlfriends over for a much tamer event and then get to bed at a reasonable hour?
Post # 4
Perhaps we have a different idea of my use of the phrase “last night of freedom” for me this is a chance for me and my friends to muck about, get drunk – I’m not going out on the pull and I would never ruin what I have with my FI for a quicky. But for me this is a chance for a massive blow out – drinking – dancing – karaoke – everything. The whole point of it (for me at any rate) is the “one last chance” thing.
I don’t particularly wan’t a hang over no (who would) but this is a way of defining the end of my crazy youth and the start of my life with Si – settling down.
but anyway – I suppose 2 nights before is the more sensible option
Post # 5
2 nights before the wedding? I would do it at least two weeks before the wedding!! your body takes a week to recover from a ‘heavy’ night of drinking and your skin will wont be as nice as it has had toxins in it. You really dont want to be drained.
Hope you have fun tho!
Post # 6
I agree. 2 nights before is cutting it close. I’d say a week or 2 is good. I had my bachelorette party in Vegas and only 2 of my girls could go with me so we’re doing a girl’s night out tomorrow. My wedding is in 10 days and I don’t plan on getting hammered or anything crazy so it should be good. Just dinner, drinks, dancing and hanging out. Can’t wait!