Well, it’s one week later and I can officially say the Bachelorette (and corresponding wedding) went over fabulously.
Although there were the expected hiccups that go along with planning an event remotely, at a destination in a foreign location, with a number of guests whom you’ve never met, it seemed to be an enjoyable night for all in attendance.
We started the evening with a Bridesmaids dinner at a fancy-schmancy Italian restaurant. I had tuna tartare and it was to DIE for.
We followed it up with a couple hours of silly Bachelorette games played with nearly all of the women who were invited to the wedding, including the mothers, Nana, aunts, and some close friends.
I re-created the games I liked to match the theme of the party and went with Dirty Scattegories and But Why?, a game about traditions.
Another of the fabulous Bridesmaids coordinated a game of He Said/She Said wherein the bride had to guess the groom’s responses to a number of fun and risque questions. She also lead the game for which all guests were asked to gift a pair of saucy panties to the bride, who then had to guess from whom each pair came.
(Excuse the grainy cell pic.)
I had also made some sparkly clothes pegs for a game of forbidden words (Bride, Groom, Ring, and Dress). Everyone started with two pegs and were meant to steal each others’ when caught saying one of the forbidden words. I don’t know if we all were enjoying our drinks too much to pay attention, but the game didn’t go over as planned and there wasn’t much stealing that happened.
Just for fun, I had made a “BEFORE/AFTER” sign for folks to hold for pictures at the beginning and end of the night. We caught the fun BEFORE shot, but after? Not so much.
Ah well, the best laid plans, right? At least it’s because we were all enjoying ourselves too much to be bothered with posed pictures. The one above catches the bling we all donned, including gold and purple party beads, coloured sticky rhinestones on our faces, and the bride rocked a sparkly pink veil- made by yours truly.
We capped the night off with stops at several of the watering holes at the resort and overall had a fun night of sillyness and bonding that was a great way to start off the week of wedding events and tropical vacationing.