(Closed) Bachelorette budget

posted 7 years ago in Parties
  • poll: What would you consider reasonable, as a guest/BM?
    Under $50. You know I love you, but let's go out for drinks and call it a night. : (9 votes)
    21 %
    Under $100. A fancy dinner, and some drinks after! Get it, girl! : (14 votes)
    33 %
    Under $250. Spa day! Chillin like villains. : (8 votes)
    19 %
    Under $500. Road trip to Vegas! Tigers love pepper. They hate cinnamon. : (7 votes)
    16 %
    Under $1000. Executive suite, ladies. Fly high, no lie, you know this. : (3 votes)
    7 %
    The sky's the limit! I am Batman, basically. : (0 votes)
    No opinion. But I'm still Batman. : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    2714 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I just wanted to comment and say that your options cracked me up.

    In reality I have spent around $250 for a bachelorette usually consisting of dinner, drinks and a hotel.

    My girls want to go to Vegas which would end up probably around $700 per person.

    I’m trying to convince them to have a night in NYC bar hopping for $100 or under. That’s my ideal situation, so that’s the one I chose!

    Post # 4
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    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’ve spent around $700 in the past which covered flights, hotel, food and drinks for myself and the bride as well as decorations and accessories.  I think that’s reasonable for a close friend.  I probably would not spend that money on someone I wasn’t close with.

    Post # 5
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    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Not including travel for out of town guests (flights, gas for long road trip, etc), the bachelorette parties I have attended have been between $250-$300 a person.  This has included accomodation (hotel or house rental), food and drinks for the house, and some sort of activity like wine tasting.   If I add in flights, my total is closer to $500. 

    Post # 7
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    68 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    i’ve only attended one bachelorette and i thought the arrangement was pretty good. $120 covered my share of the limo, the beverages in the limo, a t-shirt, and a hotel room. we also managed to dodge cover charges everywhere we went since we had a larger group. and this was in DC, which is typically a pricier area. by the time i factored in the handful of drinks that i had to buy, and kicking in a little extra to help offset some other stuff that was done, the night ended up costing me just under $180.

    her girls really worked to put an awesome party together–and it showed. i think a few things helped keep the costs reasonable were:

    -the size of the group. we had 15+. this gave the group buying power for a lot of things, and because there were so many of us, got us free cover at a lot of places.

    -hotel rooms were split, and the person arranging the hotel had status in a membership program, so they got a preffered rate.

    -dinner was hosted at someone’s house and acted as a staging area for the start of the night. this worked out awesomely for a few reasons–folks were able to come in at random times and the costs were kept lower by the girls doing a lot of the prep work themselves. (also, i’m pretty sure the bparty didn’t factor in their costs for dinner stuff into the guests’ bottom line)

    -if taking a limo, STOCK IT. it’s cheaper to drink your own beer. 😉

    Post # 8
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    4755 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I wouldn’t matter if I was a bridesmaid or not, I would not drop 250 for a stagette that’s my entire spending budget for a month. Good on ya if you’re a baller, but I’m not and I’d simply not go if I was being charged 250 or even 200 to party.

    Post # 9
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    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    As a guest, I’d probably pass if it was going to cost me more than $50. As a Bridesmaid or Best Man, I would probably prefer to stay around/under $100, but probably wouldn’t fuss until about $150.

    Post # 10
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    3049 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    There is no way that I would pay more than like $150 to attend a bachelorette party. I don’t mind going out of town… so that’s why I added enough money for the hotel. But I’m not into all the extras, let’s give the girl some fun lingerie, go out on the town for some cheap drinks and call it a weekend 🙂

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