Being part of a bridal party is exciting, but it's also expensive. By now, you've probably heard cautionary tales of brides gone berserk with demands. Sometimes, this can also include the expectation that the bridesmaids will shell out some serious dough to celebrate their friend's last night(s) as a single lady. So, how much does a bachelorette party cost? The harsh reality is that bachelorette parties can quickly become a massive expense, and traditionally, it's the bridesmaids who foot the bill, according to Brides.com.
"Traditionally, the only person who doesn’t pay for the bachelorette party is the bride," wrote Jaimie Mackey of Brides.com. "Especially for an in-town party that’s a single night out instead of a weekend away, the bridesmaids and other guests will often chip in to cover the bride’s share, as well as cover their own costs." Needless to say, if a bride's hoping for a weekend of utter decadence paid for in full by her friends, not everyone will be able to financially accommodate such a tall order. Fortunately, depending on the bride's vision, it's not impossible to plan fun bachelorette events on a budget. That said, here's how much bridesmaids on Reddit have spent for a bachelorette party.