I’m so excited to share all about my Bachelorette party in Charleston this past weekend! I really didn’t take too many pictures and didn’t post any because I wanted to be in the moment and present with all of my girlfriends. Also, there were some moments that weren’t social media friendly if you get what I’m saying 😉 But I thought I’d share the itinerary my maid of honor put together for the weekend!
Even though I am so involved with planning my wedding, I didn’t want to know a single thing about the bachelorette trip! I love surprises so I wanted to be completely in the dark (other than what to pack). I do want to first start off by acknowledging the amazing job my maid of honor and bridesmaids did in planning an amazing trip and I loved every minute of it! I could not have asked for a better weekend with my friends to ring in the official countdown to my big day.
Where We Stayed: Church Street Inn
We stayed at the Church Street Inn and it was amazing! It was a cool town house style accommodation complete with a mini kitchen (with a refrigerator, oven, stove, and microwave), a living room (that had a pull out couch), 1.5 bath, and two queen sized beds. It fits six comfortably but you can also bring an air mattress as well to fit more people. The best part about staying here was the location! Once we parked our car, we didn’t use it again! It’s literally in the heart of Charleston and we were able to walk to every restaurant, bar, and shopping area. I highly recommend staying here!
Day 1: Friday
We got up early Friday morning and met up at my apartment to start the drive from Atlanta to Charleston. While we were waiting on everyone to arrive, Taylor started the morning off right by making me and my friend a mimosa (he’s the sweetest)! After everyone arrived, we all got Chickfila for breakfast and headed off!
Once we arrived in Charleston we dropped our bags off at the hotel and went and had a late lunch at the Oyster House while we waited for our room to be ready. We all started with our first (of many) Bloody Marys and enjoyed some fantastic oysters!
Once we wrapped up lunch, our room was ready. All of my bridesmaids went back to the hotel to set up and decorate the room and one of my bridesmaids stayed back with me to enjoy happy hour at the bar that was attached to the Oyster House.
After we were done, we went back to the hotel and I finally got to see the room all decorated! It was so cute!! We sadly didn’t get too many pictures of the room and how it was decorated because we were all just enjoying ourselves and having a good time. But they did put up a couple of banners with one of them having a fringe doorway curtain behind it for a place to take pictures. The table had a tablecloth over it with cute little confetti and life savers scattered all over. There were also clear balloons filled with gold confetti and Reese’s (my favorite candy) throughout the place. And on top of the table were goodie bags for each of us! Inside my goodie bag held all of the essentials I needed for the weekend with a clue for the first activity we were doing on the trip.
We got ready and headed out for the Charleston Brews Cruise! We did a brewery bus tour that included two breweries: Palmetto Brewing & Holy City Brewing. We did the Happy Hour Bus Tour which was so nice! It was awesome to have a driver and not have to worry about driving ourselves or finding a ride from each location. And at each brewery we got 5-6 pours of different beers and the best part about it was that our tour guide basically served us our beers! He came to us and poured our glasses so we didn’t have to go up to the bar every time we were done with one. At the second brewery we actually had to wait in line at the bathroom for a good 10 minutes or so and our tour guide came and filled our glasses while we were in line (LOL)! He was amazing!
Once the tour was over, our guide dropped us back off at our hotel and we walked to TBonz Gill & Grill for a late dinner. It was perfect bar food for when you had one too many beers 😉 Since we all woke up pretty early that morning and had a long day, we went back to the hotel after dinner and called it a night knowing that tomorrow night was going to be the night we stayed out late.
Day 2: Saturday
Two of my friends are very early risers so they went and made a coffee run and picked up some breakfast from Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit. And let me tell you, this food was amazing! I actually found out that there is also a location here in Atlanta, so that made my foodie heart happy! My friends also made everyone mimosas while we ate our delicious breakfast in our pajamas and it was the perfect start to our day!
Next, we all got ready and wore our custom made t-shirts that my maid of honor got for everyone. My shirt was white and said “Pop the Bubbly I’m Getting A Hubby” along with our wedding hashtag at the bottom. Everyone else had a black shirt that said “Sip Sip Hooray!” with two champagne glasses and our hashtag at the bottom.
Once we were all ready, we wanted to get out and explore the city since most everyone on the trip had never been to Charleston before. We walked around a market, along the water, and up Rainbow Row – which is a street lined with old houses that are all painted different colors…like the rainbow 😉
After walking around some we were all ready for a drink and some food! We headed to Fleet Landing which was a restaurant that was on the water and it had the prettiest view! We ate outside on the deck because the weather was so nice out that day! After lunch we headed back to the room where we got ready for our next event and I was handed another clue:
We had a private pole dancing class! Now, I know this activity may not be everyone’s cup of tea but I can honestly say that this was easily the highlight of our trip! It was a great way for all of my friends to have a good laugh together and do some bonding. We were all having a great time and not taking ourselves too seriously – it also helps that there was a bar in the next room so we all took some shots to loosen up. We were all taking pictures and videos of each other and some great memories were definitely made. And I love how we all have some hilarious videos that we can always look back on and stories we will be telling for years to come. It’s seriously the perfect bachelorette party activity and I highly recommend it!
After the class we had some drinks at the rooftop bar of the building where our class was held and then we headed back to our room to get ready for the night. It’s become a tradition that the bride wears a white dress while everyone else wears black (or another color). So we all got dressed up and had some drinks before we headed out to our delicious dinner at Blossom. Our waiter even gave us all complimentary champagne!
Once dinner was over we headed back to the room and that’s where I was given a lingerie shower! We played some fun games, took silly pictures, and had a few more drinks. And once it was time to go back out we headed to NV Dance Lounge. And the original plan was to club hop but we had such a great time dancing that we literally stayed there until the wee hours of the morning.
Day 3: Sunday
Once we packed up and checked out of our room we headed to Hominy Grill for some brunch. This place gets packed real fast so I suggest getting there early to avoid a long wait! And then it was on the road back to Georgia!
Wow! Sorry for the long post but I didn’t want to leave anything out! We all had such a great time and I am so grateful for all of my friends who made this trip unforgettable! They all made me feel so special and loved and I am so honored to have each and every one of them in my life. And I can’t wait for them to stand by my side as Taylor and I get married soon. Brooke, KT, Elise, Ashlei, and McKenna – thank you from the bottom of my heart! I love you all!