(Closed) Would you enjoy a hat party for the bridal luncheon?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

Honestly, I personally wouldn’t enjoy it. I’d do it if a bride asked, and I wouldn’t complain, but I’d feel really self-conscious about it.

That’s just me though. I have issues with being told to wear something in a group, out in public. I was miserable a few years ago when a friend wanted us all to wear matching t-shirts to her bacherlorette party (I wore it, but I was mortified).

I doubt most people are as neurotic as I am about that kind of stuff. πŸ™‚

 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

I would love it, but I feel EXACTLY the same way you do about those kinds of hats. 

I told J I would be buying the biggest one I can find for our honeymoon and that it’s going to make me happy to wear it all the time, because we’re not going to see anyone we know. He just rolled his eyes at me. πŸ™‚ 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

OK, I think that is THE BEST idea for a bridal shower I have ever heard!  That is awesome, as I share your abiding love for amazing hats (and force my friend from Kentucky to enforce a hats required dress code at his annual Derby-watching party for the sole purpose of getting to buy one!)

 

Do it!  And post pictures!  Meanwhile, I will be sending an E-mail to my MoH and suggest that we do the same thing.  

 

Also, hat suggestion– who doesn’t want a giant sunflower hat?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am doing a hat party for my sister’s bridal shower. None of us will be self-conscious at all since it’s pretty common in southern black churches to wear big extravagant hats on Sundays. I am going all out…decorating with hat boxes and getting a hat shaped cake. It should be fun.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@jamaicaBride– hat boxes and a hat cake!  So adorable and perfect!  I hope you guys have a great time!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I would love this kind of party!!!!  But I also feel the same way.^^ What about if you gave your guests an option of wearing a fascinator? They are a little smaller for those who don’t enjoy big hats πŸ™‚

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Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Bamm– that is a great alternative idea!  

 

Also, can I be friends with everyone in this thread– you all seem like my kind of fabulous people!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@bamm…I like the fascinator idea. My sister tried one on at Alfred Angelo b/c she wants to wear one at her reception…489 bucks!! It was gorgeous but um….not THAT gorgeous.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

The first party of the year at my college the fall I transferred there was a “Crazy hat party” and all of my friends went together and picked out those ridiculous sorts of hats. SO MUCH FUN.  We even wore them while we were still in the city, where we bought them.  I hope they don’t mind me posting this…here, I’ll blur out faces.

In the second one, I am drunk, like most of the pictures of me that make it onto the bee, except that I have been more drunk or sweaty VERY VERY FEW times in my life. We were dancing like crazy in an unairconditioned room, jam-packed with people, in the middle of August! We could only have been convinced to do this by the presence of crazy hats, I swear. πŸ˜›

 

 

In short, I say go for it. πŸ˜€  FUN HATS FACILITATE FUN.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

LOL – OK first I must say, I think these sorts of hats are absolutely hideous BUT as a bachelorette party I think it would be awesome because it would be a bunch of friends wearing the hats together for a reason!

I say go for it, if it’s what you want to do!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

As far as being outrageous in public, most bachelorette/bridal outings I have seen involve making the bride wear really identifying garments like a mini veil, sash, tiara, shirt that says bride to be, or buttons, shirts, or the ubiquitous veil/hat made of gift bows. So I don’t think that would be too much of an issue because I think that most people are at least aware that there may be some sort of expectation of drawing attention for such an event.

That being said, I think it is an adorable idea for something different. I would just be sure to make it clear that people who opt not to wear the hat can still come, or give them a more subdued option like the fascinator.

PS — Have you heard of the Red Hat Society? It’s not super common everywhere, but people in my area immediately recognize the hats (obviously haha) so it is not entirely unheard of, either.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown

I think it’s an awesome idea. I would love to do that. I think Miss Lab did that for her bridal luncheon. Check out her post.

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