Post # 1
I’ve given my Maid/Matron of Honor multiple ideas and she has turned every one of them down because they’re “too expensive” and she wants to throw “the cheapest party possible”. I’m sorry, but what the hell? I really wanted to go for pizza in the city followed by Howl at the Moon. I don’t think $30 pp is too much to ask at the piano bar. Plus they give each girl 2 free drinks, and no charge to enter. The last thing I wanna do is go to a sleezy dance club, but who knows, I may get a ton of drinks bought for me. I also threw out an idea of a comedy club. I really dont want my party to be lame. Ideas please?
Post # 3
$30 pp sounds reasonable, I don’t know why she’d turn that down!
I can’t think of anything else that is dirt cheap.
Post # 4
Did you ask her what her idea was? She must have something in mind if she thinks she can do cheeper. I can’t think of many night out activties that cost less than $30.
Post # 5
@jenilynevette: She threw out an idea of going to a country bar to line dance. I’ve never really line danced and the reviews for that bar weren’t so great.
Post # 7
30 is too much!>?!?!?
Thats crazy. I would just give her 30 to stop whining and book the pizza party I wanted.
For a friend I went to a drag dinner show at the Kit Kat Lounge (in chicago) which was soooooo much fun but again.. it costs what dinner and drinks out cost (which is more than 30 bucks).
If she wants to go cheaper just host a house party with naughty games or something!
Post # 8
@MrsSweetT: what the…
when I first read, “too expensive” I was like uh oh I hope she’s not one of those brides that’s like: “well I wanted to go to Mexico for a week but that bitch said it was too expensive!”…but you’re not!! pizza and a piano bar has got to be one of the most reasonable requests I’ve ever heard!
Hope you guys can find a happy medium!
Post # 9
Line dancing can be fun, but it has to be the right place. It shouldn’t get grabby like a club. That said, I’m not a country music person and if that was all they were playing, I would be out so fast.
It looks like her view of “cheap” is free (or close there too) Is there anything you are interested in that you can do for free?
Some ideas, now that I have a taste for where she is going, Karoke is something that I enjoy, but it’s not for everyone.
Also, I would ask why she wants to do this priced so low? Is she struggling for money with the wedding coming up? I know she is planning the party, but would you front money if need be?
Post # 10
Lol! I’m really priding myself on not being one of those bridezilla bitches. I just texted her and said that we really can’t do cheap unless we do a house party, but I’m not the type to sit at home, especially for a bachelorette Party. I just think it’s lame.
Post # 11
@Misswhowedding: She’s the last person who struggles with money. Her parents just footed the bill for, ahem, 8.5 years of college. She works, but her bf pays for a lot of stuff for her. She’s just cheap. She hasn’t even contacted the other girls who are going. I’m afraid she’ll do it all last minute
Post # 12
I would just contact her, say that you’ve thought a lot about it & that you would really love to do xyz. You’ve contated a few of the girls & they are all happy with paying $30pp. If she is unable to make the booking to let you knwo & you will organise it, or ask someone else to.
If it’s what you want, then do it.
Post # 13
Maybe it’s time to talk to some of the other bridesmaids? Hopefully one of them will step up and help out with the planning?
Post # 14
@MrsSweetT: Ah, what a pain. I really think your idea sounds fun and is reasonable.
Hope you can agree on something fun for everyone.
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
@MrsSweetT: I don’t know, other than talking to her and asking her what’s up. I don’t know why she would take you line dancing if you’ve never even been before (do you even like country music?). I think your request is totally reasonable. It’s not like you are asking for VIP lounge, etc. at a big fancy club even. Pizza and an evening at a lounge sounds totally reasonable. Perhaps she has something up her sleeve?
ETA: I believe for mine my friends are going to do a dinner and show (theatre or variety or something) and possibly a lounge after. Show is the more expensive thingbut the rest won’t be. I’m just not into clubs anymore. For my friend’s we took him to a drag show, dinner, and a club that he loves.
Post # 16
For my sister’s wedding, we went to a sushi bar, then to a lingerie shop, then back home for facials. 🙂
For my bachelorette party, we went to a fancy restaurant, then we were supposed to go to a “classier” version of a “club” (christian girls here), but it was closed, so we just went to a bar in the local NICE hotel, and my Maid/Matron of Honor gave me a Honeymoon survival kit. 🙂