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Girl… please. I just got an email from the MOH for my friend C’s wedding. The Bachelorette party is this weekend, and ladies… if I could only show you these documents.

Names, numbers, maps, schedules, wardrobe…

Talk about a girl whose got her shit figured out. We are in good hands.

I’m not even joking. This is the most organized, well thought out bachelorette plan I have ever seen… and I haven’t even attended it yet. I have no doubts that this winery weekend in the hamptons will transcend paper and turn out amazing!

Now… what to do about this rain…

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I swear there is nothing more in life that I need or want than a weekend in the Carolina’s. Sigh. Seriously. I’ve been back in dreary, rainy New York City for less than 24 hours, and all I can do is lust over my latest copy of Kiawah Legends Magazine, with another Firefly cocktail. There’s just something about those beautiful beaches, the salty air, cocktails with friends and live music floating over the canopies of spanish moss.

Can you think of anything better?

I really do think that this is the way to bachelorette your way into married life girls.  This weekend was the story of seven girlfriends who have known each other for a very long time… since first grade. (You can do your own math).

We stayed in Folly Beach in a beautiful townhouse with super fun red walls and a screened in porch overlooking miles of marsh and quick stretches of creek that only the loggerheads could fit through.  Folly is about 25 minutes from downtown Charleston, and a great little town for a weekend away.

Apparently it’s quite the place for a bachelor and bachelorette getaway. I feel like I say this a lot when I go on these, but man… I should have known the weekend was going to be ridiculous when I got on the plane at La Guardia. Let me paint you a little picture…

We board… barely, because my cousin and I were way to consumed in our own conversation to be paying attention to something so unimportant as a boarding time. Plus, we were mildly distracted by a gaggle of drunken 30-something men staggering toward our gate. “That can’t be our plane,” I said.

Wrong.

That was most certainly our plane.

That gaggle of drunken men turned out to be a bachelor party of 16 heading straight to the shores of Charleston, and they had been drinking since 9am. Before we even took off they had clogged the bathroom. Before, we even took off. The stewardess gave the plane the option of going back to the airport to fix said lavatory, or she wouldn’t serve us any water and we could be on our merry way.

“NO WATER!”  we all yelled in unison.

No.

Please.

Bring us booze instead.

By the time we landed in Charleston, two cocktails, three games of “Guess that Celebrity”, and one hour later, the plane was dry. Those boys drank that plane clean.

Hey, good for them… and us. The stewardess felt so bad that we were sitting in the middle of Animal House on the Party Plane that she threw us some freebies too. Thank. You.

The rest of the weekend was filled with early morning runs, a day at the beach that I spent standing in the ocean with a Firefly cocktail in hand, (because that’s my perfect happiness in life) delicious dinner at High Cotton in Charleston, and INCREDIBLE. Incredible drinks at the rooftop bar at the Market Pavilion Hotel, quite possibly my most favorite spot in Chucktown. I highly recommend the Dirty Bird. Highly, highly. Nothing quite tops a dirty martini with Roquefort stuffed olives at sunset, overlooking all of Charleston with old friends. Nothing.

It’s worth doing, and it’s worth doing right. If you go to Folly Beach, hit up Lazo’s for early morning Coffee, Snapper Jack’s for live music late night, and Rita’s Seaside Grille for barbecue shrimp quesadilla’s or Taco Boy for some of the best fish tacos in the south. The best thing about Folly, is you can walk EVERYWHERE. There’s a great bar scene, and great little restaurants. Do it up girls. Be different. Buck the trends, and go on vacation instead. Just watch that day drinkin’… it’ll catch up with you 😉

In less than 24 hours I am gone New York. I don’t want your dirty streets and sub-par weather. Give me sunshine, and Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka Cocktails, and some of my favorite girlfriends at the beach. That’s right people. This girl is skipping town and heading to her happy place, Charleston, SC, for a bachelorette weekend.

I really can’t wait.

Remember that post I did awhile back about what I would do in Charleston, SC if I were to go for a bachelorette party… yeah that’s going to come in handy this weekend. With a few minor revisions… I predict a weekend filled with fun, food and stories I won’t be able to tell you here….

But aren’t they just the best kind 🙂

Happy Weekend Everyone!

