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…
We’ve all heard of, and fear, a Bridezilla. You know, a bride who wants everything her way and will make everyone’s life around her a nightmare if it doesn’t happen. On the flip side there is also the term Bridechilla, referring to a bride so chill that she just lets the day unfold around her with no complaints. A new term that you may not have heard: Bridesmaidzilla.
For the purposes of this article we are defining Bridesmaidzilla as a Bridesmaid who, knowingly or not, makes the wedding day about them, is extremely rude in general, causes lots of drama, or combines all of the above. Don’t worry though, we’re here to tell you stories so you can figure out if you have the potential to be a Bridesmaidzilla, and if so, how to avoid it.
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.
So they popped the BIG question! That is your BFF popped the question asking will you be my bridesmaid? So of course you said yes(!) and you swore the oath of “being an honorary member of the biggest day of her life, taking on a fair amount of duties and expenses that will be equally divided among her bridesmaids, and sharing in the fun and partying of a cinema style, Vegas bachelorette party.”
…..but maybe what it really ended up being was more like “I promise to: not bitch slap your Bridezilla ass on the biggest day of your life, take on my portion of duties and expenses—along with any other Bridesmaid who fails to find the need to participate, and help you find your balance after way too many drinks at your bachelorette party!”