The Economics Of Bachelor Parties

June 7, 2016 in Daily Bulletin

Polly Mosendz wrote about the staggering amounts that people are shelling out for bachelor parties:

  • Elite Wall Street types hire planners that charge around $5,000 – or 10% of the total cost of the party – to plan the event.
  • The most expensive ones can cost as much as $10,000 a person and involve international trips to global party destinations.
  • While those are extremes, the averages are still pretty high. One survey found that groomsmen spend $680 for their friend’s bachelor party, while bridesmaids squeak by on just $437 for bachelorette parties.
  • The best man, meanwhile, shells out around $1,000, while the maid of honour is in for $550.
  • Things even out by the time the wedding rolls around – women spend more money on things like wedding dresses than men.

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Source: Bloomberg