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9 Steps to Planning the Perfect Engagement Party
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9 Steps to Planning the Perfect Engagement Party

Welcome to engagement season! If you've got a brand new sparkler on your hand, it's time to kick off the wedding festivities with an engagement party. This first celebration comes with way fewer etiquette rules than many other wedding-related events-meaning you and your S.O. can get involved without anyone raising an eyebrow.

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Say Namaste to These Luxe Yoga Retreats, Perfect for Bachelorette Parties

If we've learned anything about films that feature bachelorette parties, it's that whenever travel and alcohol get involved it does not usually end well (watch the trailer for the new film Rough Night and you'll get it). So what if you still want a fun bachelorette party, but excessive drinking, strippers, and traipsing around for a scavenger hunt in uncomfortable heels doesn't sound like the way you want to celebrate your final days of singledom?
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20 Bridal Shower Theme Ideas to Get You Inspired

If you're in charge of throwing a bridal shower, chances are you've been thinking a lot about themes. This is a party the bride will remember for the rest of her life, and you want to make it unforgettable and special. If you're looking for some inspiration for a memorable theme, we've got 20 awesome bridal shower theme ideas to get you inspired!
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Do You Need to Bring a Gift to an Engagement Party?

Did your BFF just get engaged? It's time to start celebrating! First up on the pre-wedding party list: the engagement party. Whether it's super formal or totally laid-back, the etiquette around this first bash can be a little bit fuzzy, especially when it comes to whether or not you're supposed to bring a gift.
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9 Steps to Planning the Perfect Engagement Party

Welcome to engagement season! If you've got a brand new sparkler on your hand, it's time to kick off the wedding festivities with an engagement party. This first celebration comes with way fewer etiquette rules than many other wedding-related events-meaning you and your S.O. can get involved without anyone raising an eyebrow.
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25 Bridal Shower Favor Ideas They'll Love

From edible treats to sentimental trinkets, there are so many amazing bridal-shower favors you can gift your guests. With these thoughtful favors (including edible and even plantable ideas), your guests will be happy campers walking out that door. No matter your budget or theme, you'll find something to fit the bill in this list of our 30 favorite bridal-shower-favor ideas.
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Bachelorette Party Alert: This Is Why Everyone's Heading to Scottsdale!

Planning an epic bachelorette party for the books? From trendy hotels and delicious dining options to vibrant nightlife and daytime festivities, Scottsdale has it all…and then some. Plus, it's just 15-minutes away from the Phoenix airport, which makes transportation a breeze. Between everything there is to eat, see, drink, and do-not to mention all the glorious sunshine-it's no surprise that Scottsdale is joining the ranks of Vegas and Austin as a top bachelorette destination west of the Mississipi.
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Rules of Engagement Party Etiquette: Your Top 10 Questions Answered

If this is your first time throwing an engagement party, etiquette questions are probably swirling around your brain. We've got answers to key questions about the guest list, invitations, gifts, and everything in between. Read on for a crash course in engagement party etiquette rules! 10 Engagement Party Etiquette Tips & Advice 1.
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When Should You Have a Bridal Shower?

Those months leading up to your wedding are filled with opportunities to celebrate, and your bridal shower is no exception. Unlike your bachelorette party, it's also a great chance to include both older and younger family members in the festivities, meaning grandma and your flower girl can be part of the anticipation and excitement!
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Who Gets Invited to the Bachelorette Party?

Out of all of the pre-wedding festivities, the bachelorette party might be the most fun. When was the last time you had a chance to get your closest friends together for a night or weekend of adventures? (Whether they're rated PG or R is up to you!) And while the bride is usually not so involved in planning the bachelorette party, the one thing she does have a say on is the guest list.
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5 Destinations Perfect for an East Coast Bachelorette Party

There's a bachelorette party for every kind of bride, from frozen drinks on the beach in Mexico to wine at a California vineyard to cocktails and dancing in Vegas. Of course, not all brides want to hop on a flight just for their “last fling before the ring,” so finding an equally appealing local option is key.
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The Best Napa Valley Wineries for Your Bachelorette Party

There's never a bad time to plan a visit to the best Napa Valley wineries-especially when it comes time for a fun-loving bachelorette party or an easy girls' getaway. The heart of California winemaking can be visited on a day trip from San Francisco (a popular choice for local bachelorette parties, since it's just 90 minutes by car from the city) or on a weekend trip from anywhere in the U.
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How to Have a Bachelorette Party in Montreal

Looking for an unforgettable bachelorette weekend with your favorite ladies that's rich in culture, heavy on charm, and very close by? Look no further than our neighbor to the north for a Montreal bachelorette party! Brush up on your French while taking in the amazing blend of European and North American culture all mashed into one, while celebrating your upcoming wedding day in style.
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4 Conversations You Might Want to Have Before His Bachelor Party

Nothing can make wedding planning come to a screeching (temporary, of course) halt quite like a quarrel over a bachelor party. To avoid this, and to foster clear communication between you and your soon-to-be husband, be sure to have these four key conversations prior to your man's departure. You can thank us later.
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Unique Places to Have a Bridal Shower in NYC

One of the unexpected perks of getting hitched (besides all the obvious and oh-so-wonderful ones)? Planning a wedding also means being able to pencil in some great, quality girl time before the big day. New York may be known for its nightclubs and the allure of staying out until 4 a.m.-making it a go-to locale for bachelorette parties-but the city also offers up some amazing venues for your bridal shower.
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How to Plan a Nontraditional Bachelorette in Lisbon

Not every bride wants a traditional bachelorette party (penis straws, panty games, and trivia surrounding their spouse-to-be) and that's completely OK. If you fall into this category, we have the perfect destination for your last hurrah before you tie the knot. Lisbon is one of Europe's most vibrant cities.
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The Perfect Los Angeles Restaurants for Your Engagement Party

If you just got engaged, you're going to want to share the love with all your nearest and dearest. That means planning an amazing engagement party to celebrate - and luckily L.A. has a slew of restaurants for any and all party types and sizes. Whether it's a private fine dining experience with stunning views, an intimate chef-cooked meal with a few friends, a brunch party, or a casual celebration with friends, these are the best places to start celebrating the two of you with those who love you most.
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The Best NYC Engagement Party Venues

Michelin Stars, iconic skyline views, and impressive international cuisine give these engagement party hotspots a permanent place on our list of New York's chicest pre-wedding venues. From New York's hip Nolita neighborhood to hidden gems in Brooklyn, there's no limit to the endless party possibilities offered from these leading locations to celebrate the most important time in your lives.
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9 Bachelorette Party Favors Your Girls Will Love (and Actually Reuse)

Girls just wanna have fun! And what better way to thank your gals for packing their bags and celebrating your last fling before the ring than with fun bachelorette party favors? Not just fun, but practical too, of course! Since your bride tribe is working tirelessly to make your bachelorette a celebration for the books, return the favor by gifting them something they can either use throughout the weekend, bring back home, or, even better, both.
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