Planning a Destination Bachelorette Party, Part 2: The Guests and the Budget
You guys! I know this blog post has been a long time coming, but I promise you, it’s worth it!
Before we get to the blog, I wanted to let you know that we have been BUSY this holiday season, gearing up for an exciting 2022! We are THRILLED to be working on several events already for 2022 and I can’t wait to share them with you!
We also know that many engagements are happening around the holidays and CONGRATULATIONS to you, if you’re newly engaged! We LOVE planning parties, and we would be honored to help you plan a celebration in honor of your engagement! We work with budgets of all kinds, so contact us today for a free consultation!! You can go to our “Contact” page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Now, onto the blog!!
Planning a Destination Bachelorette Party
Part 2: The Guests and the Budget
So you’ve nailed down a location, date, and guest list (Make sure you read “Planning a Destination Bachelorette Party, Part 1”, if you haven’t yet). The next step is to discuss the budget. Before contacting the guests, it’s nice to have a ballpark per person budget. That way when people are saying “YES”, they have an idea of what they should expect to spend for airfare/hotel/activities. Being up front from the get-go will reduce the likelihood of people dropping out closer to the party date because they can no longer afford to go.
Remember, you want the budget to be reasonable for your guests, because without them, there is no party! So, if you’re not sure what is “reasonable” for the majority of your guest list, we recommend sending out a short Google Form survey asking for their input! You can set up the survey so that the responses collected are anonymous, which might make your guests more comfortable in responding, since talking about money can be uncomfortable.
Additionally, when the email goes out to the guest list with location, dates and about what they should expect to spend (given your research already), be very transparent with them. Give them a date by which to RSVP and let them know when you are planning to start booking things. Be sure to note that if they RSVP “yes” to the trip, they are stating they feel comfortable with committing to the cost of the house/hotel and other activities.
This initial part can be awkward, but with being transparent and up front with the guests, the likelihood of a successful, fun bachelorette party is a lot higher!
If you have a location, date, budget, and headcount, but are having difficulty coming up with other details like the party theme, where to stay, how to get there, decor, gifts for attendees, or activities the whole group will enjoy, D’Amore Wedding and Event Planning can help! Seriously, why have you not contacted us already? Email us at email@example.com!
STAY TUNED FOR PART 3 of this series: "The Party"! One of our planners will be sharing details from a fun destination bachelorette party she worked on in fall 2021!