Post # 1
There are 6 of us going including the bride. I’m the Maid/Matron of Honor and this trip is STRESSING me out and we still have a few months to go. I wasn’t planning to spend a HUGE amount of money on this trip it was suppose to be a fun 3 night weekend trip to the beach to relax but it’s turning into more than that. Me and one of the others BMs said we were just fine sleeping on a pull out bed because honesty I don’t need to spend alot of money on a hotel/house rental/condo because honestly we will be on the beach or doing other things. I’m not saying lets stay in some motel but these house/condo rentals get to be more expensive the more rooms you add. Would you mind bunking with someone else to save extra money on the hotel? I don’t need my own bed! Thoughts on this?
Post # 2
dessilove: No, I wouldn’t mind sharing.
Whose idea was the weekend getaway? Yours? The brides? Was there any discussion of budget?
Frankly, I think these extravagant destination bachelorette’s are…over the top. I mean, I get it and they do sound like fun but there’s just so much room for disagreement, disgruntlement, dissapointment… I know that I wouldn’t want to spend a ton of money on someone else’s bachelorette. One night out bar hopping can run into the hundrends so a whole weekend with hotel and travel? Too much.
Reign it in. Be honest about how much you can put toward the weekend. I doubt you’ll be alone in wanting to set some spending limits.
Post # 3
dessilove: I can’t stand sharing a bed with someone other than Fiance, but I would do it for a destination party like that if it meant saving a fair bit of money.
Post # 4
I would definitely be ok with sharing a bed or having a pullout bed. 6 or 8 of us had a weekend in NYC and a single suite sharing bed, and sleeping on sleeper beds. I assume that if you 6 are going away together for a weekend, you are close enough to share a bed and dont have to have your own space.
Post # 5
It was her idea and I’m always for a weekend getaway but everything adds up when your have to pay for your dress, shoes, bridal shower, bachelorette party, and anthing else that comes along. You would think it’s common sense. Me and one other BMs made comments about how we don’t want to spend a whole alot on hotel ammenties so we can do a spa day or beach day but it’s not really getting anywhere.
Post # 6
dessilove: Stop making comments and be more direct with the bride. “I can’t afford to spend this much. If we don’t find reasonable accomodation, I won’t be able to attend.”
As a pp stated, I doubt you are the only one who would like toi reign in the spending.