Should I have a girl's night before I get married?

posted 4 months ago in Beehive
Post # 2
812 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

So you mean a bachelorette? Why not? 

Post # 3
2668 posts
Sugar bee

Sure, why not? I’d do something more low key, not a big out of state hoopla that’s so common these days.

Post # 6
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

We are eloping in June as well(basically elopement anyway) we. Have been dating 9 years and living together about 8 years. The ceremony is something we want to do privately because it’s just for us, I’m still having a bachelorette and calling it such. I havent had any pushback on it. 

Post # 7
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

brideandblue :  Something intimate sounds fun. It’s not anything out of the ordinary and I don’t think it’s too much for an elopement.

Post # 8
1829 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

You need permission from people on the internet to hang out with girlfriends?

If you like spending time with girlfriends, then spend time with them and celebrate this huge life step. And never let internet people dictate your friendships. 

Post # 10
47193 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Be aware of etiquette where you live before you make a decision, or call it a bachelorette. Where I live, bachelroettes are planned in your honor by someone else, and, as with all pre-wedding events,  all guests are invited to the wedding.

If you want to have an evening with friends, by all means do so.

Post # 11
1829 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Purmaid2019 : she didn’t ask what the etiquette was related to hen dos or bachelorette parties when you’re eloping. 

She said, “Should I have a girls night?”.

Honestly, I can’t fathom having girlfriends that would care about etiquette over a chance to hang out. Especially since she’s talking movie and pizza not a weekend in Cabo. 

My point was that it’s an intimate gathering of close girlfriends. Invited over for a movie and pizza. I was trying to say the etiquette gods on the wb should not make this call. She should based on if she and her friends want to hang out and celebrate. Mine would. 🙂


Post # 13
2917 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Go for it, and call it a bachelorette party if that’s what it is! We didn’t have a traditional wedding either (courthouse then a party later) but My friends planned a bachelorette party for me (I helped plan, gasp!) and my Brother-In-Law planned one for my husband, and both parties were a weekend out of town.

hang out with your friends, have some fun and don’t worry quite so much about traditional etiquette. 

brideandblue :  

Post # 14
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - Canadian Rockies

You should do it! I am having a “bachelorette,” but it is more like a girls night – We aren’t having bridesmaids or anything (wedding in Canada), so I am throwing my own night out lol. May even be a 2-parter. I got my girls sashes and fun custom “hangover kit” bags from Etsy. And yes – they are all invited to our reception back home!

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