Bachelorette parties are known to get a little wild, and celebrating the last single hurrah for a bride-to-be naturally lends itself to a sexy theme. So it's no surprise that E.L. James's erotic trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey makes the perfect bach-party inspiration. Handcuffs, masks, whips, and steamy games are just a few of the elements that, used creatively, will have partygoers giggling while celebrating the soon-to-be Mrs. (Christian Grey). Nipple-clamp cookies, anyone? Click on for more Fifty Shades of Grey bachelorette-party ideas!
It's time for some wild revelry with your gal pals! The bachelorette party is one of the many fun traditions that the bride-to-be generally partakes in. It's always a bundle of fun to get together with some of your girlfriends and spend some quality time.
Although we offered you great budget tips for a local bachelorette party, I know some of you are itching to travel. Heather Dickson, Associate Publisher of Lonely Planet, weighs in on the hottest vacay spots that will give you a bang for your bachelorette bucks.
Lasso up your pals and pull on your cowboy boots, we've got all the inspiration you need to throw a bridal shower with country and western flair. If this is your first rodeo as a bride-to-be or a maid-of-honor planning a bridal shower (or bachelorette party), have no fear, we've got you covered from the barn-worthy activities to the country-chic decor and dress code. And don't forget to set the mood with these country wedding songs. Now let's have a little less talk and get this boot-scootin'-boogie bridal shower going!
When a couple decides to get married, they aren't just signing up to host a wedding, they are also committing themselves to a lot of parties that happen along the way. An engagement party, shower, and bachelorette are all commonly associated with weddings. But with so many parties, it's hard to keep them all straight! That's why I've created this handy guide that explains everything you need to know — from the proper time to host a shower to the first person to toast at the wedding. Read on for all the details.
If booze and male strippers don't sound like your idea of a good time, buck tradition by celebrating your bachelorette party in a healthy — but fun! — way instead. Here are a few ways to bond with your girlfriends while also burning calories along the way.
- Say om: Gather up your mats and have a private yoga class; it's a great way to enjoy the company of your gal pals while also de-stressing. Add ayurvedic spa treatments or mehndi painting to the evening for a complete yogic theme. Then end the night with dinner at a nearby restaurant or opt to cook together in your own home.
- A morning sweat session: If strength training is more your style, invite your friends to an outdoor bootcamp workout. You'll sweat and bond over push-ups and lunges, but don't forget to celebrate afterward! Once the workout is over, nurse sore muscles with a mimosa-filled brunch.
See even more ideas for a healthy bachelorette party after the break.
Ashley Hebert has made her pick! Last night's finale of The Bachelorette had Ashley choosing between Ben Flajnik, a winemaker from northern California, and J.P. Rosenbaum, a construction manager from NY. When faced with two proposals, Ashley went with J.P. even after her sister met both and clearly favored Ben.
In the big moment, Ben got on one knee and said to Ashley, "Every second I spend with you makes me fall deeper in love with you. I want to thank you for allowing me to feel completely and utterly vulnerable and open with you," but it wasn't enough to win her heart. When it was J.P.'s turn he told Ashley that she is the one before popping the question. She was quick to accept the proposal in the gorgeous Fiji setting. Of her now-fiancé, Ashley said, "Today is the reason why I went through all the good times and the bad times, and I've been wanting to tell you how much I loved you for so long now. You mean the world to me and I do not want to be with anyone else forever." So tell us — are you happy with Ashley's decision or do you wish she had gone with Ben?
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Tonight we're throwing a viewing party for The Bachelorette complete with live-venting on Twitter and Facebook of all the drama, tears, and "dot dot dots" that will ensue when villainous Bentley comes back!
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Can't wait to chat with you all online during what's sure to be "the most dramatic episode yet!"
Have you ever been asked to attend a bachelorette party that is out of your price range? If so, offer up your advice to Ask Savvy group!soonerviola who's stuck in the same predicament. And if you have any questions of your own, ask them in the
I am being asked to participate in my sister-in-law-to-be's bachelorette party. Her maid of honor has planned the entire night which has a price tag at this point of over $200 for the night plus paying for the bride. I was not invited to participate in the wedding at all so I am a guest at my only sibling's wedding. Is there a way that I can just say no? I don't want to participate and I do not have the funds to pay over $200 in one night. What is a legitimate, polite way to say that I won't be coming?
As carefree and fun as they should be, wedding-related parties can produce some sticky finance conundrums. I received a question from SurferGurl that I figure most brides-to-be have wondered and asked our savvy bride contributor to share her take. You can submit your questions in our Ask Savvy group.
Is there a tactful way for the bride to tell the Maid of Honor or friends she's happy to cover her own bachelorette costs?
To see what a savvy bride has to say about this, keep reading after the jump.