Several years ago, what started as a random prank developed into a sentimental, crazy and fun tradition amongst my best friends.
If you've ever driven on I-75 in the central Florida area you will know the landscaping is pretty much plastered with billboards for one "establishment" in the Micanopy area....over and over again. This same "establishment" is also pretty close to the Gainesville area, and is often joked about amongst Florida students.
It was Rachel's Bachelorette weekend. As she was opening her gifts from the ladies a random white bag was discovered. The bag simply had "wear me tonight" printed on it in unrecognizable handwriting. No name in the "from" column. When Rachel opened the bag, she discovered a (insert sarcasm) lovely camouflage trucker hat from previously mentioned "establishment." All of us were cracking up in hysterical laughter. Who had pulled such a prank and delivered the bag to the party unnoticed? Seriously. Who did it?
Rachel was such a good sport about the whole thing and guess what she ended up wearing for her Bachelorette night out....that's right THE HAT. And this is how it all began.
Fast forward to my Bachelorette event a year later. As I'm opening gifts from my friends, wrapped up in pretty little party bags, the last thing on my mind was the hat Rachel had worn. Much to my surprise, guess what I found waiting for me in one of my gift bags....that's right, THE HAT.
The next Bride to be to wear our gorgeous hat was Dana. She acted surprised...but I think she had to know THE HAT was waiting for her in one of those bags.
On and on the tradition has gone and the hat has been passed down from Bride to Bride. Kim is our current Bride and her Bachelorette weekend is quickly approaching. She must realize THE HAT is coming for her too. After all, it's tradition. OUR tradition. No matter how silly and stupid we must look all dressed up with our Bride parading around in a camouflage trucker hat from a particular "establishment", we don't care. It's just part of the fun. Something to look back on and laugh at.
It's the Sisterhood of the Bachelorette Hat. And it looks so chic too!
It's officially been worn by Rachel in Jacksonville, me in Atlanta, Dana in Nashville...and it just might make an appearance in Charleston, South Carolina pretty soon. I guess we'll all just have to wait and see. :)
Do you and your friends have fun traditions? We most certainly do!
The hat is still a mystery all these years later who really brought it to the party. Was it you?