I've never been in a wedding before. Not as a bridesmaid, not as a junior bridesmaid, and not even as a flower girl. Until now that is! My big sister got married last weekend and guess who was the co-maid of honor? This lady!!
The good news: I didn't rock this hair-do.
The bad news: it is my first rodeo, so I worked hard to navigate the duties of this special job with zero experience. Books, Blogs, Interviews, Advice.... I did my research. Correct me if I'm wrong, but my research had me believing that the only reaaaal responsibility a maid of honor has before the big day is to plan the Bachelorette Party.
Sounds easy enough, right? Wrong. Clearly, you don't know my sister. The one who kindly requests that we do not throw her a Bachelorette Party (Or a shower, or an engagement party, or anything else that goes along with pre-wedding celebrations).
I begged, pleaded and insisted that I throw a tiny little party. The answer: NO.
I refused to allow my big sister to miss out on this right of passage, plus, I only had one job... and she was saying to forget about the only job I had? Yea right.
I, of course, had to respect the fact that she did not want the attention that came with the traditional bachelorette party. So, I was forced to get creative and find a loop hole that made us both happy.non-traditional bachelorette party. I drafted a letter that explained the premise of this party and SECRETLY sent it to 35 of the special women in Katie's life.
So what do you do for a bride-to-be that doesn't want a shower, cringes at the thought of a Bachelorette Party, and wants nothing else but to stay out of the spotlight until her big day? The answer: be creative... very, very creative.
As sisters of this oh-so-humble bride, it's hard not to give Katie the attention we feel she deserves while also respecting her wishes. With a little creativity and lots of help from all of the important ladies in Katie's life (like YOU), we think we've found a loop hole within Katie's requests. (Shh... don't tell her!)
Instead of throwing Katie a bachelorette party and forcing her under that glaring spotlight she dislikes so much, we are hoping that this alternative demonstrates that same level of love, support and overall thoughtfulness without that dreaded attention. Here's the TOP SECRET plan:
Each important lady will send Katie 1 pair of underwear. Pick a pair of panties that remind you of her (yikes) and send them via mail to her house. Feel free to add a fun note, piece of marriage advice, or whatever else you feel fits the ticket (we won't ask) into your box of love. If you'd rather not send this package through the mail, feel free to drop it off at the O'Connor's house and we will get your secret package to her (again, no questions asked). Within this envelope, you will also find a date and/or a week that we are encouraging you to send your top secret package to Katie. With each important lady following this secret schedule, we are hoping that Katie will be able to receive a new scandalous treasure in the mail each day for a month! How could she not love this alternative?
If you are interested in participating in this non-traditional Bachelorette celebration in honor of our favorite big sister, send a pair of undies (size **) with a little note to her address:
The future Mrs. Smith
Blah, blah, blah... you get the point.
Bridget & Maggie
To kick off the month of undies, the maid of honors presented these fun treats to the bride-to-be:
We used cookie-cutters in the shape of a heart to create the "bottoms". Before we baked the sugar cookies, we cut off the point of the heart to create the "butt" effect.
With some icing and a little imagination, we were able to create lots and lots of fun panties to present the bride-to-be!
What an easy, creative, and classy dessert to bring to your next bachelorette party.
For a month, our grateful big sister received package after package of undergarments. Each one was creative, individual, and included hilarious & valuable marriage advice. [Mature eyes only]
Honeymoon towels... check!
A special thank you to ALLLLL of Katie's family and friends for making this possible! All of the creativity and generosity made this "party" unforgettable. Katie is very lucky to have such a supportive (and hilarious) team. xoxo
PS. Photo dump of the amazingly special day coming soon!! Stay tuned my fellow brides.