Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bachelorette Party Dilemma. Slash Bridal Dilemma.

Well you can bet your money I'm not getting a single thing done at work today, because tonight at approximately 8:30 pm I will be hitting the road to ATLANTIC CITY for my bachelorette party!! If you haven't heard, Atlantic City is basically shutting down, I halfway expect to arrive to this:



Which is fine because we have a group of 20 girls (well 19 girls + Tonii) who are going to have a blast no matter what. I am so excited- we're staying at the Tropicana which is right on the beach and has tons of bars and restaurants inside of it so we never have to leave (can you imagine the nightmare of taxiing 20 girls across town?).

Anyway, onto the conundrum.
Me: Ok absolutely no tiaras, no sashes, no penises, nothing cheesy. I refuse.
Friends: Yeah we hate all that too.
Me: Ok good
Friends: Wait nothing else for bachelorette parties exists outside of penises, tiaras, and sashes.

We have encountered this problem in looking at all kinds of wedding things- not only do I despise tiaras and sashes, but pink makes me want to throw up as do all things cheesy such as the phrase "fling before the ring!" and shirts that say "Future Mrs. _____" on the back. I just can't. It's fine for other people and I'll have a great time participating in this stuff, but it's not me at all.

However, since this wedding is costing approximately a million dollars, and half the crowd is flying to get to the party I DO want random people to buy us stuff. But how would they know we were a bach party unless I was wearing a penis on my head or a tiara?

Not ones to complain without a solution, my friend Maggie and I decided we should start an Etsy Shop called "Bridal Sh*t" with the tagline not your basic wedding supplies or something along those lines. It would include classic girly wedding stuff but with a twist that everyone can appreciate (and sorry but no pink). And of course anything Beyonce because, Beyonce.

This sash, designed by moi in Picmonkey, would likely be the first product:



I'm also thinking along the lines of a baby shower my brother and his friends went to that involved playing "pin the mustache on the baby" and beer chugging contests out of baby bottles (by the guests, not the baby's mother). So how can I take ideas like that and turn them into bridal ideas?

Any ideas for our new Etsy store? 


20 comments:

  1. I am with ya, I wouldn't want to wear that stuff either. Hmmmm perhaps cute wine glasses or tumblrs for the Etsy store (away from the cheesy and raunchy)

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  2. I think you should add a penis wearing a pink tiara in your shop!!! I really wish I had penis ribbon now so I could've made you a bachelorette FleurtyBand!!! Oh, damn!!! lol!!! I hope you have the most amazing time!!!! Can't wait to hear all about the shenanigans!!!

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  3. Haha so many of those traditional bachelorette items are so over the top - there is definitely a need for your shop! Hope you and your ladies have an amazing time in AC...I stayed at the Tropicana the last time I was there and it's such a convenient location!

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  4. This is hilarious!!! I told my girls I’m okay with anything except a male stripper. I just can’t even. All I can think about is Ramone from the movie The Proposal with Sandra Bullock. LOL!

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  5. ha! i love it! and i can't stand that cheesy stuff either!

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  6. How about stuff that says "ain't no wifey" cause I hate all those wifey shirts lol.

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  7. haha love it! hope you have a blast! i said no penises, tiaras etc but i forgot sashes and my MOH was devastated when I said I didn't want to wear it, so wear it I did, and I actually think it helped me feel less self conscious in my barely there dress lol.

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  8. I would love a "Bridal Sh*t" Esty shop! I hate all that Bachelorette nonsense too. It's sooooo cheesy!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  9. Hahaha I love your idea!!! And it is so true, most of the stuff out there is so damn cheesy! I hope you have a fantastic time!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Yes! No pink, no penis, no sash, no tiara. Buuut, I think it's pretty funny that the sash you created says buy me shit! You could even have a shirt printed that says that. Or a shirt that says "b!tch to be" -not that you are but it's funny :)

    Tropicana sounds amazing! Like my kinda place and I can't wait to c pics

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  11. I agree this is a great idea for an Etsy shop. I too didn't want any of the typical bachelorette party stuff, so we just all dressed up in cute sundresses and went out for dinner and drinks. Guys will probably buy you drinks anyways just because you are a large group of girls, so crossing my fingers for you. Have fun and can't wait to hear about it!

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  12. hahaa no penis or tiara... love it!!! I dont mind the penises but Im not the sash and tiara girl. My friends bachy party over the summer she refused alll of the above as well! The party was still a blast!

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  13. Love this idea for an Etsy shop! And you would definitely sell because there are lots of people who don't want those things as well! I'm not into the penises and tiaras, but I could do a sash. Hope you have a blast in AC!

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  14. Oh my gosh, this is genius, I love the idea!!! Hope your weekend in AC has been a blast! I love the Trop!

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  15. Oh wow, I hope you have (probably had now) a blast :)

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  16. Absolutely love where you're going with this. That is an awesome idea for Etsy! I know there are other ladies out there who appreciate classier bachelorette wear. I don't particularly like the color pink. I will wear it because I'm too cheap to buy that gifted Victoria's Secret bra/tank combo. But yeah, leave those gawdy sashes at the store it came form please.

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