Hey, y’all! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog. I’ve been insanely busy lately ever since coming back from Italy with filling out part-time job applications, spending the 4th of July with my family and helping my sister plan her wedding in a month. I will say that this has definitely been the busiest summer for me by far! I also decided to take a break from social media for the last three days, and it gave me more time to focus on my draft posts. And for my first post, I wanted to write about my sister’s bachelorette weekend in Toronto!
Canada is kind of a random place to have a bachelorette party, but we figured it wouldn’t be as busy since they don’t celebrate the 4th of July up there. We left the day right after and stayed from Friday to Sunday in an Airbnb located in the Chinatown area of Downtown Toronto. It was me, my sister (obviously), my sister’s future sister-in-law and bridesmaid Ally, our two cousins and bridesmaids Jenna and Brittany, her two other bridesmaids and friends from college Kaitlyn and Leah, and finally two more friends from college Katie and Julie. The bridesmaids, who were extremely helpful with getting decorations for the weekend while I was studying abroad, started setting up at the Airbnb as soon as we arrived in Toronto, so I went with Lauren to a nearby Starbucks before the bridesmaids said it was ready for her to see it. The Airbnb was super nice and cozy, and all the decor for the bachelorette weekend looked absolutely cute inside of it! My sister loved it, which is good for me because my main job as the maid of honor is to make sure she’s happy ☺️
Y’all, this weekend was one of the best weekends I’ve ever experienced! On Friday evening after setting up the Airbnb, we got ready, did a bit of pre-gaming and took some cute Polaroid pictures before heading to The Porch to hang out and have some drinks. One of the bridesmaids also came up with a scavenger hunt for the weekend with dares such as asking a stranger for love advice, take a picture with another bachelorette party, finding someone who was born on August 17th (my sister’s wedding day), find someone with the groom aka my sister’s fiancé’s name, and so on. We then had a later dinner reservation at an Italian restaurant for pizza and white wine before heading back to the Airbnb to chat till 1 AM about girl stuff, including loudly singing along to “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion (which later resulted in our neighbor coming by to tell us to be quiet 😂). It was a chill but super fun girls’ night, one of the best we’ve all ever had!
On Saturday, we had a table reservation at the very hip and popular Cabana Pool Bar. That, in my personal opinion, was definitely the highlight of the whole weekend. It looked like one of the pool bars that celebrities would attend. Speaking of celebrities, Fetty Wap actually performed there for a mini concert! The bar is known to have popular DJs come perform at least once a month, and we just happened to be there when Fetty Wap was the performer! It wasn’t a very long show, and he was probably going to come back out by the time we left the pool, but it was so cool and such a blast! It was probably a good thing my mom didn’t end up coming for the weekend because she would not enjoy his kind of music 😂
Aside from music by Mr. Wap, we spent the day drinking mixed drinks and taking tequila shots (don’t worry, we drank enough water in between!), ate some delicious appetizers, danced, cooled off in the pool and laid out on flamingo floaties and just had a chill, fun-filled day in the sun!
We didn’t have any big plans to go out afterwards. As of matter of fact, we were all actually pretty exhausted (we did get to the pool at an early time to have the whole day there). So instead of prettying up and hitting the bars like most bachelorette parties, we decided just to stay in the Airbnb, order Chipotle, watch The Incredibles 2, watch my sister open her lingerie gifts and told funny stories about her and Jordan. It turned out to be even more fun than if we decided to go out! Then within a blink of an eye, it was Sunday morning. Before heading our separate ways till the wedding day, we stopped by the infamous Tim Horton’s for some coffee and donuts and went back to America shortly after.
It was a quick but very well-spent and fabulous weekend. And what matters is that my sister had an amazing time, which means I fulfilled part of my duty as maid of honor until the big day! I can’t believe it’s almost in a month from now, and I couldn’t be more excited to watch her walk down the aisle in her beautiful dress and marry the love of her life! Last weekend will for sure go down in history. Not because it was chaotic, but because it was so fun to spend time celebrating my sister with her closest gal pals, including myself!
Where would you want to spend YOUR bachelorette party/weekend? Comment down below and share!