If you’re having a New York City wedding, it’s safe to assume your bridesmaids are buzzing with anticipation. After all, they’ll be visiting easily the most famous, lively, and cosmopolitan city in the world for your big day!
Often, the bride-to-be will thank her ladies for coming out to the wedding by taking them for a day or two of no-holds barred fun, and with truly endless opportunities for adventure contained within her five bustling boroughs, narrowing down your options in NYC can get overwhelming fast.
Here are four ideas to ensure your besties get a day of rollicking Big Apple fun they’ll never forget.
Book Your Girls Some Treatments at a Chic Manhattan Spa
You and your ladies want to look your best for the big day, so why not book an appointment for some custom facials from a chic NYC spa? Relax and unwind, surrounded by soothing ambiance as you’re treated head to toe by an expert team of aestheticians.
Choose from an array of steam treatments, exfoliation, masks, wraps, massages, and a whole universe of other rejuvenating procedures, all customized depending on your skin type. Afterwards, ask the aesthetician to give you and your ladies an education on the best skin care routines to do at home so you can maintain that gorgeous glow far beyond the wedding day.
Take a Helicopter Tour
Just looking at the Manhattan skyline is incredible. But flying through it is completely unforgettable! Imagine you and your bridesmaids hovering face-to-face with the Statue of Liberty, or soaring over the green, rocky expanses of Central Park.
With a Manhattan helicopter tour, you can fly over all the New York City skyline’s iconic features, see the grid of the New York streets from a few thousand feet, or look down on Yankee Stadium like it’s a Lego toy. This is, without a doubt, the most breathtaking view of the city that anyone can get. Not only that, but you’ll have enough Instagram photos that will make friends jealous for years to come.
Take a Wine Tasting Day Trip
Since you’ll most likely be taking a limo to your wedding, why not rent the same one to take you and your bridesmaids on a day trip to nearby Long Island for a little wine tasting? If you use the same limo company, they may even give you a discount.
Then you and your squad can sit back in style and enjoy the scenery on your way to famous wine spots like Palmer Vineyards, Mattebella Vineyards, and Old Field Vineyard -- a fifth-generation family winery known for Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Pinot Noir. Drink up, girls! When you’re in the Big Apple, Long Island’s own slice of wine country is never far away.
Jump Out of a Plane
Diving into marriage is exciting and scary all at once. Celebrate it with a different kind of exciting, scary plunge by skydiving with your best friends over Long Island! After jumping out of a plane, the nerves you feel from marrying the love of your life will seem like nothing. At least, that is, until the adrenaline wears off and you’ll be itching to do it all over again.
There are several companies that offer an introductory class followed by a tandem jump with a skilled instructor. For reasons that should be obvious, just make sure you don’t head off to a skydiving session right after a Long Island wine tasting tour!
Any New York brides with suggestions or ideas of your own? Share them in the comments!
Carol Combs has been in the fashion industry for over 10 years. A mother of one, latest vogue and fashion trends keep her living hale and hearty. She aims to impart herself knowledge and experience to refine the look of womenfolk to look better than ever. She is also contributor on The General Post.