Post # 1
I just got an invite in the mail for a bridal shower that’s going to have an Oaks theme. For all you bees out there that don’t know what the Oaks are… it’s the horse race in Kentucky that takes place the day before the Derby.
Since said bride is getting married the day before Derby (can you say HANGOVER for that weekend??) it is fitting that they would do this for her shower.
Now my problem?
1. I don’t want to spend lots of moolah on a hat
2. The are having a contest for who wears the best hat
3. I am very competitive
So I need something original, and that won’t break the bank. I’m going to surf the net, but I thought I’d ask ideas from you ladies as well!
Post # 3
Ahhh Kentucky. Home of pretty horses and fast women. 🙂
Post # 4
Try TJ Maxx and Marshalls. They have a bunch for great price points, and you can definitely hit up a craft store to give it a special touch.
What kind of look are you going for?
Post # 5
I would love to go to that bridal shower 🙂
Here is a link to a site where I get all my hats from: http://www.grannysbridal.com/Shoppe/pc/Victorian-c973.htm
Post # 6
What if you do a fascinator? They’re in style now so you might be able to find a cute one that’s not too expensive at an accessories store? Or try Etsy?
Post # 7
@Amaryllis: Ummm, pretty but with a twist? I’ve seen some crazy hats and I don’t want to go into that much detail, but I want something unique as well.
@MissHoneyBun: I think you have that bass ackwards 😉
Post # 8
@Mrs.tobe: nuh uh girl. That’s what they told me! 😀
Post # 9
How fun! Check out the Derby hats on eBay. Or, possibly buy a hat then decorate it with feathers, etc. from Michael’s. Michael’s always has coupons, so if you have time, buy things gradually to decorate your hat. Good Luck!!
Post # 10
OK, so I guess that rules these out…
Post # 11
How fun!! I love hats.
@Amaryllis:Wow!! Some of those are very interesting lol.
Post # 12
i love this idea!!! I would love to go to that shower.
Post # 13
haha i so agree I want to come too!! SO fun.
How about Ebay, or the flea market, or craft show? Again you can still go to Michaels/JoAnns and give it your own flair. Esp with the bride’s colors of her wedding or theme?
Post # 14
You know that I am sitting here turning green with envy, you know how much I love hats.
Post # 15
Sorry ladies, I didn’t mean to abandon my thread. Fiance came home suggesting a ride on the motorcycle and grabbing a bite to eat since it was 75 and sunny here. I had to oblige
@noritake22: Thanks for the site! I’ll have to search it a bit more…
@Amaryllis: Oh girl… I’ve seen my fair share of insane Derby hats. lol
@melisslp:@irishbride2be: I am def going to check out ebay.
@tksjewelry:I’ve been making you turn green a lot lately…heh heh heh
Oh did I mention this shower is April 10th?! So not far away at all!
Post # 16
How about a local thrift store or consignment shop? I would guess lots of people donate or consign their previously worn Derby hats in Kentucky??