6 Bachelorette Stories We ALMOST Can’t Believe Are Real

Illustrated by Mallory Heyer.
Oh, the bachelorette party. It's part compulsory vacation, part last hurrah for the bride-to-be, part excuse to wear a plastic crown and sash. With a lot of drinking involved. What could possibly go wrong?

A lot, as it turns out. We've rounded up the funniest, craziest bachelorette moments from our fellow Refinery29 employees, which will make you feel much better about any disasters of your own. Never had to give a stranger a pedi? Or taken an emergency trip to the vet after a night of clubbing? Count yourself as one of the lucky ones.

Ahead, six (anonymous) tales of bachelorette weekends that seriously made us cringe.

And while you may not be able to avoid a hangover, check out our list of 10 non-cheesy bachelorette-weekend ideas that could help you avoid awkward encounters with strippers.
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Illustrated by Mallory Heyer.
"The bride had a crazy foot fetish...and she was very open about it. So for the bachelorette, we did pedis — except we didn't receive them, we gave them to this group of male models. Weirdest experience of my life. To this day, I have no idea how much they paid the models. I felt like they should have paid us."
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Illustrated by Mallory Heyer.
"I wouldn't classify this as the traditional kind of crazy that you might see at a bachelorette, but it was wild. After a full day of bachelorette activities (winery, dinner, clubbing), we returned to the bride-to-be's apartment and her dog had gotten into EVERYTHING. All of the cookies, brownies, chips, drinks, and even a bottle of Aleve he'd knocked off the counter and chewed out of its packaging. Of course, he'd eaten everything he could. The night ended with tears and a trip to an emergency vet."
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Illustrated by Mallory Heyer.
"A couple years back, a bunch of girlfriends and I went to Hunk-O-Mania in NYC and it was literally one of the worst experiences of my life. After we paid to get in, we had to trade our money for 'Hunk Bucks' to be used at the bar, which only came in crazy increments. The whole place smelled like a men's locker room. And when the guys did their dance routine and whipped off their pants, for some reason no one was wearing matching underwear! It was like they all just wore what they had on all day under their jeans. I also got solicited on my way to the bathroom for a private 'off-site' show, which is when I bailed. Not good. Not good at all."
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Illustrated by Mallory Heyer.
"I saw Robert Graham from Desiree's season of The Bachelorette in Nashville this past July, and I went up to him and asked if he would accept my light-up ring. Then, I grabbed his face and tried to kiss him on the lips. I only got his neck, though, because he immediately turned his face when he realized what was happening and started laughing. The girls at the table with him both grabbed their phones and told me to do it again, and I laughed and said 'No way,' then ran out of the bar. It was incredible. Oh, and it was all captured on video."
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Illustrated by Mallory Heyer.
"My bachelorette party ended SO EARLY (like before midnight) because I smoked some stranger weed, i.e. weed from a stranger, and it paralyzed me! I could not walk. I was very aware of what was going on but just could not control my body from the waist down, and it wasn't going away, so two of my friends had to take me home in a cab and literally carry me up the stairs into bed."
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Illustrated by Mallory Heyer.
"WELL, one of my friends had a three-day bachelorette weekend in wine country, during which I drank a whole bunch, possibly smoked some things, got a parking ticket (my first!), made out with some townie kid (he was 23; I was 30), ended up with a hangover that lasted five days, and eventually found out that I had been...drumroll...about three weeks pregnant during that entire weekend-long booze-fest. (Spoiler: My son was and is totally healthy.)"
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