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Panty Raid

Back-Up Bridal Undies by Affinitas

Repeat this bridal mantra: Always be prepared. You’ve proofread the invitations ten times and triple-checked the centerpieces, so you’ll want make sure you’re covered in all areas.

Packaged Panties by Affinitas are the perfect back-up during the months of wedding mayhem. Three transportable pairs of one size fits most (small/medium), available as comfy hipsters or thongs in ivory/nude/black or aqua/hot pink/turquoise, come in a cute little envelope that’s small enough to fit into a clutch. Tuck a discreet set into your wedding-day emergency kit (stick with neutrals in this case), throw a spare into your honeymoon carry-on (with no need to worry about security manhandling your delicates) or gift them to your bridesmaids in case the girls get a little wild at your Vegas bachelorette weekend (the colors are perfect for a night on the strip).

It never hurts to have a spare.

Visit herroom.com.

Full Bodied

Vinotherapy at The Plaza’s Caudalie Spa

We like to think wine cures all, but here’s confirmation that it should be part of your bridal regimen: French beauty brand Caudalie uses the restorative powers of the grape to keep skin looking gorg, a theory that lends itself to some intense prenuptial pampering.

Couples tying the knot at The Plaza (or another dreamy Manhattan destination) should book the VIP room at the hotel’s Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa, a luxe escape that’s one of only a few in the world. The cozy private suite is the ideal place to relax together the day before or after the wedding. All treatments are vino inspired, from a honey and vine wrap to a crushed Cabernet scrub. Book side-by-side massages, take a dip in a red wine barrel bath or try a steam shower for two. Afterwards, relax in the spa’s wine lounge, where an on-site sommelier (spammelier?) can recommend the perfect post-facial pairing.

In vino veritas.

Visit theplaza.com or caudalie-usa.com.

Chantilly on the Vineyard

Bachelorette Weekend on Martha’s Vineyard

If your clubbing days are long gone but a spa weekend seems a bit too sleepy, rally your besties for a weekend bachelorette trip to Martha’s Vineyard, a quick ferry ride from Cape Cod.

Rent a charming Victorian on Ocean Avenue in Oak Bluffs and spend the morning sipping Bloody Marys on a spacious deck. After a day at the beach (we recommend South Beach, a barrier beach at the end of scenic Katama Road), indulge in fried seafood at Nancy’s dockside snack bar. Order resident bartender Donovan’s signature Dirty Banana, a banana-infused mudslide with a special ingredient he’ll never reveal. Get the evening’s festivities started with a specialty cocktail at The Oyster Bar Grill (beware of the potent espresso martini), then dance for hours at The Lampost, a three-floor bar a short walk away. If you need a break, head up to the top-floor lounge that overlooks the dance floor, sip a Firefly sweet tea-infused vodka cocktail and enjoy some of the best people-watching the island has to offer.

Time to pah-tee!

Cabin Fever

Intimate Affairs at Colorado’s Trappers Cabin

A quiet little wedding at home? Not so quiet. After you bring in the painters, landscapers, tents and dance floor, your cozy reception has turned into a circus.

Move the party to your new home away from home. Our favorite is the newly renovated Trappers Cabin, an idyllic little mountain lodge tucked away in the luxe enclave of Beaver Creek, CO. A pretty lawn is perfect for an intimate ceremony of 30 guests, then move inside the well-appointed log cabin for cocktails and cuisine (prepared by a private chef, of course). Or, consider a group retreat for a bachelorette (or bachelor) weekend — with four bedrooms (and a stocked bar) it easily sleeps 10 friends, and a private ski instructor will take you out on the slopes just steps away (in summer, arrange for group hiking or horseback riding trips).

If seclusion is your thing, book Trappers for a honeymoon that truly gets away from it all — take a dip in the hot tub, cozy up in front of the fireplace, and steal away from society for at least a few nights.

Home sweet home.

Visit trapperscabincolorado.com.

Get Lucky

Action-Packed Bachelorette Parties in Atlantic City

A bachelorette party in Jersey doesn’t have to include Bumpits and bar fights (though a little gym/tan/laundry is always welcome).  Call it the poor man’s Vegas if you dare, but you’d be missing out on some old-school Atlantic City action.

Start the night at Caesars with a little roulette and dinner at Mia (look for Steve the DJ), then dance off the veal tortellini and Chianti by beating up the beat at Dusk, just a few steps away. Find the perfect AC ensemble at The Pier Shops, and after a stroll along the historic boardwalk, cab it to the nearby outlets where BCBG and Banana Republic await. Cap off your girls’ weekend with a VIP table at The Pool at Harrah’s Resort, an indoor swimming oasis that turns into a megaclub by night. (New Yorkers should skip the bus and take advantage of the ACES train that runs express from Penn Station).

I think we have ourselves a situation.

Visit harrahs.com.