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Bachelor and bachelorette parties to see 2021 boom just like weddings: survey
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While the lingering coronavirus pandemic is contributing to a "wedding boom" for 2021, people are also planning to drop some serious cash on bachelor and bachelorette parties.
A limited survey conducted by WeddingWire consulted 274 men and 366 women to find out what their past or future "bach" party plans were from April to December. According to the wedding planning platform, bachelor and bachelorette party attendees are celebrating longer than they did in 2019 with three days of partying on average compared to pre-COVID’s two.
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WeddingWire’s study suggests these pre-wedding gatherings are likely getting more elaborate to make up for the time that was lost from the pandemic.
"As we round the corner following last year, people are excited about the opportunity to make plans with friends and family again, and they’re willing to spare no expense in order to do so," Sam Iacia, a WeddingWire editor told Fox News via email. "They’re ready to get together and have fun celebrating everything that they couldn’t in 2020, which also explains the wedding boom we’re starting to see."
With these longer celebrations, party spending has climbed with the additional activities and travel expenses that are being tacked on by hosts and attendees. According to WeddingWire, 51% of bachelor and bachelorette attendees are willing to put down close to $1,000 or more for an upcoming party.