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Planning an Affordable Bachelorette Party

When you think about a bachelorette party, a fancy soiree out on the town might come to mind.

If you’re the one in charge of the event, one look at the costs might send you running for the hills. However, planning an unforgettable bachelorette party doesn’t have to be as expensive as you think. There are countless ways to save you and your fellow bridesmaids the trouble of shelling out hundreds of dollars.

We’ve put together five tips to help you plan an amazing bachelorette party that doesn’t have to break the bank.

Plan for Off-Season Trips

Women toasting champagne glasses

Hotels and rentals always raise their prices during peak seasons and big holiday weekends. Try to steer clear of these times and plan your trip on a normal weekend to avoid exorbitant prices. For example, planning a beach trip around spring break or the Fourth of July, wouldn’t be the best idea. Instead, do some digging! Find out off-season times for your preferred locations and get booking! Some hotels also offer discounts if you book in advance.

Skip the Flights, Drive Instead!

Women driving in a car

One easy way to save a lot right at the beginning of planning is to choose a location you can drive to. Everyone loves a road trip, and you’ll be saving a ton of money. Think about all the ride-sharing app costs, taxi troubles, and airfare costs you’ll be avoiding. Plus road trips = cool road trip snacks. Sign me up. 

Do It Big for ONE Night

Women eating dinner in a restaurant

Instead of planning a huge bachelorette weekend, how about you give the soon to be bride a night she’ll never forget. Why not plan a bar crawl in your area or make a special reservation at her favorite restaurant? You could always rent a hotel room in the area to crash after, or head to a friend’s house who’s cool with you all spending the night. 

Skip the Cheesy Favors

Bride and bridesmaids

Sometimes long bachelorette weekends are filled with cheesy activities and favors to hand out. (Bride sash, I’m looking at you). Skip all of these! Instead, think of your bride. What does she like to do? What are her interests? Tailoring the day around her and what she loves will help you cut out a lot of extra expenses that she may not even care for.

Don’t Be Afraid To Go Old School

Bridesmaids drinking champagne

Who said slumber parties are out? It’s one of the bride’s last big hurrah’s with her friends, so a bit of nostalgia is always welcome. You can have a classic girls night in with face masks, games, gossip, and some great take-out.  It’s a great way to save money from the fancy dinner and hotel that could put you all in the red.

Have you planned an affordable bachelorette party? What did you do? Any tips to give our readers? Comment below!