My friend is getting married; he’s having a “destination wedding” at Disney World. So, I rented a room for 3 nights down there, and booked round trip tickets. Done.
Now, he’s planning a bachelor party. He wants us all to fly somewhere, reason being that half of the party would be flying in from out of state, so we might as well all fly (the groom, myself and another person all live in Chicago, 3-4 other people live somewhere out of state). The current plan is Lake Tahoe.
Anyway, with airfare and house rental, this is looking like $800 for the weekend. Beyond being annoyed that I’m supposed to book two tickets for this wedding, I really don’t have $800 lying around. I’m going to Europe for 2.5 weeks, closing on my condo (with closing costs), plus there will be other weddings with gifts, etc.
[li]How much would you expect your groomsmen to pay to do a bachelor thing?[/li][li]Is it rude to ask for a change of plans/venue? Or is it best to just decline if I can’t afford it? [/li][li]Any other thoughts? Similar stories?[/li][/ul]
I’m just kind of frustrated and bewildered right now. If/when I get married, I’d probalby just have a party at a club somewhere. $20 cover for everybody, drink or don’t, stay as long as you want. Maybe I’m unrealistic…