Post # 1
I am not a traditional person. I am having a private(parents are the only guests) ceremony in November, and we’re going to have a reception separately (likely in December or January). I’m not going to get into my reasoning for doing this because people on these boards get all etiquette-crazy and their opinion on that matter is not desired.
Anyhow, one of my best friends wants to throw me a party or shower, or as we’re calling it “bride day.” I am looking for some ideas of what to do. She told me to figure out what I wanted to do and she’d put it together. This is a non-gifting event for two reasons: the economy sucks, I value the friendships and quality time more than a gift.
So far, I’ve thought of lunch and going to a ceramics painting place, just lunch, winery tasting or spa day. I want to be cost conscious but would still like it to be fun.
Any helpful and non critical suggestions would be appreciated.
Post # 3
@MrsJoon: Winery all the way! People can spend as little or as much as they want doing this.
Post # 4
This is a non-gifting event for two reasons: the economy sucks, I value the friendships and quality time more than a gift
Could not agree more with that! And I also agree on the winery. I’m a bit biased I suppose since I love wine 😉 Spa day also sounds very fun. One can get their nails done. Another their feet etc. So there’s more options there. Or heck, you can do both.
Post # 5
@mwitter80 I probably should have mentioned that the winery tours are like $95 a person and they go to 4 wineries. I guess we could go to just one, eat lunch and then do a tasting. Hmm
Post # 6
I’m not a wine drinker so the ceramics painting would be the most fun for me 🙂
Post # 7
ive actually done the ceramics thing as a bridal shower before and it was fun
Post # 8
I voted winery tour, but the $95 might be a bit steep depending on how much your friends want to spend. I personally love going to a local winery and bringing a picnic lunch. That way you can do a tasting, then get a glass of your favorite to drink while you eat!
Ceramics sounds fun though too, maybe you could do that afterwards to make it a whole day event?
Post # 9
Like a bachelorette party? We did a spa day for mine and I loved it. You could also consider doing something retro and kind of out there like going bowling or mini-golfing if you and your friends would dig that.