Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Goddess Bride - Bachelorette Parties with meaning

Honest to Goddess, the bachelorette parties of the past are thankfully where they belong, in the past. The Girls Night Out to get drunk, to see male strippers and to use the upcoming marriage as an excuse for indulgent debaucherous behavior, I wouldn’t care to do at anytime anyhow, is now kept in the hands of the younger generation. I am so thankful I have graduated that realm, they will learn. With time comes greater things.

One of the beauties of maturity is the understanding of what has meaning and true value in our lives. Our friendships for instance, are one of the things we have grown to love and trust from a deep well of experience. By the time you reach your thirties, forties, fifties and beyond, you have truly discovered what a good friend is all about. You have weeded out those who didn’t match your love and integrity and truth and held onto the ones who really know and love you for exactly who you are. A great friend is a life boat, a person to share your deepest darkest secrets with, she holds your fears and your successes. She laughs with you and cries with you and encourages you always. Your joy is her joy and your happiness supports her happiness too. Our good and best female friends are more like sisters, they keep us on our toes and are always part of our inner family.

When you reach that time and place in your life when you are ready to take that next great step into marriage, who else would you want by your side blessing you, honoring you, celebrating you and your many years of friendship together?

I know from my own experience, in the countless bachelorette parties and bridal showers that I have facilitated. There is nothing more meaningful to a bride and her dearest friends than a time and place for them to gather together, in a circle of love and share their deepest hopes and dreams for eachother and bless the journey ahead.

In the Goddess Party, we laugh, we cry, we talk, we share, we create a special ceremony for the bride to be and we celebrate the beauty and power of being of woman. We honor our strengths and we support our choices and we remember that as women we have a lot of sacred mysteries hidden deep within. It is the Red Tent and it is available for brides everywhere.

An extraordinary experience awaits!