Not that the traditional bachelorette party weekend in Vegas or New York City won’t be considered.. but what other fabulous ways can you toast to the bride-to-be? Rather than partying like your college days, your bride will love spending her last weekend as a Miss relaxing with those she’s closest to! So assemble the #bridetribe and consider these bachelorette party alternatives!


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SPA DAY
A day of pampering, facials, massages and mani pedis? Yes please!

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GLAMPING
Share stories and donuts around the fire, make delicious s’mores and catch up on stories.

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DINNER PARTY
Hire a chef and let them do the rest! Your bestie is getting married and you have a wedding to plan!

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MIXOLOGY 101
Gather the #bridetribe and hire a master mixologist to teach you how to stir up all your favorite cocktails. Bonus! You get to drink the finished product!

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WINE TASTING
Cheers to a happy marriage in wine country!

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BEACH WEEKEND
Host a last sail before the veil in one last beach bound weekend getaway!

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POOL PARTY
Pull out your pool floats and host a pool party for your favorite bride-to-be. Bonus! You will have some amazing insta-worthy moments!

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FLOWER ARRANGING CLASS
If you love flowers.. (um who doesn’t!) then you will love this flower arranging party. Hone in on her hostessing skills and get her to master this one!

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SKI WEEKEND
Flannel, fur and fizz! Grab the bridesmaids and take them on a ski weekend excursion!

MORE BACHELORETTE PARTY INSPIRATION
Winery Bachelorette Party | I’m So Fancy Bachelorette Party

When a great team comes together with a cake with pearls, beautiful dresses, gorgeous accessories and a Paris backdrop sure to make your mouth drop, you know it has to be good! I think every girl has dreamed about doing a balcony shoot in Paris. Dream on as you see this styled shoot come to life!

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From the photographer..

This is a styled shoot that came out of The Belle Arte Workshop. The Belle Arte Workshop is a luxury immersive educational retreat for professional wedding planners, stylists, photographers and related creatives. The workshop is a curated and collaborative experience focused on the world of fine art weddings.

PHOTOGRAPHER Katie Stoops Photography | PLANNER Cynthia Martyn Fine Events | WEDDING DRESS Saint Isabel Bridal | WEDDING DRESS Gossamer (similar) | CAKE Cake Opera Co. | INVITATIONS Seniman Calligraphy + Written Word + The Wise Creative | SHOES Bella Belle | VENUE Musee Rodin | FLORIST Cynthia Martyn Fine Events | HATBOX Trousseau & Co. | JEWELRY Helena Noelle | TABLETOP DESIGN Joy Proctor Design | TABLETOP RENTALS Maison Options

MORE STYLED SHOOTS
Becca From the Bachelor | Charleston Stylish Shoot

WHERE TO START
Once your venue is selected, decide if you are having a formal, casual or black-tie affair. This will play into your color palette. With the season and theme in mind, pick your colors. Yes, colors, not color. If you only choose one color, your wedding will look a bit flat if every last detail is purple for example. Instead pick 2-3 key colors and then 2 accent colors. Accent colors can be silver or gold for items like your chairs, cake topper, linens or bridesmaids dresses. Another accent color that is mainly based off of the groomsmen tuxes; white, black, navy, grey, etc. So instead of having a pink wedding, you can have a pink, blue, silver and white wedding.

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TIPS ON CHOOSING A COLOR PALETTE
Take the season, the venue and your theme into consideration, but only as inspiration to build on ideas. You should go with what you love! It is your wedding after-all. You don’t have to pick seasonal colors or colors that match the venue. If you want a pink wedding in the Fall – do it!

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DETERMINE THE USE OF COLOR
Once you land on a palette, determine where the colors will be used.

PINK: Flowers, invitations, favor boxes
BLUE: Bridesmaid dresses, linens, napkins
WHITE: Groomsmen jackets, flowers, menu cards
SILVER: Chair rentals, vases, chargers

ONE
Always start your makeup with a well hydrated face.

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TWO
Make sure you’re finding the perfect primer for you skin type.

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THREE
Choose a foundation that’s either water-based or silicon based.

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FOUR
Use shadows that have good pigment in them.

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FIVE
Always dust your face with a setting powder when you’re completing your wedding day look.

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SIX
Have your eyebrows professionally done.

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SEVEN
Try and test lip shades, there are thousands of colors out there — go out and play!

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EIGHT
Add lashes!

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NINE
Wearing more makeup for your wedding day is a complete myth.