Surprise: not much about my engagement and upcoming wedding will be especially traditional. We’re doing it at City Hall. I’m keeping my last name. I’ll wear a dress that I already own. It won’t be white. We’re not having a rehearsal dinner, or monogrammed “Mr.” and “Mrs.” slippers, or 300 goddamned mason jars covered in doilies.
One wedding tradition that is really important to my fiancé, though, is his bachelor party. “It’s an excuse for a party!” he keeps saying. Kale loves an excuse for party like I love a new baby panda video on YouTube.
Alas, despite offers of a coed bachelor/bachelorette party and all the ideas in the world from my girl friends (movie night! spa day! drinking and dancing!), my enthusiasm meter for my own bachelorette extravaganza ranges from meh to meh. Keep reading »
Shortly after Patrick and I got engaged, my mom called with a request that was so cute, I didn’t know what to say: “The ladies at church want to throw you a bridal shower.”
The “ladies” in question were women who had watched me grow up in our small-town Methodist church, with whose daughters I attended countless birthday parties, bunked with at church camp and defied the chaperones at all-night lock-ins for Jesus.
I was touched. I hadn’t had a conversation with these women for years and yet they wanted to throw me a party. And not just any party. A presents party! Keep reading »
It’s wedding season, which means it’s bachelorette party season, which means purchases of pink feather boas and penis-shaped accessories are skyrocketing. Whether you’re looking for some fashion ideas for the big night out or want to bring some of that flamboyant bachelorette style into your everyday wardrobe, we’re spotlighting six must-have pieces inspired by bachelorette party style. Check ‘em out, after the jump… Keep reading »
Well, not you. Or us. But some lucky folks got this invite in the mail. Susan Sarandon’s daughter Eva Amurri makes it clear this bachelorette party is all about her. [Us Weekly] Keep reading »
I feel like I’ve been writing about weddings a lot, but I guess it’s just that time of year. I had my first experience buying bachelorette accessories for a lesbian wedding this month, as the first one I attended was my own, so I didn’t buy anything for myself. But for my best friend, I had to find the funniest stuff I could. This would have been easy if she were into penises, as they are all over the bachelorette schwag that sex stores sell. Keep reading »
“My girlfriend was getting married and we were all about to go to Mexico. We had this whole trip planned; we all put money in for the place, the airplane, everything. My girlfriend got so sick that she was on antibiotics and was instructed not to fly. The bride couldn’t fly. Everything was paid for, so we all had to go. So we all went without her. It was kind of pathetic and sad.”
—Maya Rudolph shares her worst experience as a bridesmaid. But hey, that’s still 10 times better than what goes down in her hilarious movie, “Bridesmaids,” which we are all kind of obsessed with at the moment. [People] Keep reading »
Katy Perry is about to be a married woman. So this weekend, Rihanna threw her a bachelorette party in Vegas! The festivities began with a pool party at the Hard Rock Hotel Beach Club, where Katy wore a white bikini and veil, and 25 friends brought “inflatable objects consistent with bachelorette parties,” as People put it. We assume that means penis paraphernalia? Keep reading »
“I want [Rihanna] to strip at my bachelorette party. She’s hot, I love her. She’s just the coolest chick and I want all of her clothes. … I don’t know if she started this rumor that she’s going to [plan my bachelorette party], or if she just hopped on the bandwagon of the rumors like, ‘I’m going to do it! That’s the one thing that I don’t have to plan, which I’m really excited about.”
—Katy Perry on pal Rihanna, who is planning her bachelorette party. When asked how far she’s like RiRi to strip down, Katy responded, “The whole bit!” Do we smell a girl crush? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
This week, I received a letter from a woman who’s having commitment issues about her friend’s wedding. Here’s what she has to say about her cold feet:
“I met up with my old college roommate to celebrate her engagement. Although I hadn’t seen her in years, when she asked me to be a bridesmaid, I totally said yes. Clearly, I was drunk. The worst part is, now I’m remembering what a control freak she is. I’ve pretended to give a hoot at countless dress fittings and didn’t even complain that the dresses she picked for us were hid and $500. But now she wants her bachelorette party to be a week long vacay in Vegas. I’m not made of moolah, or time off from work. I know this is like the most special day of her life. But it’s not mine and I want out! Can I quit? She’s already driving me crazy and her wedding isn’t til October. I do still want to be her friend, just once her bridezilla days are over.”
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