(Closed) Cost for Bachelorette — Reasonable or Not?

posted 5 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
4524 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Is she having money problems? Otherwise, $15 is extremely cheap! 

Post # 4
596 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

That amount of $ is totally acceptable. Can you have your Maid/Matron of Honor handle it so you don’t have to be bothered with that bridesmaid?

If not, how important is it to you that she shows? If it’s important to you, and if that amount of money is seriously a problem for her – I would offer to pay for her meal. If she’s still resisting after $ is out of the equation, she’s being a jerk and you can either find out why or ignore it.


Post # 5
205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Whoa that’s really cheap. Could there be something else going on with her? 

Post # 6
7217 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@MeantToBee1019:  Sounds like she’s just not happy about participating in any of the wedding things. Where on earth are you having dinner for $5? I don’t go out on a Wednesday without dropping $20. 

Post # 7
2478 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve been in situations myself where any amount of money was too much for me to spend. It could be a simple problem with her budget…or this could be the beginning of her balking at everything that comes her way involving the wedding. Is she sure she wants to be a bridesmaid?

Post # 10
2481 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

$15 is so cheap as to be almost inconsequential. In fact, I wouldn’t have thought it possible to have an evening out for such a small amount of money so no, you aren’t placing too great a burden on her. Instead, it sounds as if you have a thoroughly awkward individual who is determined to put a spanner in the works wherever and whenever possible. 

Post # 12
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Squaw Valley

I think that sounds more that reasonable!  All of the bachelorette parties I’ve been to costing $250+ (weekend trips)

Post # 13
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

$15  is super cheap, even if she’s having financial troubles. A bachelorette isn’t going to be free, ever, even just everyone pitching in for take out and watching movies will cost around $15 each. She’s being a brat.

Post # 15
5959 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MeantToBee1019:  That is VERY inexpensive.  Ignore her, especially since you aren’t getting resistence from others.

Post # 16
805 posts
Busy bee

I am genuinely flabbergasted that she thinks $15 is too much. Even when you have no money at all, it’s pretty obvious that $15 is about as cheap as a bachelorette is ever going to come. You’re arranging it and it’s your party, so do what you want. There’s not much point trying to accomodate someone who seems being intent on being difficult! (If you’re very keen on including her then maybe offer to pay for her meal? She doesn’t sound like a barrel of laughs though).

My friend wants a bachelorette which is closer to $1500 than $15 – I WISH hers was as good value as yours!

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