Post # 1
Hey wedding bees!
I am trying to decide what to do for my bachelorette party, which is going to be the Thursday before the big day. The reason behind having it at this time is because most of us will be coming in from Out of Town to LA, and this way, it’s less expensive for the girls to plan 2 trips instead of 1. Also, we didn’t have a lot of time to plan. The wedding is over labor day, so im not sure if the winery will be dead on a weekday or not. We were thinking of either doing a day trip to Catalina Island and maybe go kayaking, OR, getting a limo and doing a wine tour in Malibu, then going out to dinner by the water. I was wondering if any of you had experiences with either idea, and if you had any recommendations! They’re pretty different from each other. I am all up for adventure, but everyone loves wine, so I’m torn!
Post # 2
oops! 1 trip instead of 2*
Post # 3
Whichever you do be sure to wear sunscreen! Esp if your dress is strapless, you don’t want tan lines!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
We went wine tasting in Temecula for my bffs bachelorette and had a great time! Waterfront dinner sounds nice too, though we got pretty tanked, so our dinner was way casual.
Post # 5
I personally think Catalina Island would be more adventurous fun, but the winery tour would certainly be more relaxing. Since your bachelorette day will be so close to your actual wedding day, I’d hate to get injured on your day of fun right before your big day.
Post # 6
Catalina island is awesome. It was my favorite part of LA.
Post # 7
They both sound amazing, but I would prefer Malibu over Catalina. Malibu Wines is beautiful, there’s plenty of shade (pp brought up a great point about tan lines), and that place is always so relaxing!!! Dinner at Dukes or Paradise Cove…. Sounds like a great day.
If you go to Catalina, you’ll spend half of the day traveling (driving down to long beach, waiting for the ferry, taking the ferry…) then you’ll spend all day worrying about when the ferry leaves, and again, another hour ride on the boat, another hour drive from Long Beach….
Post # 8
I’m from SoCal so I am familiar with both of these places. Catalina Island is one of my favorite places, but like another poster said going to a winery would be much more relaxing. I would not want to be rushing to catch the ferry early in the morning, spending the time on the boat, and then having to be back in time to catch the ferry home. Plus, the boat ride itself is fairly expensive if I recall, so your girls would probably appreciate not having to purchase round trip tickets in addition to paying for activities on the island. If I were a guest I’d rather pay for the limo and have plenty of time to wander around the Malibu winerys.