Post # 1
I was on etsy looking for non-phallic bachelorette novelties (surprisingly hard to find, lol) and I saw lots of cute little tiaras and sashes and drink coozies and whatnot. So I thought, “hey! Why don’t I look for something my fiance might like!” So, every single Bachelor party item (especially the apparel) was SUPER disrespectful. I was so taken aback. I’d be horrified if my future husband wore a t-shirt that read “game over” or “doomsday 09.28.13.” Also, he’s excited to be marrying me, and I’m sure he wouldn’t even playfully refer to me as a “ball and chain” or anything of the sort. The idea I got from the two different etsy searches were that girls love marriage and weddings because they get to be princesses and there is nothing at all positive about being a husband, so let’s all get wasted.
Anyone else noticed this?
Post # 3
@Overjoyed: My fiance found this when he was helping his groomsmen plan his bachelor party, and he was quite frustrated by it! He had done some google searches looking for some fun ideas that didn’t involve strippers, getting totally wasted or getting high and didn’t find much of anything! They ended up deciding to go go-karting, have a BBQ, watch a UFC fight, and smoke a nice cigar with some good scotch. It is disappointing that “they” put such a negative spin on getting married from the guy’s perspective.
Post # 4
Ugh I know! I know! I hate the ball and chain and “gameover” with the unhappy groom tshirts! I mean, surely YOU asked me to marry you, right? You can’t ask someone to marry you and then complain that you are getting married and your life is over. Luckily my guy has never made a reference to those sorts of things (smart guy, lol).
Post # 5
I think those jokes were all in good fun. Obviously if they didn’t want to get married, they wouldn’t have asked. It’s just silly jokes amongst men.
Totally agree on the inappropriateness of strippers though. My Fiance isn’t having a bachelor party, so I guess I don’t much care either way, lol.