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The Gainsborough Trio provides classical music for your wedding ceremony, wedding reception, party, bar/bat mitzvah, anniversary, and other elegant occasions. Comprised of some of New York's finest professional musicians, this ensemble performs traditional or non-traditional instrumental music for your special event.

How To Throw A Great Bachelorette Party

(FeatureSource) If you haven't been to a bachelorette party in a while, you may be pleasantly surprised. The possibilities for a fun, exciting bachelorette party range from quiet gatherings to a wild night on the town. And a bachelorette party is becoming just as essential to pre-wedding festivities as a bridal shower and rehearsal dinner.

According to Becky Long, author of "The Best Bachelorette Party Book" (Meadowbrook Press), the surge in popularity of bachelorette parties in the past few years mirrors the trend towards casualness that has swept the country.

"Bachelorette parties amidst the wedding scene are as welcome as dress-down Fridays in the workplace," Long says. "The laid-back atmosphere of a bachelorette party is a breath of fresh air to a bride who may otherwise feel suffocated by the etiquette and formality that can surround a traditional wedding. It's an excuse for a group of friends to get together for a comfortable, fun night to relax as the days wind down to the wedding."

One of the hottest new trends for bachelorette parties is a theme event. Long suggests that the bride's honeymoon destination can provide the perfect theme and a framework for the activities. If the couple is headed for Hawaii, host a luau. Attach the invitation to plastic leis and invite guests to wear beach attire. Provide an island-inspired feast, or go to a bar that has fruity drinks with paper umbrellas. Have the bride wear a grass skirt, and maybe even take a hula lesson. Find an old suitcase and invite guests to pack it with items the bride will need on her honeymoon.

Combining the bachelor and bachelorette parties is another popular idea. When planning a couples' party, Long suggests having a creative scavenger hunt to encourage immediate camaraderie. Having men vs. women games or contests can also provide hilarious entertainment.

When planning a bachelorette party, Long says that the most important thing to remember is that the evening should be completely stress-free for the bride.

"A bachelorette party should give a busy bride the chance to decompress in the company of her closest friends. Pick activities that match the bride's style and the general disposition of the guests who will attend. Avoid any activity that might make someone uncomfortable. There are so many great ideas out there that it should be easy and fun to plan a night even for a wide variety of personalities," Long says.

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