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I’m looking for budget friendly ideas for a bachelorette in Vancouver and there will be about 6-9 ladies coming. We will be there around the end of May from Fri-Sun. One of the girls lives in Van, another in Victoria and the rest are in Kelowna, BC. I need ideas that are cost effective as we are all on a budget 🙂 Basically we want (if the weather is great) to spend time outside, possibly at the beach? Get dressed up and go out at night for some dinner, drinks and dancing… other than that I have no idea what else to do. Help!
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
Moving this to the Vancouver thread in hopes that Vancouver bees can offer up some input!
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@missporkchops: Oh! Lol I didn’t realize, thanks!
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@MLeeM: I’m not an expert on Vancouver but have always loved visiting multiple times over the years… My input would be to bike around Stanley park and possibly picnic out there to keep costs low, and to find a great brunch place and drink mimosas and eat. I recall the nightlife was pretty fun when we went a few years ago. You can check your local Groupon/Livingsocial to see if they have any paint your own ceramics type of event or glass blowing at a discount for a diff type of bonding activity. We flew up to Seattle to do a glassblowing workshop with a bunch of friends last fall and everyone loved it!
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@MLeeM: If the weather cooperates you then there are lots of things you can do in Vancouver! I like missporkchops suggestion of the picnic in the park. What area will you be staying in?
For nightlife, Granville St can be fun and I’m pretty sure if the bride is dressed up for a stagette you can get in anywhere with no line, no hassle! I saw that some clubs offer a bachelorette package which gives you free entry and even a bottle of champagne (I can’t remember which ones but I would do a google search for Granville St or downtown club stagettes and I’m sure packages will come up).
Also heard you can do burlesque lessons for $25/person (or I read if you book through Granville Entertainment Group you get a discount and it’s $20/person) http://www.aprilopeel.com or you could do a private pole dancing or lapdance class at Tantra Fitness http://www.tantrafitness.com (also think you can get a discount on this where it is $13/person through Granville Entertainment Group). Never done the burlesque but I’ve done pole at Tantra and it’s a lot of fun. Might be a good way to start the night before heading to dinner/drinks/club?
I went to a stagette in Yaletown and we went to Society for dinner/drinks before heading to Bar None. Society is really geared towards girls and there were tons of other stagettes there. They do fun girly drinks and they even do a big pink cotton candy shaped as… let’s just say male genitalia. I will say that it is pricey and most place in Yaletown are.
Vancouver has a lot of high tea places or dessert cafes you could check out. Brunch is big too but there are pretty long lineups if you aren’t there early enough and no reservations. Are those along the lines of things you want to do? If you have anything specific you need help with, let us know!
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Thank you so much! Those are awesome ideas!! 🙂
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@MLeeM: Oh and also, if you decide to dine or have drinks at a Glowbal Restaurant (there are a few around the city and can be ‘hot spots’ where you can enjoy a nice drink although pricey), if your Vancouver friend is a member of Costco you can buy gift cards. I think it’s $80 for a $100 gift card so you can save 20% that way! The one I mentioned above ‘Society’ is a Glowbal restaurant and when we went to a stagette we bought a few and shared them
Post # 9
There are so many things to do!
For the day – you could do vintage shopping on main or commercial, go to the beach on Kits (hopefully the boys will be out playing volleyball) or stanley park.
I have friends who did a Casino night and then hit a few clubs. You can barhop Yaletown or Gastown.
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre
I know someone who went to the racetrack. They got all dressed up with these massive hats. It looked really fun!