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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Bachelorette Party

It was two days before my close friend, Kristen's wedding..... and it was time for the Bridesmaids to throw the Bachelorette a party she wouldn't soon forget! The meeting spot--the Target parking lot. The mission--to give a big farewell party to Kristen's single days! As we gathered in the parking lot Kristen was getting a little concerned because two of the bridesmaids were late for the party. But what she didn't know is that the bridesmaids had a surprise for her. A few minutes later a stretch limo came driving through the parking lot and the two "late" bridesmaids jumped out of the limo and ambushed Kristen . We placed a princess sash and tiara on the bride and the seven of us piled into the "diva" decorated-limousine, complete with boas. All the single-bridesmaids (one of whom would be me) wore gargantuan, matching, costume wedding diamond rings (in Bridal party style). The limo was packed with champagne and long-stem glasses, as well as chocolate-covered strawberries and we all gave a toast to the bride (I, in t-totaler fashion, chose water for my toast)! Glammed up and ready to party, our first stop was the Spaghetti Factory in downtown Nashville. We enjoyed a great dinner and, of course, we got the "scoop" on all the wedding details. Kristen shared her favorite and least favorite qualities about the groom....and the married women were quick to give Kristen some honeymoon tips (and, for your sake, I'll leave those out of this G-rated blog) :))! After a wonderful dinner, the limo driver escorted us through downtown Nashville and we stopped at the Parthenon (some big Greek historical building) to take some group photos. As we got out of the limousine onlookers wanted to know who we were. I must add--we all did look famous!! I was tempted to say--"the Dixie Chicks"--but refrained. :) The bride is a professional ballroom dance instructor and an incredible singer, so we felt the best way to complete this party was in Nashville's historic Printers Alley at Kelli's Karaoke. The club was not really hopping, until---well, we came in! The DJ at the karaoke club was quick to get the bride and bridal party up on the stage to sing "Like a Virgin"! It wasn't long after we showed up until the karaoke club was booming with business! Though we were having tons of fun, all the bridesmaids were looking at our watches because it was past 10pm and we had only rented the limo until 10 O'clock (life is never perfect)! So, we ended our party at Kelli's Karaoke and used our womanly powers to get the limo driver to give us a little extra time. It worked.... we spent the remaining time in the limo reminiscing memories of Kristen's single days, finishing off the chocolate covered strawberries (can't let good chocolate go to waste), and singing at the top or our lungs. Just a girls will be girls, all brides need a bachelorette party......and I must say this one was a lot of fun!

Okay, everyone, time to confess. Have you attended a bachelorette party? If so, where did you go? What did you do?



Anonymous Cathy S. said...

I've never been to a bachelorette party. Haven't even heard of many of them.

This one sounds fun, though!

July 15, 2008 at 5:17 AM  
Blogger CrystalGB said...

I have never attended a bachelorette party. Sounds like a lot of fun.

July 15, 2008 at 7:36 AM  
Blogger Cheri2628 said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! One bachelorette party that stands out in my mind was my cousin's. We bridesmaids bought her a vibrator as a gag. We called a local radio station and the bride-to-be told the DJ who was a friend of hers all about the party and the vibrator. On the radio he dedicated a song to us...Good Vibrations!

July 15, 2008 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Brandy said...

I've never been to a Bachelorette Party. Sounds like fun!

July 15, 2008 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

Seems like there are a lot of us that have never been to a bachelorette party. I've never been to one either.

July 15, 2008 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger catslady said...

My daughter just had hers - including the sash, crown, and veil lol. Only a handful could attend because she has been living out of state. AND she drank too much and will definitely remember that part of it too lol.

July 15, 2008 at 7:43 PM  
Anonymous JoLynn Backes said...

My bridesmaids took me to Coyote Ugly in downtown Chicago for my bachelorette party. We had a blast and I even ended up dancing on the bar and getting a lap dance from a "Coyote"!

July 16, 2008 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger catslady said...

Oh goodness I forgot to tell the best part - apparently there was a guy at the bar who also was getting married soon and he kept trying to put money in my daughters shirt or pants! Well she wasn't having any of it and her friends who were very protective weren't either. One finally just took the money and put it in my daughter's pocket so he would stop it. The next day she found out it was $100 bill!!!

July 16, 2008 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger robynl said...

No, never have been to a bachelorette party. Around here they have 'wedding showers' where many, young and old, come with presents for the bride-to-be.

July 16, 2008 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

I have read about them in books, but never attended one.

July 27, 2008 at 3:41 PM  
Anonymous vow renewal said...

The wedding team was very supportive. They helped us put together a great menu, from the consultation to the tasting to the actual event.

September 12, 2014 at 3:54 AM  

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