6 Ways to Cut Costs on a Destination Bachelorette Bash (click here)
Going on an adventurous trip with your bridal party is an excellent way to kick off the wedding festivities. But if you want a destination bachelorette party, there are tons of expenses involved. Below are six tricks to getting a great deal on your bash no matter where you wind up.
Ditch the Flights
Airfare is expensive, and it only adds up when you have multiple friends along for the flight. At the same time, partygoers love an excuse to travel. So, what’s a bride to do? Pick somewhere closer to home! A party within a few flight hours of your city is still a destination event, and airfare will be much cheaper than traveling to a remote island.
Bring Your Own Beverages
When you jet-set for a bachelorette party, you might not think much about paying steep prices while dining out. However, by purchasing beverages—and snacks—for your hotel or Airbnb, you can cut down on night-on-the-town expenses. After all, bars and restaurants upcharge for their alcohol—wine by the glass enjoys a substantial markup.
Choose Alternative Destinations
According to the Knot, the top five most expensive cities for bachelorette parties include New York City, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Boston, and Chicago. In short, to save money on your weekend—and pay less than the nationwide average cost of $1,400 per bachelorette—you should opt for a different location than those five. The Knot also highlights the cheapest party cities such as Milwaukee, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Memphis, and Key West.
Baltimore is another great location for a bachelorette party if cost is a concern. There’s plenty of attractions to keep you busy and plenty of amenities to experience. You can have a bridal shower hosted by TWIST, and then you and your gal pals can check out local breweries with City Brew Tours.
Let the Scenery Be the Attraction
Many brides desire a relaxing getaway for their bachelorette shindig. And venturing to far-off destinations for a bachelorette party equals plenty of opportunity for relaxation and intrigue. Take advantage of the “travel is fun” mindset and use your destination as the attraction. Travel to a sandy beach, picturesque state park, or campground and focus on enjoying what there is to see and do—without paying premium prices.
Besides, the Zoe Report explains that your bridesmaids are already spending over $200 to be at your wedding (and give you a gift). Plus, nearly a quarter of bridesmaids go into debt to attend friends’ bachelorette parties. Asking them to pay for a boutique hotel for your girls’ weekend probably isn’t a polite idea.
Budget Less for Evening Entertainment
You can save money on in-room entertainment for your party by bringing along a streaming device. Just like BYOB, carrying a streaming stick for music, shows, and movies can provide a cheaper experience that’s just as entertaining.
Plus, if you stay at an Airbnb with an entertainment system, you can plug in your favorite music or shows without using your host’s info. Instead of taking in an expensive live show or paying for access on hotel TVs, you can access streaming music from services for the price (or lack thereof) you typically pay at home. Besides, hotel TVs often involve headaches with programming and channel navigation, not to mention additional fees.
If you do stay at an Airbnb or other rental, be sure to cleanse the space of negative energy. Attitude is everything, and you can’t leave anything to chance on your getaway.
Choose Unconventional Activities for Your Group
If you decide to travel somewhere on the beaten path—like Las Vegas or the Bahamas—opt out of the conventional activities at that destination. Instead of gambling at a casino, go ziplining over the strip. Rather than chartering a yacht, schedule a beach photoshoot for you and your bridal party. Thinking outside the travel brochure can help bring a memorable edge to your event — and save you some cash at the same time. Even something as simple as forgoing a travel agent or planner can save you tons of money upfront.
Whether you stick with a conventional destination for your bachelorette party, you can stay on budget with these simple tips. Remember, attitude is everything, and now you can enjoy your time away with friends without worrying about money. And when the party concludes, you can guarantee your guests will have made just as many memories as they would have had you spent double or triple the amount of money on the entire event.
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