Post # 1
Hi guys….quick question to see what you think….
A good friend of mine is getting married next year also. I want to go on her hen do (bachelorette party) and vice versa. Her Maid/Matron of Honor has been put in charge of organising it. I’ve just received an e mail from Maid/Matron of Honor saying that we’re going on a 2 day trip to amsterdam. Normally you can get the ferry across cheaply or fly cheaply with a budget airline. Anyway, with accomodation and flights she wants us to pay £320 each ($530) for the trip. I want to go but I think this is really expensive and I’m sure it could have been cheaper. Obviously i can’t say any of this but…..would you pay this much to go or is this really expensive??
Post # 4
I can’t say if it’s a good deal for that specific trip, but I know it would be out of my price range as a guest.
Post # 5
Can you go on the ferry, but stay in the hotel with them? I’d ask them about the ferry – just tell them your budget is tight and you’d prefer the ferry for menetary reasond.
Post # 6
wow – i would not be able to afford that!
Post # 7
Way to expensive. And if you can get the flights for much cheaper someone needs to say something.
Post # 8
@ticatica: HAs anything been booked? If not, do some quick research and suggest alternate flights or the ferry, and then just email the Maid/Matron of Honor saying “Hey, I’d love to go, but [I/my friends] usually take [cheap airline/ferry], and it is great and super affordable!”
Post # 9
Why can’t you say anything about the price? If you know you can get it for cheaper why not tell them? I would think everyone would want to save a little money!
Post # 10
Yeah that would be out of my price range as well. I’m with the other ladies, if you want to go, why not tell her that you want to book transportation on your own because of budget?
Post # 11
@ticYup i thinks its too expensive lookin at a conversion poit (where it will cost in trinidad money $3200.00 so i think u have to no if u will to make r=that finacial sacrifice ? or once the “lower rate” is in time with her party i think u shud suggest it..
Post # 12
It would be too much for me, although I understand your disappointment completely.
Post # 13
This is what happens when bachelorette/hen parties are planned without regard to the expense.
$530 will buy me a week in an all-inclusive resort including airfare for my vacation. I will not be spending that amount on a party for a friend.
Post # 14
Back out now! Seriously, that’s crazy! Tell the Maid/Matron of Honor that you can’t afford it.
Post # 15
I dont know the area, or anything like that so I couldnt say if I thought that was a good price for the trip itself, but I know I wouldnt be able to swing that. Fiance and I are usually on a pretty tight budget. Thats almost my rent.
Post # 16
Budget flights can’t be bought until about 6 months in advance so whilst I know they are cheaper than what she can buy now, I can’t really ask her to wait…I just don’t want to be rude as she’s clearly planned this to be a great weekend, it’s just it’s too expensive for me…
julies949: I might do that instead lol!
Thanks for the opinions guys, nice to know i’m not just stingy!