Post # 1
I was invited to my friend’s bachelorette party a few weeks ago, and the bridesmaids said to estimate that it would cost between $100-150 for the night. I said I’d go. Now I have the details – it’ll be $150, and we’re doing a three-hour cooking class. Then we’re going out after.
I’m going to go, because this is a good friend of mine. But this seems kind of expensive to me, to basically make my own dinner! Is this on par with bachelorette parties you’ve been to? This is the first one I’m attending just as a guest so I have no idea.
We’re in NYC if that makes a difference.
Post # 3
@MeghanV: That sounds about right. It depends on what’s included. Are they renting a limo? How much is the cooking class? Is there a cover charge into the bar?
Post # 4
Mine is going to cost way less than that, but that’s because I went out of my way to make sure that those attending would’nt have to pay an arm and a leg. However, I definitely have heard of others costing in the hundreds with the average being around $100ish…so unfortunately, yup it probably is normal.
Is the cooking class $150 or was that the guess for how much the cooking class + going out after would cost? Because $150 each for a cooking class seems really expensive and I don’t see why they can’t find something similar for less.
Post # 5
$150 is just for the class – so cabs, drinks, and anything at the bar is on top of that. Hopefully we won’t go anyplace crazy expensive afterwards. I think I’m just bitter because I used to work as a cook… so I feel like I’m just paying to do my old job 🙂
Post # 6
Wow, that seems rather pricey. Can you skip the cooking class and just go to the other part? We had people that skipped parts of my sister’s party. It was all day (lunch, winery tour, dinner, party at a friend’s house). Some people with kids/other commitments only came to the morning or evening parts. Why don’t you do that?
Post # 7
That seems like a lot for a one time cooking class per person.
If there was the class, limo and cover included (including your share of the bride’s) I’d think that would be reasonable for a full night out, but if those costs are still to come… that could be a $250 night.
Post # 8
For just the cooking class that seems like a lot. Is there any way you can opt out of the cooking class and just meet up afterwards?
Post # 9
That is normal. Is spent 400 for my friends in September and my ladies are renting a beachhouse for the weekend for me. I don’t know what the cost will be BUT I know it can’t be cheap.
Post # 10
Is it $150 total like for the cooking class and the hotel? Or is the cooking class added after the $150? I think I spend up to $100 on hotel, going out, etc when I go to bachelorette parties. But no more. So if the hotel and gas is $100.. I’m going out, but I’m not drinking. I just can’t afford that. I tend to be the cheap one though, so yours sounds about right.
Oh I see you’re staying in the same city. A $150 cooking class is ridiculous to me, but it could be fun. I’m not sure I could foot the bill with cab rides and going to bars/clubs though. I would probably just say, see you at the cooking class 🙂
Post # 11
It seems like a lot for just a cooking class, but I would expect to pay that for a bachelorette party since they usually include a limo/other transportation, dinner and drinks for the bride etc.
Post # 12
It’s probably just the good ole NYC ridiculous price inflation for the class. I’ll just suck it up 🙂 Thanks ladies!
Post # 13
$150 sounds about right to me for a cooking class in NYC…it’d run maybe slightly less here in Boston but not a lot! It definitely depends where the class is.
Plus, I assume the $150 is for you plus your portion of the bride’s class payment? That doesn’t seem that far off, but it sucks that it sounds like you won’t be learning a whole lot if you’re already a pro! I bet the company you’re in will keep it fun 🙂