First- a sincere apology for the slacking this week. Times they are a little crazy. I escaped the New York weather last weekend in favor of a short weekend trip with my bestie to Charleston, SC and nearby Kiawah Island. It’s my favorite place on the planet, and it was a much need and super fun trip. I was taking notes for friends who are heading down for a bachelorette weekend in April. The bride in question, is super laid back and far away from the scary pink feather boa place. (me too- truth be told) So she opted for a mini-vacay with her best girls down south.  Listen up ladies… here are our suggestions.

Drinks over Charleston…
Pavilion Rooftop Bar-Market Pavilion Hotel

Market Pavillion Bar

Market Pavilion Bar

So there’s nothing more wonderful than the brand new Market Pavilion Hotel in downtown Charleston. Complete with views of historic Charleston, a cascading pool, signature cocktails, eclectic cuisine offerings and the city’s most spectacular sunsets, you will not want to miss this hot spot to kick the night off right. It’s a little bit pricey, but totally worth it. Hold out on appetizers and just and just go and enjoy the amazing view and the drinks. You might even see some heat lightening in the distance like we were. I highly recommend the Pavilion Sweet Tea Martini. It’s AMAZING. They use the always delicious Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka and layer it with freshly squeezed southern lemonade. Trust me. Another hot spot worth checking out, The Library at the Vendue Inn in historic Charleston.

Bring out your inner S.N.O.B at Dinner…
Slightly North of Broad (S.N.O.B)

S.N.O.B. Charleston, SC

S.N.O.B. Charleston, SC

One of Charleston’s most incredible dinner spots, Slightly North of Broad (S.N.O.B), one of the Maverick Southern Kitchens is the perfect place to continue the evening. Located in a 19th century brick warehouse just north of historic Broad Street, you’ll get a taste of some of the south’s best dishes.  Award-winning executive chef Frank Lee starts with the Carolina Lowcountry’s rich resources, then adds his own blend of flavors from Charleston’s multicultural heritage. I highly recommend the Pesto Gnocchi to start- sounds so simple, yet so incredibly different and delicious, and then move on to the Grilled Southern Medley complete with locally grown vegetables and don’t forget dessert. The Sour Cream Apple Pie, is like nothing you’ve ever tasted. Promise. and I really don’t like Apple Pie. It’s to die for.  The other great thing about S.N.O.B, is that they use locally grown food from nearby islands. They can accommodate groups of 12, but there is no private dining, just calm your inner snob and sit with the common folk. It won’t kill you. In fact I’m fairly certain you’ll thank me. If you’d rather test your senses elsewhere check out other Maverick kitchen restaurants, High Cotton and the Old Village Post House.

Day Trip
Kiawah Island, SC

Kiawah Island, SC

Kiawah Island, SC

I shoudn’t recommend this to you, and increase the already crowded beaches, BUT. Kiawah Island is the best place ever. Especially if you go in the off-season. It’s a mere 50 minutes from downtown Charleston, and the easiest of drives. It’s a quiet little island, with low wooden street signs, and not a commercial building in sight. If you go, rent bikes from the Kiawah Resort Bike Shop, lunch at the poolside grill at the brand new, and seriously regal Sanctuary Hotel and Resortenjoy a paddling tour of the island, or take a Sunset Cruise with a bottle of your favorite champagne.

Now. Don’t forget to get in some serious shopping on historic King Street, experience the open air market with loads of southern gifts and treats, and maybe even fit in a carriage ride. It’s a beautiful little city, and perfect for the laid back bride and her entourage to relax and enjoy a little bit of downtime before the big day.

Oh the ultra preppy, ultra fun and flirty color combo. Perfect for beach side, destination and tropical weddings that embrace the bright colors. 

Photos COurtesy of TheKnot.com

Photos Courtesy of TheKnot.com

 Depending on your details you can substitute traditional wedding dresses with patterned Lilly dresses. I will caution you. Lilly is not a cheap brand. But you get what you pay for, and your bridesmaids… providing they like to pop their collar as much as you do…. will thank you for opting for a dress they WILL actually wear again. If you’re feeling extra sweet offer to pay for your bridesmaid dresses as a thank you for agreeing to make you their priority for the next 8 – 10 months. 🙂

 

Fitch Shift Dress in Grasshopper Green $348

Fitch Shift Dress in Grasshopper Green $348

 

 

Briere Dress Silk Chiffon $428

Briere Dress Silk Chiffon $428

 

AND… Lilly has a great part of their online shop called “The Little White Dress” which might be a perfect bridal outfit change for a more casual wedding, a rehearsal dinner or an out fit to leave your giant party in. People still do that right? A fun new take on the “honeymoon suit.” Or keep with your own theme and don your own pink and green ensemble fit for traveling to someplace exotic, warm and honey-mooney.

