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Bachelorette Party

Rethinking the Bachelorette Party

Amy Schreibman Walter | Posted 02.01.2016 | Weddings
Amy Schreibman Walter

A bachelorette party can serve an important purpose. It can be a meaningful celebration of your single years -- a milestone event that respectfully calls that time in your life to a close as you begin a new chapter

What's Trending for Bachelorette Parties This Summer

Joanne Barken | Posted 07.27.2015 | Weddings
Joanne Barken

Bridal parties are getting more creative than ever when it comes to planning the event. Gone are the days of throwing on a pink sash and heading to the local bar. Whether you are traveling or hanging close to home, there are tons of ways that you can add a little extra pizzazz to the bash.

Everything You Need For Amazing Bachelorette Party Survival Kits

Joanne Barken | Posted 06.30.2015 | Weddings
Joanne Barken

If you are throwing a bash this summer, the pressure is on to add some distinctive flair to the big night out!

6 Bachelorette Party Destinations That Put Vegas To Shame

Tracie Domino | Posted 06.03.2015 | Weddings
Tracie Domino

As we have gotten older, and our lives more hectic, we are finding that using the bachelorette party as an opportunity to have a real girls getaway and spend some quality time together tends to be a lot more fun.

5 Tips For Surviving Wedding Season As A Bridesmaid

Joanne Barken | Posted 05.05.2015 | Weddings
Joanne Barken

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 it doesn't have to be stressful!

5 New Year's Resolutions for Bridesmaids

Joanne Barken | Posted 02.23.2015 | Weddings
Joanne Barken

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.

3 Perfectly Acceptable Reasons To Say 'No' To Being A Bridesmaid

Joanne Barken | Posted 12.01.2014 | Weddings
Joanne Barken

The answer to this question is, of course, "Yes." Being a bridesmaid for a friend is an exciting and often emotional experience. But while your role is to support the bride as she plans for the big day, certain situations make it completely acceptable to tell the bride "no."

3 New Bachelorette Party Must-Haves

Harmony Walton | Posted 11.04.2014 | Weddings
Harmony Walton

Photo: Adam Hutsell/The Artful Bachelorette Bachelorette party planning stressing you out? Perhaps a stripper isn't exactly what the bride has in mi...

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

Joanne Barken | Posted 10.07.2014 | Weddings
Joanne Barken

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.

ManServants For Hire Are Like Strippers, But So Much Better

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 07.29.2014 | Weddings

Let's be real ladies: a greased up man shoving his banana-hammock-clad junk in your face is not the definition of a good time. Knowing that most w...

This Is What Happens When An NBA Champ Crashes Your Bachelorette Party

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 06.26.2014 | Weddings

What better way to spend your final moments as a single lady than in the arms of a hunky, NBA champion? One bride-to-be lived that dream when San ...

Bride-To-Be Killed En Route To Bachelorette Party Moments After Taking Selfie

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.25.2014 | Crime

A weekend bachelorette party in Missouri ended before it began when the bride-to-be was killed in a tragic car accident, just minutes after snapping a...

5 Bachelorette Party Destinations That Are Not Las Vegas

Joanne Barken | Posted 08.24.2014 | Weddings
Joanne Barken

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 cities best for a memorable bachelorette party getaway.

Whatever You Do, Don't Plan Your Bachelorette Party Here

Candice Russell | Posted 06.05.2014 | Weddings
Candice Russell

These scars tell tales, friends. My closet closely resembles an Alfred Angelo sample sale, I can tie a tulle bow in five seconds flat, and I know where to get the best price on Jordan almonds.

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

Joanne Barken | Posted 07.15.2014 | Weddings
Joanne Barken

Social media makes it easy and instantaneous to share photos with the rest of your bachelorette party group, but posting photos from the event can also create a host of problems.

These Bachelorette Party Ideas Are Nothing Like You See In The Movies

Joanne Barken | Posted 06.24.2014 | Weddings
Joanne Barken

If you're 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.

5 Tips For Cutting Bachelorette Party Costs

Joanne Barken | Posted 05.31.2014 | Weddings
Joanne Barken

With the rising popularity of destination bachelorette parties, there are even more expenses to consider. We've put together a few tips so you can throw a budget-friendly bachelorette party without taking anything away from the celebration.

The Best Vegas Bachelor(ette) Party Ever | Posted 05.21.2014 | Travel

What happens in Vegas... is awesome. Especially on a perfectly planned bachelor/ette party for your favorite bride- or groom-to-be.

Girls' Night Out? Count Me Out

Melody Moezzi | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Melody Moezzi

While I've enjoyed plenty of evenings out with female friends, I've never especially appreciated any outing billed specifically as a "girls' night out" (GNO). The whole concept -- including its male counterpart, the "guys' night out" -- just seems strange to me.

Why You May Need Plenty of Time Between Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties and the Wedding

Sandy Malone | Posted 04.26.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Remember folks -- the bachelor and bachelorette party are supposed to be celebrations of the upcoming marriage, not a kickoff to the demise of what was previously a healthy, happy relationship.

The Best Wedding Websites You've Never Heard Of

Anne Chertoff | Posted 04.23.2014 | Weddings
Anne Chertoff

There's a batch of recently-launched websites and companies that you'll want to check out to help you plan, style and save you money as you plan your wedding.

Justin Timberlake Teaches an Unrequited Love Lesson

Samara O'Shea | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Samara O'Shea

This is my friend Elizabeth's story, and I share it with permission. Elizabeth and her girlfriends were in Puerto Rico for a bachelorette weekend. Whi...

Say Yes to the (Bridesmaid) Dress: The Only Option You Have

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 02.12.2014 | Comedy
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

I was the shortest bridesmaid by a few heads, and they don't sell petites to accommodate busty, bootylicious, short Jews at David's Bridal, which is definitely an establishment run by Christians, or at least, by tall people.

Why 'Always The Bridesmaid, Never The Bride' Isn't So Bad After All

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings

Being a bridesmaid is a lot of work. And with the stress (and expense!) of buying shoes to match an awkwardly colored dress, planning showers and book...

3 Solutions to Destination Wedding Dilemmas

Ariane Fisher | Posted 01.27.2014 | Weddings
Ariane Fisher

'Tis the season. Are those Santa's bells I hear? No, no. It's wedding bells. Destination wedding bells. Did you know that 24 percent of weddings last year were destination?