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The Bride Should Pay For Her Own Airfare

If you're going on a destination bachelorette party, the bridesmaids shouldn't be expected to pay for the bride's airfare. Everyone has their own spending limit, and on top of other bridesmaid costs (like the dress, a wedding gift, etc.), airfare should not be factored into that.

A Guide to Bachelorette Party Etiquette 101: Who Should Pay For What?

As far as bachelorette party etiquette goes, things can get a bit messy and there can be a lot of awkward moments when it comes to money. We're sure you've encountered questions like, "Who should pick up the bar tab?" or "Does the bride pay for her own accommodations?," but they are conversations that need to be had beforehand to avoid any confusion or upset feelings. Planning the bachelorette party is one of the greatest perks of being the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, but it also can be the most stressful. While traditionally, the bride doesn't pay for her own last hurrah, each bridesmaid has her own budget she's comfortable spending. And while it's totally OK if the maid of honor wants to do a little something extra, on the whole, the maid of honor and bridesmaids should split things evenly.

We've rounded up a few bachelorette party etiquette rules, so when it comes time to discuss how much it will be to pull off the best bachelorette party ever, you're prepared and all on the same page.


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