Been anointed with the joyous position of maid or matron of honor? As second in command only to the bride and the occasional wedding planner, you are the official high-ranking queen of pink taffeta, last-minute mascara touch-ups, teary-eyed wedding toasts and most importantly, the bridal shower. And for a party worthy of your title, a spa bridal shower is just the place to pamper the bride in luxury before her walk down the red carpet into matrimonial bliss.
Here are just a few nuptial-worthy spa locales:
Spa her up
Treat the bride to a quintessential spa day at Willow Stream at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Have the girls arrive early for a relaxing yoga class, followed by a waterfall massage in the eucalyptus gratto pool, healthy lunches, a heavenly spa or salon treatment of each girl’s choice and end the day sipping prickly pear margaritas at the rooftop pool. With treatments starting at $69, the spa can accommodate groups up to 25.
Blow her away
Who doesn’t love a great blowout? Put your pretty heads together for a girl’s blowout party at Drybar at Scottsdale Quarter. They provide the blowouts and the drinks and the party planner will handle the rest. Start your night there or make it the main event. Either way, for an easy $35 each, you’ll bond to chick flicks and walk out with great a head of hair
Sweeten her day
For a truly rockin’ girlie time, arrange for the Sweet Girls Getaway bachelorette party at any one of the three Dolce Salon & Spa Valley locations. Upon arrival, you and the girls will relax in an exclusive suite in a robe and slippers and enjoy a delicious array of treats. Packages start at $100 per person depending on how you decide to spin it.
Take her on a flight
The Wine and Coffee Flights at the VH Spa for Vitality + Health at Hotel Valley in Scottsdale offers a fun way to bond over mini spa services without breaking the bank. Each flight pairs a wine with a select 30-minute spa service for $65 plus 20% service charge. Choose from a Chardonnay Full-Body Sugar Scrub, Massage or Mini Facial complete with a glass of wine served after your service. Ask about their Spa Parties too — another great way to save!
Shower her in luxury
Invite the girls to a bridal shower pool-side at the heavenly Joya Spa at Montelucia Resort in Paradise Valley. Reserve one of the spa’s exquisite private suites, most of which open out to the adults-only Joya Terrace Pool and look out over Camelback Mountain. Suites can be reserved for a half day or full day and when the cost is split among the group, the view alone is totally worth it.
Make her blush
For an intimate evening of chitchat and beauty, host the shower at Cloud 9 Salon & Spa in Tempe. Pick the date and have the girls schedule their choice of services. You provide the chitchat, and the spa concierge will coordinate the visit.
Sweep her away
Finally, if a tropical getaway is in order, hula on over to the Hawaiian Experience Spa with in Scottsdale or Chandler. They can accommodate up to groups of 10 and will tailor the party completely to your needs.
Got some ideas yourself for the perfect spa bridal shower? Do tell by commenting below!
Photo courtesy of Willow Stream at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.