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February 23, 2023

5 Ways to Save When Planning a Bachelorette or Bachelor Party

Everyone loves a reason to celebrate, especially when it’s budget friendly!

Whether you’re flying to Vegas or having a cozy cabin weekend, planning a bachelorette or bachelor party can get quite expensive. Here are some tips and tricks to keep in mind this upcoming wedding season to help keep costs down!

Set a budget.

Before buying streamers and matching outfits, set a budget and set one early. Talk with the other guests and get a rough estimate of what they’re comfortable with spending. Setting a budget early allows everyone enough time to save up if needed. Once a budget is set, the fun party planning can begin!

Get creative.

If you have a small town budget but your bride/groom has high class taste, it’s time to get creative. Remember, not everything needs to be brand new. Check out local thrift stores and craft stores for inspiration and items to help create that expensive atmosphere they desire. With whatever theme your party ends up being, sites such as Pinterest are loaded with free DIY ideas for decor and games…use it!

Stay local.

The allure of a destination bachelorette/bachelor party can be overpowering and also pretty expensive. If you’re looking to save, consider staying local. Book a hotel or airbnb in your area and hit the town or stay in! Sometimes it’s not all about what you’re doing, but who you are doing it with.

Bring a cooler.

It’s not a bachelorette/bachelor party without food and drinks. Instead of going out for every meal and spending money on fancy cocktails, make them yourself! Tell your guests it’s BYOB and assign everyone an item to bring. This idea will cut down on costs significantly and will ensure you’ll always have a snack within reach.

Use rewards.

When it is time to start spending money, remember to utilize reward programs. Whether it’s from Target, your local grocery store, or personal credit card, reward points are there for you to use and can help lower costs and sometimes include a free gift! Check out Citizens First Bank for great rates on credit and debit cards.

Planning a bachelorette/bachelor party is supposed to be fun, but sometimes the cost of throwing a party can be stressful. If you need help with your saving goals, feel free to stop in at your local Citizens First Bank branch, give us a call or visit our website today!