Primping Party Essentials

Primping Party – noun A wedding day party where the bride, bridesmaids, mother of the bride, and any other special ladies get ready for the wedding together. Typically involves hair and makeup services, lots of laughter, and maybe a few tears.

Since the beginning of time, girls have created bonds with each other by getting ready together. Slumber parties, trips to the nail salon, pre-prom hair and makeup…you name it! What better way to spend the day of your wedding, than with a Primping Party with your best gal pals? We’ve compiled a fool-proof list of the essential items needed to make sure you have the most fun and relaxing day getting ready for your wedding!

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Yogurt Bar
You and your bridesmaids need something to nosh on, you say? Look no further than a yogurt bar! Supply yogurt toppings such as fruit and granola along with regular and Greek yogurt, and you have a breakfast fit for a queen that won’t leave any of your girls bloated.

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Celebrity Gossip Magazines
I’ve found that one of the most common denominators between women, is our (guilty) love of celebrity gossip magazines. So, maybe your future husband’s sister doesn’t know your BFF? They’ll become fast friends once they realize they both had huge crushes on Ashton Kutcher circa 2004.

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Getting Ready Playlist
Goooing to the chapel, and we’re gooooonna get maaaarried! A party is not a party without music. Check out Spotify to make a playlist or find one that’s already been made!

Designated Photographer
Some of the silliest, sweetest, most fun moments will happen during your Primping Party. Make sure to designate someone who is quick with their camera (iPhone or traditional) to capture some of the sweet times!

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