Monday, May 23, 2011

When a Family History Nerd Gets Married: The Bachelorette Party

I had some misgivings about allowing myself to have a bachelorette party at all. Clubbing and loud music and dancing are not my style. Wearing "BRIDE" or "Last fling before the ring" t-shirts is not my style. Luckily, my fantastic sister had something else altogether in mind: a genealogy-inspired bachelorette party designed just for me!

A normal bachelorette party location:

A Dance Club

My bachelorette party location: A tour of NYC's oldest bars!

Ear Inn (image source)

McSorley's Old Ale House (image source)
Normal bridal party shirt:

Bridesmaid Rhinestone Girly Tank Top, Wedding Tank tops, Small, Black

My bridal party's shirt:

(I think they were making fun of me.)

Bride Rings Rhinestone Girly Tank Top, Large, Black

My shirt:
Probably from here?
It reads:
#1 Leave no stone unturned, unless it is a headstone.
#2 Handwriting legibility is inversely proportionate to a document's importance.
#3 The further away a cemetery or library is, the more awkward the opening ours will be.
#4 The relative you most need to talk with is the one whose funeral you are currently attending.
#5 Wherever you find two or more sibling, there also will you find two or more surname spellings.

Normal bachelorette party pin:

Bachelorette Party Buttons 8ct

My bachelorette party pin:

designed by my awesome sister Laura!

Is my bridal party not obviously the very best ever?

Next time you're in McSorley's look for the "Genealogy is Cool" pin stuck above the door jamb!

And to hearken back to the discussion of making money in genealogy, I know a maid of honor who might be able to make a living as a genealogy-themed party planner!

(Several of the links in this post are affiliate links.)
(Cross-posted at When Hoya Met Saxa)


Greta Koehl said...

You have great taste and wonderful friends!

Mary said...

What a nice party with some pretty cool things. I like the Genealogy is Cool pin the best. Congratulations!

Susan (Nolichucky Roots) said...

I have Greta to thank for leading me to your blog (which I am loving after 10 minutes of browsing!). Then I saw Vital Vittles and almost dropped my laptop. Had to say congrats and all the best wishes on your marriage from another Hoya couple, though we're just a little bit older.

Heather Kuhn Roelker said...


Jim's Girl said...

I LOVE the bridal party shirt. Congratulations!

Katie O. said...

Thank you for all the kind comments, and to Susan - Hoya Saxa!