It could be your wallets worst nightmare. You’re in a bridal party and the maid of honor (or the bride herself) decides she wants to venture off with the bride squad to a pricey destination that most of the bridesmaids can’t afford. We know the struggle! Whether you’re traveling near or far for a bachelorette party, the chances of draining your bank balance are quite real. Planning accordingly and staying within budget is surely do-able if you choose the appropriate destinations and dates to travel. Many may never think it’s possible to take a group abroad to a big expensive city or island without digging into their savings — but we’re here to prove those brides wrong with this super useful list.
London is always an enjoyable trip, especially when traveling with a group of your best friends. While you’re there, check out the number of pubs, participate in afternoon tea time, and take a tour of Buckingham Palace to witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Planning accordingly will land you at an affordable trip all around. For some low-cost nightlife fun, we suggest you check out the bars offering happy hour specials to start the night, go to a comedy club, or hit up one of the many nightclubs in the city.
Getting there is simple as several major airlines fly to this destination frequently. Find round trip flights from popular US cities and you’ll surely fly off on a bargain!
For those interested in exploring a new city that offers a fun party scene this is where you and your bridesmaids should go! Whether you’re traveling with a large or small group of girls, there are endless activities to consider if you’re looking to have a grand time on the cheap. Don’t regret booking a bike tour (to hold your reservation) for your group to spin through the city with a tour guide and learn about some the city’s rich history. Be sure to sip on some fine wine while you’re here, taste the delicious cuisine, and visit the many museums.
Keep your eye out for flight deals to Amsterdam and book your trip in advance to keep you from breaking the bank.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
If you and your crew are into the lavish lifestyle then Cabo is the place to go! It’s a hotspot for celebs as the hotels are top notch, the weather and beaches are almost always perfect, and the fun in the sun never ends. Put on some sunscreen and soak up the sun with a cerveza in hand. Check out the water activities offered and continue the party with the lively nightlife. And although this may not be the cheapest destination to choose, it’s certainly affordable if you book your trip with enough time for you to save up.
Find the cheapest fares by flying from the West Coast from cities like Los Angeles and Denver. Depending on the season you can find a round-trip flight for as low as $300!
Grab your girls and prepare to soak up the sun on the white sandy beaches of Bimini! Sip on a Bahama Mama and plan for daytime activities like snorkeling and boating around the island. This island destination is located just 50 miles off the coast of Florida and is the closest Bahamian Island to the U.S.
Taking a weekend trip from the East Coast (or even better, Florida), is the best option for a more affordable trip. If traveling from Florida, you’ll have the option to take a 2-hour ferry ride or a quick 20-minute flight. Most major airlines don’t fly directly to this destination, however, there are connecting flights available.
This Canadian city is always a good idea, especially for the girls! While planning your getaway and packing your itinerary with everything you can fit in for the weekend, we suggest you stop for some Poutine; hit up the lively nightlife; and stroll around the city to admire the historical landmarks, the beautiful architecture, and picturesque streets. There’s something for everyone’s liking here so don’t worry if your bridal party will love it or hate it — the second largest city in Canada has tons of fun to offer!
Staying within budget is simple when traveling here. Because Montreal is so close to the States, flights are almost always available for a low fare, particularly from the East Coast.
Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Feel the island vibes and pack your itinerary with adventure in Costa Rica! This destination is the perfect mix of wildlife, exploration, and relaxation. If you and your crew are interested in all of the above, then we suggest you stay in Manuel Antonio National Park. It’s located on the central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica and offers a wide variety of activities to experience. Lounging on the white sandy beaches, snorkeling in the crystal blue water, hiking, ziplining through the rainforest, and getting up close to some magnificent wildlife (like white-faced capuchin monkeys and three-toed sloths) — what could possibly be better than that?
Although Costa Rica certainly isn’t the average bachelorette party destination, it’s surely affordable as flights are usually cheap and there’s a variety of hotel and resort options for you to choose from.
Have you been to an international bachelorette destination? Tell us where you went in the comments below!