OK. I'm the Matron of Honor in my best friend's wedding. I'm planning her bachelorette party and need some help.
She knows what she wants and basically won't budge. On the other hand, I don't have the money or the patience for what she wants to do. FYI, she wants to go to Bourbon Street and hit up the strip clubs and get a hotel room and stay the night. I live in Mississippi and would have to drive to her home (an hour and a half away) to pick her up, then drive to New Orleans (another hour and a half away), book a $500 a night hotel room (her party is during the Essence Festival, so NOLA is going to be packed!), and pay for my and her dinner, entrance fees to the strip clubs and tip money. I, on the other hand, want to stay here on the coast and get a hotel, hire a stripper, have dinner, and go clubbing. I will still go pick her up from her home, but we will come back to the coast.
Is there a way to convince her to do things my way without pissing her off? I love her so much (we've been best friends since 1999) and want her to have what she wants, but I just don't feel comfortable spending that kind of money.