Mark Famiglietti and Lane Garrison are Hollywood actors, producers and screenwriters who, though happily married, chose the divorce party to explore what we are together and, perhaps more importantly, who we are apart, as individuals. Their first book – a movie-tie in, of course – is The Divorce Party: 12 Steps to Celebrate the New You! (Lisa Hagan Books , $7.99 pb, $4.99 ebook). The movie will debut in June 2018 and the book is available on amazon now.
Currently, trash-the-dress parties are all the rage. Some brides do it immediately after the wedding. But it’s a great centerpiece for a divorce party so, here are some ideas for your version:
- Light it afire. As the photo above shows, a large body of water should be at your back. For putting out the dress.
- Invite your guests to spray paint their names all over your dress. Or, use a different medium – say Sharpies or acrylic paint – and add a message!
- Jump off a high wharf or dock into water. (Make sure to divorce in summer!) Snorkeling and diving are also encouraged. Pools are good if it entails an afternoon of swimming. A river float is best. (Imagine the Selfies!)
- Remove sleeves of wedding dress. Cut the skirt into a mini and hem. (A hi/lo hem might be nice.) Lose the veil and find some platform pumps in any color but white. Turn the sacred into the profane and party, girl. It will cheer you up.
- “Dye” your wedding dress by tossing drinks on it all night long. See the pretty colors and shapes, just like Jackson Pollack.
Whatever happens at this stress filled-time in life, remember to pause and be grateful. A new life begins. Celebrate it. Smile and laugh with your friends. You’ve earned it.
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