Wedding planning can take a toll on even the most organized bride or groom. Luckily, they have their respective families and wedding entourage to help them cope with all the stress that comes with planning a wedding. For brides, one of the pre-wedding highlights would have to be the bachelorette party. It’s that time before the wedding where the bride can let loose and have fun with her closest female buddies. The downside is that it can be an added expense for everyone involved in it, from the bride to the bridesmaids.
Fortunately, there are ways in which you can save money for your bachelorette party. Check out some of our suggestions below:
- Take a more personalized approach.
Barhopping and going all out on phallic accessories are both popular ideas for bachelorette parties, but it doesn’t mean you have to follow suit. Know what the bride likes, and try to think outside of the box to come up with a more personalized party that everyone – most especially the bride – can enjoy without having to go out and blow cash in every single bar in town. A nice girls night in can be enjoyable, with everyone donning personalized bridesmaid robes or outfits in honor of the bride-to-be.
- Set a clear budget.
The easiest way to plan a party is to know from the get go just how much you have to spend for it. It can be limiting for some, but it can also be very liberating for others who can then plan a bachelorette party depending on the budget at hand. Not sure who should pay for the bachelorette party? Agree that everyone should chip in, excluding the bride, and think of it as an early wedding gift for one of the closest friends in your life.
- Avoid the clubbing scene.
You’ll save a lot of money for your bachelorette if you avoid the clubbing scene at all costs. Instead, why not have the party at the bride’s house, or even a reasonably-priced yet chic hotel? You’ll be able to control the expenditures more that way, and even have the opportunity to bring out the floral robes, champagne and good music for a fun girls’ night in. If you have a lot of girlfriends at your party, you could organize a DIY party at your home by blasting music through speakers or through silent disco headphones. That way, it’s more intimate and special.
- Consider group deals on fun activities.
If your group of gals is an adventurous bunch, why not sign up for yoga class, an organized glamping trip, or even pole dancing as a group? You’ll likely find some awesome group deals for fun activities such as these, and create an even closer bond with the bride and the rest of the bridal party as you all engage in some fun activities together. But, don’t you even THINK about driving if the bubbles are flowing. Definitely check out Limo Find and book a driver for you and your besties.
- Stock up on booze.
Booze is usually high up on the expenses list for any bachelorette party; so if you must include a night out in town, try stocking up on booze for your room and make the toasts BEFORE you all head out to do the clubbing rounds. It’ll put everyone in a good enough mood to enjoy some clubbing without necessarily piling up the costs for expensive booze in bars.
Whether you decide to have the bachelorette party out of the town, or at home for some quiet yet meaningful girl bonding, there are definitely ways can save you some cash.