Ugh, No, Stop: 'Cool' Moms Are Going to Hardcore Bachelorette Parties

Some daughters are very close with their mothers. They talk on the phone at least once a day, share secrets, and when it’s time to get married, these daughters want their mothers to be involved, very involved, right down to attending their raunchy bachelorette weekend. Wait, what? Whaaaaat? »8/11/15 1:01pm8/11/15 1:01pm


How to Throw a Bachelorette Party That's Actually Fun

Help! I'm planning a friend's bachelorette in NYC this spring (I'm the maid of honor) and am desperately trying to avoid any and all clichés — strippers, pole dancing lessons, matching T-shirts — while taking into consideration the bride's preferences: not drawing attention to herself, not particularly enjoying… »2/25/15 3:10pm2/25/15 3:10pm

Apparently Endless Bachelorette Parties Are a New Thing

The New York Times Weddings section, forever on the beat of things that are hot and sexy, draws our attention to a new trend for brides: taking weekend trips for their bachelorette parties with their besties and/or having more than one bachelorette party. In general, neither of these ideas seems entirely new. What… »10/25/13 7:00pm10/25/13 7:00pm

The Exquisite Pain of Performing for a Bachelorette Party

One of my goals as a performer is to never become jaded with it, which is surprisingly easy, even when you're a professional sword swallower who introduces strippers. And when I hear the curtains whoosh open and get the spotlight in my eyes, I fall in love — with my life, with my work, with my audience. That is, until… »5/10/12 5:00pm5/10/12 5:00pm

How to Throw a Bachelorette Party that Doesn't Suck

Chances are that at some point in your life, you'll be asked to stand up as Maid of Honor at a friend or relative's wedding. And while the travails of bridesmaidery are vast and varied, one of the more tricky feats involved in being the Maid of Honor is planning a bachelorette party that isn't embarrassing while it's… »3/23/12 7:20pm3/23/12 7:20pm

Warning: Bachelorette Parties Now Include Workouts

Now that we're living in a post-Bridesmaids world, everyone is aware that being forced into various social situations with a group of women you barely know can be pretty uncomfortable. At least at the bachelorette party you usually have booze to get you through the night, but some brides are taking that away from… »10/20/11 9:30am10/20/11 9:30am