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Joanne Barken
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Joanne Barken is the CEO of The Bach, the first online platform for planning bachelorette parties. Joanne has a BS from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and a JD from Brooklyn Law School. Before realizing her passion for the bridal industry, Joanne completed a clerkship at the New York State Supreme Court. After helping to plan over a dozen bachelorette parties, Joanne recognized a need for a better way to plan complicated events and launched The Bach in October 2013. Joanne lives and works in New York City.

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Everything You Need for Amazing Bachelorette Party Survival Kits

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2015 | 4:51 PM

Bachelorette parties are no longer just about the pink sashes, sparkly tiaras, and phallic shaped straws. Women are getting more and more creative when it comes to planning unique events for their friends. That means if you are throwing a bash this summer, the pressure is on to...

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5 Tips for Surviving Wedding Season as a Bridesmaid

(1) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 2:27 PM

Wedding season is just around the corner. While brides and grooms obviously have a lot of planning to do, all of you bridesmaids out there have your work cut out for you as well! Don't let that overwhelm you though. Yes, it's an important task and requires some dedication, but...

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5 New Year's Resolutions for Bridesmaids

(0) Comments | Posted December 24, 2014 | 2:14 PM

New Year's Eve is just around the corner, so there is no time like the present to start thinking about those resolutions. If you are a bridesmaid this upcoming wedding season, it's also a great time to develop a game plan for mastering your new position.

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Can Bridesmaids Ever Say No?

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 1:19 PM

The answer to this question is, of course, "Yes." Being a bridesmaid for a friend is an exciting and often emotional experience. Helping her try on wedding dresses, pick out invitations, and celebrate her engagement creates a ton of fun opportunities to bond and become even closer. But while your...

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The Ultimate Guide on What Not to Do at Your Next Bachelorette Party

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 1:02 PM

Being a bridesmaid comes with a lot of responsibilities these days. The pressure is on to throw a totally unique event, complete with the perfect party favors and adorable, Instagram-worthy group shots. Sure you now can easily find the perfect venues for the celebration, but that doesn't mean...

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Forget Vegas -- Five Offbeat Summer Bachelorette Party Destinations

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 5:41 PM

Throwing a bachelorette party this summer, but tired of the usual spots? Don't limit yourself to the typical Las Vegas event. A girls' getaway to celebrate the bride-to-be is the perfect excuse to explore a fun and interesting new destination you have always wanted to visit. We rounded up five...

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Social Media Do's and Don'ts for Bachelorette Parties

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 2:29 PM

When planning your best friend's bachelorette party it is tempting to post every last detail to your social media accounts. It is often hard to refrain from sharing photos of adorable party favors, scenic destinations, and your group of gals sporting their cutest outfits. Social media makes it easy and...

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6 Bachelorette Party Alternatives

(2) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 6:06 PM

If your bride-to-be doesn't love the idea of a boozy bachelorette party, there are plenty of fun alternatives. A weekend with just the girls is an ideal time to bond with the bride and all of her friends. If she doesn't want a stereotypical event, look for new and unique...

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5 Tips for Cutting Bachelorette Party Costs

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 5:15 PM

As wedding season quickly approaches, you may be feeling nervous about your looming bridesmaid or guest expenses. Between dresses, shoes, gifts and pre-wedding events, the total cost adds up quickly. With the rising popularity of destination bachelorette parties, there are even more expenses to consider. We've put together a few...

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