(Closed) Low key bachelor/lette ideas and experiences?

posted 5 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I went to one where the ladies met up, went to dinner at a fondue place, hit a bar, and were home, sober, by midnight. I was good to see everyone and hang out. There were no limos, strippers, expensive gifts, etc. Another involved the bride treating all of us to a manicure and everyone returning to her house to drink wine and play Apples to Apples. To be honest, I like this idea a lot more than shelling out wads of cash on a lavish party.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@JoJoDahling:  Darling Husband and I were living in a different state from most of our friends at the time we got married and came back to his hometown for our wedding. Since we had limited time to see all our loved ones and we’d always hung out in a group rather than guys/girls splitting up anyway, we skipped the bachelor/bachelorette parties and everyone just went out for dinner, drinks, and conversation. It was a gorgeous night and we were on this patio overlooking the river talking for hours by candlelight. And the place was pretty casual–our friends covered us, but I would guess it came to ~$50/head for dinner and many, many pitchers of beer. We had a great time ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Maybe the girls could go out for pedis and cocktails while the guys go to a ball game/play pool/something else dudely, and then everyone could meet up at your friends’ house for drinks, takeout, and board games?

ETA: If you and your Fiance provide most of the beer and wine and everyone chips in for takeout, hosting a casual get together should cost next to nothing.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

For my ‘ette, my girls are coming over to my house (with a few of my friends) and we are doing a pure romance party, followed by bowling ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2001

My Maid/Matron of Honor and I are doing our bachelorette party together (We are getting married 2 months apart). Because we have so many of the same friends, it saves money and hassle for our guests. We are all going tubing down the river and camping. It’s 15 per person and low key. No one has to get all dressed up or worry about rides. Plus, it’s gender neutral for your group. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Sometimes you can find groupons for wine tastings. I went to a bridal shower where several representatives from a wine tasting place came to the brides house and had a whole demonstration with a bunch of wines for everyone to try. Everyone ate cheese/snacks and drank and listened to music and it was pretty fun but also low-key.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

House party w/wine & cheese!  Yum ๐Ÿ™‚  Or a wine tasting would be fun!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I went to a Karaoke bachelorette party which was a blast!  It’s kind of fun because at Karaoke, people are really paying attention to eachother since everyone is singing in front of one another and people will sing to the bride sometimes ๐Ÿ˜‰

There are also some really fun piano bars that cater toward birthdays and bachelorettes.  If you’ve never been to one, they are so much fun!

I think any get together of a group of your closest girl friends can be great.  Weather it’s mani pedis, a bar, etc.

Also, we each did a weekend away with friends, but people paid their own part of the house rentals.  I don’t know if you think all your friends would be down for it, but your Maid/Matron of Honor can plan without having to pay for everything! I found that all my girlfriends really wanted a fun event out and were all willing to chip in.  It was the same for my fiance.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@JoJoDahling:  I hope so! I’ve only ever been to a tasteful treasures party (it was kinda trashy, but than again, the host was kinda trashy).. I hope this is mild-ish.. I don’t really drink, so going out and partying isn’t my thing

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