When I last left you, I was trying to solve the case of the mystery bachelorette destination. The girls kept me in the dark for as long as possible, but since I was traveling to the airport by myself, BM A sent me my flight confirmation before I left work for logistical reasons (check in, security, etc.). That’s when I saw it: MIAMI. Cue squealing silent squealing because I was still at work.
Now that I had found out the location, I was hungry to know the rest of the details: where were we staying, who was coming, etc. BM A filled me in when I met her at the airport gate. With the exception of BM G (who had a series of unfortunate events happen in the beginning of the week and called me on Thursday night to break the bad news that she could no longer make it), everyone that I put on the invitation list was flying out to Miami to celebrate. That bit of information alone made my heart swell because I really didn’t expect everyone to make the trip. After all, a weekend getaway costs money and I didn’t think people would drop that kind of cash just because I am getting married.
MOH Dr. K had been put in charge of accommodations and booked us a two bedroom, two bathroom condo at the Flamingo in South Beach by the bay. My friend M arrived earlier in the evening and had taken care of checking us in and stocking the fridge with libations. The condo was enormous and having our own living room / kitchen was perfect for pre-gaming while getting ready. (Do people still say pre-gaming? Am I dating myself here?) There was also a projector machine hooked up to the ceiling, which we used to project music videos onto the living room wall. This classic got more than a few plays over the course of our weekend:
Will Smith says, “Welcome to Miami, Bienvenido a Miami.”
For months now, my three bridesmaids have been very secretive about my bachelorette party. In the beginning I pressed them for information, targeting the weakest link among them, hoping she’d break under my intense interrogation. “Come on, just tell me, I promise I won’t tell the other girls it was you who told me…” My sinister attempts were only halfhearted though because really, deep down, I didn’t want to know*. Half the fun is in the suspense and surprise, so I stopped questioning them and only asked for details on a need-to-know basis.
Amid all the last minute planning and preparations, my bridal party decided it was time for a sacred part of the wedding—my Bachelorette Party! From basically the moment I asked MoH S back in September to take on the coveted title, she knew exactly what she wanted to do for the night—Drag Show! And not just any drag show, specifically the lovely Queens of Crews & Tango. Although we kept our group intimate, the huge, friendly crowd there for the show quickly made it a large party. All photos are personal, and carefully selected.
Two weekends ago was my bachelorette party and Mr. Farmer’s bachelor party. Since all of our close friends are standing up (and quite a few hadn’t met each other) we decided to have a joint party instead of separate ones. It worked out better for us and our friends to do it this way, and hey—it’s my party, I can do it however I want.
The Friday before the big day we packed Mr. Farmer, Best Man N, Bridesmaid K (also N’s girlfriend), and me into my car for a six hour road trip to Wausau, Wisconsin, my hometown. We decided to split the trip up and spent Friday night in the Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul). While I was busy stitching in the front seat, Mr. Farmer was busy snapping ridiculous selfies (at a stop light, of course).
Right in the middle of everything-happens-in-May, my bachelorette weekend finally came around.
Both my shower and my bachelorette were planned, so MOH Sis was able to fly in from California, and all of my close friends were able to make it too. I’m not a going-out kind of girl—I rarely drink and I’m definitely more of a morning person, so a night out at the bars wasn’t going to be a good fit. My friend MC offered to host the bachelorette party for me ages ago. And not just any party, a weekend at her family friend’s vacation house in Michigan. Totally my speed!
Would have been a cute picture of Sis and me. Even better with an MC photobomb. | All photos personal
Invitations are a great way to set the mood for an upcoming party. And what better way to set the tone for a bachelorette party than a lace-up corset invitation? This project is actually quite simple, but it is a unique twist on a plain invitation.
To make this invitation, you’ll need two different colors of card stock and thin ribbon. A ruler, Xacto knife, mat board, and hole punch will also be used. … read more
Once I asked my girls to be bridesmaids, of course the first topic of conversation to come up was the bachelorette party. Since I currently have five bridesmaids in five different cities, I wasn’t sure what the plan would be. BM Perk threw out the idea of doing Las Vegas, and my initial reaction was “No! I don’t want people to have to spend money and travel for me!” So we polled the bridesmaids and some other close girlfriends and the general consensus was “Hell yeah!” So I had a Vegas bachelorette party!
Me, MOH Curls, and BM Dino showing off our shot glass rings in the limo!
Dream come true? Is it weird to use that phrase to describe your bachelorette party? Whatever, I’m sticking to it. I have the most amazing bridesmaids and some really awesome friends who made this a trip I’ll never forget. With all of my peeps spread out, I don’t get a lot of girl time, so just that alone was super special to me. Twelve fabulous ladies came out to Vegas for my weekend, and I was so grateful and happy that we had such a great turnout. Even though the trip was for me, I think it’s safe to say that everyone enjoyed the girly vacation for themselves.
First up, I’ll try to briefly cover our schedule here…
When it came to a bachelorette party I knew it would mean the most to me if all my best friends could celebrate with me. Because of the significant distance between all of my bridesmaids, I knew early on the only time to do the bachelorette would be sometime in the week before the wedding. After consulting everyone’s flight schedules we realized Thursday would be our only option, which was fine with me—I was just ready to relax and have some fun!
Since I worked up until Thursday, we started the day off with some bridal party pampering at a local nail salon. MOH M made sure that we had everything we needed to really relax, including some ridiculously delicious champagne floats in polka dotted custom made glasses. She also surprised everyone with T-shirts which were completely perfect and adorable!
Could they be any more precious? We got LOTS of use out of these glasses all weekend!