(Closed) GF's Destination Bachelorette Dilemma – HELP!

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 16
4379 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - Canada

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busybee86 :  I think you need to ask yourself a couple questions: 1. Do you WANT to go? 2. Will you be spending money that SHOULD be going somewhere else and will have to compromise because of it? 

I personally wouldnt go because of all the reasons you stated and if your friend loves & respects you, she’ll understand. It sounds like you have an incredibly exciting year coming up!! Congratulations!

Post # 17
3117 posts
Sugar bee

You don’t owe her a justification or an excuse.

If someone decides to have an expensive bachelorette party (whether destination or luxurious), they are assuming the risks that not all invitees will be able to attend.

Post # 18
386 posts
Helper bee

Um, $400 – $500 IS a lot of money, it’s a week’s wages (or more) for a lot of people.  Don’t let anyone push you into going with the “it’s not all that much” line!

Post # 19
1058 posts
Bumble bee

I agree with PPs. Be aware there may be fallout but you shouldn’t have to explain your financial situation to anyone. Especially a friend. A destination bach is asking a lot from the guests. If it was a local party you would most likely attend. See if you can take her out to lunch or for drinks after the bach to hear all about it. 

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