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Budget Friendly Bachelorette Fun
Playing bridesmaid for a best friend can be exciting! When it comes to planning the bachelorette party for that friend, however, things can also get pretty expensive. Luckily, you don’t need to drain your life’s savings to afford a bachelorette celebration that will really wow everyone. You just need a few budget-friendly tips to keep costs down and keep the bride and all of the bridesmaids having a blast all night long.
Plan Some Low-Cost Ladies Night Fun
If you really want to save money on entertainment for the bachelorette festivities, a portable streaming stick TV device can hook you and your friends up with the latest movies, television shows, and music-streaming services for a super budget-friendly price. Plus, if you bring your device along for bachelorette travels, you can save a little more by not having to pay for premium movies and channels in your hotel room. You can also stream must-see chick flicks for a relaxing ladies’ movie night in with your friends or wind down with some flicks at the end of the evening. Need to put a little more pizazz into your girls’ night? You can play some fun bachelorette games during your girls’ night in or even take some games out on the town. If you are feeling adventurous, be sure to check out pole dancing parties.
Pick Up Healthy and Inexpensive Snacks
Healthy foods and drinks are a safe bet, especially when everyone is trying to stay trim for the big day. If you decide to put together a movie night for the bride and bridesmaids, opt for a few healthy snacks, such as popcorn or guacamole with chips, that won’t break the bank. Another option for saving money on your bachelorette party food and drinks is to pick up some Costco faves. This is an especially helpful tip if your bridal party is on the larger side, plus you should be able to search for online coupons that can help you snag some additional savings. Download a few coupon apps, too, so you can search for deals on bachelorette party foods, games, favors, and anything else you need to celebrate.
Don’t Rule Out a Budget-Friendly Girls Getaway
Staying in or staying local is a great way to save on bachelorette party costs, but sometimes getting out of town is more fun! Thankfully, there are some low-cost destinations which are perfect for bachelorette getaways, and also perfect for sticking to a tight budget. For example, flights and hotels for an Austin trip won’t break the bank, and there are plenty of hip restaurants, activities, and bars to keep your group thoroughly entertained. Alternatively, you can check out other destinations, such as Savannah or even Puerto Rico. If cost really is a big concern for you and the other bridesmaids, setting clear expectations for expenses will help. In most cases, the bridal party is generally not expected to foot the bill for a big bachelorette trip, so splitting the costs evenly shouldn’t be a major deal, especially if you discuss everything with the bride beforehand.
Be Sure to Snap Some Cute Selfies and Photos
Hiring a pro to take photos of the big day is a must, but you don’t need to spend money on a pro to capture some bachelorette party memories. If you really want to wow the bride and other guests, think about setting up a DIY photo booth with a few props and decorations. An over-sized chalkboard with some fun messages is super simple and inexpensive to set up, but if you’re feeling extra creative, you could also design your own glitter, tinsel, or paper fan backdrops as well! Make sure the items you purchase can be used for other events or even home decor to make the most of your shopping. Before you step in front of the camera for those photo ops, also research some selfie tips, so you can frame your amazing photos later.
If you don’t plan carefully, bachelorette party expenses can really start to add up fast. So use the tips above and talk though budget concerns with the other bridesmaids, and even the bride. Because after paying for dresses, shoes, and wedding expenses, everyone is sure to welcome a chance to save money while still making lasting memories together.