Summer is here, meaning wedding season is in full effect. But before the bride ties the knot on her special day, she must first celebrate her final fling before the ring….The Bachelorette Party! Whether it’s your sister or best friend, planning a bachelorette party can be stressful—especially when trying to consider the bride’s wishes and everyone’s wallet. Ultimately, money plays an important role in where, when and who celebrates. With a touch of savvy planning, you can cut costs while creating a memorable last night out for the bride-to-be. Here are 7 budget friendly ideas for hosting a bachelorette party that are for sure to be a hit:
1. Avoid a Destination Party
Hosting a bachelorette party in Vegas sounds like the ultimate girls’ getaway, but it’s best to save a trip like this for your own vacation. A destination party is expensive and the further the flight, the more it will cost. This request could become a burden for those on a tight budget and some bridesmaids may skip the celebration altogether. Instead, choose somewhere local to reduce travel costs. Otherwise, compare flights and hotel prices on sites like Kayak.com and pick the destination offering the best rates.
2. Skip the Paper Invites
We live in a digital age of liking, tweeting, and keeping up with the latest social trends. So, why not go paperless? Save some cash and still have a great time while being environmentally friendly. My friends and I love using Paperless Post for all of our invitations. Just pick an electronic invite and customize it to your liking. It’s easy and super cheap!
3. Dress for Less
Instead of printing “Mrs. Miller’s Bridesmaid” tank tops, color code your party instead. Printed tee’s are cute, but can be costly! Plus the chances of your party wearing them again aren’t very high. This is the perfect time for the guests to get dolled up and whip out the little black dress! Have the soon-to-be bride dress up in her favorite color or even just a classic white dress!
If you have read my blog before, you know that I am a big believer in DIY (Do It Yourself). Check out Pinterest for fun recipes, decorations, games for the bride and more! There are so many fun things out there you can use or make yourself at a low-cost, or better yet, for free! So take a weekend off before the big day and get to work! This is the perfect time to channel your creative side.
5. Take a Class
With a large enough group, learning something new doesn’t have to be too pricey. Try out the new painting class trend. Attend a class, paint a portrait and enjoy some wine! You could even try a trapeze class or a belly dancing class to spice things up a bit. The sky’s the limit.
6. Ditch the Limo
Since most limos require a four-hour minimum and tipping, the bill could easily exceed $500. No one will want to spend the entire evening crammed inside a vehicle, plus the pricey fare for a short trip isn’t worth the cost. Instead, catch a cab or look at party bus rentals when dealing with large groups. Then you can use the money saved on more important matters!
7. Get Organized
Planning a bachelorette party takes lots of planning and can be overwhelming! If you are unsure where to begin, check out this info graphic for tips on how to plan a bachelorette party!
Do you have any creative and budget friendly ideas or suggestions for hosting a fun and memorable bachelorette party for the bride-to-be? Please share your thoughts in a comment below!
Until Next Time,