Bachelorette parties have greatly evolved in the last decade. Before the 1960s, “hen parties” were nothing more than bridal shower events where friends and family gave gifts to the bride-to-be. The modern-day bachelorette party is much crazier, raunchier, and more expensive. Today’s bachelorette parties are as wild as the stereotypical male bachelor party and there’s no shame in that. However, where many brides-to-be fail is in the budget department. Despite what you may see on your Instagram feed, not all bachelorette parties have to be long, expensive, and super glamorous. It is possible to host a fun and sophisticated bachelorette party while on a budget.
When most people think of Las Vegas bachelorette parties, they envision luxurious yacht cruises at sunset, boozy brunches at the city’s best restaurants, and lavish pool parties with celebs in attendance. However, not all couples are able to afford an event of this scale, especially when the significant costs of a wedding ceremony. According to The Knot, the average bachelorette party attendee in the U.S. spends more than $500 on the event, including gift and travel costs. This number can be even higher when the event is held in a major city like Las Vegas.
While you’re probably not going to walk away from a bachelorette party in Vegas spending just a couple hundred bucks, you can create and stick to a budget. You can even throw an amazing bachelorette party without having to forego other important expenses or go into debt. It is important for brides-to-be to consider what her friends can reasonably afford to spend and look for ways to save, such as with bachelorette party packages. To get an idea of what your budget is, gather the invited guests and discuss cost well before the event date.
Speak with guests about what types of activities are available to gauge how much everyone is willing to spend. Remember, you don’t have to blow your entire budget on expensive activities. Your friends will have a great time going bar crawling, spending some time at the casino, or dancing at a local club. You can save money on transportation when everyone chips in on a limo, which can also solve other issues like who’s going to be the designated driver. Remember, just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t live the good life. You can choose to save on a variety of items and spend more on one important activity, such as bottle service at your favorite club.
Take the time to consider what’s important and what types of things you can live without. For example, some brides-to-be will spend hundreds of dollars to get custom matching shirts or banners. This is usually unnecessary and the money could be spent elsewhere. Also take the time to research the best places to stay in Vegas that are also affordable or offer some type of discount. For example, many hotels will offer free entry into a club that is housed in the hotel, saving you money.
Encourage your friends to be honest about how much they can reasonably spend at the bachelorette party. The last thing you want is for your guests to be stressed about how they are going to pay for lodging, airfare, and activities. Also, don’t expect everyone on your list to be able to attend. Some families may not have the extra funds to spend on a Vegas event. The most important thing is that you have a few good friends with you to enjoy your bachelorette party. Contact us today to learn about our nightclub bottle service and bachelorette party packages.