This post is written by Sandi Combs, marketing coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @Sandi_ExpCols.

A good friend of mine is getting married in just a couple of weeks, so of course we had to celebrate her upcoming nuptials with a bachelorette party! Let me tell you, her maid of honor (MOH) is not from Columbus, but planned an awesome girls night (and day!) out.

We started off in the afternoon at the Candle Lab in Worthington. The Candle Lab lets you make your own custom candle by combining your favorite scents that they offer. You start off by smelling a bunch of different candles along their giant wall of candles for sale. Some of the most interesting scents were ginger ale, bacon and “Dad’s Den.”

photoI ended up combining summer lawn, clothesline and gardenia to create a summery scent that smells like paradise when the candle is burning. As for the bride-to-be – she created a scent called “Wedding Day” which mixed, the champagne, lavender and fresh cut grass. It was lovely!

While we waited for our candles to set up, we went next door to Elli Nail Spa for manicures and pedicures. They have a really cool package where you can have a private mani/pedi party and bring in food and drink. The ladies there are so sweet and the space is clean and relaxing.

Next, we headed downtown to check in to our hotel, the Sheraton Downtown Columbus at Capitol Square. Recently renovated, the rooms were spacious and the beds were soo comfortable! We toasted the lovely bachelorette, and then headed off to dinner.

The MOH made reservations for all of us at Marcella’s in the Short North. I got the Crispy Potato Pizza, which was delicious. Definitely try that if you go!

We ended the night at Big Bang Piano Bar in the Arena District. It was packed with other people out celebrating special occasions (a wedding party even showed up later in the night!) and it was so much fun. There are two pianists backed up by a drummer and other musicians and they take song requests all night long. Expect to hear all of your favorite sing-alongs, new and old.

We all finally got back to the hotel and crawled into bed around 2 a.m., exhausted from all the fun. Next up is my own bachelorette party. I’d share the itinerary with you, but it’s top secret – even I don’t know what we’re doing yet!