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Have You Ever Skipped Out on a Bachelorette Party?

Bachelorette parties come in all shapes and sizes (as do male strippers). Some brides want relaxing girls' getaways, while others go for wild and crazy Vegas-style parties.

A wedding calls for a celebration, and the bachelorette party is an opportune time to spend some quality time with your good friends, but celebrating a friend's impending end to singledom could be time-consuming and expensive if it involves going somewhere. There's the cost of the flight out, hotel, dinners, drinks, cabs. . .

So I'm curious, have you ever skipped a bachelorette party you were invited to because it didn't work with your budget or schedule, or do you always make them a priority?


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dikke-kus dikke-kus 7 years
The parties are upping the anti too much these days. I had a budget concern for party for a friend of mine a few years ago. I tried to make the costs lower, and another friend kept making expensive choices. She wanted a location and a whole weekend of it. I had to be honest and say I thought it was too expensive. In the end the other friend covered a lot of the costs for us which was extremely generous. I still wonder though if she regrets doing it. Wow. She spent the Big Bucks in South Beach. It was completely unnecessary.
cotedazur cotedazur 8 years
I've only skipped one, and I still feel a little guilty about it!! But the bride's fiancé didn't invite my husband to his bachelor party, which was the same weekend, and I didn't want to leave my man all alone overnight knowing that all our friends were out having fun.
ladybirda ladybirda 8 years
I've only been to two, and there's always some expense, whether it's ponying up for a lingerie gift for the bride or paint-your-own ceramics. My soon to be sister in law had to decline a party because they were doing a whole trip out to Atlantic City with gambling, trips to the spa, the whole works. Fun yes, but I think maybe my fiance and I will do a joint Jack and Jill cocktail party at our place so our friends can have fun without having to dole out on bar cover charges or strippers (so gross and disrespectful of the couple's union, IMO)
Pistil Pistil 8 years
I didn't think Bachelorette parties were such a big deal, unless it was your best friend's or something.
nicole815 nicole815 8 years
For the first time I had to say no to a bachelorette invite...the whole thing is by far the most expensive bachelorette party I'd ever been invited to and right now I'm in the middle of buying a's just not in the budget!
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
bluepuppybites--lol! I've skipped one because I didn't like the bridesmaids, and they were all big partiers and I'm really not, so the idea of being in close proximity to a bunch of really drunk loud girls that I don't like was not really my cup of tea.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
Nope - but I've only been invited to a handful and they were all for good friends.
nancita nancita 8 years
Since I've only been invited to two, it was pretty easy to make them. :) However, some of them sound so extravagant, it seems like you'd have to be understanding if people couldn't make it.
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
once i was invited to the bachelorette party, but not the wedding. i obviously skipped the party.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
I really wanted to skip out on a bachalorette party because I knew I would not have any fun (because honestly I didn't like the bride but was the MOH, I know dumb) but she decided she didn't want one so I didn't have to plan it or go yea!!
hey i would not go...
bonniebonnie bonniebonnie 8 years
This is interesting because I am a bride who is going to have a bachelorette party at some point. I've only been to one so I don't really have any experience with how expensive they can be. I'm not a conventional bride, so I don't think my party would be very expensive. But that's something I should really keep in mind.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
Anonymous, I think its totally ok if you are unable to attend. Simply tell the bride that you have other long-standing plans for that weekend and that you are so thrilled for the actual wedding weekend. it's not rude at all, you have a life too! :)
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