(Closed) As a Bridesmaid, what is your Bachelorette Party Budget?

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What's your budget for a hometown B-party?
    $200 or lower : (64 votes)
    76 %
    $300 : (7 votes)
    8 %
    $400 : (3 votes)
    4 %
    $500 : (4 votes)
    5 %
    $600 : (0 votes)
    $700 : (0 votes)
    No limit on how much I will spend. : (6 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think it really depends if you want to do the activity being planned. For example, I would pay $1000 for a long weekend getaway to somewhere I wanted to go, but probably wouldn’t want to pay $200 for table service in a club I didn’t like.

    What is the bachelorette party?

    Post # 5
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    703 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    i have this same problem!! the bride (in my situation) wants a weekend getaway. and idk how doable that is :/ 

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    16217 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    My budget as a bridesmaid at a bachelorette party would be < $200. So I wouldn’t be able to afford a weekend away or anything like that.

    Post # 7
    Hostess
    16217 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    @AnonBeeLee:  Wow! Could you maybe do the evening portion of the party but skip the hotel room and next-day stuff? I’ve had to do that before, and the bride understood.

    Post # 8
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    9400 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    This depends on the situation.  If we have agreed beforehand (or if it was partly my idea) to do something expensive (like a trip) then my budget would probably be $1000 (just a guess for a weekend getaway). 

    If we were just staying in town, I’d be ok with $200 (or slightly more) total depending on what it was (split hotel rooms, dinner, drinks, cover, decorations, gift?). 

    @AnonBeeLee:  I wouldn’t want to spend that much for that if I was in your shoes.  Why is the hotel room so much?  Are you each getting your own?  Can you split it?  I would be ok with it without the hotel room (only if it was cheaper/split) and without the matching dresses.  I find it a little silly you have to buy matching dresses for a bachelorette party.

    Who is asking you to spend this amount?  As a bridesmaid, shouldn’t you have a hand in planning it?

    Post # 9
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    336 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I didnt answer the poll because I think it would also depend on how much time I knew before hand and how much time I had to save up.. If she’s been planning her wedding for a year, I’d imagine she’s (or MOH) had an idea as to what she wanted to do for her bachelorette party, thus having a ball park number to tell her bridesmaids.. 
    If I she has been planning the wedding for over a year, I’d be saving up money, and would probably say the budget would be close to $500.. if it’s been in the plans for 6 months or less, I’d say the budget would be about $200 

    Post # 10
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    1685 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    If you skip brunch and split the rooms appopriately, it comes out to $240 per person which isn’t that bad.

    Brunch is super expensive!  More expensive than dinner: YIKES!

    Also, the Sex Toy Party is $80 a head?  They should be free.

    EDIT: I skipped the matching dress because that’s just dumb.  Maybe skip the party and the brunch and go for the dinner/club/hotel?

    Post # 11
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    2213 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    A bachelorette party is thrown as a gift for the bride from the bridal party:  is it the bride who wants all of these things or is it the MOH or other overbearing bridesmaid that’s running the show? 

    The budget should be a decision between everyone in the bridal party.  Of course it’s important to have a party the bride will enjoy, but it’s not up to her to dictate how much money you all should spend.

    Is it just bridal party at the bachelorette, or others as well?  If the latter, could you split the hotel cost between more people?  I was MOH for my sister, and that’s what I did.  We got a huge room and split it evenly between all of the guests.  It’s just one aspect of the entire situation you’re facing, but it does seem to be the biggest chunk of change.

    Post # 12
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    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Why is the sex toy party so much?? I’ve only ever heard of those being like pampered chef parties – it is free, but they aim to sell you stuff.

    If I were you I’d veto the brunch and the matching dresses.

    Post # 14
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    396 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I hope the bride enjoys her $500 of sex toys!

    Post # 15
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    12833 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it really depends.  We’re going across the country for my bachelorette, but it’s within everyone’s budget.  I would spend a pretty penny on a bachelorette for one of my closest friends, but I’m in a pretty good financial situation to afford it.

    Post # 16
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    9400 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @AnonBeeLee:  Eeek…it does sound like she is adding up the expenses!  Flying to NY to look at dresses?  I would have said a big sorry on that one.  What was the point of the bridesmaids luncheon?  Hell, if it was me I’d rather take that $500 on a night in Vegas over those sex-toy parties and brunches!  At least then maybe you could win some money back

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