I was invited to attend a bachelorette party in which the AirBnB rate to split per person has been determined by “taking into consideration stages and careers of each person attending” and the planners have decided unequal rates... Is this a new normal thing? It seems weird to have Shelly pay $150 because she’s a dancer and Sally pay $400 because she’s a doctor. What am I missing?
Latest activity by Peyton, on May 19, 2021 at 11:54 PM
Wow I have never heard of this before. That is extremely presumptuous on the part of the planners. It is nice for a person who has a higher paying job to *offer* to pay more, but nobody gets to *demand* that person pay more. The planners should have asked everyone's budget and planned an evenly-split trip accordingly. Again, I think it's generous for someone with morw wealth to offer to pay more and giving someone who is struggling a break is the right thing to do in certain situations, but that needs to be decided as a group rather than dictated
I should note, for many years I was the struggling friend, and when my friends wanted to go to concerts and plays, they regularly covered my ticket because they knew I wouldn't be able to join otherwise. But I never asked for it and my friends never demanded that others cover my spot, this was all decided as a group
Definitely not normal. I have no problem helping cover someone's cost if they needed it and asked, but I find it rude that the planners are assuming the person making more money isn't using it towards something else. When you make more money, you normally have higher bills..not just extra money sitting around to pay extra for a trip lol
Doesn't the planner know that a person in a higher paying job may have more student debt than a lower paying job? That a person who just bought a house may be in more debt than someone who lives at home? This is so presumptious and nosy
WOW! This is a new one for me and I am as shocked as you are. I would give this a miss for sure or otherwise tell them you are only comfortable with paying the cost per person and not on some arbitrary figure they've calculated.
Also, I am a lawyer. Am I rolling in money? Absolutely not! I am a junior that is paid nothing like what the TV makes people think lawyers earn. I can barely afford my weekly pilates class because money is tight, but I am sure had I been invited to this hot mess the planners would have charged me more since I am a lawyer. Ridiculous!
Wow! I think this is a presumptuous move as they can’t possibly know everyone’s personal obligations (debt payments, mortgage/rent, etc) to make the call only based on where they are in their career. Do they actually know what everyone makes or are they assuming? I agree that it would be nice of those that can afford more to offer, but even split is the most equitable way to go.
So I have no idea how to respond, there are 13 VERY different women (with Bride). 3 sisters offered and wanted to pay for the Bride, so the planner determined unequal amounts for them. The sisters just rolled with the conversation and said okay.
Completely agree, makes sense to allow people to offer and choose to pay more and it’s their choice. Also, agree with understanding different budgets & think the planning process could have unfolded differently. But what do I do? The planner demanded everyone pay a $100 minimum up front, which we all did, before learning about the per person different rates. Now what? I feel slightly robbed of $100 & I do want to spend a great weekend with my girlfriend/the Bride, but how can anyone possibly enjoy themselves knowing 6 people have to cover for the others? Finally, the planner determined all of this by her assumption of earnings based upon job titles. I feel like it was sort of rude.... Ive never even met the planner, she just knows what I do for a living. Advice on going and having fun? Advice on eating $100 and not going?
I've never heard of this. And I think it is absolutely insane and rude. It's rude because you don't know people's situations. Shelly the dance may not make a lot but maybe she lives with her parents and really doesn't have any bills while Sally lives on her own and is in debt from getting her degree.
If I was you I'd try and get in contact with the planner and tell her how that isn't going to work for you. I'd also before talking with her talk to the other bridesmaids about how everything should be equal and how you all should set a budget on how much everyone is comfortable spending. Then go to her with that amount and tell her that you all decide on this set amount for everyone.