(Closed) Bachelorette Party

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Every bachelorette party I have been too, it is expected to split the cost (if a hotel/dinner/ect) is involved.  However, I would be a little concerned about the splitting the cost of drinks/dinner equally among all guest.  I know I don’t drink as much as some of my friends and stick to cheaper things on the menu, not exactly fair to be expected to pay for the girl who drinks a lot/eats a steak for dinner.  Maybe in the wording on the invite, mention that drinks/drinks are not covered and $$ is expected if styaing in the hotel/use the limo and to RSVP if staying?  Good Luck, I jsut threw a bachelorette party for my Maid/Matron of Honor with a limo bus, and it is stressful, I feel your pain!

Post # 4
2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

At every bachelorette I’ve been to, the bridesmaids pay for themselves and the bride; everyone else pays their own way.  Guests might buy the bride a drink or something, but are not responsible for her share of the limo, hotel, or whatever.  I’ve never heard of a completely hosted bachelorette party, so I’m sure the guests expect to pay for their own expenses.  If they are expected to pay for the bride, however, that needs to be communicated as it is not the norm.

Also, it needs to be communicated in advance how the dinner bill will be handled – will you do an even split or will people pay only for what they ordered?  It sucks for vegetarians/light eaters/non-drinkers to have to subsidize the people who order everything on the menu.

Post # 7
2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

You send out an e-vite (or whatever) and include an itinerary with approximate costs.  I.e.:

7-8 PM Wine Tasting at Winery (hosted by MOB)

8-10 PM dinner at Restaurant (link to menu or include price range of entrees)

10-PM – 1 AM Dancing at Club

1 AM Slumber party at Hotel ($x per night; rooms sleep x number of people; cost to be split evenly)

Transportation between events will be by limo at a total cost of $750, cost to be split evenly.

If you want in on transportation or hotel, RSVP by x date.

As you have seen, there will be people who want to go to some of the events but skip others, and you’ll just have to roll with it.  $50 for limo, $50 for hotel, plus dinner and drinks is an expensive night out. 

There really is no way to provide exact cost info up front (because you don’t know how many people will be participating).  All you can do is give a range.  Really, people won’t think you’re rude.  They expect to pay for themselves.

Post # 9
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

the only problem is if funds are tight and people dont want to spend on limo and some rsvp no; you may need a contingency plan

I know when I invite some friends to fancy nights out, some will rsvp no because its too expensive

good luck

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