Monday, 23 July 2012

Bachelorette Party or Bridal Shower Party

A scene from a Bachelorette Party

Personally I dread bridal showers. Who has time for all those dumb games?- making a wedding dress and veil from tissue paper, asking personal questions about the bride and groom, when you could be out on the town partying, downing glass after glass of champagne and screaming your lungs out. Yes! that is what girls time out is made of and that's what goes down  at a Bachelorette party. I'm not a girly girl

But truth is not everyone is wild like that. Some people are more of home bodies than night crawlers and while you may enjoy wild nights you can't take away from the fact that bridal showers are more intimate affairs and can make you feel really special. Bridal showers usually involve family and friends and can be hosted by an aunt, a mother, or a family friend. There are lots of treats- sweets, drinks, chocolate and cake. It is a time where innocent games are played, memories are relived and the bride is showered with plenty of practical gifts with which she can start a home (don't know about Nigeria though.. people just come to eat your food, lol)

A Bachelorette Party is more like a bride's 'last night of freedom' and is usually between the bride and her closest friends. It could mean a trip to a spa (Veni Vici Spa has a beautiful bridal party package,also La Campagne Tropicana offers a beautiful package which include hunting, boating, hiking and wonderful spa treatment) or a night of karaoke or just simply clubbing with the girls. It is usually R-rated because your mother and some family members can simply not witness it. If the groom can be on full blast with his friends before the wedding why can't the bride do the same.

There are numerous clever ideas for bridal shower/bachelorette party invitations
Many people just choose one or do the two or have a combination of both. The bridal shower and bachelorette party is hosted by the Maid of honour or any or all of the bridesmaids and should normally not cost the bride one bit.

If you are the host you should ask the bride if she wants a bridal shower or a bachelorette party, or if she wants to have both or combine the two into one event. Ask for a guest list, a theme, what kind of gifts she will appreciate. Send out notices and invitations before hand.

P.S: Do not skim on this because it is a way of showing how special the bride is. It is a moment she will never forget. I personally won't forgive my friends if they don't throw me a bridal shower/bachelorette party.

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  1. Great post. Whats Veni Vici address btw? and are they really all that?

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  4. LOL @ Nigeria guests coming to eat your food. Now i get the whole idea.

  5. lol seun but its very true now. People don't give gifts at bridal showers here in Naija

  6. Hay the dancing guy... *chuckles* what is dangling between the legs...

    Pretty MisV don't corrupt us oh,LOL

    as for the Bachelorette Party, it sounds lovely, never had one though, but will love to attend sha *wink*

  7. na that one your eyes go see ama, lol

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