Post # 1
How did you girls go about planning your bachelorette party? Did you let your Maid/Matron of Honor and bridesmaids know what you wanted and they planned accordingly, or was it a complete surprise? If it was a complete surprise did you A) Want it to be a surprise? and B) Do you like surprises?
Oh and were you excited about your bachelorette party or were/are you just meh about it?
Post # 2
FoxyBride14: For mine, my Maid/Matron of Honor, BM/BFF and I sat down and chatted. We talked about locations, budgets, desires, etc. We investigated some options, picked the location, talked about some fun activities and then I bowed out. Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man will take care of the rest and give me a surpise or two I’m sure.
Post # 3
- Wedding: Davis Island Garden Club
I have been a bridesmaid in three recent weddings. All three of the brides told their Maid/Matron of Honor a vague idea about destination/activities. Then Maid/Matron of Honor held a meeting with the bridesmaids and as a group we worked out all of the details.
Now that its my turn, my Maid/Matron of Honor is my 21 year old little sister who has the maturity of a 16 year old and has never been in a wedding before. I have had more of a hand in it than I would like, but under the circumstances it has been difficult to motivate her to get planning.
Post # 4
My bridesmaids are planning everything. I know it is in San Francisco and that’s it. I admit that it’s hard for me to give up control and not know anything, but I’m really excited to see what they plan!
Post # 5
As weird as it sounds, my girls and SO are planning my bachelorette, and I [along with fi’s groomsmen] are planning his bachelor. I know everyone says they are best friends with their SO’s.. but we truly are so it only makes sense that we have a hand in each others parties.
What we plan to do is start off co-ed at a really nice bar, go for a game of blacklight mini golf and then separate into groups [girls & guys]. The guys are going to a strip club and hooters, the girls will be going shopping and to the movies [maybe do a few wine & cheese tastings as well].
Post # 6
I wish I was more excited for mine. But I’m not. I just feel so blah about it.
Post # 7
Mine was a little strange, I don’t have a bridal party, but I have one friend who kind of dubbed herself honorary Maid/Matron of Honor she got together with a couple of my other friends and they just sort of planned it, asking me for opinions along the way. I’m still not sure all of what’s happening, just bits and pieces the main ideas anyways. It’ll be mostly a surprise for me.
FoxyBride14: Why aren’t you excited for yours?
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
Maid/Matron of Honor asked my opinion. I just said I didn’t want to do the typical thing (strippers, clubs) and gave some ideas for what I might like. Other than providing the guest list and pointing out people I wanted to have invited for sure, I have no part in the planning.
Post # 9
My little sister is my Maid/Matron of Honor and I just told her. I didn’t want it to be crazy or sexy or wild. I wanted a spa day, a nice dinner, and time with my bridal party. She was happy for the input, and glad it wont be as expensive as a trip to Vegas, plus, everyone likes a good spa day! I’m debating paying for the spa appointments for my bridal party and buying them nice silk robes as the bridesmaid’s gifts. That way the bachelorette won’t break their banks either!
Post # 10
FoxyBride14: I don’t have a bridal party or an Maid/Matron of Honor, but my friends started asking about a bachelorette a few months ago and I figured, why not. I sent out a group email to my favorite girls (and gay guys) asking if anyone would be interested in attending a bachelorette in NYC (we’re in DC) – if people weren’t interested, I was fine staying local. However, I got a very enthusiastic response from 7 or 8 people, so I ended up booking the hotel (people paid me back) and my girls took on planning our outings (without me asking really.) No surprises, but I don’t really like surprises. 🙂
I am not necessarily excited yet (it’s about 7 weeks away still!) but I really love my friends and I am looking forward to a fun, chill weekend with them.