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Bachelorette Party Ideas - Must Have Items

Bachelorette Party Ideas

There are so many ways to make your final fling unique, and we have tons of bachelorette party ideas to get you started! From outfits and decor to favors and gifts, everything you need to have a good time is available. Check out our list of top ideas and must have items before you finish your planning!

No bachelorette party is complete without the bride standing out! This veil and sash set is the perfect way to keep the attention on the bride to be. Available in crisp white, satin and trimmed in black, this sash can be accented with free personalization in one of today’s hottest weeding colors, as well as your choice of text.

Bachelorette Party Ideas

Give your bridesmaids a gift to remember with these hot pink bachelorette koozies to keep their drinks cold! Not only are they perfect for partying on the town, but the girls can keep them as a party favor.

Bachelorette Party Ideas

Spice up your evening with this fab figurine shot glass! Add a mix of fun with the gorgeous bride figurine dressed up in her party dress and ready to go out with glitz and striking details. Grab one for all of your bridesmaids and don’t forget one for yourself!

Bachelorette Party Ideas

If your girl’s aren’t beer drinkers, these custom martini glasses will be a much better fit. A decal on the front of the glass reads “CAUTION Bachelorette Party in Progress” with a series of hot pink warning triangles decorate the glass and the base. Also available in a version for the bride!streaming Power Rangers 2017 film

Bachelorette Party Ideas

Whether you have a group of girls you’ve known forever or a mixture of ladies from all walks of life, these bachelorette party coasters are a great way to get to know each other better. Each 4″ x 4″ coaster has a unique conversation-starting question that will give everyone something to talk about for hours.

Bachelorette Party Ideas

Maybe your girls are more into wine? These adorable wine charms add flare to any wine glass for an evening of fun! The charms have a metal loop with pink and black beads that unhooks and wraps around the stem of a wine glass. The six different charm sayings included are: “Approach With Caution,” “CAUTION Bachelorette Party in Progress,” “Fling Before the Ring,” “Kiss the Bride” and two versions of “Girls Night Out.”

Bachelorette Party Ideas

As you can see there are many bachelorette party ideas that can be incorporated into your final fling bash. Choose the ones that are best for you and let’s get the party started!

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How to Tell Someone They Won't be a Bridesmaid

How to Tell Someone They Won't be a Bridesmaid

Bridesmaids When you get engaged you are going to be face with a million decisions big and small. One of which will be who to include in your bridal party. This can be difficult if you have a lot of friends and family members that you care about and have been important parts of your life. Really, to have so many people in your life that are important to you is a blessing, but when it comes to narrowing it down for your bridesmaids, it becomes a curse. First, there are all the women that you want to ask to be a bridesmaid, then there are those that you are obligated to have as a bridesmaid, and finally, there are those that expect to be a bridesmaid. For the women you want in your bridal party, it is easy as pie. Those that you are obligated to have may cause a little stress if your numbers are getting too high, but obligation doesn't always mean you wouldn't want them in your bridal party anyway. Really, the problem child in this group are those that expect to be a bridesmaid. When you are choosing your bridesmaid, chances are you really want all those girls in your life as bridesmaids, but you can't have everyone. So, when you have friends or family that make it clear that they expect to be asked, it can make things really hard. Note to friends of the newly engaged bride: It is an honor to be asked to be in the bridal party, but it is also NOT a statement to not be asked. So, don't call up your newly engaged friend and chat about how excited you are to be a bridesmaid. Call them up and congratulate them. It is, after all, not about you! So, how do you tell someone important to you that you won't be asking them to be in the bridal party?
  1. Take a Deep Breath: Remind yourself that this day is about you and not them. Of course you don't want to be rude, but you don't need to accommodate anyone either.
  2. Talk in Person: If it is someone that expects or would be expected to be a bridesmaid, it is a good idea to talk to them in person, especially if it is family.
  3. Don't list off the people you did ask: If they really wanted to be a bridesmaid, but didn't make the cut, don't remind them of everyone that did.
  4. Keep it simple: You can explain to them that they are important and that you want them involved, but that you only had a limited number of people you could ask. Just don't tell them why you decided to pick someone else over them.
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Why Wedding Emergency Kits are a Necessity

Pros and Cons of Buying a Wedding Emergency Kit or Making One

Minimergency Kit for Bridesmaids - Champagne Glitter Whether you buy a pre-made kit or create your own, a wedding emergency kit is definitely a must have for the wedding day. If you are putting together your own, you will need to have a worst-case-scenario session in which you make a list of all of the emergency items you will need. This could end up inducing stress and will also most likely lead to leaving out a lot of essentials. Buying an Wedding Emergency Kit can end up being more convenient, will ease the stress of that worst case scenario, and could end up leading to some fun! I guess a con could be that it would be less customizable to you and your particular concerns, but you can often find kits specific to your role in the wedding (ie. bride, groom, bridesmaid, mother, etc) and can at the very least be a great place to start. Plus, they are really really cute!

