Bride-to-be and “Revenge” star Ashley Madekwe donned a stunning yellow drop waist dress for her bachelorette party in London this weekend. Her BFFs Christa Allen (in white lace) and Mischa Barton (in a leather mini dress) also brought their fashion A-games. Such a gorgeous group! [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
“But Andie, it’s your last chance at freedom!”
This is what my father told me when I informed him that I wouldn’t have a bachelorette party, and instead would go camping with Patrick and all our best Texas friends.
My dad was disappointed that his daughter wouldn’t be vomiting behind a strip club at 3 a.m. But I just got back from a wonderful camping weekend, and I’m confident in saying that I don’t feel any less “free” for opting not to spend a few hours in close proximity to a banana thong. Keep reading »
Spring is in the air, peonies are in season, and bank accounts are slowly being drained … it can mean only one thing — wedding season has arrived! I’m attending a wedding this weekend in Napa and am quite excited for all the festivities — seeing old friends, drinking wine, eating yummy food, hearing the exchanging of vows, crying tears of joy, cutting a rug at 3 a.m. with a bottle of bubbly in my hand, etc. But as the movie “Bridesmaids” so hilariously illustrated, wedding culture — specifically bridesmaid culture — often goes too far. Many pre-wedding celebrations have become more of a bizarre, self-indulgent spectacle and less about rejoicing in true love. And the expectations made of bridesmaids? Well, I have heard some horror stories that make me want to punch a giant cookie. After the jump, eight bachelorette and bridesmaid traditions we’d be glad to see go. Feel free to add your own (or disagree!) in the comments!
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If the future bride isn’t crazy about Vegas, male strippers or pornographic party favors, try hitting the beach for a memorable bachelorette party. Be as tame or as wild as you want to be and give the bride the send-off she deserves. Whether you visit shores close to home or fly off to an exotic locale, some tips after the jump to keep the festivities running smoothly. Keep reading »
Unlike us, Kendra Wilkinson seems to be all about bachelorette parties. At least she’s not wearing a penis hat, though. [LA, 6/18/09] Keep reading »
Let’s face it: bachelorette parties can be pretty lame. From the penis straws and cheap veil the bride-to-be dons, to the throngs of drunk, squealing girls clogging trendy barroom doorways, I’ve always been turned off by the typical modern-day bachelorette party. And since I got engaged a few months ago, I assumed it was a tradition I’d happily avoid. After all, the majority of my closest friends live in Chicago where I lived before moving to New York to be with my long-distance boyfriend. I didn’t expect them to come all the way here to party it up with me when they’re already coming in for the wedding. And while I’ve made some new friends here, I don’t yet have the kind of “tribe” I had in Chicago — not yet, anyway. So as my fiance’s been planning a bachelor party, I’ve been resigned to not having anything at all. Keep reading »
What’s the worst thing about being a pregnant bride? Duh—you can’t drink at your own bachelorette party. Not to worry. Gun-play mecca Open Range has your back. “Are you running out of time to plan your bachelorette party?” asks a new ad. “Your bachelorette party is sure to go off with a bang at Kentucky’s coolest indoor gun range & paint ball arena.” Keep reading »