Post # 1
Are you all having bachelorette parties? I have had two girlfriends and my sister offer to plan one so far – everybody seems to want to go to Las Vegas – which may be because I have a friend from college who lives there who I think is part of the conspiracy. It’s really nice of them, but I just keep thinking of all the stuff we have to do to get ready for the wedding, and moving, and its pretty overwhelming. While a weekend away might be a good thing, I hate to try to jam it into what already seems like waaaay to busy a schedule. What a crappy attitude, right?!! Of course Fiance is having a golf weekend with his buddies for his bachelor party… I don’t know. I kind of wish there was a good option that wasn’t such a big production, but my girlfriends are scattered all around the country, so Las Vegas is as easy as anywhere.
Post # 3
I’m not. But I’m the girl who doesn’t want a bridal shower, so keep that in mind 😉 I am, however, having a reunion sort of thing with my 2 east coast bridesmaids who I only see a couple times a year, and we’ll probably go out on the town and celebrate. But it’ll just be the three of us, and it won’t be a bachelorette party per se.
My suggestion would be to just do something with your girlfriends that you would want to do anyway and then call it your bachelorette party. If you’d have fun in Vegas, do Vegas, but if you’d rather just chill out with your girlfriends one at a time or in pairs, then you could do that!
Post # 4
I hear that a lot of bachelorette parties are in Vegas, too. Personally, LV is overrated, IMO.
We decided to do a shower and a bachelorette party all in the same day/night. And instead of doing some crazy production, we’re checking out a dueling piano bar and may just check out a few of the other nightlife in the area.
Post # 5
I wouldn’t want to go to Vegas myself, but I think what we’re going to do is this:
Since I’m kind of having a destination wedding in Nashville (as in, most guests will be coming in but my parents live there), I think the guys and the girls are going to go out to a nice dinner/drinks separately on the Thursday night before the wedding, then meet up at the CMA fest concert with my parents and whoever else wants to come, and then all go out together afterwards for drinks/karaoke/whatever. That way our bridal party can get to know each other.
Mine is a pretty unique situation however, but I just wanted to toss that out there.
Post # 6
we’re doing one in san diego (my girls are all over the country), and for some reason, it’s 3 weeks before the wedding. why on earth i agreed to it is beyond me.
Post # 7
So my girls originally were thinking Vegas as well. I however really hate Vegas, I don’t gamble or drink and I can’t stand the smoke. More importantly my Maid/Matron of Honor wouldn’t be able to attend as she is my 18 year old sister. So we decided to go on a 4 day baja cruise out of LA. since I live in CA I was able to get it for $250/pp with taxes fees and everything. We are going 4 months before the wedding so it will be a nice little break but nothing to drive me crazy that I still have stuff to get done. Plus I love that we are going to all be together with no one really having any way to contact us.I know they offer some 3 and 2 day cruise both on the west and east coast so you might look into that. Plus Vegas can get pretty pricey when you add it all up. The best thing for us is all our food is included in that $250 plus from what I hear our cruise is a pretty young mix.Just something to keep in mind.
Post # 8
Wow, your cruise sounds great! We would also have to have our whatever-you-call-it several months before the wedding – probably April. It would be great to have just a relaxing getaway – and Vegas is not really relaxing (to me, anyway). Maybe there is something like that out of Seattle…
Post # 9
our wedding is the end of june & memorial day weekend (3 day weekend!!!) is perfect timing for our bach/bachelorette joint/ seperate multi city party fest thing. local night out in our city friday, nyc on sat (sep. guys girls events/ spa), co-ed camping sunday & "our treat" to be decided day event gift to the bridal party on monday. yeah we’ll be tired & cranky on Tuesday but dude when are you going to party like a rockstar with all your friends like that again. plus one of my bms is under 21 so we arent into the bars/gambling all weekend thing. ps the groomsmen started planning a vegas bach party but because of cost we’re staying east coast.
Post # 10
im having 2 – miami for my east coast friends and san diego for the west coast friends— all ladies are invited to both, but will probably only show up to the one closest to them…
Post # 11
not sure if I’m going to have one but people say either a bachelorette party or a bridal shower so if you want something more low key go with the bridal shower (and it won’t take all weekend). If you want drinking, ddancing and dining and have the money go for LV