With the help of social media, every wedding season we can’t help but get a bit envious of the beautiful parties and trips that our fellow newlyweds-to-be are a part of. But no fear, there’s still plenty of ways that you can have the bachelorette party of your dreams without spending outside of your budget.
First, who plans the bachelorette party? This is the bride’s chance to unwind and have fun before the big day, so the Maid of Honor and bridal party take care of the planning. It’s important to set a budget and ask each guest what they’re comfortable spending. There’s nothing worse than not having everyone on the same page, and either having to back out or end up splurging too much.
Send around a Google Form so that each guest can anonymously share what they’re able to spend. This will be a great starting point and helpful to plan where the party should be held.
For a more low-key bachelorette party there are numerous ideas to choose from! If you’re in an area where most friends live nearby, plan a local party. This is a great way to cut down on transportation costs and makes coordinating even easier. Consider booking a brewery or wine tour, driving to a nearby city for a night out, or even indulging in a relaxing spa day.
If you’d like to travel a bit further, make sure to book early! You can find great deals on hotels if you do your research. Not only can you secure your transportation and accommodations in advance, this also gives the bridal party plenty of time to book any fun excursions. You can also look to Airbnb or Homeaway to rent a cute house for the weekend. Keep an eye out for discounts by using automatic coupon codes as well.
You can also cut down on costs by keeping the party to one day and not an entire weekend. While a whole weekend gives you more time to spend together and celebrate, it can also be expensive and even a bit exhausting.
Lastly, don’t splurge on too many decorations. While the “Bride Tribe” shirts, banners, and personalized cups and sunglasses are adorable, they’re not always practical and budget friendly. Instead, DIY when you can! It’ll make things more personal knowing you put it together yourself.
What are your tips for a budget-friendly bachelorette? Let us know in the comments!