Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties: Who Pays for Bachelorette Party?


At a bachelor party, the best man typically charges per head for drinks and entertainment. Is it proper etiquette to charge per head at a bachelorette party, or should the maid of honor foot the bill?


Unlike a shower, where the hostess pays for the party (that may mean the maid of honor or the maid of honor and all the bridesmaids), for a bachelorette bash, it's completely cool to ask everyone who comes to chip in. Make it clear before the festivities begin though. Tell all the guests what the plan is and the suggested contribution. No one should have a problem with it -- they'll all want to feel like they're taking the bride out to paint the town red!

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