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How to Get the Bachelorette Party You Really Want

Typically, the maid of honor and the bridesmaids throw the bachelorette party as a special “surprise” for the bride. However, if you’re worried that they might plan something you’re just not into, there are some things you can do about it.

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Set Boundaries

If strippers and alcohol just aren’t your idea of the best possible time, you need to let your bridesmaids and maid of honor know that up front. Give them some general guidelines so you can all have a great time and won’t have to worry about being uncomfortable.

Cost Issues

Many brides fly out to Vegas for their bachelorette parties, or do something equally as fun…and expensive. If your heart is set on something like this, realize that your bridesmaids may not be able to afford it. For “all out” parties like this, consider paying for it yourself or at least chipping in a sizeable amount.

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Allow the Planners to Plan

Although you might have some suggestions, you simply can’t take over the planning. If you were to do that, why have your bridesmaids even participate in the planning? Allow them to plan and make it fun for you, and don’t forget to be appreciative. After all, they’re working as hard as they can to ensure that you have a great time.

Show Your Gratitude

It always makes someone feel good when something they planned has worked out well. Make sure you shower your bridesmaids and maid of honor with lots of compliments during the bachelorette party and tell them what a fantastic time you’re having.

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When you follow these guidelines, you are sure to have a great time at your bachelorette party and your bridesmaids will too!

Wedding Gown Necklace Daughter Gift

Do you want a beautiful and very meaningful gift to pass on to your future little girl? This wedding gown necklace is absolutely charming and has a ton of meaning that your daughter will love as she gets older and on her own wedding day! (You may want to make a few of them, for more than one daughter or a future daughter-in-law.

What You’ll Need

  • Metal Pendant Trays with Glass Inserts (1 for each necklace you make)
  • Super Glue
  • Chains for each necklace
  • Pieces of your wedding dress – if you don’t want to ruin the entire dress, take it from an inconspicuous area on the dress.

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How to Create It

Start by placing the glass insert on top of the piece of wedding dress you’ve cut. Trace it with a pencil so you will know how to cut the dress to fit in the tray. Next, apply super glue to the inside of the tray (a thin coating all around). Apply the dress to the pendant tray and allow it to set for a few seconds. Apply another layer of glue on top of the dress and place the glass insert on top of that layer of glue.

Allow the pendant to dry thoroughly (overnight) before attaching the chain. It’s ready to go! Give this gift to your daughter to wear as she grows, or wait and give it to her to wear on her wedding day. This is a beautifully meaningful gift that your daughter will cherish throughout the years.

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Tips for Choosing Bridal Lingerie

Whenever you read about wedding dress fittings, they always tell you to wear the lingerie or undergarments to the fitting that you plan to wear with your wedding dress. But, how are you supposed to know what to choose? There are some simple tips that will help you choose the perfect bridal lingerie.

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Tight or Form-Fitting Dresses

If you’re planning to wear a form fitting dress, such as a mermaid-style dress or something similar, then you’re going to want to go with a special sort of lingerie. The reason is that if you wear a form-fitting dress, it’s really easy to see the lines of your lingerie. Therefore, you’ll need something specifically created for a form-fitting dress.

Hiding Imperfections

If you’re wearing a dress that shows your curves but you want to hide imperfections, you’re going to want to go with a control type lingerie. Typically, this is a snug sort of lingerie that hides any extra pounds that you don’t want to show in your wedding dress.

Smaller Waist

If you’re wearing a dress with a full skirt, you might want to wear lingerie that helps your waist become smaller or look smaller. You can do this with a corset or a waist-cinching lingerie. Typically, you won’t need anything special for below the waist as this will all be hidden anyway.

Other Tips

When you know the style of dress you want to wear, you can then determine the sort of undergarments and bridal lingerie you need. This HerRoom infographic will help you determine exactly the sort of bridal lingerie that will work best for the type of dress you’ve chosen.

Tips for Choosing Bridal Lingerie