We at Tulsa wedding venues love to see the friendships between the bride and her bridesmaids and have heard many great stories about great bachelorette parties. After months and months of wedding planning, you’re ready to blow off some steam with an epic bachelorette party. Unfortunately, the amazing wedding you’ve carefully curated doesn’t leave much money for fancy hotels and exotic locations.
Whether you’re planning a bachelorette party for yourself or your bride-to-be BFF, it’s important to keep your budget in mind. Planning a budget-friendly bachelorette party not only spares you money stress, but it also ensures your guests can afford to attend.
Bachelorette Outings That Won’t Break the Bank
Obviously, Las Vegas is out of the picture if you’re planning a budget-friendly bachelorette party, but where shouldyou go? You’ll save the most money if you stay local. Bachelorette bar crawls, spa days, wine-tasting tours, and paint-and-sip nightsare inexpensive when you’re not also paying for restaurant meals and hotel rooms. Just be sure to plan for a designated driver to pick you up if the group is drinking or stay within a short Uber ride from home.
Eager to get out of town? While a bit more difficult, it is possible to plan a destination bachelorette party on a budget. Plane tickets and lodging are the biggest costs associated with a destination event, so choose a location within driving distance and book a vacation rental rather than staying in hotel rooms. Not only are vacation rentals cheaper for large groups compared to hotels, but a fully equipped kitchenalso means you’ll also save on meals.
Camping is perfect for the outdoorsy bride, and you can camp for extremely cheap if everyone has their own gear. Just make sure all your guests are comfortable sleeping outdoors before planning a camping event! For a bit more creature comfort, opt for a cabin or yurt rental, using Glamping Hubto filter unique lodging options by price.
Saving Money on Party Favors
It’s not a bachelorette party without whimsical party favors! With so many options for party favors and gifts, it’s easy to go overboard.
Avoid overspending by picking one or two key favors — say, matching bachelorette party shirtsor a self-care gift basket — then supplementing with inexpensive favorslike temporary tattoos, nail polish, and hair accessories. Sephora is the obvious pick for makeupand personal care items, and Macy’s is a great place to find other small favors, especially if you check the online store for discounted items and look for daily dealsto apply at checkout.
Creating a Budget-Friendly Bachelorette Menu
Home-cooked food is always cheaper than dining out, especially if you plan to enjoy a few drinks with your meal. However, just because you’re eating in doesn’t mean it has to be a humdrum meal. A backyard brunch with crudités, quiche, and champagne cocktailsis an elegant start to a girl’s day. Or, if you’re the outdoorsy type, pack a picnic with canned wine, hearty grain salads, and bread and cheese to enjoy at the summit of a scenic hike.
Don’t want to do your own cooking? Order inexpensive catering from fast casual chains like Chipotle, Panera, and Noodles & Company to save money. Alternatively, share the job by planning a potluck menu and asking each bachelorette party attendee to prepare a dish.
So before you have your special day at your hand-picked Tulsa wedding venues, take the time to plan a terrific bachelorette party. With these tips, you won’t have to spend a lot covering the bachelorette party basics. After that, it’s easy to have a great time — you’re surrounded by great friends, after all! So, instead of worrying about how you’ll pull off an all-out bachelorette bash, focus on what matters: setting the stage for love, laughter, and connection with your closest friends. Then head to your Tulsa wedding venues and have the best day of your life!
Guest Blog by Aimee Lyons at diydarlin.com
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