Tips for Planning a Bachelorette Party on a Budget
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It’s an American cultural right of passage that many brides-to-be choose to partake in — a final hoorah with best friends before you take the big leap and say “I do.” The bachelorette party is a time for the bride to gather with her closest friends and have one last outing as a single woman. Bachelorette parties are often thought of as over-the-top, wild, and a little raunchy. But everyone is different, meaning planning a bachelorette party should be catered to the bride-to-be.
Maybe a booze-filled bonanza isn’t everyone’s jam, or you simply don’t have the budget to jet off to Vegas to recreate The Hangover. It’s your party, and the fun is what you make of it. So, how can you plan a destination bachelorette event on a budget? It takes some creativity and good planning. Here are some Tips for Planning a Bachelorette Party on a Budget!
Set a Budget and Stick to It
If a destination event is what you want, setting a budget is key. If you know it will require air travel for some guests, plan the event in advance to allow people time to buy tickets and make arrangements. If you are driving there, consider carpooling and having guests chip in for gas.
Depending on how many guests are coming, plan on sharing a hotel room with as many people that fit comfortably, and then split the cost. Knowing the expected costs of dinners or events allows you to figure out in advance what will work with your budget. Don’t emphasize gifts; instead, enjoy valuable time out with your friends.
Bring Your Own Entertainment
No, this doesn’t involve bringing along your own professional DJ. However, you can dance to your own music by bringing along a streaming device. Popular devices such as Roku give you access to various music-streaming services like Pandora or Amazon Prime, meaning you can listen to your own tunes without the cost of someone else hitting the play button. In addition to music, streaming devices also give you access to thousands of movies and television shows. So, if you need to fill some time while everyone is getting ready, or you simply need to wind down with your favorite rom-com during your slumber party, your streaming device unlocks endless choices at your fingertips. This means you won’t be racking up your hotel bill by paying for movies.
Big Cities Aren’t Necessarily Off the Table
If the bride is dreaming of a weekend trip to Las Vegas or New York City, don’t write it off quite yet because you don’t have pockets full of cash. With plenty of hotels and home rental options available to you, there’s usually always a great deal to be found. Tourism websites and other connections typically offer deals to restaurants and shopping. Do your research and have a plan when looking for things to do in a big city on a budget.
Soak in the Beauty of Nature
If partying isn’t everyone’s thing, a relaxing weekend away in the great outdoors is a great way to connect with friends and enjoy the simple things life has to offer. Gathering the bridal party along the coast or in the mountains offers a memorable trip with a gorgeous backdrop. Pitching a tent and sitting around a campfire is a great budget-friendly option. Hiking, kayaking, and swimming are all fun ideas with little to no cost.
Whatever you decide to do and whatever your budget allows, the purpose of your bachelorette outing is to honor the bride and allow her to spend quality time with her best friends. She will be spending the rest of her life with her partner, so enjoy every moment you get to spend with her as a single woman.
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