Post # 1
I am in love with Groupon getaways and LivingSocial escapes and I was planning on purchasing a group package from one of these sites for my bachelorette party. It would have to be close though, I don’t want to have to drive much farther than 3 hrs to get to where we are going because of the size of my party (10+). The ladies I’m inviting are all very chill, so I think as long as the price per person is reasonable they would be okay with a small weekend trip somewhere. No one would have to take off work, I’d give plenty of notice and no one would be paying for me. Since I’m asking them to go on this trip, I think it would be rude to ask that they pay for my share, too.
Do you bees agree? For a weekend long float trip at a nice cabin, weekend’s worth of food/snacks and alcohol how much would you be willing to pay? Please keep in mind that dinner/drinks in town would probably cost almost $50/psn already and most of these coupons come with meals so that might be included.
Post # 3
Why are you planning your own bachelorette party?
Post # 4
I’m having a girls weekend (rather than a “bachelorette party”). 4 of my friends have done the same thing. The bride pays their own way, but often the other girls pitch in for dinner or drinks, etc. One night we have a nice dinner and the other night we go out dancing similar to what you’d do on bachelorette party night. The best part is that you’re together in a nice location, away from the craziness if only for a night or 2.
Post # 5
@clover32512: I second this question
Post # 6
forgot to include that we live in different parts of the country, so the location is in a random city. One was in Miami, NYC, Austin. I think mine will be in Chicago or Boston. I’m paying for my flight and room (though they probably won’t let me pay for the room)
Post # 7
EDIT : Confusion on my part
Anyway, hard to say – only you know your friends financial situations. I have only a few very close friends so I’d be willing to spend a lot on their bachelorette weekends.
Post # 8
I’m planning my own because my Maid/Matron of Honor is dealing with a lot of personal issues and I told her I don’t mind planning it; I plan everything my friends and I do together not because I demand it, it just turns out that way because I’m the easiest for everyone to get in contact with and I’m usually the antsy one who wants to do something. I also like to know every detail of what is going on so I can ensure it’s okay for everyone (she doesn’t know everyone who is coming nor their preferences, financial situations, yadda, yadda, yadda.). So instead of her having to call me everytime plans change, calling everyone else to see what will work and deal with her own life, I just took over. Is that a big deal?
Where ever we go, it’s not going to be a “bachelorette party” really, more like a ladies getaway/glorified camping trip.
Post # 9
I don’t see a problem with you having a big part in planning your own bachelorette party or planning all of it, especially if your girls do not know each other well. I’m the same way – I always end up being the one to plan things in our group! I would definitely pay your own way and get your Maid/Matron of Honor or another BM involved in some way if possible so you can have someone to bounce ideas off of and make sure you are all on the same page. That being said, it sounds like you are planning a very reasonable weekend trip by using one of these Groupon deals, but the costs can build up quickly depending on what you do so be careful! I think a weekend trip that’s around $300 or less is reasonable, but it totally depends on the girls’ financial situations. Personally, I love to travel and I’m always up for a weekend away, especially somewhere new and fun with all my girls. I would suggesting having the weekend basically planned out before you get there, i.e. don’t make dinner plans spontaneously once you get there and risk accidentally springing a $100 pp meal on your girls one night. Check out prices and deals beforehand and have several options for each meal/activity that will keep everyone comfortable budget-wise.
Post # 10
Wow.. sounds like a great deal!!
We are driving an hour and a half and its about 150$ per person. Most of my family (sisters and my friends and moms) are coming. So I am excited
Post # 11
Personally, I’m not into those big trips for bachelorette parties. Being in someone’s wedding is a huge expense, and to have to add on to a vacation seems like a bit much to me. That’s just my personal opinion, but if your girls are fine with it, then go for it.