Post # 1
I’m in the early stages of planning a bachelorette party for my friend. We’re thinking of going to San Diego for a night. It would be a couple hour drive. We would get a hotel room (or 2, depending on how many people), go out to dinner, and then to a bar/club. I’m guessing it could come out to $150 per person for everything. Do you think this is reasonable?
How much would you be willing to pay for a night-away bachelorette party?
Post # 3
Yes i would be surprised if i could get out of an overnight bachelorette or one where we are traveling for under $200
Post # 4
I think for SD this is do-able, although it depends greatly on where you are staying and how many people you are cramming per room. I don’t know if we are talking top-notch everything (e.g. penthouse suite), but I think at $150 you can definitely get the hotel/dinner/bar/club experience.
Post # 5
Yes, that is reasonable. After you add in meal, hotel, and gas it can get pretty spend but if you can keep it under $200 that is ok. I wouldn’t spend any more than that.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
$150 is reasonable, but I’m not sure that is a reasonable goal for everything that you are planning. For gas to and from, the room (taxes and gratuity, too), dinner that night, drinks that night, any bar cover fees, and breakfast the next morning, you will likely come in at more than $150 per person.
Post # 7
@lovekiss: I think I can do it, plan it all for $150 a person. I’m pretty good with finding deals, etc. I’m thinking we could drink in the room before going out so that will save money, no bar cover fees where we would go, complimentary breakfast in the hotel i am looking at
Post # 8
It really depends on your circle of friends.
I belong to a few different circles, and what was reasonable in each circle was very different.
1. Each guest brought a plate, they had dinner/played games then went for drinks. Cost each guest no more than $30-40 (I really didn’t enjoy this….mainly because of the awful games they insisted playing as entertainment).
2. Another hen’s night I went to was at a local pub for dinner followed by drinks (at the pub) and then dancing up a storm to the band that was playing. Cost each guest about $50-75 depending on what they ate/drank and we all had a great time.
3. I’ve also attended a Vegas weekend (mind you all the guest travelled from Australia). I know I spent just under $5k (which I would not do again, just because it turned out that the whole weekend was about indulging a narcissistic bridezilla).
4. My own hen’s night is going to be a pamper cruise, costing each guest exactly $270 to include dinner, drinks, the cruise, and beauty treatments.
Post # 9
@Monkey786: This really depends on the personal/financial situation of each person, how close they are to the bride, how much money they’re looking at spending in addition to this (gifts, outfits, transport, etc for the shower and wedding).