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    Entries in bachelorette (5)

    Tuesday
    May132014

    The Truth Hurts Tuesday ~ What I look for in a Bride... 

    Recently, one of my brides asked, "BB, what do you look for in a bride?" Really, she did. And you know what? I was fucking floored. Because as an event planner, usually I am the one grilled with questions about my role in the wedding planning process, how my fees work, and basically, if I am worth it. So, to have the tables turned caught me a bit off guard. To be safe, I asked her exactly what she meant by "what do I look for in a bride" because, frankly, I didn't want to risk offending her if I put on my Bitchless Bride hat, and actually told her the truth. But when she said, "I want to keep my friends at the end of this thing..." I thought I would go big or go home. So here's what I told her:

    1. Remember to stay true to yourself. Create the wedding that is right for you and your sig other and forget everything else. I say it all of the time, but it's worth repeating. Ignore the noise. Politely nod when you receive unsolicited advice and move on. I mean, if you actually took every piece of advice given to you during your engagement, then your wedding would literally be about everybody else except you (two)!!

    2. Be kind. Be kind to your bridesmaids. Be kind to your family. Be kind to your vendors. Most of all? Be kind to your fiancé. Bridey, I can assure you that you will get so much more joy (and help for that matter) if you're kind those around you. Remember, talk is cheap. Actions speak louder than words. So show the people who are important to you that they are in fact important to you.

    Let your bridesmaids off the hook. Give them a color and let them pick out their own dresses or throw a party for them as opposed to a bachelorette party.

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    Tuesday
    Feb192013

    The Truth Hurts Tuesday ~ Bridal Party Etiquette 

    Bridey, so I know that you are the one getting married, and you are the one spending a ton of money on your big day, and that you are in charge of the building the perfect bridal party, but let's get one thing straight, okay? Don't be a bitch to the women you are asking to stand at the altar with you. Period. I am getting so tired of witnessing or hearing about bitch-ass brideys behaving like total diva assholes to the women they supposedly love enough to have them share such a personal experience with... So STOP IT. 

    Yes I am being hard on you, but most of you deserve it. Sorry, but you do. However, because I care about your well being, and in order to help you to avoid creating drama surrounding your wedding day, I have decided to give you five rules to follow to keep you from fucking up your relationships with your maids (possibly forever). 

    1. Don't even think about asking one, or some of the girls to lose weight before your wedding. Not only are you going to hurt their feelings, but it's just rude. Accept them for who they are and what they look like, but please don't ask them to make such a personal sacrifice for you. If they haven't done it for themselves already, then odds are they are not going to do it for you (although they may try unsuccessfully), and then you've opened up a whole other can of worms. And trust me, your friendship will never be the same. I promise. 

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    Sunday
    Jan062013

    A Completely DIY, Absolutely Incredible Bachelorette Party Style Shoot

    I could not resist this one brideys. I HAD to share this with you. I mean, how could I pass up a sparkly, glittery, super hot style shoot? Right? The best part? The price! Holy shit! I am totally dying over this, and I am so excited to show it off, because it is completely obtainable!

    So, enjoy the eye candy, and learn more about this incredible "party" as I ask Amy Lovlien, of True Emerald Styling and Planning, a few questions about how to achieve such a lovely outcome without being a bridey bitch!

    1. This is an absolutely incredible bachelorette style shoot for a DIY bride. What was the budget?

    $1,000 for food, beverage & decor.

    2. How long would you say the DIY preparations took (from a normal, non-event planner perspective)?

    The hardest part of this shoot was gathering everything needed. We used a TON of glitter. After you have every supply it would probably take about 15-20 hours for one person to complete everything (or two long evenings with some friends!). 

    3. Where did you procure the items necessary for the shoot?

    Paper Source, Anthropologie, Whole Foods

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    Wednesday
    May162012

    "Duel" Maid of Honors

    Story Submitted by "Misery Maid"

    I was very surprised when a friend asked me to be her "Co-Maid of Honor." First of all, at that point we were seeing each other maybe 3 times a year despite living in the same city, and secondly, I'd never heard of a CO-Maid of Honor. Turns out, there's a good reason for that!

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    Wednesday
    Feb152012

    Liar Liar Pants on Fire

    Cheater!!! Yeah, I said it… CHEEEEAAATER! You’re really gonna plan a wedding and then waste everybody’s time because you’re a fucking cheat? Cause you couldn’t keep your snatch to yourself? How about this? Don’t do it. Not just because all of us are helping you plan your wedding, and you’re wasting our time, but don’t do it because it’s just not right. And more then anything else, this is the BEGINNING of your life together. You really want to start out as an unfaithful bitch?

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