Knowing how much you are going to spend on a particular item is comforting. You don’t want to be caught up in a situation where you are spending without a plan such that you realize later on that your weekly savings on lunch have been swallowed. Hen parties are usually very costly. It is, however, wholly dependent on the location you guys will be heading to. Hen do events have varied activities that take place, these are, however, just additional expenses on accommodation, food, drinks, transport and probably gifts. A survey published that an average hen spends up to 250-450 pounds on one hen weekend. This is a domestic party. It further costs, on average a whopping 998 pounds to attend a hen party abroad. This article will try to break down these figures according to average spending on every item. Make sure the event is worth your money and you will celebrate just right.
- Food and drinks
This is the most critical aspect on the to-do list of a hen party. For many hens do goers, this element takes almost two-thirds of the entire spending of the weekend. In general, this is the cost of wining and dining, which sometimes escalates, and you end up consuming a lot of alcohol. Most of the offers that come out there have discounted prices on them. These planners are well aware that you will be looking at keeping the prices low to manage the spending, that is why they try to give discounted offers to a larger group of hen party attendees. If you are dining at the hotel where you are getting your accommodations, be keen to inquire if the costs are all-inclusive of the meals for the entire group and for the whole trip. Usually, such offers may be cheaper for you and your group.
Travel costs will range according to your preference. Public transport offers the cheapest means of travel; however, the mode by itself is very unreliable. Additionally, the available transport routes may not coincide with your arrangements. If you have a flexible budget, then you can exploit other options such as Uber, taxis or transport agencies. Generally, an Uber is cheaper than a taxi. But if you are travelling in numbers, then you might fancy using a travel agency since uber would be an expensive option. If you are travelling abroad, you might want to be extra careful with the taxi driver as they pry on the visiting naïve and or drunken tourists and exploit them since they don’t know the travel costs.
Domestic accommodations range between 45pp to about 70pp this may be inclusive of meals -2 course and entertainment? This, however, is limited to the number of girls that you take out for the stag do. Some hotels and organizers like to keep the number to up to 14 girls. Therefore, if you want to take advantage of these offers, ensure you have a good number of hens with you and at the same time manage this number so that you don’t get overwhelmed with costs.
Activities, just like other elements on the plate, are expensive. To manage this expense, you need to book the activities you will be taking part in earlier and ensure you have sufficient numbers to execute these activities.
- The bottom line
The elements mentioned above are not the only spending areas, hens are likely to spend money on outfits and clothing, spa treatments etc. a close look at these costs tells you that accommodation, food and drinks take the lion’s share of the total hen party expenditure. However costly the exercise is, it is upon the hen do goer to decide whether the offers are worth the money spent or not.