Post # 1
I am Maid/Matron of Honor for my best friends wedding in August. The Bachelorette is the weekend before. It is going to be smallish, since most of her friends won’t be in town yet… and she doesn’t want to have a shower (I think she feels she is too old).
I am going to rent two hotel rooms for all the girls to share, we are doing dinner and then heading to a bar. I was thinking of doing some shower-like games at the hotel so she can still feel like a goofy bride. She doesn’t want gifts, but I think I may register her at a few lingerie shops and put that on the invite.
I have also ordered some favours and will be doing gift bags for the other girls.
1. How much should I include the two bridesmaids in the planning? One won’t be there and one I have never met. I don’t want to plan the whole thing without them and just invite them as guests (I think that would be a little rude), but they haven’t exactly stepped up to offer ideas or money.
2. What were some cute things your Maid/Matron of Honor did at your party? Any funny games or interesting details she included that you thought were a good idea?
3. Was there anything that you wish she didn’t do?
Post # 3
I would try to include the other bridesmaids. Just ask them if they would like to help you plan the bachelorette party, and tell if they don’t that you have it handled. You just wanted to see if they’d like to.
I had a bridal shower and bach party, but my bach party was just my Maid/Matron of Honor and our moms, lol. It was awesome, and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. At my bridal shower we played some games, but very tame ones. If you are looking for more wild games, I would suggest checking out Spencers or some other stores.
Just some side advice, I would stay clear of registering your friend for lingerie, especially since she said she didn’t want gifts. Do you know her size? A lot of lingerie is one size fits all, but if it isn’t it may be hard for people to get something for her.
Post # 4
@megz06: Thanks for the advice! She is a very slim girl. I think if most people buy cute nightie’s or things like that then there should be no fit issues. I have asked her fianceé to email me her bra size, although I am fairly certain I already know it. Since I posted though, I have learned that most lingerie places do not do registries. So I am thinking of cleaver wording on the invite that includes her size and the stores she shops at. Or I will make a game of it? Bring a lingerie gift with no card and she has to guess who picked it out for her.