Diary Of A Real Dubai Bride – The Day Before The Wedding!
Kenz is back with and exciting update, it’s the day before the wedding, the bachelor and bachelorette parties are about to go down and Kenz is as cool as a cucumber….Read on to find out more…..
Currently writing you from Dallas, Texas, the destination of the best bachelorette party I could have asked for. The party has officially wound down and it’s now the day before the wedding. I really can’t believe it. I think I’m still not really processing that it’s tomorrow. Now I have no stress, no nerves, I’m chill (check back in with me in a few hours…).
A quick summary of the past 4 days (you guys knew I was going to be extra and have an extra-long bachelorette, don’t act shocked). We stayed in the most fun 90s themed Airbnb where we played Prosecco Pong and watched some old VHS’s. We went to 6 flags on a weekday morning, thinking we’d be safe, only to realize that it was spring break, so we only did 2 rides in 5 hours. I got knighted with a bunch of 10-year-old children at medieval times (thank you for that surprise, Lauren). We went to some fun and trendy bars and brunch spots, as well as a super cool country dancing bar called Cowboy Red River where we got to line dance! And we ate and ate and ate (mostly tacos).
There’s not too much more to say, I have a feeling the next article will be the big one. I only have a few pieces of advice for this month’s article.
- Do whatever you want to do.
Just because most bachelorettes do this or that, does not mean you have to. For example. I HATE clubs with a passion. I know it’s a big thing to do, but why push yourself to do something that’s trendy (or in some cases ‘tradition’) that you’re going to be miserable doing.
- 100% worth it to get those tacky tiaras/veils/sashes.
They were honestly so much fun, and we got a few free drinks out of them, and got to cut the line a few times at some of the more popular bars.
- Invite the people that you’ll have the most fun with.
Kind of goes in with point 1, but I think it’s important. I had my 2 closest guy friends (along with my 3 bridesmaids), and my brother even came along for 2 of the days. I hadn’t seen him in 3 years, and I felt it would have been insane to not try to grab extra time with him while we were both in the same place. And we all had an absolute blast.
- Maximum 2 to a room. -And check the number of bathrooms.
If you’re all bunking together in an Airbnb or hotel, don’t do what we did. We did 6 people in 2 bedrooms (2 in one room, 4 in the other). We figured it’d be fine, we’re all super close, it was only 2 people to a bed. Wrong. The first night Lauren got up twice to use the bathroom and once to close the door because it had cracked open, Alex got up twice to use the bathroom, and Maria got up once and I was awake for all of it. It really impacted sleep. Our other fault was that we didn’t look at the number of bathrooms… 1 bathroom for 4 girls and 2 guys was a nightmare…
So, as I was thinking of my 5th point, I got a call letting me know there’s a massive storm coming in, along with thunder, lightning, and hail, and that we’re on a tornado warning. So, we’re going to have to cancel the rehearsal and do it tomorrow before the wedding instead. Which brings us to…
- Try not to stress.
I’m now going to drive the 4 hours to Lakeway in a huge storm (it’s already started to sprinkle outside), where I need to make a pitstop to fix my two nails that broke as I was driving to Dallas a few days ago -Oh wait. Sorry. I just got another call… One of the groomsmen’s rental suits doesn’t fit and they don’t think he’ll get it fixed in time, and two of the other groomsmen forgot to bring white shirts. Alright I think I’m done with this point. You’re going to stress a little, and that’s fine too. 3
Wish me luck!
Don’t forget to visit us next month to see Kenz’s latest bridal diary post and to find out how her wedding turned out! You can also follow Makenzie over at @Kenzieland on Instagram for more wedding updates!