4 LOW-COST BACHELORETTE IDEAS FOR BRIDESMAIDS ON A BUDGET
When you’re playing maid of honor to one of your best friends, you want every event you plan to be remembered for all the right reasons. If you’re working with a limited budget, however, planning a fun and memorable bachelorette party can feel like an impossible challenge. With a few creative and low-cost ideas, like the ones below, you can throw a bash no one will forget.
Destination Bachelorette on a Dime
There’s no better way to celebrate the bride-to-be than getting out of town for a night or two, but can a destination celebration really be budget-friendly and remain fun? You can start by checking out travel sites like JetSetter for the best deals on hotels, and you may even get a few upgrades for the bridal party in the process. Different sites offer varying discounts — sometimes depending on the time of year — so be sure to compare prices before you book.
Since entertainment can be a major travel expense as well, why not bring some of the fun with you? A streaming stick, for example, can be a great way for you and other guests to enjoy your favorite shows and movies in high-definition via dozens of your favorite apps. You can even access your favorite music-streaming services during the festivities or during downtime. Plus, you won’t have to worry about paying extra for channels or rent movies from your hotel.
Low-Cost Bachelorette Staycation
If your budget won’t allow you to get out of town for the bachelorette party, you can still have an amazing time by getting out of your own homes for a night. Instead of blowing your budget on airfare or hotels, you can plan a staycation in a local vacation rental. You can usually find a smaller home or apartment for less than a swanky hotel room; plus, you can have the added savings advantage of a kitchen. Eating meals in is one of the simplest ways to trim your staycation or travel budget, so plan on bringing breakfast, lunch, and snacks to your rental so you can splurge on a nice dinner out. Bring your streaming stick along for budget-friendly entertainment and treat each other to some cost-effective spa-style pampering.
Bachelorette Night Out on a Budget
So, maybe you need something even more low-key and low-cost than a staycation for the bachelorette party you are planning. If this is the case, your best option may be to plan a very special girls’ night out, but you need to think outside of the box to keep the celebrations unique enough for a memorable bachelorette party. Instead of doing the usual, which tends to be bar-hopping or dancing at a nightclub, think about planning some creative activities, like taking a cooking or cocktail-making class as a group or finding a cheap local comedy show. Since you’ll want to get glammed up for whatever activities you choose, you should also plan ahead to shop secondhand sites to score new-to-you bachelorette looks for a lot less.
Budget-Friendly Bachelorette Night In
For bridesmaids and brides who are working with a seriously strapped budget, know that spending the night in celebrating can still be a lot of fun! Pick one friend’s home to hang out in, so you won’t need to worry about transportation costs, and then plan a fun adult sleepover. To keep things extra lively and on-theme for a bachelorette, work some fun games into the night’s agenda, most of which require little to no extra cost to throw together. For example, you can have the groom answer 21 random questions and then challenge the bride to get those same questions right, or print out some wedding “Mad Libs” for the guest to fill out. Of course, no slumber party or celebration is complete without some yummy munchies, so look for budget-friendly tips to help you save on food and refreshments.
Throwing the perfect bachelorette party doesn’t require an enormous budget, but it does require some planning. So keep your bachelorette planning effortless by using the helpful and money-saving tips above, so you can focus on having fun!
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