(Closed) To balk or not to balk: is this bachelorette party crazy expensive?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

That seems a bit much. No one should have to dig into their savings for a bachelorette party that pricey. Working on planning one now, and we are keeping the costs below $100, as many of us have families, school, other life things to spend money on than the Bach party. Not to mention the wedding related expenses. For $750 you all could do a 4 day cruise!!!

Post # 30
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114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

No way!

I’m sure your friend is a nice person but WOW! There’s no way I would pay that for a day, especially when I have other bills to pay. And, I think it’s a bit much to ask of everyone for a single day.

I’m planning a bachelorette party for my future sister-in-law and I’m asking each person to pay $19 to help cover the pole dancing instructor that I hired and I feel kinda bad about that. 

But don’t feel bad if you choose to delcine because I certainly would!

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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@stillme:  $600…I’m guessing that’s $100 on you and $500 for the bride?!?! That’s still crazy. In that case, I’d back out of the party and give the Maid/Matron of Honor a check for what I could afford for the bride’s treatments. If the others are so okay with spending that much, then they can cover the rest of your share. You shouldn’t have to compromise yourself financially to pamper the bride.

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yeah how do you get to $600 or $700? What exactly is being done to you guys?

I’d much prefer a weekend away with the girl at some nice resort, sipping cocktails. I’d pay $750 for that. I HATE spa days though…. I dislike people touching me and I don’t find it relaxing.

Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

you say other “maids,” so I’m assuming there are at least 2 additional girls– is this bride getting some $1500 spa treatment? you all are being ripped off.  honeymoon spa treatments in world-class resorts aren’t that expensive.

Post # 33
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Wait, $500 is your contribution to the bride’s spa treatments? What is she having done?????

Post # 34
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Helper bee

I’m also puzzled over this one. How many people are going? If you’re paying $100 for yourself and you are EACH paying $500 for the bride… is the bride getting $1000-2000 worth of spa treatments?!? What’s involved with that, plastic surgery?

 

Anyway, I’d suggest looking for a less expensive spa. 🙂 Sucks you’re the only one speaking up about this, but unless your friends are loaded, I bet they’re grateful that you are!

 

Post # 35
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@bookworm88:  So true.  There’s no spa that has any treatment worth $1500 unless they’re giving you almost oz of gold to walk out with!!

I dont care what the other girls think, or even what the bride thinks, I would not be putting up $500 for her spa treatment.

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@julies1949:  Tell me about it! What happened to just going bar hopping????

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You better be getting plastic surgery done at those prices!

Post # 36
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Honey bee

That is absolutely ridiculous.

I love the idea of a spa day, but it does NOT need to cost that much. A mani, pedi, and a facial can’t be more than like $150, right? Plus each chipping in to cover the bride. Why on earth is it costing so much!??

Post # 37
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

that is so incredibly selfish to ask people to pay that much for her.  if the bride knew about this and is willingly going along with it, honestly, i don’t know if i’d continue to have the same friendship with her!

Post # 38
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Worker bee

That is totally ridiculous and it sounds like this is coming from the other bridesmaids not the bride. If so I think she would be devistated to think that you had to dive into your savings for this. If your treatments are only $100 dollars that emans you are each putting $500 into the  briodes treatments what on earth are they going to do to her? I’m sorry but tis is horrendously expensive.

Post # 39
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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@stillme:  I think they are wrong for requesting this. There isn’t anything wrong with you stepping up and honestly saying “I can’t afford this”. Try to suggest an alternative, let the other Bridesmaid or Best Man pay all of it, or ask the bride to chip in since she requested the spa day.

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