(Closed) Transportation for Bachelorette

posted 5 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Is asking attendees to a bachelorette to pay $30 for a limo unreasonable?
    Yes.. the hosts should pay for all transportation costs : (4 votes)
    22 %
    No! Everyone needs to get home and this seems like a fun/rather economical way to do it! : (14 votes)
    78 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I don’t know that I would be ‘upset’ but if you two are poor then the others may be too. I don’t think it’s the guests responsibility. Especially because they are already getting her a gift, buying dinner most likely, buying drinks, any other expenses. I would let them worry about their own transportation.

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    We just had a couple of DDs and took our own cars- 4/5 per car, depending on the size of the car.  We met at a hotel room, headed out for dinner and karaoke, then back to the hotel. The girls paid for their own food/drinks and mine.

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @stargurl101:  Is there anyone in your party that doesn’t drink?

    I wouldn’t want to pay $30 as a guest… I know you two hosts are thinking ahead and it is a good idea and I DON’T think you two should pay for something like that everyone benefits from but it still doesn’t seem cool to asks the guests that.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Anybody have a minivan or one they could borrow? $30 apiece isn’t bad, but if less people come and it’s suddenly $50, that’s a little harder to swallow. And it may be kind of awkward trying to collect from everyone.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think you can offer it up to split the cost, but if someone doesnt want to and wants to drive themselves, then they can. 

     

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    why not send out an feeler text/email to all the girls letting them know you are considering getting a limo but it would break down to approximately $30/pp if everyone contributes. Give them the break down for cabs too.

    I’d probably do it to each girl individually though so you are most likely to get an honest response from them instead of a mass message to the group where no one will probably want to be the debbie-downer who says she doesn’t want to pay.

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’ve been to plenty of Bachelorette parties where there is a limo or party bus. We have always split the cost between the guests.  Maybe try and poll the guests before to get their feelings.  

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’ve been to a few bachelorette parties.. and never thought it was odd or rude to chip in for the limo. Everyone is using it, it shouldn’t be just one or two people paying for it.. maybe it’s only acceptable in “my parts” of town.. I know my Maid/Matron of Honor is asking guests of my bachelorette party to help chip in.. $30 isn’t too much for a limo for the night.. if it was like $60 or $70, that’s a little much.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’d be happy to pay $30 for a limo as a guest. I paid $20 for a party bus for a bach party a couple of years ago. I don’t think that the hosts need to pay for the entire cost. Like PP mentioned, send an email or whatever and see how many people would be up for it. I really don’t think $30 is all that much considering there’s no travel, hotel, etc. involved.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I think you can always politely ask people to pay, and they can always politely decline if they think it’s too much *shrug*

     

    Edit: Meaning they can decline to use the service, not that they can then use the limo without paying while other people are chipping in. If they think it’s too much, they can figure out how to get home for cheaper then. At my bachelorette, everybody paid for their own everything (my Maid/Matron of Honor and BMs paid for my dinner/drinks/karaoke etc). Those who couldn’t afford dinner and drinks and karaoke and the hotel only did the portion they could afford.

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    A compromise… is there a different house that the party can start at? Maybe that would bring the cost down….

    But I’ve always seen it that Bachelorettes the main cost is split among guests, the Hostess might put in more but if its transportation/accomodation etc everyone chips in…. You just let people know its “X for the night because of ABC and Y is at your own cost for the night” and people will do what they want.

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