Post # 1
I’m the Bridesmaid or Best Man in an upcoming wedding in September. The bride adamantly wants a sophisticated bachelorette party. No phallic items, etc. Just the girls and a trip to the wineries.
I still plan on getting her some lingerie b/c, duh, it’s still a bachelorette party, lol! Just nothing too revealing for her to open up in front of her mom, aunts, etc. I’m thinking white lace babydoll from Victoria Secret.
Anyways, besides a cute tank and a sash, how do we spruce up her bachelorette party? I was thinking about one of those painted bachelorette wine glasses. Thanks!
Post # 3
This is tough – my girls are throwing me 2 – a classy one and a sassy one (their choice not mine. I didnt care about sophisticated but NO PHALLUSES FOR ME!). you could do a "little black dress" theme or even a "Breakfast at Tiffanys" theme where you all dress very chic, take a limo bus or trolley to the winery(ies) and have finger sandwiches and cupcakes and champagne/wine en route. The lingerie sounds great, nothing risque. VS makes some great ones, like you said. Get her a cute tiara (not one of the "Bride to Be" ones) and make a day of it. She’ll love it
Post # 4
I think doing a wine and cheese style party in little black dresses would be great! Many great photo opportunities as well with that on a winery.
I’ve seen chair sashes that are cute, you could put one on everyone’s chair:
Also, if you’re incorporating other favors a "Fling Before The Ring" theme seems to be popular and doesn’t feature anything raunchy, just cute ring graphics. If you Google it there’s a lot online.
I don’t think you need to stress about incorporating too much "official" bachelorette stuff. The tank, sash and wineglass you mentioned plus an amazing time out with her girls will be probably be more than enough!
Post # 5
I agree-getting a bit glammed up is always fun! I’m sure there are a few fun details you could incorporate. The idea of painted wine glasses for a wine tasting sounds great!
Post # 6
I don’t know if you have seen the glasses that they have at Macys, but they are SUPER cute!! They even have engagement ones, which I registered for 🙂 They have wine, martinis and beer glasses. Here is a link to the wine ones on their website.
Post # 7
To make it sophisticated I think you have to make it your own… Meaning do something undefined. Did you want to do activities? did you want to go out on the town? You mentioned wineries… Where is this taking place exactly? Wasn’t there a featured Bee (Miss Daffodil) whose friends made a video of her fiance answering some trivia questions…
So far from what I organized six of my girls to stay with me in a hotel suite. One night we are doing games, hanging out doing a two night girly sleepover before the wedding… and in the morning we are heading to the spa for some R&R. I was hoping to fit in sometime that week an outing to a wine pairing cooking class…. but the scheduling is pretty tight. I heard of some services where they come to your home to do these ‘classes’ too… Just a thought. I don’t know if these ideas are up your alley.
Post # 8
The Maid/Matron of Honor is planning a getaway to the winery. The bride loves her some wine! As we all do =]
We can bring our own food, though. But since it’s going to be so expensive to get down there (it’s not real close) and the hotel and everything, I might just bring some cake lol. Usually I offer more help (hence posting here, thinking about games, cute ideas, etc), but this is panning out to be more expensive than the bride initially thought it would be. I set aside a budget for every wedding I’m in and I don’t want to spend so much beforehand that I can’t buy a gift for her!
I know she said no crazy phallic items, but I’m wondering who can resist a chocolate cake filled with a delicious sweet cream cheese filling?! Did I mention I have a *ahem* shaped cake pan from my recent bachelorette party? =D
Those glasses are perfect! *shower gift idea*!
Post # 9
They sell those wine glasses at most Hallmark stores and they always have a great selection!! I got the guys the Poker Pilsner glasses and a poker set because I was idea-less!
Post # 10
They have one called "something blue!" they’re so flippin cute. i bet amazon has them for affordably too.
Post # 11
Do a "Sex and The City" Style party… cosmos, great dresses and shoes
Post # 12
At a winery, though? I think we’d all get dirty =(
Post # 13
i love suggestion #10! everyone prettied-up is always fun and we’ll all feel great 🙂
Post # 14
I helped plan a bachelorette party with the Maid/Matron of Honor few years ago and we did a wine tasting, dinner, games, gifts and a party bus around town to a few bars. It was a pretty good time and everyone had a great time. We had about 15 different kinds of wine and paired with different kinds of cheeses and chocolates. I would say it was definitely mature and I would plan another one like that again… which I may be doing in helping with another friends party for this summer. I think we may do the wine theme, but also incoporate some lingerie. This bride is also not requesting any male items.
Post # 15
hello….I’m a bride and am having a “classy” bachelorette party in Chicago. I requested no phallic items at all! Seriously, when a bride says no to things like that, she means it. Instead of buying her lingerie (which she might not like or feel uncomfortable opening) buy her a VS gift card instead? This way she can pick out exactly what she wants. And instead of a sash what about a cute fascinator instead. One with a little birdcage veil or feathers, etc. There are a ton of cute/classy one’s on Etsy. Good luck and have fun!
Post # 16
I agree with @Braysmomma: – “Nothing” means nothing! I personally am not a fan of the phallic fare of most bachelorette parties and also intend to have a classy bachelorette party. I know I personally (and your bride too, I’m guessing) don’t want ANYTHING penis-related around, even if it is cake. Something classier and theme-related (maybe add a simple DIYed banner that says, “Bride-to-be” or something, or buy some of that cake shimmer – like edible glitter) for a classier look.