Ditch Tradition

Ditch Tradition | Instead of the traditional bridal shower brunch, organize an out-and-about activity for you and your best gals

Sharpen Your Knives Hone your culinary skills and enroll in a private group cooking class at Charleston Cooks! [(843) 722-1212, www.mavericksouthernkitchens.com]; or have Chad Glasscock, the Island Chef, come to you and yours [(843) 478-4634, www.theislandchef.com]. A Spot of Tea Don your favorite wide-brimmed hat and book a table at the Thoroughbred Club at Charleston Place Hotel for a special group teatime affair [(843) 722-4900, x.7689, www.charlestonplacehotel.com]. A Private Affair Find that special something for your wedding night at Bits of Lace [(843) 577-0999, www.bitsoflace.com] during an after-hours lingerie shower. Wine and Cheese, Please Plan a private group tour and wine tasting at Irvin-House Vineyards [(843) 559-6867, www.charlestonwine.com] or visit I’On’s Soif for a wine and food pairing fest [(843) 884-9708]. Blooming Good Time Make personalized wedding day florals with a flower coach, like Annie Mueller of A New Leaf Studio [(843) 720-8675, www.anewleafstudio.com].