Bachelorette Party on a Budget -Learn Tips for Everyone to Have a Blast
Weddings can be expensive, and unfortunately, so can the pre-wedding festivities. If you’re in charge of planning a bachelorette party for a friend or loved one, you may be worried about how to finance it all, especially if there are several ladies in the wedding party. Yet making this a memorable, fun experience for the bride is a priority, so it’s important to start planning well in advance.
It’s okay to think outside of the box a little; when many people think “bachelorette party,” they picture a wild evening out at a bar or partying until dawn. It is, after all, the last night for the bride to sow her wild oats. But you can change up the event to be more meaningful for everyone involved, and no one says it has to take place at night. Instead of taking the party out for a night on the town -- which can be expensive -- consider having your party in the afternoon and find a fun activity that everyone will enjoy.
Here are a few of the best ideas on how to get started with your planning.
Set a budget
The first thing to do in your planning is to set a budget and figure out the options that go along with it. If you only have so much to spend on the entire party, you’ll be able to rule out, say, a trip to Vegas in favor of something more local (and budget-friendly). Think about the number of people in the party, whether anyone else will be contributing financially, and how long the event will be. You’ll need to consider food, drinks, and entertainment and whether you’ll need to provide transportation to and from the event.
The same goes for your own advance preparations like attire and beauty products. Think about what outfits you want to buy, if any -- hello, little black dress! -- and whether you want to budget for new jewelry or makeup. Do some online browsing to get an idea of prices and quality. If you’re set on buying something permanent like eyelash extensions, you should definitely read the top picks to help you find a good brand that’s also easy on your wallet. Eyelash extensions can be a fun beauty enhancement, but you don’t want to end up hurting your real eyelashes by opting for a cheap product with a poor rating!
If you arrange for the party to take place in a location that’s centralized to everyone, you can have them drive themselves or carpool, which will negate the need to arrange for transportation for a large group. Do some research to check out what sort of public transport is available in your city -- a trolley, for instance -- and think about doing a pub crawl that stays on one route so that everyone can get safely from place to place. Or, have everyone meet at a local spa for a day of pampering.
Destination party? No worries
If the bride has her heart set on a destination party, don’t throw in the towel. There are plenty of places you can go that won’t break your budget, such as Myrtle Beach, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa Beach, and Lake Tahoe. Plan for a relaxing getaway that won’t include several nights out, opting instead for wine tastings or camping beneath the stars. This is a great way to allow everyone in the party to bond and have fun without spending a ton of money on drinks and expensive food.
It’s a good idea to keep in mind, however, that when leaving for a destination party, you’ll need to ensure your homes are safe and sound. Sometimes, in the hustle and bustle of the arrangements, the need to take care of security gets lost. Think about the best way to make sure your home is well taken care of, from arranging for a house sitter to investing in motion-sensor lights or a surveillance system, and set it up before you leave. Let your neighbors know where you’re going and how long you’ll be gone, and make sure they have a way to get in touch with you.
Have a slumber party
If the party is agreeable, have a night of fun at your home rather than going out. A slumber party is a great way to get everyone together to bond before the big day, and you can save quite a bit of money by having it at your own home. Set up a movie night with lots of snacks and a signature cocktail in honor of the bride. You can make fun gifts for the group such as monogrammed pajamas or sleep masks with fun designs on them. Better yet, give each person in the party their own blank sleep mask and have a crafting hour, where everyone can make their own.
Remember that this is the bride’s night, and if she’s not having fun, no one else will either. Make sure she’s happy with the plans and allow her to have input, if possible, to make sure everyone has the best time possible.
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