Post # 1
My Maid/Matron of Honor & I are discussing my bachelorette party & I’m wondering what the bees have done or are going to do for theirs! Anyone have a night in with the girls? That’s what I want to do (not a big partier) but I don’t want it to be lame either 😛
Also, what do you think of 2 nights before the wedding? it’s the only time that everyone will be here in the area to do it! :-/ And the bridal shower would be the day before the wedding.
Post # 3
I just got home from mine today! We went wine tasting in Santa Ynez and had a night out at a club (I had no idea there was one) in Solvang. It was amazing! We took a limo for the wine tour to the wineries with unlimited champagne and the driver took pictures the entire time, which will be sent to us via CD. My Maid/Matron of Honor and bridesmaids bought me a nice bottle of wine from each winery we went to and at the end gave them to me with a “reason” to drink each one attached to a wine tag, such as “on your first anniversary,” “after your first baby,” “when you buy your first house,” “after your first big fight,” etc. It was wonderful. I am so happy!
I wouldn’t want to do it two nights before the wedding though. The week of my wedding. I want to have early nights and stress free NON hungover days!
Post # 4
I ended up having 2 bachelorette parties, although I didn’t really mind if I didn’t have any at all. My friends in the city I used to live in wanted to fly me in to have a party there “on the old stomping grounds” – we went to a ceramics-painting place and nice dessert place in the afternoon, then out for dinner and dancing in the evening.
My second party was the Wednesday before my Saturday wedding -we went camping for a night and although there was some drinking, it was really low-key and fun.
Depending on how much stuff you have to do the week of your wedding, I don’t see a problem with having your bachelorette 2 days before your wedding. I was Maid/Matron of Honor at a wedding last year and we had it 2 nights before the wedding when everyone could get together. It was really fun and the bride told me later that it was a really good way to destress right before the wedding, but it wasn’t too close to add more stress.
Post # 5
My bachelorette party is next month and I have no idea what we’re doing. My Maid/Matron of Honor and sister are organizing it and I wanted it to be a surprise. I send her all of the email addresses of the guests who will be attending and left it up to her. The only stipulations I had were that we do something a little tame early in the night so my grandmother, aunts, mom and some other older guests could attend. I also wanted to make sure I don’t run into my FH. He’s having his bachelor party the same night and we’re getting married in a small city.
Post # 6
I don’t know any details about my bachelorette party yet. My Maid/Matron of Honor hasn’t disclosed her plans. But I do know that it will be the Friday before my Sunday wedding. I don’t see it being a problem…but I guess we’ll see!
Post # 7
i’m not a partier either, and i had two parties. 1) surprise trip to vermont with just my bridal party (sister and sil) where we did a food tour, apple picking, ben and jerrys, cabot cheese, saw a play, etc. basically all we did was eat! 2) my friends at home threw me a party where we went to a jewelry making class and then back to my friends house where there was tons of food and had a game night.
Post # 8
We’re doing a combined shower/bachelorette party weekend in July and I’m getting married in September. Everyone is going to have to travel for both the parties and the wedding, so we wanted to spread things out a little, and it seemed easier to have both parties on the same weekend to also minimize travel issues. My actual bachelorette party is a total surprise and is being organized by my Maid/Matron of Honor and one of my bridesmaids. My only specifications were “no male strippers”, and they have alluded to doing things like mani/pedis, bar hopping, and a drag queen brunch on Sunday morning.
Post # 9
I have no idea what we are doing, but I do know it is sometime over Christmas break (3 of my girls are college students.) Wedding is December 31, so should give me ample recovery time 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2010 - The Pearl S. Buck House
I thiiiiink for my official bachelorette I’m being kidnapped to the Poconoes for a weekend of fun party meets relaxing by the lake. BUT I asked for it to be a surprise, so I can’t really be sure. Since you’re in NoCal I think you should do a wine tour! (Although you might be sick of those. I think they’re the BEST!!)
If you do 2 nights before the wedding, just make sure you’re not stressed with a to-do list, and if overdo it on alcohol, drink lots and lots of water before and for the 2 days after so your skin looks pretty on the big day.
Post # 12
We are going to Whistler for the weekend. But most of the girls who said they could go…are now RSVPing no. So i might end up with two…a low key one in whistler with 4 girls and another in Vancouver with the girls who cant make it to whistler. (I would much rather just have to the one in Whistler though…with ALL my girls…but oh well)
Post # 13
Other than knowing it’s in August (the wedding’s in Sept), my ladies have kept me in the dark, which I’m totally cool with. Although my Maid/Matron of Honor told me (and I apologize, this is politically incorrect, but this is what she said) “You have no idea how hard it is to find midget strippers.”
Dear God, help me, lol.
Post # 14
I have no idea! My Maid/Matron of Honor planned it with my bridesmaids and won’t tell me any details. Sooooo I won’t know until that evening!
Post # 15
We’re going to Palm Springs for the weekend…It’s in 3 weeks can’t wait! We’ll be in the pool all day, have one chill night – I think they’re planning for us to do our own wine tasting. And then dinner and the club at the resort the second night.
Post # 16
I am in the same situation: bachelorette party 2 days before, bridal shower day before. I’m hoping for something simple and relax – I think we’re going out to dinner then out for a few drinks. Thats it hopefully.