As most of you following along know, my sister got married last year. Along with this joyous occasion came the traditional celebrations of a bridal shower and a bachelorette party. I’ve mentioned before that planning these things was a bit chaotic with the bridesmaids living in different states and countries. When we planned the bridal shower, we split the duties up between the bridesmaids and the bride’s mother. It was an all around success!
When it came time to plan the bachelorette party, we decided to host it in Atlantic City since the majority of people lived within an hour of that location. Even though we were inviting over 20 people and making a full weekend of it, I was convinced I could handle all aspects of planning the bachelorette on my own. Of course I asked for input from the other bridesmaids, but ultimately I wanted to be the lead decision maker so we could move forward in a timely fashion.
Well my friends, we had an amazing time with the 16 people who were in attendance. However, I learned a few lessons the hard way when trying to organize that many people, and would definitely do a few things different if given the chance. So to help you avoid some bachelorette party pitfalls, I’d like to share with you some do’s and dont’s for planning a weekend long trip. First up…
Picking out a wedding dress is one of the most exciting, and stressful, things on a bride’s to do list. So today we’re going to share with you our personal experience of helping our sister pick out her dress and provide a few vital tips.
My sister Christina has been living overseas in Germany for the past 3 years. Planning her wedding involved a lot of emails and Skype sessions. (Yay for technology!) To further complicate the planning process, none of the bridesmaids lived anywhere near each other. One bridesmaid lives in WV, one lives in NJ, and the other lives in Japan. It took a lot of coordination for the entire bridal party to be in the same country, let alone state. So what did we do?
Your friend is getting married and you’re overjoyed by the happy news. You know that any day now she’ll find a cheeky way to say, “will you be my bridesmaid?” And of course you’ll gleeful accept.
But you’ve never been a bridesmaid before and you’re a little nervous. You can’t help but think of some of the horror stories you’ve heard involving bridesmaid drama. Plus you know it can be expensive!
Never fear. We’ve got you covered! In our guest post for Wedding It Your Way we’ll talk about the five things you MUST know before becoming a bridesmaid. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows, however, being prepared will help you enjoy your time as a bridesmaid.
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What do you think about the average cost for being a bridesmaid? What tips do you have for future bridesmaids? Share with us in the comments.
Vegas: the #1 party spot, and by default, the most popular destination in the world for bachelor and bachelorette parties.
When you hear the classic line, “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” you immediately imagine the craziest time of your life. One that you will never speak of again outside your circle of friends. Which is the main reason we find it so hard to blog about a Vegas bachelorette.
Luckily, bridesmaid Cristina and her girls are more than happy to share the details of bride Krystal’s bachelorette weekend. Continue reading