 

Fiesta Dress Sateen $288

Fiesta Dress Sateen $288

You can always opt for something a little bit more conservative and go with solid colored bridesmaid dresses from David’s Bridal in shades of pink or green with alternating colored flowers. Lime green dresses with bright pink flowers are beautiful! And a pale pink dress with a bouquets of green and white works too! Plus it’s a little less expensive for your ladies in waiting. You can always incorporate the patterned look with “Little Lilly” for your flower girls. They have adorable children’s dresses that are perfect for a preppy wedding.

 

Green Bridesmaid Dress from Jasmine Bridal

Green Bridesmaid Dress from Jasmine Bridal

 I know I put this dress up a lot. It’s just so pretty. I can’t help it.

Cotton Candy Sydney Dress $225 J.Crew

Cotton Candy Sydney Dress $225 J.Crew

 

 

 

Maren Dress $98

Maren Dress $98

 Even the groom and his boys can get in on the action. Brides.com put together this look for a preppy chic wedding.

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Brides.com

Photo Courtesy of Brides.com

Photo Credit: Three-button suit, Charles Tyrwhitt, ctskirts.co.uk. Pink-and-white striped shirt and tie with turtles, Vineyard Vines,vineyardvines.com.

Always Vineyard Vines Groomsmen ties. Always.

 

Photo Courtesy of Brides.com

Photo Courtesy of Brides.com

Photo Credit: A clutch of peonies, roses, ranunculus and hydrangeas adds a jolt of color; about $275, Belle Fleur, NYC, bellefleurny.com.

Invitations can go one of two ways too. Pick a solid color and embellish with the other color, or use both in a more complex patterned invite.

 

Summer Fever Invitation from Custom Creations (Etsy)

Summer Fever Invitation from Custom Creations (Etsy)

 

 

Secret Garden Wedding Invitation by Tulaloo (Etsy)

Secret Garden Wedding Invitation by Tulaloo (Etsy)

 

 

Custom Invitations by Embellished by Tiffany (Etsy)

Custom Invitations by Embellished by Tiffany (Etsy)

Greet your guests with this Pink and Green guest book and pen set from Etsy seller Creative Bridal Solutions.

 

 

Pink & Green Guest Book by Creative Bridal Solutions (Etsy)

Pink & Green Guest Book by Creative Bridal Solutions (Etsy)

 

I’m a big fan of the out of town bachelorette weekend. I’m a bigger fan of brides saying thanks to their bridesmaids as much as possible. Do you really have any idea how much money we are spending on you?? A lot. 

To say thank you, fill a monogrammed (obviously) bag from The Palm Gifts with adorable preppy treats like, flip flops from J.Crew or these adorable pink and green checked ones from The Palm Gifts, Notecards from Lilly Pulitzer, and maybe even a silver monogrammed ring or preppy bachelorette coozies from Preppy Monogrammed Gifts. Also just a quick note about J.Crew… if you still have your student discount lying around you can get 15% off in-store (varies) purchases. Definitely worth using.

 

Flip Flops by J.Crew $24.50

Flip Flops by J.Crew $24.50

 

 

Lilly Circle Notes $16

Lilly Circle Notes $16

 

Polka Dot Bridesmaid Glasses $15

Polka Dot Bridesmaid Glasses $15

Seriously. How cute are those glasses!? I am obsessed. I love them. They are from Etsy seller The Preppy Polka Dot.  They also have these adorable shot glasses with fun ribbon that would be adorable to carry around for a bachelorette party!

Preppy Polka Dot Shot Glasses $9 each

Preppy Polka Dot Shot Glasses $9 each

And for further inspiration… courtesy of Vineyard Vines… because they’re awesome. Here are some pink and green wedding parties to rock your world.

 

Pink and Green Wedding INspiration

Pink and Green Wedding Inspiration

 

 

Pink and Green Wedding Inspiration

Pink and Green Wedding Inspiration

 

Pink and Green Wedding Inspiration

Pink and Green Wedding Inspiration

I have a few vices… bags, shoes and dresses happen to be at the top of that list. I can’t help it. I know have bags I don’t know what to do with a dress full of dresses I haven’t worn, and shoes… well you can never really have too many. Anyway, tote bags are a really great gift to give your bridesmaids to say thank you- especially if you fill them with super fun things. They also make great welcome baskets for a girls  (bachelorette party/shower) weekend. There are so many bags out there, so I just wanted to share a few of my favorites with you here!

