Monday, May 23, 2011

When a Family History Nerd Gets Married: The Bachelorette Party

I had some misgivings about allowing myself to have a bachelorette party at all. Clubbing and loud music and dancing are not my style. Wearing "BRIDE" or "Last fling before the ring" t-shirts is not my style. Luckily, my fantastic sister had something else altogether in mind: a genealogy-inspired bachelorette party designed just for me!

A normal bachelorette party location:

A Dance Club

My bachelorette party location: A tour of NYC's oldest bars!

Ear Inn (image source)

McSorley's Old Ale House (image source)

Bridesmaid Rhinestone Girly Tank Top, Wedding Tank tops, Small, Black

My bridal party's shirt:

(I think they were making fun of me.)

Normal bride's shirt:

Bride Rings Rhinestone Girly Tank Top, Large, Black

My shirt:
Probably from here?
It reads:
#1 Leave no stone unturned, unless it is a headstone.
#2 Handwriting legibility is inversely proportionate to a document's importance.
#3 The further away a cemetery or library is, the more awkward the opening ours will be.
#4 The relative you most need to talk with is the one whose funeral you are currently attending.
#5 Wherever you find two or more sibling, there also will you find two or more surname spellings.

Bachelorette Party Buttons 8ct

My bachelorette party pin:

designed by my awesome sister Laura!

Is my bridal party not obviously the very best ever?

Next time you're in McSorley's look for the "Genealogy is Cool" pin stuck above the door jamb!

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(Cross-posted at You Are Where You Came From)