Weddings are wondrous! Everyone puts their best foot forward to celebrate the newlyweds. Before that, the bride and groom get to dive into the dark side of debauchery for their bachelor parties! The best man’s job is to make sure the groom has one unforgettable celebration before settling down for the rest of his life. So to guarantee a fun-filled bachelor party, here are some tips on how you can successfully plan the most memorable night ever for the groom, you, and the rest of your friends!
Bachelor Party Ideas | Making It A Night To Remember
1. Make a guest list
Keep the number of participants to a minimum. You have to accommodate everyone, so about 8 to 10 people is good enough. Check with the groom when it comes down to who to invite. Find out a little about everyone you’re inviting because you definitely don’t want to invite someone who may kill the mood.
Make sure none of the guests have issues with the groom or with anyone else invited. You don’t want the celebration to end with an argument, or worse, a brawl. Also, consider asking some of the bride’s relatives to come. This will serve as a good bonding experience between them and the groom, and show some good will. Plus, you can always start the real party once they leave!
2. Location location location
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Bachelor parties can range from a wild, raunchy night out with the dudes to a more subdued, old-fashioned trip to the woods with a nice bottle of whiskey to toast to good health. Lay out all your choices and give specific locations before presenting it to the soon-to-be groom. You can’t make the decisions all by yourself. The bachelor should approve the place, because it is his party, after all. The rule of thumb is to make him comfortable and happy with the venue.
Be realistic with your choices, as well. An international get away is definitely fun, but the hefty price tag might cut the number of guests in half in an instant. You also need to consider the time and the families of the people invited.
3. Pick a date
Don’t follow the myth of scheduling the bash a few days before the actual wedding date. Ideally, you should schedule the party a month before the big day. The reason for this is, you don’t want to cause any unnecessary stress between the couple.
It is also recommended to find a date that doesn’t fall on a holiday or a popular vacation weekend. It’s just harder to organize an event where everyone is scrambling to book on the same dates. Send out invitations at least three weeks before the party to know if the date is feasible.That way, you still have time to adjust if most of the guests are not free.
Plus, if you have the big bash a night or two before the wedding, you might have a “Hangover” moment where you risk the groom sleeping through the wedding!
4. Brainstorm party activities
Okay! Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty with bachelor party ideas. Planning the itinerary is very important. You want the festivities to go as smoothly as possible. Get the boys together to help you map out all the activities. Go for fun activities you guys can still laugh about five to ten years from now. Keep in mind, some people might not have the same ideas as you. So, just because stripper mud wrestling sounds like a good idea to you, remember that some of the other bachelor party members might not really enjoy that kind of thing.
5. Map out the budget and logistics
You can do a quick search for a sample 3-day itinerary online. You can use it as a guide and tweak at your disposal. Common activities include visiting strip clubs or gambling at a casino. You can also opt for neighborhood pub crawls or bar hops with the boys. Some groups save a day for a high adrenaline adventure, such as white water rafting or bungee jumping. Find an idea you like, and map out the plan from there!
6. Find a place to stay
Since the night may probably get way out of hand, it’s a really good idea to make sure there is a room where the fallen ones (our drunk friends) can sleep in peace. Whether it’s a hotel room, Airbnb rental, or a local hostel, these places are always better than the street!
7. Assign someone to be the responsible one
Someone needs to be the babysitter! This saves the group a LOT of trouble! Make sure the groom is having fun while keeping him away from anything that could put his upcoming wedding in jeopardy. From drinking too much to exploring unfamiliar and dangerous territories, make it your duty to keep him out of trouble! Not only that, but you also have to be responsible enough to make sure you’ve got your best man’s speech for the big day.
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A bachelor party is a bittersweet event to celebrate. It’s ALWAYS a fun time for the bachelor and the boys. On the other hand, it also serves as a reminder that this party might be the last time you and your best bud can go all out and let loose! But hey, nothing beats seeing him happy with the woman of his dreams, right? So plan this party to the tee and give him a night to (try and) remember!
Have you thought of the perfect itinerary for the groom after reading the tips above? Share some of the most memorable bachelor party ideas you’ve had before in the comments below!