Don’t underestimate the cost to attend a bachelor party.
Nearly one-third of people who have attended a bachelor party within the past 5 years have spent $850 or more, according to a Priceline survey in April. That includes food and drink, entertainment, airfare, hotel, gifts and transportation.
If you’re on a budget and can’t afford to splurge, you’re not alone.
“54% of those who attended bachelor or bachelorette parties in the last 5 years have had to miss out on some parties due to trip costs,” says Priceline.com travel editor Brian Ek.
What do you do if you can’t spend the cash to attend?
Instead of missing out on the experience, you might try suggesting a few cost-saving ideas to the groom or groomsmen, Ek says.
For starters, think about staying in town, and keep it at 1 night instead of a weekend excursion.
“Just be sure to bring this up as early as possible before reservations start being made,” Ek says.
Of course, not all bachelors will go for an in-town soiree. If the groom wants a destination bachelor party, here’s how to save some cash.