- 6 years ago
I have been thinking about writing/ not writing this post for a # of reasons, but thought I would share in case other ladies out there run into a similiar situation as mine. I live out of state from 95% of my close friends and family. My Maid/Matron of Honor ( sister) happens to live a couple of hours from me, but everyone else is 6+ hours away.
Last weekend was our shower/my bachelorette bash. My Maid/Matron of Honor was planning the bachelorette portion of it, and let me tell you she went all out! She is a JR in college- so funds are tight.. but she insisted and somehow managed to find an awesome deal on a condo right on the beach. We had a ” Barbie Bachelorette” theme, so everyone was supposed to come dressed as their favorite barbie! It seems silly, but everyone was on board with this so it would make it extra fun!
Well- the condo is rented for the night, my sister has games planned, pink champagne made, pink + blue cupcakes, a reservation at one of my favorite beachside restaurants, party favors for all of the girls, and snack food/breakfast food planned fo 10 people.
Sadly- about 6 of my friends backed out at the last minute. It was a 7 hour drive for me, Fiance & Maid/Matron of Honor to the beach, but about a 2-3 hour drive for everyone else. She planned it that way in hopes that people would be able to make it, with the majority of those saying that they definitely could be there only to to not show or tell her the day of/ day before they couldn’t make it. I know she was disappointed, but she hid it well!
Well, here is the night in pics!
^^ my AWESOME Maid/Matron of Honor, planner of this trip, and best little sister in the whole entire world! She went as Tour Guide Barbie! I was ” Bridezilla Barbie”!
^^ This is me and one of my best friends since I was 9 years old, she went as Dr Barbie!
*** I marked out their faces for privacy reasons, but I wanted to be able to share their outfits since I thought they turned out so cute!
^^ School Girl Barbie and I!
Me & Vegas Barbie!
My first shot of the night ^^ bought for me by a few women at the tiki bar who said to” only drink the whole thing if I plan on staying married and drink 1/2 if I foresee a divorce!” Needless to say, I downed the whole thing! It was a yummy Key Lime Pie shot!
My Maid/Matron of Honor & I…. at the end of the night it was just the two of us + 1 other friend of mine.
Moral of the Story:
If you’re anything like me, and spend a lot of time decorating… planning… making each “outing” as memorable as possible, then nights like these have a certain ” build up” in your mind. I was not expecting everyone to go and get wild’n out drunk.. but I did think it was going to be a great opportunity for me + my closest friends that I never get to see to just be goofy girls together. While I was SO THRILLED with the girls that did come out and support me, it also taught me a very important life lesson that maybe I should’ve realized well before my bachelorette party: people grow up, they move away, they make new friends, and your priorities change!
My initial disappointment turned into exteme gratitude for the people in my life… for those who could + for those who couldn’t make it for various reasons. It taught me that my little sister is hands down, the nicest person I have ever met… and when I grow up I want to be like her!
She went through every detail to make it special for me, and while I know she feels disppointed about the turnout, I thought I would share with y’all all of her hard work so that it doesn’t go unnoticed!
It also taught me that in my “new ” home… wayyyyy up North in Tennessee lol, that I need to branch out and start making some new friends and stop holding on to college days. Those girls will hold a special place in my heart and life forever… but I am allowed to forge new relationships!
Wow- did not mean to go into emotional -picture overload- let me share my life story with strangers in the internet– mode… but I thought that I can’t be the ONLY person out there that planning a wedding + nights like bachelorette parties really places a microscope on areas of your life you may not have examined up until this point!
Final picture: this is the view I woke up to the morning after! So beautiful and a perfect “ending” to a new beginning for me!