Archive for September, 2009

IMG_7610_PSWe hope you’ll be able to join us next Thursday for the third annual Bitter Bridesmaid Bash! Below please find the schedule for the evening and answers to a few frequently-asked questions.

6-7 PM: Registration

Arrive at the Bridal Studio (610 Main Street) between 6PM and 7PM, wearing yoru donation dress (don’t forget to wear something underneath – you’ll be dressless by the end of the night!). By committing to donate your dress at the end of the evening, your $10 admission fee will be waived.

IMG_7648_PS6-9 PM: Pub Crawl

Your admission will get you drink specials at many bars throughout MainStrasse Village. Have fun wearing your dress for one final night out!

9-10 PM: Prizes

We will all gather at Cosmo’s to raffle prizes! Changing stations will be available at The Bridal Studio, where attendees can donate a dress and receive a t-shirt in exchange. The first 100 guests will receive a bag filled with gifts from our various IMG_7745_PSsponsors (stamps will be given at registration to designate the first 100) that can also be picked up at The Bridal Studio.

FAQ About the Bitter Bridesmaid Bash!

What if I have a dress to donate but I don’t want to wear it? We encourage everyone to wear their dress since it adds to the fun, but if you’re just not feeling it, you can still donate your dress when you register and your admission fee will be waived!

I want to wear a dress but I’m not ready to give it up yet, what do I do? IMG_0029If you’re not ready to part with the dress yet, but you’d still like to wear it, you can either bring another dress for your admission or simply pay the $10 donation fee and party in your dress all night!

What if I have more than one dress? You can donate them all at once or give them to friends to donate for a fun girls night! Or, hold on to a few of the extras so you will have one for next year!

What happens at the end of the night when it’s time to donate my gown? First, remember to wear a pair of shorts and/or a tank top under your dress so you are able to go out in public at the end of the night :) IMG_0027When you’re ready to donate your dress, simply go back to the Bridal Studio where you registered and someone will be there to guide you to a changing area where we will have t-shirts on hand.

Are boys allowed? Yes!! The more the merrier! If you have an extra dress on hand, you can give it to them to donate or they can simply pay the $10 donation fee. Heck, if they want to wear the dress, that would be even more fun!

What condition should the dress be in? We ask that you donate gently used dresses that you think high school girls would like to wear to prom or other formal events. We also accept accessories, so if you have some shoes, bags and jewelry that you think a girl would like to wear, please donate those items as well! Dresses do not specifically have to be “bridesmaid’s” dresses… any formal dress will do.


IMG_7518_PSThe third annual Bitter Bridesmaid Bash is just one week away (September 10th!) and we have gathered together some wonderful sponsors and donors to bring you a fun night for a great cause.

Wear your favorite (or least favorite) retired bridesmaid/formal gown for a pub crawl through Covington’s MainStrasse Village. The cost of admission ($10) is completely waived when you donate a gown for Kenzie’s Closet, which provides prom dresses and related accessories to high school seniors who cannot otherwise afford them. For more information or to see photos from the past Bashes, visit or our Facebook page (become a fan!).

IMG_0050There will be gift bags and t-shirts (for the first 100 attendees), raffle prizes, a photo booth, discount drinks at participating bars (when you show your wristband) and loads of fun! For additional information or to RSVP, please feel free to email Or, check out our event page of Facebook.

The Bash is hosted by The Bridal Studio, which includes Bluebird Photography, Brideface, Courtenay Lambert Florals and Letter Heads, and is produced by Aviva Events.

Many thanks to this year’s sponsors for their participation!

  • All Occasions Event RentalIMG_0047
  • Beat Personal Training
  • Busken
  • Cincy Chic
  • Cucire by Andrea Rae
  • Dojo Gelato
  • Europa
  • Kitsch Cafe
  • Lifetime Video
  • 1154 LILL Studio
  • Maize Music
  • Pinup Couture
  • Poeme
  • Sassy BoutiqueIMG_7683_PS
  • Say Cheese Photobooth
  • Strasse Dog
  • Suki
  • The Sweet Finale
  • Michael Sylvester Band
  • TBeads
  • Three French Hens

Participating Bars: Chez Nora, Cock and Bull, Cosmo’s Gill Pub, Fat Shannon’s, MainStrasse Village Pub, Pachinko, Strasse House, Up Over and Zazou Grill & Pub.

Our next post will include the schedule of events and FAQ for the Bash!

Aunnie Bujnoch, a local personal trainer, is now offering a “Buff Brides Bootcamp” for brides who are looking to get in shape before their wedding! A free information session will be held on September 9th at 7:30 PM. The program is 8 weeks long, and meets 3 days a week to work out and also serve as a support group addressing topics like navigating showers and parties, cake tasting strategies, stress eating, and “big day” preparation. Email Aunnie for more info or to reserve your spot!

Aunnie is my personal trainer and although I haven’t officially started yet (I keep saying as soon as things calm down I will start, but I think that excuse will never go away so I need to just do it already!), I can tell you that she is wonderful! Please let her know I sent you :)

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