As I prepared for my friend’s bachelorette in Savannah, I got a bit carried away with planning thanks to Pinterest and Etsy. Once I had a theme and color scheme in mind, it took a substantial amount of willpower not to spend all my money on knick-knacks, games, and crafting supplies.
Keeping track of everything on a list in Google Drive helped me stay organized and on track so that I maintained a budget and didn’t over-order any supplies.
The end result? I was quite happy with it and - most importantly - so was the bride.
I was going to make chalkboard mason jars from scratch, but when I calculated the cost for supplies and time, I realized that Bed, Bath, and Beyond had a much simpler option: purchase these jars ($9.99 for a set of 4), use a permanent chalk marker from Target to personalize them, and add some pretty paper straws and pink ribbon found at Michael’s to tie it all back to the theme. Voila!
The jars and the Bachelorette Survival Guides took the most time to create, but both were fairly simple projects. I ordered the satchels from a shop on Etsy and then ordered some individual packets of Advil, Orbit gum, and make-up removing cloths from Amazon. To fill up the bags, I gave each girl an airplane bottle of her favorite liquor, some hair ties and bachelorette-themed pins, and LipSmackers lip balm.
The last big element were our matching t-shirts, which I loved having as we walked around Savannah. It led to a lot of great conversations with locals and other tourists who chatted with Jamie about her upcoming wedding. On the front of the shirts, we had a big engagement ring and then the back read “Kissing the single life goodbye!”
Thanks to Etsy, I was able to put together some really cute, fun favors for the girls at a relatively low cost. I love the way everything came together under the theme of “Kissing the single life goodbye!”