Some examples of Wedding Emergency Kits Wedding Collectibles Has in Stock Minimergency Kit for Brides Miniemrgencry Kit for Brides is, first off, adorable and secondly -though probably more importantly- is extremely useful. It contains a large variety of must haves including: hairspray, clear nail polish, nail polish remover, emery board, earring backs, clear elastics, sewing kit, double-sided tape, stain remover, deodorant towelette, pain reliever, tampon, breath freshener, dental floss, adhesive bandages, facial tissue, blotting tissues, bobby pins, antacid, and extra wedding bands. Some of these items, such as the earring backs and extra wedding bands are simply genius as they are not commonly on the list of emergency items, but most definitely should be! There are Miniemergency Kits for bridesmaids as well and these can work as great bridesmaid gifts! Hemergency Survival Kit   Next on the list of wonderful wedding emergency kits is the Hemergency Survival Kit.This is great for any forgetful groom or groomsmen, because let's face it, men will worry less and thus be less prepared for that shiny forehead, bad breath, or broken razor! Like the miniemergency kit, this kit has over 20 items specifically selected to prepare for wedding day mishaps. What was that scout's motto? Always be prepared!  

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How to Choose Your Wedding Party

How to Choose Your Wedding Party Wedding Collectibles Who Makes up the Wedding Party? When trying to figure out who is in the wedding party, you have to navigate first what cultural or religious traditions you wish to uphold. For example, for many christian weddings a candle lighter will light candles at the wedding alter before the mother of the bride is seated. If you decided to include this tradition as part of the ceremony, the candle lighter (usually a pre-teen; ages 10-13) is a member of the wedding party. Or in a Jewish wedding you may have Huppah carriers, and they would be considered a part of the wedding party, or since in many Jewish weddings it is not traditional to have an official wedding party, then they would be a part of the Shushavim (those close to the bride or groom that help with the wedding - for more information see Attendants: A Glossary of Who's Who in the Wedding Party). For a more basic wedding party, the members will include: The mother and father of the bride,mother and father of the groom,maid of honor,best man,bridesmaids, the groomsmen, junior bridesmaids/groomsmen, pages/train bearers, the flower girl, the ring bearer, and ushers. Overwhelmed? Don't Be! SO Whose Who?
  • Mother and Father of the bride and groom: Don't sweat it, this one is decided for you! However, if your parents are divorced and remarried you can feel free to include their new spouses and if you were raised by your grandparents or another relative, they would stand in here. It is up to you!
  • Maid-of-Honor: The maid-of-honor is exactly how the movies portray her. This is your bestest and closest girlfriend or sister. She has been by your side through the thick and thin, perhaps is the friend you grew up with or the one that makes you feel like she has always been there. She is the sister you compete with, but when the bomb drops she is there picking you up and planning revenge on whoever dropped that bomb! If your she is actually a he, that works to. The maid of honor is also considered and called the honor attendant or the best person. Using one of these titles allows for any gender to be the bestie you have at your side throughout all the wedding planning. 
  • Best Man: The best man is basically the male version of the maid of honor. He is the brother or the guy you consider a brother. Or just like the maid of honor, he could be a she and would then be that best person or honor attendant.
  • Bridesmaids: These are your best gals. The ones you trust to be a support and help through the wedding. They will be the ones that help you address invitations, navigate through the florist crisis, and plan that wild bachelorette party. You can consider the maid of honor as the CEO of the bridesmaids.
  • Groomsmen: Again, groomsmen are like the male version of the bridesmaid. Their most obvious task is to plan that bachelor's party, but they also have the task of keeping the bride from murdering the groom before the wedding; ie. making sure the groom isn't late, doesn't miss appointments to pick out ribbon colors, and isn't hung over during the ceremony.
  • Junior Bridesmaids/Groomsmen: These are your bridesmaids and groomsmen that are on the younger side (Aged 10-17). Junior meaning quite literally junior. They can match the bridesmaids and groomsmen or you can dress them in a younger and more modest look that still coordinates with the rest of the party. 
  • Pages or better known as Train Bearers: These are the cute kids (age 6-9) you have that walk with you down the aisle carrying your dress train. If you don't have a train, or do not need someone to carry it for you, then you will not need a page. 
  • Flower Girl: You can have 1-2 flower girls (Age 5-9). Some will just walk the aisle with a bouquet, or if you want they can carry baskets with flower petals and scatter the petals as they walk. Either way, they help make your grand entrance, so just remember that the younger the flower girl, the less control you have over her choice to or to not eat the flower petals. 
  • Ring Bearer: The ring bearer will carry the ring down the aisle and hold it for the groom. This can be a young boy (age 5-9), but like the flower girl, you want to be careful he won't decide to eat the rings. Another option for this is to have the honor attendants carry the rings. 
  • Ushers: If you have a large guest list, you may include ushers. These will be those who you have help guide the guests to their seats. Groomsmen