Unique Wedding Boutique by The Palm Gifts has a great assortment of  monogrammed, preppy and super pleasing bags in tons of colors with polka dot ribbons, stripes, etc. They’re adorable and you can customize for each one of your bridesmaids! Preppy Monogrammed Gifts also has a wide selection of similar products worth checking out.

Monogrammed Canvas Tote Bag - $24 The Unique Wedding Boutique

Monogrammed Canvas Tote Bag - $24 The Unique Wedding Boutique

   Monogrammed Bridesmaid Tote- $28 The Unique Wedding Boutique

Monogrammed Bridesmaid Tote- $28 The Unique Wedding Boutique

I love Vera. Vera Bradley has tons of totes in a million sizes, but this one is right around “Affordable” and you can still fill it with fun goodies and not feel bad about it. These bags last FOREVER. I got one as a HIGH-SCHOOL graduation gift  and I still have it today. Trust me that was a long time ago.

Vera Bradley Tote $46Vera Bradley Tote $46
L.L. Bean has some great options too. There’s the Patchwork Madras bag is super cute, and the Tidepool Boat and Tote comes in three designs (crab, lobster and sand dollar) AND you can add a monogram!
Boat and Tote from L.L. Bean- $30- $34

Boat and Tote from L.L. Bean- $30- $34

Boat and Tote- Lobster $30-$34 L.L.Bean

Boat and Tote- Lobster $30-$34 L.L.Bean

Boat and Tote- Sand Dollar $30-$34 L.L. Bean

Boat and Tote- Sand Dollar $30-$34 L.L. Bean

Patchwork Madras Tote $19.99-$29.99 L.L. Bean

Patchwork Madras Tote $19.99-$29.99 L.L. Bean

Other really wonderful options include  J.Crew (which has some madras bags on sale now) and Vineyard Vines which has the new Sea Life bag AND new tote bags in their Collegiate (Cornell, Dartmough, BU, BC, NC State, UNC, Illinois, Ohio etc.) and NFL styles (Pats, Giants, Ravens, Redskins and Jets) fans in your bridal party… PLUS  your groom can grab matching Collegiate and NFL ties for the boys too!

Sea Life Bag

Sea Life Bag $85- Vineyard Vines

New England Patriot Classic Tote- $95 Vineyard Vines

New England Patriot Classic Tote- $95 Vineyard Vines

 

Dartmouth Collegiate Tote $95- Vineyard Vines

Dartmouth Collegiate Tote $95- Vineyard Vines

I’ll give you some ideas about when to put in them in the next few days 🙂

Clearly, I love personalizing things. Obviously. These personalized bags from LaFlor are ADORABLE. They’re an Etsy seller. You know I love Etsy, and I seriously LOVE these bags. This is such an adorable option to match the fabric to your girls. Fill it with makeup, lip gloss and moisturizers and stuff into a cute welcome basket or offer up to your bridesmaids at your bachelorette party as a little thank you! They’re made from 100% cotton and range from $8- $12. Plus if you order more than 2 bags, LaFlor offers a 10% discount! 

Personal Cosmetic Bags from LaFlor

Personal Cosmetic Bags $12

Choose your own fabrics…

LaFlor Cosmetic Fabrics

LaFlor Cosmetic Fabrics

Small ZIpper Cosmetic Bag $8.00

Small Zipper Cosmetic Bag $8

Small Zipper Bag $8

Small Zipper Bag $8

Also… off topic, but totally worth noting. I really love their pillows too.

Green Damask Pillow 16 inch $16

Green Damask Pillow 16 inch $16

Pop Garden Peonies Pillow- 16 inch $16

Pop Garden Peonies Pillow- 16 inch $16

I have a friend who is so anti-wedding she is literally pained about having to participate in a wedding next year. Everything associated with weddings she has found frivolous, excessive and downright unnecessary- most explicitly the extra envelopes that come in the invitation. I think her words were ” Do you really need an envelope inside another envelope?!”

