Post # 16
futuremrss17 : That’s just it – I think the important part is spending time with the people there!
I think we’re finally making progress. I no longer want to strangle people.
We’ve agreed on a nice brunch with Mimosas, I think we’re going to do matching tanks (Not a huge fan but i can deal) – we’re debating the theme park
Post # 17
MsGinkgo : Cooking class or chef’s table?
If the one BM is being a pill just go with the bride’s wishes/majority.
Post # 18
catskillsinjune : I totally agree with this approach!
OP, if I were you I would just plan the party you and your sisters want to plan and everyone else can deal with it. It sounds like you clearly know what the bride wants more than these other girls, so plan the party for the bride and not them. Make a plan, tell them what it is, and they can choose to attend or not attend. While it may be your responsibility in this moment to accommodate the bride and what she wants, it is NOT your responsibility to accommodate the bridesmaids.
Post # 19
I had a winery tour for my bachelorette. They have one near where I live, they drive us around in a limousine visiting about 5 different neighboring wineries with gorgous views. It was so much fun! We had the opportunity to get shitfaced while still staying classy and learning a thing or two about wine!
Post # 20
I saw your idea of an escape room. I don’t know if you have done one before, but they are much more fun than they sound. It would be a great thing for all ages and a super fun way for the bridal party that spans all ages to do together. I bet they would let you bring in a bottle of wine or drinks while you are in the escape experience.
Post # 21
Calaway Park might be a little underwhelming but then again sometimes it’s the company you keep not the place you go and every so often we’re all children at heart. I’ve been told it’s a little more kid focused than it is adult and it’s also on the outskirts of Calgary (like past Canadian Olympic Park). If transportation isn’t an issue though and you want to do something unique, you could look at the skyline luge or bob sledding. If transportation is a bit of an issue, check out bowling at National on 10th – it’s pretty fun and they have a rooftop patio as well – I find it’s one of those places that appeals to ages 20-50. Breweries in Calgary also tend to be spread out so you’ll want to arrange transport or sign up for a tour. What does your sister want to do?
ETA: my sister had the perfect idea (like amazingly suited to me) for my bachelorette and one of the girls attending shot it down hard core so it made her re-think it and go with another idea. Long story short that girl didn’t even end up going and my sister went through all this added stress and time to plan something different when her first idea would have rocked my world just as much as what she ended up choosing. Sisters tend to know best so go with your gut and others will fall in line.
Also, there’s indoor rock climbing, trampoline (flying squirrel), speedsters and river rafting (no alcohol – you’ll get fined) too.