Wedding Recap Five Years Later: My Bachelorette Party

Today kicks off a big week in the Sides' household!  On Friday, Craig and I will celebrate five years of marriage.  On one hand, it feels like just yesterday!  An another--when considering two full pregnancies and the fact that we have a 1 and 3-year old--five years seems about right!  Since I didn't blog back then, I'm going to recap all of our wedding festivities over the next ten days!!  (10 because we were married on 07.10.10!)  First up--my bachelorette party!

It truly was a perfect day with all of my best girlfriends.  It included an afternoon at the hotel's rooftop pool (with drinks), dinner at a hibachi grill, and then a night out at Power & Light.  Now that's not to say, five years later, I would celebrate the same way.  Looking back, I seem so young and obviously my interests have changed a bit.  If I were to redo my bachelorette party today, I'd still choose the pool, but maybe throw in a little pampering, dinner somewhere a bit more classy, and perhaps a lower-key night of wine drinking.  Nonetheless, it was a blast and I'm still grateful for the friends who traveled near and far to help me celebrate.

Before dinner, my friends showered me with some fun bachelorette goodies.

Here we are showing off my 'Line of Panties' that had the cutest little poem to go along with it.

The bridesmaids have a secret to share
About our little bride
She is obsessed with underwear
And that we cannot hide.

So for our little panty queen
We gathered up some twine
And working as a friendly team
We made a panty line.

Sarah, these undies are to last you
All throughout your life
And Craig will be pleased to say
He has a sexy wife!

So listen up to hear about
Your lifelong panty plan
These underwear, we have no doubt
Will last your whole life span.

The first are for your wedding day
Of course they are pure white
We know Craig will shout, "Hooray!"
When he sees you on that night.

The next are for your honeymoon
They're sexy and all lace
We hope you'll leave your hotel room
'Cause Jamaica's a gorgeous place!

On Valentine's you'll wear this pair
Before you hit the bed
Cuz Cupid's arrow in the air
Shoots tushies that are red.

After a year has passed you'll face
Anniversary number one
With these you'll surely have a blast
'Cuz leopard's so much fun!

Then when the time is right for you
And don't be saying, "Maybe"
You'll wear your little pink or blue
In honor of your baby.

And when your years of wedding bliss
Become the big 2-5
Don't worry - you'll just slip this on
To keep the sparks alive.

When finally you're old and gray
With these you can't go wrong
'Cuz sorry Sarah but at that age
You just can't wear a thong!

These two are my high school besties and won the award for traveling the farthest - Madison and Hawaii!

And that basically sums up my bachelorette party!  Here are my plans for the remainder of the week!

Sunday | My Bachelorette Party
Monday | The Day Before
Tuesday | Getting Ready + Our First Look
Wednesday | Wedding Party Photos
Thursday | The Ceremony
Friday | The Details
Saturday | Our First Dance + Other Reception Fun
Sunday | Our Wedding Video
Monday | 5 Reasons Our Wedding was the Bomb
Tuesday | Our Honeymoon

And in case you missed it, I've blogged before about how I met my husband (here) and how we got engaged (here).  Happy anniversary week, honey!


  1. these pics are so so fun and i just LOVE that poem that they wrote so much. What awesome friends!! i'm looking forward to all these fun posts too - happy early five year anniversary you two :)

  2. Such a cute idea to recap everything! This is our 5 year anniversary this year too (11-7-10!) so I might have to steal this idea :)