- 8 years ago
Ok, ladies. You helped me out major on my last post, I need more help!
My fiance and I are not having a bridal party. As mushy as it sounds, we really are eachother’s best friend, and we just are not that close to a lot of people. We have a lot of “aquantences” as opposed to “friends”. So, since I am without a Maid/Matron of Honor or BM’s is it ok for me to plan my own bach party? I am thinking we’ll go roller skating (because, why not?) and then hang at my house with finger foods and drinks. Nothing out of control or expensive. Any opinions?
Also, I don’t know what to do about a bridal shower. We are having a Jack & Jill in August, so I really don’t need a bridal shower where people feel they need to bring me presents. The Jack & Jill is a cultural thing for me, it’s just what we do 🙂 The money we get from the Jack & Jill will be going towards our honeymoon (not paying for the wedding, like most people think), which is all we really need. We’ve lived together for 6 years! I don’t need any more dish towels, ya know? I am thinking of having a bridal “party” of some kind, mainly because I am the youngest in the entire family, and it’s important for me to get together with all the women one last time. Everyone else in the family has had this, and I don’t want to screw myself out of a family get together, just because we are having a Jack & Jill. I was thinking of having people just bring a dish, no gifts, and a favorite recipe for me. Again, it’s more about being with everyone one last time before I am a wife, than getting presents. Any thoughts on this? I was thinking of having the bridal party in the afternoon and then the bach party later that night. Has anyone done this? And if I just have people bring recipe cards for me, any suggestions on what we should do to pass the time when I would normally be opening gifts?
Sorry this ended up so long! It’s been bugging me for weeks!
Thanks again ladies! You’re lifesavers!!!