I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: you shouldn’t go broke while planning a wedding!
This includes the bachelorette party. Hanging with your besties doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank.
Planning an affordable bachelorette party doesn’t just help your budget out, either. After all, it’s not just you. All the bridesmaids and other guests are having to spend money, too. It’s nice not to empty your best girl friends’ wallets, too.
If you’ve attended a bachelorette party — or two, or five — you likely know just how fast the expenses can add up. And sure, you love your friends and those big blowouts sure were fun and memorable. But while you’re working on bachelorette party plans, keeping the budget within reason might be something to think about.
If you’re looking for some ideas on how to plan a cheap bachelorette party without dropping a ton of cash, look no further. Here are some easy ways to show your BFF how much she means to you before her big day, without everyone going broke in the process.
Host a Slumber Party
I’m willing to bet you haven’t had a proper slumber party since grade school, and that’s a shame! I mean, there’s a reason they were every middle-schooler’s go-to party of choice. They’re fun, low-key, and a guaranteed great night in. You don’t even have to put on makeup or do your hair!
This one is really customizable to fit the bride and all the other guests. You could do wine and cheese boards with chick flicks and face masks, or opt for pizza and beer with a Star Wars marathon instead.
Go for a Tasting
You don’t have to get wild — and fork over a ton for cab fares — with a night of bar-hopping to imbibe with your besties. Consider hitting up a winery to do tastings together, and then purchase a few bottles to have a picnic on the winery grounds or a nearby park.
If the bride is more of a whiskey or beer fan, touring a distillery or a brewery with a tasting is also another low-cost option for a fun afternoon activity.
Fun at-home DIY activities are definitely growing in popularity. Depending on the group, you could make your own fragrances, candles, CBD tinctures, or even signature cocktails.
Oftentimes, you can save money on all the necessary ingredients for these DIY projects when you’re buying in bulk.
Host a Dinner Party
Going all out on an expensive five-course meal at a fancy restaurant might be a little out of budget for many. Besides, it can be hard to squeeze large bachelorette parties around a table, and it makes it hard to actually hang out with everyone.
Instead, try hosting a dinner party with the bride-to-be and her gathered pals. If you’ve got a little room in your budget, you could consider hiring a chef to create a custom dinner. Or, make it a potluck with a theme to save the cash. You could even all come together to create a meal together.
Head for the Hills
Sometimes, getting out in the great outdoors for some fresh air is just what everyone needs. It’s a great way to help the bride blow off some steam and forget about stressful wedding planning. Break out the leggings and head outside for a hike. Pack plenty of water and snacks for an impromptu picnic at the top.