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The Men of Magic Mike Live Want to Host Your Bachelorette Party
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The Men of Magic Mike Live Want to Host Your Bachelorette Party

Here are some things that make the world a better place: love, quality female friendships, and synchronized sexy dancing to Ginuwine's "Pony." Revel in all three by celebrating your bachelorette party at Magic Mike Live in Las Vegas. The show is the rebel brainchild of Channing Tatum, real-life stripper turned star actor/producer/director, who decided male revues shouldn't demoralize anyone-on or off stage.

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Party On, Brides: Listen to Our Engagement-Party Playlist!

Engagement parties are an optional, yet thoroughly enjoyable, pre-wedding celebration. Most often, these happen within the first few weeks or months of a couple's betrothal and are a time for friends and family to get to know each other - sounds like a good time right? Even better, there's no one way to throw one; though many people have a cocktail party, it's totally a personal decision.
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What a Rehearsal Dinner Really Costs-and How to Pick the Theme

The costs for planning your wedding includes more than just those for the day of: You have to take into account everything you might need for your bridal party, your bridal shower and bachelorette party, and, of course, your rehearsal dinner. So how much should you shell out for the night before your big night?
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Rehearsal Dinner 101: What to Wear and How to Deal with the In-Laws

After spending so much time planning your wedding, you may forget that you have to coordinate a rehearsal dinner, too. Whether you want a backyard BBQ or a formal country club fete, you'll need to figure out some important details-including what to wear (fun!) and how to manage your in-laws (maybe not so fun, but they might be paying for the meal).
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Should I Buy a Gift for the Hostess of My Bridal Shower?

A bridal shower is one of the wedding-related events that a bride doesn't have to plan-so you can just go as the guest of honor and enjoy yourself! Whether it's hosted by a bridesmaid, your mom, or an aunt, it's a sweet way to honor your short time as a bride-to-be. Since someone else did the hard work of putting the party together, should you get them a gift as a thank you?
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BRIDES Florida: Bachelorette Party Spots in Miami

Miami's sex appeal makes it a standout spot for the ultimate bachelorette party. Grab your boa and sashay to one of beach bars and clubs lining South Beach, or make it a low-key girls' getaway spent poolside at one of these seven spots. Freehand Miami (Above) Ignore the word hostel associated with Freehand's name - this spot is nothing like your post-college backpacking days.
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5 Houston Breweries Perfect for Wedding Events

If your love and passion for a cold one is more refined than throwing back cans of Bud Light - and you constantly find yourself seeking out well-crafted lagers, hosting your engagement party, rehearsal dinner, or wedding at one of Houston's craft breweries is a perfect option. With artisanal, authentic, and flavorful beer, these beloved breweries are sure to craft all your needs for your special day (no pun intended!
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BRIDES Chicago: Where to Host Your Post-Wedding Brunch

To keep the celebrations going even after your wedding day ends, embrace the post-wedding brunch. You'll have the chance to relive the magic of the day before with an intimate group of family and friends while enjoying some yummy bites. These six Chicago restaurants offer private rooms and delicious menus for a momentous sendoff to your honeymoon.
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Clinton Kelly's Top Tips for Hosting a Chic Cocktail Engagement Party

Entertaining is stressful enough on it's own, but when add in the pressure of friends and family clamoring to congratulate you on your newly engaged status, it's no wonder why some couple's prefer to pass on an engagement party. One way to manage stress? Plan a more low-key event, like a chic-yet-laid back cocktail engagement party.
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Who Should We Invite to the Rehearsal Dinner?

Are you hosting a rehearsal dinner for the night before your wedding and working on your guest list? If you are planning one, are you confused about who needs to be invited? And what if you are hosting a destination wedding-should everyone be invited to the rehearsal dinner, too? Follow our advice! Our wedding etiquette experts are here to answer your rehearsal dinner questions in our daily post.
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The Best Bachelorette Party Shirts (That Won't Embarrass You)

Matching shirts usually make an appearance on three special occasions-family reunions, grade-school field trips, and bachelorettes. Alas, the unfortunate truth is that in most of these cases, the bridesmaid shirts that force themselves into the public eye over and over and over again suck. They're poor quality, unbelievably tacky, and a color heretofore reserved for signs signaling impending danger.
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5 Reasons to Go on a Glamping Bachelorette Party in NoCal

Steer away from the typical Las Vegas bachelorette party, and instead whisk your BFFs away to Northern California for an unforgettable glamping experience. Here, five reasons you and your girls will love spending time in the stunning wilderness. 1. You'll disconnect from the world and spend quality time together.
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Everything You Need to Consider for a Bridal Shower Brunch

Brunch is always a good idea - and we mean, always . And, good news for brides and their loved ones, the blessed meal also happens to be the perfect theme for a bridal shower! A brunch bridal shower can be as casual as an outdoor gathering at the bride's childhood home, or as trendy as sit-down feast at your city's chicest restaurant.
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BRIDES Chicago: 8 Venues for a Perfect Rehearsal Dinner

There's something uniquely wonderful about the rehearsal dinner, when your families and wedding party gather to celebrate - and you actually have a chance to chat with a few of them. Excitement is high but stress is low, so it becomes this incredible night you'll remember just as much as your wedding.
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How to Survive a Bachelorette When You're Sober

We often think of the best bachelorette parties as the most intense-the ones with the most cocktails, the most chaos, the most wild stories. Taking some time to cut loose with your closest friends in life generally is so important-and with a life event as important as marriage, of course you're going to want your time with your friends.
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The Best Songs to Play During Your Bridal Shower

If you're getting married soon, we can safely guess that you can't wait for your bridal shower! Even though this is one of the few wedding events you don't have to plan (phew!), it's still a joyous day in which you can fully partake. Most likely, your friends or family planning the shower are so wrapped up in decorations and games that they might forget an equally important aspect - the playlist!
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Can I Have a Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party If This Is My Second Wedding?

When you're walking down the aisle for the second time, you may decide to do things a little differently than you did the first time around, from how you choose to celebrate to whether you want to wear white. The same goes for pre-wedding celebrations like the bridal shower and bachelorette party. If this is your second time saying "I do," can you still mark your upcoming marriage with these parties?
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Can Guests Be Invited to My Bridal Shower But Not to the Wedding?

Guest-list etiquette is one of the trickiest parts of planning a wedding. Whether you're worried you've invited too many people, are trying to squeeze in your parents' friends, or can't figure out who gets a plus-one, there are so many questions to answer before those invitations go out the door. And that's before someone else has started to plan your bridal shower!
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