Post # 1
I got married this past spring, and my girlfriends threw me an awesome bachelorette party- it was a dinner/theater comedy show (i suggested it to my MOH years ago and she remembered). I knew it would be a relatively affordable event for all- dinner, a show, and an ample amount of drinks for the length of the performance for the neighborhood of $50/pop. Then we went to an upscale bar for another round, followed by a string of bowling. The girls were amazing and didn’t even let me pay for my own subway fare.
One of those girls is now getting married and I’m a bridesmaid in her wedding, and we’re beginning talk of a bachelorette party for her. She and her MOH are planning an overnight to a casino (within driving distance). I get that we’ll be paying for the hotel (and covering the brides portion of that) but when it comes to gambling, who’s money does she gamble with? How does that work?
Post # 3
@ZChick17: I think it would be nice if you each chipped in a set dollar amount (10 / 20 bucks per person– depending on how many people you have) and gave that to her to gamble with. Anything above and beyond she should cover.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza
@ZChick17: I think I like the idea of a set amount from each BM is a good idea. I’m tagging this to see what others think b/c we might possibly do a casino trip for one of my engaged friends.
Post # 6
Sounds like a fun time! Personally, I loooove to gamble, and I tend to place big bets after the drinks start flowin! If my ladies were planning something like this for me, I would prefer a heads up so I could pull together some money for the trip. Just a suggestion though, you obviously know the bride better 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@ZChick17: Definitely chip in a set dolalr amount but after that she’s gambling with her own money.
Post # 8
I definitely like the idea of giving her like 10-20/pp to gamble with! Are you guys going to gamble, or going to drink?
I would do $20 if it’s to gamble, or $10 if it’s to drink.
Post # 9
I personally dont know anything about it other than “lets to go foxwoods!” and the starting details of the hotel. i’ve never been to a casino like that, they also have shows, spas, restaurants etc. so i dont really know anything about what we’ll be doing.
Post # 10
The bride should not pay for anything that night, so do like others said and give a set dollar amount for her to gamble with.
Post # 11
Yeah I think it’d be nice to give her $20 a person to gamble with if that’s supposed to be the activity for the night.
How many people are going? That could maybe make a big difference. If it’s only 3 other people…well $30 isn’t going to get you very far gambling. But if you have 10 people, then $10-$20 a person is a decent amount!
After that she can gamble with her own money. Just make sure you tell her far in advance so she can get some $ ready if she wants it.
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I would say gambling is on the bride’s own dime. We went to a casino for my BFFs bachelorette and we payed for wine tasting, dinner, hotel room, stripper…it would have broken the bank to pay for the evening gambling too.
Post # 13
@ZChick17: like other bees, I think each attendant chipping in 10 or 20 bucks per person would be nice. She can obviously add to that, at her own discression. But having a little bit of fun money to play with would be nice (and the caisono might give her a credit as well, given the occasion. I know a lot of places do that as promo material for certain events (like turning 21)
Post # 14
We did this for one of my friends. The hotel portion was $700 (2 rooms) and we paid for her dinner and drinks. We did not give her money to gamble, and If we offered I would hope she would turn down lol. Weddings are expensive for all involved, I would think Brides are understanding of this and can bring $50 to their own bachelorette party at a casino.
But I should add we did not gamble much- we went to a burlesque show and nightclub in the casino and we paid for her entry.
Post # 15
We are diong a bachelorette/bachelor party this weekend at a Casino for my FI and I and honestly I hadn’t even thought about this.
It would be very generous of you to give money to gamble with, but I know myself as the bride having a similar party I do not expect it at all and will be bringing my own money to gamble. But 10 bucks a person would be awesome!