(Closed) How much have you spent on bachelorettes you've attended?

posted 4 years ago in Parties
Post # 2
1502 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

cece_intheuk:  I spent about $450 for a friend’s bachelorette weekend in a city about 5 hours from home.

Post # 3
1678 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

cece_intheuk:  the most i’ve spent was $500 for a beach weekend (south carolina, USA)…we just got back from a weekend at a cabin in the mountains for my bach party, and i think everyone spent max $250 each.

Post # 4
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Bethesda Academy Whitefield Chapel & Brockington Hall

For my friends bachelorette party a two years ago we got a room at the W Hotel in Hollywood, and went to the nightclub in the hotel. It ended up being about $400 a girl, there were only 5 of us. We had fun getting into trouble and it was great fun to be someplace where all the shenanigans were in one spot! 

Post # 5
1671 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

cece_intheuk:  The most I have spent was around $450 for a bachelor party I threw for a friend which included dinner, decorations, hotel room, travel costs, drinks, club entry … This was out of town and paying for the bachelor. The girls that attended probably spent closer to $100 as they only paid for part of the accomodation, their dinners, some drinks, and cover.

For attending it usually ranges in the $40-60 range which is dinner, buying a shot for the bride-to-be, club cover and some drinks.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by  laceydoilies.
Post # 7
8429 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle

Wow that’s a lot of money to spend on a bachelorette party. For example, that’s more than half of what my entire wedding cost. I could never, ever ask my friends to spend that much money on a bachelorette. I’m not sure if your circle is different and has a lot more financial freedom… but I mean, to me – that is a sizeable down payment on a car… and I would not only be hurt that I wouldn’t be able to attend a friend’s bachelorette due to financial reasons, but I would probably be a bit annoyed with my friend for expecting us to shell out so much money for a bachelorette.


ETA: I just noticed those are parties YOU attended, not things you were suggesting… I’d be in huge financial debt right now if I was in your circle lol!

To answer your question, the most I’ve spend was probably around $400, but that’s because I hosted the party. For my bachelorette, my Maid/Matron of Honor got us a hotel suite in downtown Chicago, we ordered in pizza and Italian food ($17/girl), we went to a drag show ($20/girl) and then we just went back to the hotel bar afterwards. The max my friends spent was probably $200 to attend my party.

Post # 9
1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The bachelorette that me & one of the other bridesmaids are planning right now is going to be relatively inexpensive for the guests. The only bigger cost is the hotel (2 rooms split between 8 people, so not bad!). Their other costs will include their own dinner & drinks, cover for the bar and a brewery tour (where the most you pay is $26, depends on what you want at the end…a bottle opener, 6-pack of beer or 12-pack of beer). So the base cost (not including their own dinner & drinks) will be less than $100.

Post # 10
578 posts
Busy bee

cece_intheuk:  Unfortunately the bachelorettes I’ve attended have cost me similar figures to yours. My friends are also all well paid professionals married to professionals – doctors, lawyers, business execs, while my husband and I are both academics.  There is a pretty huge difference in our household income vs theirs. I have four weddings to go *this year*… Thankfully, after this year, all of my good friends should be married off so I can be bachelorette party free (sorry casual friends, I don’t shell out that kind of money for you)!

Just because I’ve paid to attend obscenely expensive parties, doesn’t mean I don’t think they’re out of touch and inappropriate to expect of friends. 

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