Social Etiquette and Good Manners/Dividing costs per night


I have a question.  We are renting a condo for a bachelorette party.  It is a weekend rental as they require a 2 night minimum.  What is the proper division of cost?  Should it be per person/per night, or the entire cost divided by the number of people going, regardless if they will be there one or two nights?  The condo was booked before having a head count, although I did specify beforehand that I would not be able to attend Friday.  The thought is that if only a few people can go Friday, they will be paying a considerable amount, which some feel is unfair.  Others feel that they should not have to pay for a night they aren't there, especially if that was communicated before the condo was booked. Thoughts?

I would take the total cost and divide it by the number of attendees, making it very clear that they are welcome to attend both nights because it was a 2-day minimum rental.  It's like a limo rental, you don't pay for just the time you're riding in the car.  You can always invite more people if you like.

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