Woo hoo! It's time for Wedding Wednesday!!
Today I'm going to be filling you in on my bachelorette!
But first, a little background on my lovely bridesmaids!
I had 11 bridesmaids. I know that number sounds obnoxious and I could read it on some people's faces when they would be politely asking details about my wedding. Even my hubby felt it was a little overboard.. until I named off each bridesmaid and said, "exactly who would you like me to cut off?!" his reply was "okay, I get it." because..
They are all truly my best friends!!!
I'm really fortunate to remain very close with 5 of my best friends throughout high school. I'm also still really close with my first ever college roomie and another friend from my first year of college (I actually ended up transferring after my second year) . When I started my job at the daycare at my new University, I really connected with two of my coworkers and we still remain close. I have one younger sister and Tommy has one older sister ... and that's how it adds up to 11 bridesmaids!!
Not only are they all my best friends but some of them live pretty far away! Two live in Nashville, one lives in Brooklyn, and another (from previous post) lives in Abu Dhabi! I felt so fortunate that 7 out of my 11 bridesmaids could attend my bachlorette - those who didn't attend were obviously my friend that lives half way around the world, Tommy's sister (who has two young children), my sister (because she is underage) and another bridesmaid who's sister was having her baby shower the same weekend
Okay so now onto bachelorette details!!!
|On our way!!|
One of the girls rented a huge SUV that fits 8 people and that is what we got around in while we were down there! We left super early on Saturday morning of Memorial Day Weekend (with a starbucks run before taking off!)
They rented this beautiful condo in OCMD!!! Seriously, I want to live there forever!!! It was the perfect size for all of us and the view was beautiful.
In order to not spend so much money on food the girls had pre-planned our meals (with one night of eating out) and each of them pitched in for buying groceries.
My two friends that live in Nashville ended up leaving on Friday and driving all day so they were there waiting for us on Saturday when we arrived!
After unpacking and getting settled we made some sandwiches for lunch and headed to the beach! It wasn't hot enough for us to go into the water but it was perfect laying out weather. We just chatted and soaked up the sun!
|My bridesmaids got me a basket filled with lingerie for our first week of marriage as well as a bachelorette survival kit! So cute and thoughtful!|
For dinner that night we just decided to get a pizza and eat in. We figured it would take a long time for 8 girls to shower and get ready so eating and getting ready at the same time made sense. There wasn't really a game plan for exactly where we were going to go for the night but we ended up at a bar that had a live band. The band was great because they were playing all fun songs that I actually knew! A lot of late 90s pop that is fun to sing and dance and jump around to!
|Yes - we used a selfie stick! No - I don't regret it! Fitting everyone in the pic was so much easier :)|
The next day was Memorial Day and we had planned to go to Secrets (I had never been there before). We had also all planned to wear red, white and blue for the occasion, because again, I love any reason to dress in a theme!!!
At first - Secrets seemed suuuuper shady. Just too many drunk people in one space. However, we got a table off to the side which was far away enough that we had our own space but we could still hear the music. The day was filled with laughter, spilled drinks, shot Russian roulette, and great girl talk!
I was so sad when the weekend came to an end. To be honest, I was a little worried about all 7 girls getting along - but I truly could not have had a better time! I know all of my bridesmaids felt closer to each other as well. A few of them even said "I feel like your friends are now my friends!"
I may or may not have wanted to write this post just so I could relive the weekend :) haha can you blame me!?
Thanks for taking the time to read! I will see you back here on Friday for another H54F!