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Katja
Just Said Yes September 2024

Sober Bride

Katja, on June 5, 2023 at 11:03 PM Posted in Planning 1 16
Hi guys! My name is katja, and I鈥檓 newly sober. A full year to be exact since May 7th 2023 馃挭馃徎


I鈥檝e been with my fianc茅 for 11 years, and engaged for 1 or two years idkkk. I have major ADHD since I was 5. (Idk what this has to do with getting married) 馃
Anyways, I was looking into any tips and ideas for a bride and her wedding people鈥檚 to have fun, without drinking. Especially on my end, I鈥檓 okay with others and being around, however it can be a major trigger still for myself. So I tend to still avoid major places with little to heavy consumption.
Like what would I do on my bachelorette party?! 馃槀
Anything helps - I hope to make some cool friends on here! 馃グ馃帀 sobriety-the-simpsons.gif

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Latest activity by Michelle, on June 12, 2023 at 1:53 PM
  • Han & Michael
    Savvy June 2023
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    Sleepovers, nice dinners, movie nights. It depends on the bride definitely. My MoH knows me very well so she had all our people come together for hot pot dinner, then back to the house for a game of jeopardy about all of us, and then we watched a classic Barbie movie (Fairytopia) as a nostalgia kick. We had lots of snacks. You can make mock tails for whatever as well!
    I hope this helps, it鈥檚 just my experience (which is short) so I don鈥檛 have much to offer.
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  • Jacks
    Rockstar November 2054
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    If you and your friends are into fitness you could make it hiking/biking thing? Or oh! What about a spa day/days? Yoga retreat? Camping?

    If it's like for a night, I'd do something like an art class or glass blowing, something you've never tried. Bowling might be fun too or a rollerskating class? Escape room?

    My friend had a birthday at the gun range once, none of us had ever shot a gun. It was weirdly fun.

    Evidently I'm full of ideas, lol!

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  • Han & Michael
    Savvy June 2023
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    An escape room is such a good idea oh my gosh
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  • Rhondayalex
    Dedicated September 2023
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    Katja, first and foremost Congratulations. Congratulations on both your engagement and your sobriety. You have a lot to be happy about.
    A fun bachelorette outting may be a cooking class. I know in my area there are several restaurants and some private establishments that offer classes. Or check out a local scavenger hunt. Those are fairly inexpensive and get you outside.

    Enjoy your wedding planning!
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  • Katja
    Just Said Yes September 2024
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    Thank you so much! 馃ス those are awesome ideas! A cooking class would be fun
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  • Katja
    Just Said Yes September 2024
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    Ohhhh yes a gun range!!! I鈥檓 all about a spa retreat
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  • Kelly
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    Congratulations on your sobriety! I'm going to brunch and Medieval Times (a jousting competition with dress up) for my bachelorette. If you're interested, there are a lot of mocktail "bars" that do fancy drinks with sodas and teas.

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  • Pat
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    Absolutely HUGE congratulations on your new life as a sober individual. My hubby is on year 8. My sons (the groomsman and best man) planned a game night for his bachelor party, and he had the BEST time. It was some kind of Dungeons and Dragon thing , of which the hubs had no clue how to play. Being a a much older groom he didn't expect the wild drunken night of years gone by LOL So, to answer your question, I think Jacks had some awesome ideas!!! Either way, it has to fit your new lifestyle and your friends should honor that. HAVE FUN

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  • Jacks
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    The cool thing about that is you literally have to be sober to do it!

    Thought of another one, racing cars.

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  • Ali
    Dedicated September 2023
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    Congratulations on your engagement and a major congratulations on your sobriety!!! I am in sobriety myself, going on 6 years in October!
    My fiance and I are getting eloped and arent doing a bachelorette, but honestly the hiking, spa, escape room ideas were on my list too!
    You could also get a karaoke machine and have a girl's night in with super fun mocktails!! Wishing you well on your journey and all the love and happiness in the world!!
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  • Katja
    Just Said Yes September 2024
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    This is so amazing!!! I would love all and any advice!
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  • S
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    Maybe look up "fun mocktails" on Pinterest, they'll have a lot of ideas. Instead of signature cocktails, make it a mocktail! You could serve seasonal nonalcoholic drinks and the mocktails
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  • S
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    I thought you meant for the actual wedding
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  • Christina
    Just Said Yes October 2024
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    Coffee shop crawl

    museum tour

    bowling

    biking

    hiking

    board game night

    Splurging at the local comic book shop and reading your purchases over boba tea. Or ice cream.

    Could get ingredients together and purchase a lil machine for a night of making ice cream, even.

    Escape room.

    Could get some cheap canvas and art supplies together and do picnic and art at a park

    Or take it one step whackier and have your own mini ren fest in which everyone dresses up in medieval (ish) garb, and you wear a crown. You can then look at everyone鈥檚 doodles and award a lil ribbon for the best one that has earned 鈥淭he Queen鈥檚 Patronage鈥

    Look up local event spaces and convention centers. See if they are holding any public events like a comic convention or a dog show.

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  • Danielle
    Just Said Yes September 2023
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    Mocktail bar is what Im doing at my wedding! Socialization is there but without the alcohol
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
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    Controversial opinion but countless sober couples get married everyday and have bachelor/ette parties without a drop of alcohol anywhere on the premises and everyone attending knows how to enjoy themselves.



    There are countless options for a sober bachelorette party. They don鈥檛 include expensive travel either because many circles don鈥檛 have destination weekend parties. Traditionally, and is still done today, the bridesmaids and bride may go out for dinner or high tea. They may do a spa day, bowling or whatever suits your fancy. No alcohol required or expected to have a good time.
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