Post # 1
Hello guys! My wedding is still ages away, but I like to throw around ideas when I am bored sometimes, so here is a new one…
One of my bridesmaids suggested the whole quasi-traditional male stripper, bride in fairy wings and wearing L plates, and getting pissed and doing vodka out of each other’s belly buttons. I said that I cannot imagine anything worse, and specified that we do nothing which you might see on Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, or being mentioned on Jeremy Kyle. She also suggested paintballing, but it’s not really appealing to me…
I suggested doing a horse-riding pub crawl in the country, or going camping, or surfing. Something involving gentle exercise, not spending much money, and lots of drinking nice wine and nice (high quality) beer. I’d like to do a spa weekend or a bridal boot camp, but they’re too expensive, I think…
Second bridesmaid then pointed out that she is tee-total (****! Totally forgot that!) so whilst she expects us to drink, perhaps an event planned entirely around drinking (eg the horse riding pub crawl) might not be so fun for her… she also said that camping and surfing sound like fun, but it would be really nice to do something spectacular… and she is right…
Ideas, anyone? I wouldn’t rule out things like fancy dress (as long as it was weird and quirky as opposed to slutty), non-sexual dares and challenges, and things like museums. I like museums. I alo wouldn’t completely rule out some of these super-camp variety shows they have here… but some of those can be expensive. Hmmm…
Post # 3
@Rachel631: You could do a lock-in at a museum? You can rent out a place late at night, bring your own food, drink, and sleeping bags and just have a blast.
A road trip/surfing sounds like a blast as well.
Post # 4
My girls surprised me by taking me to a private aerial silks class. It can be borderline sensual, but only if you make it that way. Our instructor was really laid back and we just got to play around on the silks and learn a few moves. It was so much fun! I actually signed up for a few follow up classes because it’s a decent workout too. We went out to have some drinks at a piano bar afterwards. This can be fun because even if you aren’t drinking you still get to sing along to some songs.
As you can see we didn’t take it overly seriously:
Post # 5
For my do, we’re taking a trip to a city about 2 hours away (far enough away to justify a hotel room stay but not so far that we’re traveling all day, plus prices are a lot cheaper down there). We’re doing a fancy wine-and-cheese tasting at a hotel then lunch, then a spa afternoon in the hotel spa, 3-4 treatments each, then cocktail hour, fancy dinner, and wander around town before going back to the hotel to sleep.
You could do an Urban Scavenger Hunt which is becoming pretty trendy in some medium to large cities. These are usually booked through a company so you don’t have to set up your own “hunt” and you may all be on one team or may split into smaller teams but basically you’re given a list of stuff to gather— answer this question about a statue at city hall, find out these 3 historical facts, do this challenge, take a photo of something— it is a lot of fun. We did that in Barcelona and learned a TON about the city, bonded with the strangers in our group, and had a lot of laughs. Our questions were stuff like the inscription under some statue (but you had to figure out what statue they were talking about), number of steps to the balcony at the opera house, etc etc and our challenges were to try the house-made cheese at a tapas bar and some weird Cats Cradle type yarn thingie that I can’t properly describe.
If you have a Living Social building in your city, where Living Social actually hosts their events, do a cheese class, cooking class, art class, etc. I did a chocolate class via Groupon which was held in an actual chocolate shop and my Mister and I were the only ones in the class who weren’t in a bachelorette party.
Post # 6
Awesome! Already some great ideas there… I really like the idea of a scavenger hunt, and a museum lock in would complete the night… as long as I don’t drive everyone crazy whilst drunkenly roaming the anthropology session, and complaining that some of the exhibits are not marked correctly!
Aggie10 That looks awesome! I’m not against anything sensual or anything like that, it’s just that I’d like it to be “cheeky” sexy (the sort your grandma would giggle at) rather than “I would like to start turning tricks as my second career” etc (eg getting plastered and practising sexual favours on wine bottles whilst wearing nothing but a thong and a sash marked ‘bride’… people on Facebook, you know who you are! :-0 )
I’ve got nothing against “camp” sexy either, and wouldn’t even rule out something like burlesque classes if it wasn’t for the cost (so long as there were no men there, and I got to edit all the photos before anyone posted or shared any of them, LOL!)