Post # 1
My wedding will be in beautiful Canmore Alberta. Most of my family lives on the east coast canada, so they will have to fly. It will sort-of be a destination wedding since we are close to Banff and will spend some time skiing:)
Do you think it’s a lot to ask of people to attend my bachelorette party in Vegas when most of them will be travelling far away for the wedding?? I’ve always dreamed of it, and I have this understanding that if people can afford it they will come, and if they can’t they won’t…but I struggle with the idea that they feel ‘obligated’
Post # 3
How many of your bachelorette invites would have to travel for your wedding? If it’s just a few, I say go for it. If it’s the vast majority, I think you may want to reconsider. But that’s just my humble opinion!
Post # 4
I think another way to look at it is will you be dissappointed if people say no? I also thought about doing a "destination" bachelorette party — but after I asked around a little bit most of the people I wanted there said they wouldnt be able to make it, once I made it local my list doubled! I’d so much rather do a "boring" (it’s going to be AWESOME) local bachelorette with tons of my best girls then a "exciting" destination party with only a couple friends. You have to figure out which is more important — the party in Vegas or the number of people who are partying with you!
Post # 5
I flew to Vegas for a bachelorette party! It’s win-win b/c everybody has a BLAST! Omg i had a wonderful trip with my girls. I couldn’t fly out for the wedding (it was one or the other and the bach trip was better timing) but I sent a nice gift. So I was one of those one but not both people, but I also graduated college 3 months earlier and money was tight. Now, I think i’d fly to both no prob
Post # 6
Thank you these are all very helpful 🙂
I’m ultimately letting my Maid/Matron of Honor decide, but so far it looks like Vegas is a GO!!! Any tips on saving money or ways to make it an affordable trip while still having fun!??!
Post # 7
Ummmmm. Not reaaally. My cousin works in vegas and now is a GREAT time to go b/c uh, tourism is waaay down there. You shoudl be able to get a good deal. We stayed at Bally’s. I think i gave $70 or 80 for my hotel room for 2 nights. It was split amongst 5 of us. We ate our, but we ate moderately. Nothing too crazy expensive, over like $25/dinner. We brought protein bars/snacks for breakfast though. And we brought wine to the hotel room to preparty a little bit.
When you go out for your bachelorette party, EVERYBODY knows it and buys ALL of you drinks all night. I bought one beer that entire evening (everything else was patron, martinis, etc) and that was b/c one of the BMs and I wandered off to the bar while the bride played craps. People get really really friendly, FYI!