Hi friends! So today I am getting back to my wedding festivity recaps. I suppose I should go in order from the proposal to the wedding, but I would rather just recap what is on my mind at the moment.
When we first got engaged, I already knew who my bridesmaids were going to be. This was something I had thought about quite a bit and while I have a lot of really great girlfriends, there are 4 that are on another level. We are more like sisters than friends. And it is a huge plus that they all know each other and get along too.
My sister Morgan (maid of honor), cousin Kate, best friend Lissa and best friend Rachael.
After proposing to my girls, the bachelorette weekend planning started! 😉
We knew we wanted to do a fun weekend somewhere since we all live in different places (Dallas, Nashville, and Long Island). I had never been to New Orleans and have always wanted to go so the planning begun!
Let me just say, my sister was the most amazing maid of honor ever. She planned the whole trip, including activities and surprises every day so that we wouldn’t get bored or waste time trying to figure out what we wanted to do.
She rented this beautiful condo a few minutes from Bourbon street and the girls decorated the whole thing. It was the sweetest gesture. My sister even sent the landlord a huge box of decorations because she couldn’t fit them all in her suitcase. (So sneaky!!)
My sister made the most thoughtful gift bags (yes, plural) for all the girls and we all just could not believe the effort and thought she put into all of them. Every gift had a cute homemade, personalized tag. (She is for hire, girls ;)). The picture below is my cousin’s because I didn’t snap a picture of mine, but you get the idea.
The whole trip was so thoughtfully planned and it made for such an amazing time. We went out to dinner, we went on a private boat, went to a drag queen show, went to a pool party, and more.
The boat day was so fun. Our captain for the day was Captain Vegas and he was amazing! So inviting and let us be loud and obnoxious 😉 He even had his doggy on the boat, who we all loved!
My girlfriends are the best! I just love them so much.
We also played a million games all weekend. The girls had so many fun games for me that had us all laughing the entire weekend. This one in particular was hilarious. While on the boat, my sister asked me a series of questions she had previously asked Jon. If I got it wrong, I had to take a dare out of the pile (below of some of them) and if I got it right, I had to pick a dare for one of the girls. Then, when we went out at night, we had to complete our dares. I can’t even explain how funny it was. Some of my favorites were: convince someone you are a sex therapist, convince someone you are a celebrity, slow dance with a guy at the bar, convince a cute guy you just got out of prison… the list goes on an on. Definitely a highlight of the trip and made it really fun to have something to do when we were out at night.
More from our fun nights out.
My sister even planned a bridal bootcamp for us one morning because she knows I love working out. The girls were troopers… the matching monogrammed tanks definitely helped!
I could not have asked for a better trip with better friends. It was the best trip of my life with my best girlfriends. I was so overcome with joy and happiness the whole weekend because of the level of thought and planning my sister put into making this trip so memorable for me. It was truly so special. I may have come home without a voice 🙂
I love these girls more than anything! They are the best!
Disclaimer: There are so many more funny pictures from our trip to New Orleans, but they aren’t quite blog appropriate 😉
New Orleans is such a fun city that I would definitely recommend to anyone planning a bachelorette trip. If you are looking for a tame, relaxing getaway, look elsewhere! lol New Orleans is loud and fun at all hours of the night. The people are super friendly and the food is yummy too!
Have a great Tuesday!!
Questions for You: Answer in the comments!
- Did you have a bachelorette trip? Where did you go? If not married, where would you go if you got engaged?
- How many bridesmaids did you have/do you want?
- Have you ever been to New Orleans?