One of the best days leading up to the wedding was my bachelorette party. Bachelorette parties are an awesome excuse for getting your close girlfriends together and have a fantastic time doing whatever you love best!
While at first I wanted to be surprised, it ended up being a collaborative effort, and it couldn’t have been better. Being that I live in NJ, we are super close to NYC, so that was an easy destination for us all. My bridesmaid, Dawn, picked me up from my house, complete with a decorated car, and we drove into the city.
The girls and I stayed together in an affordable-for-NYC suite, perfect for getting ready together and roomy enough to be super comfortable. Yes - they made me wear the bachelorette get-up, but we stayed classy.
We went to get dinner at a Puerto Rican restaurant, and while they assured me there would be no wait at 7:30, we showed up to a full restaurant and a 2 hour wait! There was no way we were going to wait that long…what to do…
We ended up going to Carmine’s! Affordable and delicious (and with no wait)!
After dinner, the plan was to go to The Duplex, a piano bar in the Village, and get a drink, sing some songs, and then walk around town and do some bar hopping. We walked into The Duplex and were surprised that it was so small! We managed to get a drink and seats near the piano after a few minutes to sit for a set of songs. The staff was so nice and the singers and pianist were amazingly talented. Well…we ended up having so much fun that we stayed there till close (that would be 4 AM).
We all had an amazing time and I thank my girls from the bottom of my heart for throwing me the BEST bachelorette party…ever.