Wedding season is around the corner, which means it’s time again for bridesmaids to plan bachelorette parties and bridal showers. Unfortunately, when it comes to someone else’s big day, their decisions tend to dictate how much you spend. However, when it comes to bachelorette parties, you’re in the driver’s seat as a bridesmaid and there are a few simple ways to save:
Vacation House Vs. Hotel
Planning a weekend away? Forget about hotel suites, and go the vacation house rental route. Sites like Airbnb and VRBO offer amazing vacation rentals around the world. Rentals tend to cost much less overall, giving you much more space and a kitchen which will cut down on food and drink costs.
However, if Vegas is your bride’s thing, hotels may be a better fit. Consider using Priceline or Hotwire to book your rooms. Both sites allow for multiple rooms booked on the same deal (even when you bid). Additionally, if you do go with a hotel, make sure to ask for an upgrade upon check-in; most hotels will happily upgrade your group for a nominal fee or even for free when they learn you’re celebrating a special occasion.
Las Vegas can be a pricey city, between the nightlife, eating out, and the $15 Bloody Marys, it’s quite easy to blow your budget. But there are a few tricks of the trade when it comes to Vegas bachelorette parties. If you’re planning to attend one of the ever popular Vegas pool parties make sure you review our favorite tips for getting the best pool party deal:
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When it comes to food and drink in Vegas, make sure to stock your room with snacks and beverages. This cuts down on all the extra costs that can add up quite quickly.
Make Use of Flash Sale Sites
When it comes to a night out on the town, a limo tends to be the priciest portion. However, with sites like LivingSocial and Groupon, you can hire a car service for the fraction of a retail price. These flash sale sites have also started offering group dining options, as well as entertainment.
Think Outside the Box
Bachelorette parties don’t necessarily need to be big nights out on the town; think outside the box and make your party as special as your bride. Enjoy a day of wine tasting, focusing on tasting rooms that have minimal to no fees. When it comes to lunch, choose a winery with a picnic area and spoil your bride with all her favorite foods. Meaningful and still thrifty!
A day at the spa can also be quite affordable if you purchase packages through sites like Gilt City or other local flash sites. Always ask for discounts or any other incentives when booking with spas, hotels, or any other group activity.
Throwing a bachelorette party shouldn’t break the bank, and with a little planning and some research you can still throw an amazing celebration without spending a lot of money.