Here’s an email from a bride-to-be who has found herself in a party planning pickle…
My maid of honor really wants to throw me an out-of-town bachelorette party, but I’m a little concerned that not everyone can afford it. From airfare to hotel accommodations, food and entertainment, I know it’s going to get pricey. What’s the best way to navigate the situation?
This is one of those tricky wedding situations when honesty is the best policy. Be upfront with the guests about exactly how much they are expected to chip in, and then let them know that you won’t be upset if they can’t attend.
Talk with your bridesmaids about how much they are comfortable spending as well—often the bridesmaids will take care of food and entertainment costs as long as the guests pay for their own airfare and accommodations.
If it sounds like a lot of people are struggling with the cost, you might want to consider making your trip a weekend getaway with just a few friends and changing the bachelorette venue to somewhere nearby. After all, your bachelorette party doesn’t need to be a big vacation—it’s simply supposed to be a celebration with your friends!
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