How Many Bridesmaids and Groomsmen Should I have? We would suggest having no more than six for each group, making a total of twelve, but even that may be too big. Try trimming it down to three or four each. Perhaps have your two honor attendants, and then six bridesmaids and groomsmen total.  What about my cousin and my brother's girlfriend and my brother's girlfriend's sister? STOP. Only choose bridesmaids and wedding party members based on their relationship to you and your groom. If you have best friends that fill the list for potential bridesmaids, you don't even have to ask your sister. Granted, you may want to sit her down and let her know, but it is not a requirement. Only ask those who will be able to support and help you through the wedding and who you have a close relationship with. Many people even consider bridesmaids to be a role specific to friends of the bride and that a sisters role is simply sister of the bride.  

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Selecting the Perfect Bridesmaid Gifts

Bridesmaid gifts

 

Selecting the perfect bridesmaid gifts:

By the time your wedding rolls around, your bridesmaids will have been there for you through thick and thin. They were the ones who sat up for hours in your apartment tying ribbons on the programs and organizing escort cards. They were also the ones who (hopefully) threw your shower and bachelorette party. And on your big day, they will stand with you as you commit your life to the one you love. Show them that you appreciate all of their hard work and dedication with the perfect bridesmaid gifts. How should you select the bridesmaid gifts right for your bridesmaids? Try to find bridesmaid gifts that fit either the personality of your bridesmaids or the theme and feel of you wedding (or both!). Many brides opt for bridesmaid gifts that their girls can wear during the ceremony and/or reception, such as jewelry or bedazzled sandals - and other brides choose bridesmaid gifts that their maids will use forever in their home (such as personalized glasses or tote bags). Any bridesmaid gifts that can be personalized with their names, your names, or your wedding date is a big plus, because your girls are sure to think of you (and the great time they had helping with your wedding) for years to come.
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Maid of Honor

The maid of honor is the chief attendant of the bride. She is majorly responsible for the success of the wedding. She should be always around to help the bride. The bride usually chooses her closest friend or relative to be the maid of honor. She helps the bride in her decision about the dress and accessories. She also helps her to decide the venue of the wedding and reception. The maid of honor also gets to decide the theme of the wedding along with the bride. She helps out with the invitations. She oversees the bridesmaids. She makes sure that everything is in order and all of them look good on the D day. The maid of honor organizes the wedding shower and the bachelorette party. In fact, she is the one who signs the marriage license after the wedding. She is the one who raises the toast to the couple and gives a speech on the wedding day. In short, the success of the wedding is highly dependent on the maid of honor.
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Dressing Up Your Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids are a crucial part of your wedding. So you need to take care of their dress and jewelry as well. It looks really nice if they dress up according to the theme. It Is better that you take your maid of honor with you to get a feedback. You must choose the same fabric and colour for all of them – even the jewelry. You need to choose the stones they wear too. You will have a variety to choose from. It can be a plain pendant in a cord or it can be crystals and pearls. You can choose a single line or layered line of pearls and stones. Make sure that it goes with the colour and cut of your dress. And you must get the same stuff for all of them. Decide on a budget first and then you can choose the stones and dresses. It is important to consider the shape and size of the stone too. You could choose single sized pearls in a string for a feminine look. Alternatively, you can also choose several shapes and sizes that can be put together to create a unique design. But whatever you choose, it is important for you to follow a definite trend.
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