I am just on a roll with responding today LOL. (it's snowing here in Calgary and I am unmotivated to say the least at work)
We are having my bachelorette at the resort actually - Quite a few of my friends live far away (Vancouver, Northern Alberta, England) so if I had one here, it would be #1 people who weren't invited to the wedding or who aren't coming, which I don't think is right or #2 barely anyone there. The bridesmaids and friends that I do have here are insanely busy, so trying to find a weekend that works for everyone was hellish - we just decided to forgo the one here and have one there.
We were going to go off the resort but the last group of people arrive on the Sunday(Nov 9) and our wedding is on the 11th, so we are doing a later a la carte for all of us women and then just drinking at the resort bars and moving our way to the disco. Honestly, when it came down to it, I didn't want to have to ask my guests to shell out more money to take me out drinking (or even go to Coco Bongo's) when they were already spending quite a bit. So the resort works for me. However, we are headed to Coco bongo's on the Friday before for my FI's birthday - this way, people aren't obligated to come
Another thing to think of and I am sure it's rare HOWEVER it happened when we were in Mexico last. Group bachelor and bachelorette party went to PDC to Coco Bongo's. Had a great time. Groom went on the street in PDC drunk with a drink in his hand, not thinking (they should of caught him at the door). Anyway - he got thrown into jail two days before the wedding. Trust me, it was like a soap opera hearing everyone talk about it while we were enjoying our cappuccino's that morning. Once again, rare but it did for this guy. Needless to say, his parents and the bride were NOT impressed. They posted bail, he got out, all was good but yeah.
Edited by Mrsktobe, 10 September 2014 - 10:43 AM.