A better bachelorette


It's hard not to enjoy a good bachelorette party, whether it's a stripper-filled, champagne-popping fest or something more intimate like a trip to the spa. Last weekend I hopped on a train out to Greenport, Long Island with eight lovely girls, three of whom are in an upcoming wedding with me. We spent Saturday by the pool of a local resort and then had a delicious dinner at a nearby hot spot. Sunday morning a limo arrived to escort us to three amazing vineyards for wine tastings and more much-needed girl talk.

I had such an amazing time that all weekend I kept wondering why I'd waited for the excuse of a bachelorette to plan a weekend like this. Actually, I can't take credit for the planning, or even the idea. Get this: The bride planned the whole thing! She made all of the reservations, kept track of the money, and organized the travel plans for each of us. I will admit that she is the most laid-back bride I've ever met. I knew she would be; we were roommates for four years of our post-college life before she moved out to live with her fiance. Regardless, I am taking my cue from her. I'm not engaged yet, but I've already started thinking about what I might want to do when it's time to plan my own bachelorette! —Alycia Grace Mason, associate fashion editor, Elegant Bride



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Sounds like you had a wonderful time, I am impressed with the bride. If more brides were like this, we would be out of business! My company helps Maid of Honor's or brides that want a little help organizing, planning and collecting money, we have a bachelorette company that does just that: http://www.fireflygroupevents.com

Posted 08/13/2009 1:54:04AM
by Nadine
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