Probably not, and I think there has been a major decline in paper waste over the years, what with “Green being the new black” and all.  But what about doing away with the paper invitations altogether? Will that fly? Odds are Emily Post has and will continue to roll over in her grave as the notion of paper invitations to showers, weddings and bachelorette parties disappear in favor of emails, Evites, Facebook event invites and god forbid text messages. Could that happen? I hope not.

Personally, there’s something I really love about getting a beautiful invitation in the mail. Hand written mail via the POSTAL SERVICE, (Ever heard of ’em?) is kind of great to receive. I know it’s an added expense which often isn’t necessary, but there’s something nostalgic about following some kind of tradition. Plus stationary is PRETTY PEOPLE.

Sending Shower invitations is kind of a given. Great Aunt Sally probably has no idea how to even use a computer to try and access an evite, and is not an illustrious member of Facebook.  The older generation of shower guests appreciate the paper invite.

If you and your posse of planning bridesmaids are strapped for cash consider mailing out postcard style invites, which require less postage, or sticking to a regular mail size rather than an irregular shape that will require more postage.

If you want MUST do your part to save the planet while planning for your friends big day opt for an evite for the bachelorette party. There’s plenty of cocktail themes, martini glass evites out there just begging to be personalized with your bride-to-be’s bachelorette info.  No postage, no paper and easy RSVP’s for planning.

Wedding invitations are a completely different beast. I don’t think you can send out an Evite to your wedding unless it happens to be VERY unconventional or VERY informal.  The invitation is meant to set the tone of what guests should expect. Black tie weddings float through on expensive embossed paper with ribbons and gems and all kinds of ridiculous extras.  Laid back casual weddings have softer fonts and colors and come off as much more relaxed. It’s a cue to your guests. Send an Evite and you’re likely to have a gaggle of guests in denim show up. Hey, anything is possible.

(For the record anyone who says wearing jeans to the ceremony is acceptable- IS DEAD WRONG. Never let anyone tell you otherwise.)

There are ways to let guests know about your special day while doing your part for the planet.

Send an email directing guests to a personal web page instead of sending Save the Dates.

Use one envelope for the wedding, rehearsal dinner and brunch invitation to guests rather than spending the money on 3 separate invites.

Use recycled paper for all invitations and remind guests to recycle their invites once the wedding is over.

This year I received, 2 Save the Date Emails and 1 Bachelorette Evite. I’m sure the wedding e-vite isn’t far behind…But if in fact you are still a traditionalist at heart, here are a few environmentally friendly invitations to consider.

From Adorable Planet

From Adorable Planet

From Adorable Planet

From Adorable Planet

Seeded Invites by Lucky Onion are very unique and beautiful in their own right. The line of stationary is 100% recycled papers and pupl paper embedded with natural flower seeds. The coolest part about these invitations. You can plant them and they’ll grow! How cool is that?

Seeded Invites by Lucky Onion

Seeded Invites by Lucky Onion

Seeded Invites from Lucky Onion

Seeded Invites from Lucky Onion

Seeded Invites from Lucky Onion

Seeded Invites from Lucky Onion

From Naturally Ever After

From Naturally Ever After

From Naturally Ever After

From Naturally Ever After

From Evite

From Evite

From Evite

From Evite

 

I firmly believe that every woman (and even man) should have their own personalized  signature cocktail. I’m big on this, and I think it’s a great addition to any kind of party- shower, bachelorette, engagement or otherwise.

 

Having a signature party drink that’s personalized makes the guest of honor feel even more special plus, it’s unique and fun.  Make it a punch or a shaken cocktail, a beer margarita or a frozen dessert.  Whatever it is, make sure it reflects your guest of honor’s tastes, style and personality.

 

Here are some tips to keep in mind when naming your party beverage. 

 

  1. Follow their Tastes: If they’re a vodka drinker, the main ingredient probably shouldn’t be gin. If their sweet and social go with something that reflects that, sugary, sweet, citrus etc. If they happen to be a bit more brooding and mysterious, make it work. Keep the time of year, the type of celebration and your guest list in mind as well. 

 

  1. Name accordingly: The name of the drink is the most important part (after the taste of course.  Go with their hometown, Jason’s Long Island Ice Tea, their nickname, Bobby’s Backyard Brew; their maiden name, their soon-to-be new last name, or a combination of both, BurchWoodtini, their personality, their major… the possibilities are endless.

