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Bachelor party costs

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Inky_Wretch, May 10, 2007.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I'm a groomsman in a wedding this summer in Ocean City, NJ. There are two co-best men planning the bachelor party. Groom guesses there will be 15 of us for the bachelor party on the Wednesday before the wedding.

    Co-best men have lined up a bus from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. The cost is $1,500. And they're wanting to go to some steakhouse and gamble at the Borgota. Suddenly, I'm looking at dropping a minimum of $300 for the entire evening. I think that's tad bit excessive and knowing some of the other guys who'll be there, they will too.

    Is there any possible way I can suggest cutting the costs without looking like a cheapskate and/or asshole?
  2. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member


    "Dudes, I really can't afford $300 for this party. Let's just hire a stripper or two and have a Duke lacrosse party at my place."
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Ides, that was my first thought. For the cost of transportation alone, we could hire a bevy of strippers to perform at our rented beach house.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    How many strippers are in a bevy?
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Having been in the same situation -- and probably headed for it again this summer -- eat the cost and try and scrimp elsewhere on the trip/party.

    One simple tip is to bring plenty of booze in the bus to cut down on how much you spend at the bar.

    But it's not worth fighting with people over and/or looking cheap at your buddy's wedding/bachelor party. Some best men plan great bachelor parties, some not so much, but if you aren't the best man and you're not planning it, there's no way to not step on toes.
  6. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    There's no shame in telling people you can't afford certain extravegances. There is shame, though, in expecting less-wealthy friends or relatives to pay for things they can't afford.

    Just be up front, tell them you are also concerned about your friends who are also on a tight budget, and ask if there are other options.
  7. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Sorry, but you're going to spend more than you want to.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    You'll probably win it all back at the blackjack table, so no worries, Wretchy.
  9. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Heck, my bachelor 'party' consisted of two of my brothers taking me to lunch at -- and I'm not making this up -- Sizzler.

    The hibachi chicken was scrumptious.
  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Tough question. A buddy of mine a couple years back had a bachelor party in Vegas and I told him for months leading up to it that I'd be in. Then I got the itinerary, which was several nights at Mandalay Bay over a busy weekend. Even with splitting rooms the cost was brutal, forget the extra $$ for women/food/gambling. I knew the guys who put the trip together, and they certainly weren't working off journalists' budgets. I cooked up a family-related excuse and backed out quietly. Fortunately it was a big group so I doubt I was missed.

    (By comparison, MY Vegas bachelor party included staying at the old Binion's Horseshoe, hanging out on the rooftop pool, throwing dollar craps and inhaling 99-cent shrimp cocktail at the Golden Gate. The only excuse my buddies had for not being there was getting a reasonable plane ticket!)
  11. Willie-Butch

    Willie-Butch Member

    It's $300. Dig into your couch and between your car seats, find the dough and make it happen. That doesn't seem like a lot to me, especially when you're talking about a bachelor party.

    I'll be attending a bachelor party this summer as well and plan on dropping close to a thou, give or take any winnings I might take from the casino. The key is to save in advance, just as long as you have plenty of notice.
  12. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Uh-oh, sounds like another student loan is about to go into default.

    I never know which universe I'm in around here. One day it's the "I don't have an extra $20 to save" universe. The next day it's the "drop $1,500 on a silly bachelor party" universe.
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