plan a beneficent bridal shower+Bachelorette
Okay, so as the bride you have a little less say in this ((they’re supposed to be somewhat of a surprise!)), but you can put out an SOS to your squad that you’d like a rather charitable celebration. Maybe have your guests bring gifts for a well-intentioned wishing well, or have a group activity to create gift baskets or flower arrangements for those in need. And while it probably isn’t on their radar, see if you can rope them in for a goodwill vacay. Cities like New Orleans have huge volunteer programs that are perfect for big posses. And no one needs to completely give up their beads and Hurricanes.
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