June is the start of wedding season and the biggest month for couples to say "I do." For those of us who receive a bevy of wedding invites, but seriously lacking a steady party date, the plus one season can feel a lot like dodging emotional landmines.
You start planning out the wedding weekend in your head. But then, the invite never comes. But, but, you've been invited to the bridal shower or bachelorette party, or maybe even both! Awkward? Yes. Tacky? Yes. So now what?
I recently sat in a hotel suite in downtown Philadelphia sipping a pre-mixed cocktail called "Kinky" from a straw shaped like an erect penis. It was my future sister-in-law's surprise bachelorette weekend and I was out of my element.
Here's a summary of every response I've seen to the bride who penned the message: "What a psycho bitch!" While I can't defend the power-trippy, condescending tone of the note, this woman isn't quite the nightmare people are painting her as.
It's arguably the most important question you'll ever ask. You've probably spent hours deliberating on the best way to phrase it, where to ask her and how to keep it a surprise. And while it's understandable to be a little nervous, you'll know she'll say yes; after all, she is your best friend.
Here are five tips to help make your wedding rehearsal as productive as possible. After all, if you're going to go through the motions, you might as well get something out of it other than just torturing your long-suffering wedding planner.
While it probably goes without saying that 70's, 80's and 90's songs can mix seamlessly with current pop and top 40 music, with technology making things so accessible, you can even find remixes of music from the 50's and 60's that will fit into your set just as well!
At some point, the sheer size of your bridal party, especially at a destination wedding, dictates that you're going to need a trained lion tamer to deal with all of them once they get the rum punches going.
The happy couple will be making many decisions based on the number of people who will be in attendance, so you should respond to the invitation as soon as possible rather than waiting until the last minute.