Is $50 too much to ask people to spend on a night out?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@MrsCreeToBe:  I personally wouldnt mind it, especially if I knew of the price in advance. Since you are getting the limo I feel I’d be more than willing to spend the rest just to celebrate with you even though I dont make a lot to begin with.

Post # 4
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599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013
Post # 5
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2368 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Why would you feel bad?  As long as you tell people the plan and $ ahead of time, they’re all adults and can make the decision on if they want to go or not.  You’re taking care of the limo and drinks, which is really nice of you!  I don’t think it’s a problem at all.

Post # 6
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8282 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Not at all… It’s one day, your friends should be able to handle that. 

Post # 7
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10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Not at all!

Post # 8
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1256 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would happily pay it plus more. The idea of buying my friends a limo and stocking it with booze for MY birthday would depress me, but to each their own. I think $50 for a night out is very reasonable.

Post # 9
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691 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Not one bit especially since it sounds like a lot of fun! If its your friends cup of tea they should be okay as well just give them heads up for those who might be on a tighter budget.

Post # 10
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2884 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

id happily pay for the show and dinner…but not a limo (since you said you  *may* pay, not that you def would)/ because if you paid – id think it was a fun extra. if i had to pay id think it was a bit self indulgent  given its not a major birthday

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@MrsCreeToBe:  As long as you tell people the costs in advance, and as long as you won’t be upset if people can’t afford to attend, then I think you’re fine. Personally, I wouldn’t be comfortable spending that much (life on a tight budget!), so I’d have to pass.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

$50 is nothing for me, but it may be for others.

I think @LittleByLittle: suggestion “As long as you tell people the costs in advance, and as long as you won’t be upset if people can’t afford to attend, then I think you’re fine.” is the best way handle it.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

All you are doing is asking…it’s not like you are forcing them to come and pay that. If they can’t afford it so are unable to come then hopefully you would respect that. Are you giving them plenty of notice? I tend to like some notice for things that may potentially be expensive so I can put some money aside. 

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