Wednesday, May 9, 2012

How to Plan the Perfect Bachelorette Party: Collecting Money

Good Morning!  Today I am going to share the same advice I gave to my friends, Mallory and Alison, yesterday who are planning their sister's bachelorette party for next weekend in Chicago.  Samantha (the bride), Mallory and Alison are triplets and their relationship pretty much sums up what it means to be sisters and best friends.  They have planned an unforgettable party and I know Samantha is going to be so thrilled with the outcome.

After they sent out an email with a breakdown of costs for the evening, I felt compelled to respond with a little advice.  Since we are doing multiple activities and some are pretty costly (I obviously cannot share details until after the party) the total cost of the day and night is not an amount one would normally carry around in cash.  When you do big dinners or really anything where ten girls want to split the bill by ten credit cards, that process gets hectic, overwhelming, and time consuming.  This can also lead to the bride feeling a little uncomfortable and  like she needs to throw some money down.  There is a simple remedy for this... SEND THE MONEY TO ONE GIRL AHEAD OF TIME!!  If everyone sends a check for the estimated amount to one girl she can easily pay for everything by putting her credit card down.  There is no fuss and the night will carry on with ease.  If the bill ends up being less than expected she can send everyone a check with the difference, or if it isn't much maybe surprise the bride with a gift from the bachelorette party on her wedding day!  Also, it is important that each girl still bring at least fifty dollars in cash in case the predicted amount falls short. 

If anyone out there is in the midst of planning a bachelorette party please please please plan ahead and collect money, I promise you will thank me later.

I hope everyone has a wonderful wedding Wednesday and make sure to check back in a few weeks for some highlights from Samantha's bachelorette party!