 

 

  1. Aliteration and Rhyming are your Friends: Throw in those adjectives up front: social, sweet, silly, naughty, blissful, kinky, crazy, dirty etc.  Using adjectives that start with the guest of honor’s name is nice, and rhyming is even better: Kinky Katie’s Maine Magic, Crazy Corinne’s Upper East Side Slide, Dirty Dana’s Desert Twist…

 

Serve in a fun container like an oversized Mason jar, pitcher or right in a glass. Write out a label so guests know what they’re drinking and have a good laugh when they realize its signature and special to the guest of honor.

 

My friend Lisa is getting married in November of this year, and marks my 8th and final wedding of 2008.  Because many of her friends live out of town, she opted to have both her shower and bachelorette party the same weekend, therefore cutting back on travel for her friends, and the expenses that come with traveling far distances multiple times. (Which, by the way is awesome.)

 

 

In lieu of the paparazzi of peen, feather boas and bar games, Lisa opted for a party bus field trip to the Finger Lakes vineyards with 28 of her closest friends and family.

 

Lisa and the girls heading to the Wineries

Lisa and the girls heading to the Wineries

 

May I reiterate…this is such a great bachelorette party alternative. It’s so much fun, and it’s a great way for the bride and her girls to have one last hurrah before married life intervenes.  I’m told that’s when you’re not allowed to hang out with the girls anymore. (Although, I’ll go out on a limb here and say that actually hasn’t happened since 1954).

 

Getting a party bus is really the best way to do this.  Having a driver is absolutely worth it when you’ve tasted your way through half of Cayuga Lake.  If everyone chips in you can have quite the day trip underway.

 

Lisa and the girls tasting award winning Red Cat Wine at Hazlit Vineyards  

 

Lisa and the girls tasting award winning Red Cat Wine at Hazlit Vineyards

 

 

Lisa and some of her friends

Lisa and some of her friends

 

We kicked off the day with mimosas and a variety of food was on hand for later in the day.  We made our way through Cayuga and Seneca Lakes to four of the Finger Lakes wineries.  

 

Thirsty Owl Winery

Thirsty Owl Winery

 

 

Tasting at Thirsty Owl Winery

Tasting at Thirsty Owl Winery

 

 

Her shower was the next day, in the afternoon, which gave everyone substantial time to recuperate from the previous days “tastings”.  Paving a modern day bridal trail, Lisa opted for the display shower, and guests brought unwrapped gifts to her outdoor shower. I will reiterate again, how I love display showers. There is no watching the opening of gifts for hours upon hours as you sit, stuck to your seat, golf clapping along to every blender, ice cream maker and serving tray that pops out of a box.

 Guests could walk in and see EXACTLY which gifts Lisa received and move along to mix and mingle with other guests.  Some of Lisa’s more “risqué” gifts were left wrapped, which was wonderful, because Lisa was still able to open some gifts, and it added an extra element to the shower. IMPORTANT: Hand guests an envelope to fill out as they’re arriving at the shower, to address to themselves.  Then tape the envelope with their gift so it doesn’t get lost among the others.  You can also leave a pile of envelopes with pens at the door with instructions on fun paper as well.  

 

 

Yay for Display Showers!

Yay for Display Showers!

Lisa’s sister filled luggage for the honeymoon with super cute gifts like Mr. & Mrs. coozies, lingerie, flip flops and champagne. Such a cute idea! 

 

Decorating without wrapping!

Decorating without wrapping!

You can still decorate your gift without wrapping paper! Here Lisa’s wine glasses, a bottle of red and white wine tied together with matching bows let the bride know that the gift goes together.  Plus it’s decorate with these FABULOUS poofs– They’re Martha’s brilliant idea, and I’ll have a whole post dedicated to all the wonderful things you can do with them soon. But you can click the link and get the directions on how to make these wonderful decorations.

The thing with display showers is you really need to fill the time with other things to keep guests engaged in the shower. Lisa’s bridal party led a few games, which kept everyone involved.  One I had never played before was writing captions for 6 randomly selected photos of the bride.  Lisa then had to judge the captions and then give the winning table a point for each picture. It yielded some pretty funny captions and we managed to embarrass the bride a bit, which lets face it…is always one of the days objectives.

 

Other things to keep in mind when you throw a display shower is to make sure there is music somewhere flowing, add a personal touch somewhere in shower, whether it is in the menu, the cocktails or the décor.  Make it personal, keep it simple.

 

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