How to Cut Costs for the Bachelorette Party
Bachelorette parties are a ton of fun, but they can also add a hefty cost to the bridesmaids’ budget.
Planning an affordable bachelorette bash for the bride can be done if you use this savvy money-saving advice.
Here are some cost-cutting tips for the bachelorette party that won't cut down on the fun!
Cost-Cutting Tips for Your Bachelorette Party
Organize a Group Gift
Rather than ask everyone to bring a present to the bachelorette party, have everyone chip in a small amount in advance to get the bride a group gift. With a small contribution from everyone you can get the bride something she will love and of a higher quality than what each person can afford on her own.
Play in the Daytime
Save your money for the evening bachelorette events and spend a low-key afternoon with the girls. You can pack a picnic, magazines, and games and head to the nearest park. For the bride who loves the outdoor activities, plan an afternoon of mountain biking or hiking. If your group traveled somewhere exotic, take the day to sunbathe by the pool or on the beach. When the weather doesn’t cooperate, make some popcorn and watch all of the bride’s favorite chick flicks for a fun and relaxing rainy afternoon.
Host a Pre-Game
Kick off the evening bachelorette party festivities with a pre-game at the home of someone from the bridal party or in your hotel room. Create a signature cocktail that you know the bride will love or pop some bubbly. Everyone will appreciate having a drink or two without paying inflated bar prices.
Use Your Negotiation Skills
Don’t be afraid to ask for group discounts. Many restaurants, bars, and other venues love to host large groups and will provide a great deal if you can guarantee a certain number of guests. Pre-fixe dinner menus is an excellent way to ensure that the meal stays within everyone’s planned budget. Bars and clubs are also frequently willing to waive cover charges or give out a free round of drinks for bachelorette parties. Concert halls, sports arenas, and spas also typically offer discounts for large groups, so just call ahead and don’t be afraid to negotiate.
One of the heftiest costs involved with planning an epic bachelorette bash is traveling out of town to some exotic locale. Think about what sort of fun you could get into in your own city, and plan the ultimate staycation for the bride-to-be. Without having to spring for flights or travel, you could get an affordable Airbnb and have a good old-fashioned sleepover! Talk about vintage-style fun!
If the bride’s dream bachelorette party is outside of the bridal party’s budget, look for creative ways to scale back the event while still ensuring the bride has an amazing time. Instead of indulging in lavish spa treatments, opt for manicures or blowouts, which are generally less expensive but will still leave everyone feeling pampered. If the bride is looking to get some sun during the weekend, look for lake or beach destinations within driving distance rather than booking flights to a distant location.