Let’s Talk About: Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties

Mike (who was Twitter famous for like, a hour, for this post), is always coming across interesting or funny articles to share with me. Do you have someone in your life who always seems to find these things, too?

This article from Barstool Sports he sent me about how millennial couples treat their bachelor and bachelorette  parties made me laugh and shake my head so many times because it is so true. While our parents celebrated by spending one night with friends at a restaurant or bar, this “me me me generation” mindset has bled into how we define the purpose of these events entirely. And it’s costing us a lot of money.

Case in point: My bachelorette party was an entire weekend at Lake Winnipesaukee in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. We stayed at a family friend’s camp house, and my bridesmaids rented us a pontoon boat to ride around all day.  It was perfect. Mike’s bachelor party was also a full weekend but a dozen of his friends flew from around the country to meet in Austin to eat awesome barbecue, watch a major golf tournament, and also party on a lake. Their boat even had a slide.

Thinking about this, one line from the article really struck me:

“…couples want their individual pre-wedding celebrations to be as unique as they are and a reflection of their interests and personalities, which can sometimes result in pricey bachelor and bachelorette parties.”

Do you agree? Did you have a bachelor or bachelorette party or have you been to any?What was it like? I’d love to hear!

Thanks for reading!



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