bachelorette party


Definition of bachelorette party

: a party for a woman who is about to be married usually attended by women only Arriving at a second bar where they planned to wind up the night, they found the upper floor occupied by his fiancee, at her own much-rowdier bachelorette party.— Nicholas Kulish

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These days, what’s a bachelorette party without a photo of your favorite girls decked out in looks that commemorate the big occasion? Dominique Hobdy, Essence, "7 Bridal Party Swimsuits Worthy of a Double Tap," 11 June 2019 Attire was the biggest purchase for 32% of recent bridal party members, with a bachelor or bachelorette party trailing closely behind as the second most expensive purchase at 29%. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Survey Finds Bridal Party Expenses Can Put Serious Damper on Friendships," 5 June 2019 Royal sisters-in-law Sarah was the first female member of the royal family to have a bachelorette party. Marcia Moody, Town & Country, "Inside Princess Diana's Complicated Friendship with Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York," 22 July 2018 Gomez's fans have been anticipating Barry's wedding after the singer and actress was involved in pre-nuptial celebrations, like a beachy bachelorette party in Mexico and chic bridal shower. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Selena Gomez Was a Beautiful Maid of Honor at Her Best Friend's Wedding," 22 Feb. 2019 People also reported the ladies got together and celebrated a mutual friend's bachelorette party that was murder mystery-themed. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Leighton Meester and Michelle Trachtenberg's Gossip Girl Reunion Involves a Murder Mystery and Headbands," 12 Mar. 2019 The singer escaped the rainy West Coast to celebrate her best friend's bachelorette party this week and returned to Los Angles with a seriously envious, just-back-from-vacation glow. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Selena Gomez Steps Out With a Just-Back-From-Vacation Glow in Los Angeles," 14 Feb. 2019 My friend's bachelorette party just drank Mad Dogg 2020. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "Everything You Forgot Happened at Prince William's Bachelor Party," 27 Jan. 2019 Sophie Turner, who also attended the bride's bachelorette party, was in attendance throughout the celebrations, and had several outfit changes. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sophie Turner Danced Onstage at Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas’ Sangeet, and Fans Are Shook," 2 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of bachelorette party

1943, in the meaning defined above

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