For my bachelorette, I told my MOH (Maid of Honor) that all I wanted was sand. I wanted to be on the beach somewhere. We didn’t have to go to Miami, or the Bahamas, I just really wanted to hear the ocean. So me and four of my girls went to Tybee Island, Savannah Georgia. I would say so far it’s been one of the most memorable experiences of my wedding process thus far!
An unusual pick you say? Well I wanted adventure and I certainly got one. A lot of people asked why I didn’t just stay in NYC and go to clubs. Truthfully, as much as I love NYC, I wanted to be close to less. Less lights, noise, and that weird liquid on the street that happens to always be a puddle no matter how hot it is- it never evaporates.
My MOH and my bridesmaids booked a house on the beach on Tybee Island. It’s called the “Peach Penthouse”. So up my alley, with so much colour. They used Air BnB to book. I actually liked it so much more than a hotel. I never tried Air BnB and I was so glad we did for the trip because it was so cozy to have an entire townhouse to ourselves. It felt good to go somewhere totally new. And it was even more refreshing to go to the grocery store near our little house where the eggs only cost .85¢!
We went to a place called “The Crab Shack” and we were greeted with tons people who were dressed in short shorts, cut off tee’s and flip flops. Our group however, ready for more fun out, was dressed in form fitting clothing, and full faces of makeup. We were met with confused looks until they all saw the prominent “Bride to Be” sash and small veil that I have been sporting for what seems like the last few years. LOL
The hostesses were amused and sat us in the back of the “restaurant” on a large outdoor patio. I say that in quotation marks because there didn’t appear to be an inside? Everything seemed to be in wooden frames and outdoors on wooden decks and almost felt like we were in someone’s backyard. It was magnificent. The food was beyond what I imagined we would find near the beach. We bought a “sampler” of crab legs, shrimp, clams, corn, and potatoes and it was enough to feed all five of us. The funniest/cutest thing about this outdoor “restaurant” was the cats. There were dozens and dozens of obese cats. There were clear signs everywhere that said “Please Do Not Feed the Cats”. However, when any shrimp bits of crab bits fell to the ground, the cats would spring into action and eat it. We ate lots of seafood on the trip. Luckily we’re all into that!
On Saturday, we hit the town and looked at the local hot spots and found a very adorable “retro” cafe. It even had a punny name and of course I’m all for a punny anything. The Tybean Café- get it? Because we were on Tybee Island!
My MOH and my girls picked the perfect place for us to get away for three days. I feel like sometimes the obvious choice (Miami, LA, Cancun) are all very fun but why not try something totally different? Meet people you never would normally, and eat food that you can watch cats destroy on a little lake sand dune?
Oh and of course we hit the beach. We were on an Island after all! The first day (Friday) we tried to lay out but the sand was really stinging us. It was odd. I had never experienced sand burn up until then. However, we returned to the beach the following day and soaked up over 6 hours of sun. It was bliss!
I have a really strong sense of adventure, and I really feel that is exactly what I got for my bachelorette. It was seriously the cutest little place to unwind, and the $2 margaritas weren’t too bad either. 🙂 I can’t divulge all the details of my bachelorette but I’m so thankful for fun in the sun with my best girls and for their willingness to just try something out of the ordinary. 13 days to go until my wedding day! I’m so excited and I can’t wait to share more of my wedding planning with you.