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. The majority of people lived within an hour of that location, so we made a weekend out of it. Over 20 people were invited, but I was convinced I could handle all aspects of planning the bachelorette on my own. I did ask for input from the other bridesmaids, but ultimately I wanted to be the lead decision maker. I felt that was best 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. I 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. Today we’re going to share with you our personal experience of wedding dress shopping with our sister. It was an honor to help her pick out her dress and we’re happy to provide you with a few vital tips we learned along the way.
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?
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. They’re extremely rude in general and usually cause lots of unnecessary drama. 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?” There are things to consider before being a bridesmaid, but of course you’ll forget that and gleefully accept.
Plus 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!
What To Know
Never fear. We’ve got you covered! In our guest post for The Clued Up Bride, 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.
Find out our tips by reading the full article here:
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
This beach bridal shower had a boho chic vibe and is the true definition of attention to detail. This day was filled with sun, sand, parasols, a DIY photo booth, hula hooping, a live band, and even a few pooches on hand.
No boho chic setup would be complete without comfy seating. The use of pallets and pillows is a creative way to get a lounge feel without breaking your budget.