|Brittany Fuson Paper|
This post has been long awaited...because, truthfully it's a tough one. I've been asked many times,
"How can I make a bachelorette party classy, not trashy and chic, not cheese?"
It's not as easy as some may think, so let's get started with a few ideas.
I love themes! No...not matching t-shirts but an overall party theme. Lately, while tending to my MOH duties for my BF Carly, I've been contemplating cutesy ideas. I'm thinkin' a southern-country feel. The Miranda Lambert bridal party gave me lots of inspiration. Floral and pink dresses with cowboy boots, oh my. Nothing's better than cute and comfy while you prance around the town!
The Nashville inspired invitations below were handmade and copied at a local paper printer. So cute, right?
Now what about proper etiquette and who pays for what? Your bride shouldn't pay for a thing. But that doesn't mean you have to fork the whole bill (talking strictly bachelorette party). Since this includes all her special ladies, it's ok to ask them to throw a little moolah your way.
Get a hotel room. Whether you are drinkin' gals or not, y'all will want to go out to eat, dance, and strut your stuff. You don't want to worry about hitching a ride back home. Get some digs close to where you want to par-tay and have some fun!
Games...My favorite one so far has been the 'This or That' game. Before the party, call the groom with 10-15 questions (naughty or nice), his answer being his preference between 'This or That.' With each answer, have a little gift for her to take along to the honeymoon. Ex. Boyshorts or Thong? Assign each bridesmaid a gift to correlate so you don't go broke-city.
|Lauren playing This or That!|
Plan a photoshoot! Set up a self timer and work it! You'd be surprised the pictures that become with only a few seconds to get your big group together. Got an old-school Polaroid camera? Set up a clothes line to post the pictures on at the end of the night. It's great memories the bride can take with her!
Dance, dance, dance. Spend some time on iTunes and pick some jams that will get y'all excited for the night! Music will loosen the belles up and be a good background filler for games.
Keep it Southern! You can't go wrong with a splash of south! Consider drinks in mason jars, lace, candles, and hanging flower poms! Decorating the room can be inexpensive and elegant, just get a little creative!
Lastly, consider a Boudoir Party. I'm not sure that anyone does it better than photographer, Courtney Dellafiora. Click here to see what all my hype is about. Obsessed.
Hope this helps, dolls! Just remember to keep your bride in mind, what she likes, and how she would love to spend a night as a bachelorette!
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