Post # 1
I’m invited to a bachelorette party, but I am not in the wedding. I’m not entirely sure that the bride is having “bridesmaids” but I think she is.
The plan is dinner, drinks/dancing and limo. I expect to pay for myself and a portion of the bride’s cost for dinner and drinks, but does everyone pay for the limo or just the bridesmaids? I have an idea, but just want to be sure.
Also, what do you think is reasonable to spend per person for dinner/drinks/dancing in NYC? I know a lot of this depends on how much money everyone has, but I’m just trying to get a sense of the norm.
Post # 3
hm…that’s kind of awkward. Who is hosting the party? (like, who sent you the invite? hopefully not the bride!) I would ask them your questions. Otherwise, I’m tempted to say that I would not expect to pay for the limo but… maybe you are, especially if you don’t know if there are BMs.
Post # 4
Thanks. A group of us are talking about it through e-mails. The bride provided my e-mail to her best friend (who may be maid of honor?) who is arranging everything.
Post # 5
I think if you plan to go in the limo with everyone then you split the cost. In the end if the cost of you contributing to the limo would be the same as taking a taxi then you may as well go in the limo! I know that friends of mine have done this for birthdays before because a limo ended up being cheaper or the same price as 20 girls taking cabs.
Can’t help you on what’s reasonable to spend in NYC.. here it could be anywhere from $100-200 or more especially since you’re splitting the costs for the bride.
Post # 6
@Ms. Martian: That’s what they’re doing for my limo tomorrow night. All that gals that ride with share in the expense, since transporting so many girls to various bars would be equally expensive and much more chaotic. So they’re all pitching in to cover the limo, but the 2 MOHs are paying a bit more so that the price is reasonable for all the other guests.