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Batchelorette Party disaster

Meghan, on February 18, 2020 at 11:56 PM Posted in Parties and Events 0 6
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Hey y'all so I need help with tips / opinions.

Long story short, I decided to plan my own batchelorette party since all 7 of my bridesmaids and maid of honor kind of dropped the ball on offering to help make plans.I'm a stay at home mom and feel like I need a night with the girls. I honestly don't mind, but I'm stuck covering for my maid of honors weekend (she's a single mother of 3 and I just wanted her to have a fun time without having to worry).
Anywho. All the girls knew 2 months ago about set plans to happen in 6 weeks from now. A girls weekend trip out of town, I would drive and I told them maximum $130/pp for their stay. All was a go! I had everything ready to book through my Aunt who can score us unbelievable nightly rates for a hotel she works for, she just had to book in my cousins name to get the family discount. (Has to be immediate family) So I called my cousin just to verify eveything and ask if she was cool using her name for her mom to book for us and we would pay upon arrival and she told me she forgot about my bachelorette party and already booked tickets to Florida for her and her BF the same weekend. All of the girls were planning to go said weekend for months and we just can't afford it without the discount. Even Air BNBS are off the charts for all of us and no other weekend leading up to the wedding will work. Do I just give up the stress of coordinating my own party?! I already have a million things on my plate and am about to just call it a wrap. Helpppp!


  • S
    December 2020
    Shelly ·
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    Cancel the out of town party and do something local. Even a sleepover with the just the girls, wine, snacks, movies etc would be fun.

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    This sounds good. Spa time at home, even with some facial masks
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  • Mandi
    Master October 2020
    Mandi ·
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    Can your aunt book it in her name and come too? Just a suggestion.
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  • Taylor
    Just Said Yes January 2021
    Taylor ·
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    If you are looking for that “going out” vibe- hit downtown with local bars for a fun night out- you can uber/lyft for pretty cheap! Then have a girls night with sleepover, wine, snacks, and of course the movie “Bridesmaids”!
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  • kymarmck
    Super March 2020
    kymarmck ·
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    So I'm in a similar situation. My MOH is going through health issues so she passed the baton to me to plan everything. We were going to do a trip to Chicago for around $200pp. After she passed the baton, we switched gears to make it more local and I was able to bring it down to $100pp.

    My sister is almost 16 so we had to consider her in all this. So we ended up booking the community room at humane society I volunteer at so we can hang out with dogs and cats for a few hours and give them socialization. We'll have a couple games to play there.

    Then we'll just go back to my house (was going to be my other MOHs house but her FIL is now living with them so it would be awkward lol) and have a game night with the option to stay the night afterwards!

    Lowkey and honestly way more fun (IMO) than Chicago would have been. With my MOHs health issues, she would have had a miserable time so it's a blessing in disguise!

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  • Amanda
    Super December 2020
    Amanda ·
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    I JUST got back from an out of town bachelorette party and it was an expensive disaster. I would stay home and do a girls night locally if you really want to keep costs down. Unless you are super organized it is difficult to keep expenses down that low. I have experienced weekends away with an air bnb, food, drinks and activities were less than $250 but that group (my main friends group) do it all the time and are professionals. This last week which wasn't supposed to be more than $300 per person is going to be closer to $500-600 each.

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