There is one occasion connected to the wedding in which the groom is the focal point of attention: the bachelor party. Here’s how to give your groom friend the bachelor party he deserves.
The bachelor party may be as low-key as spending the weekend in the woods with a few close friends or as exciting as partying and gaming on the coast. It all depends on the person throwing the party.
Bachelor parties have a somewhat negative image – you only have to watch The Hangover to see a stereotypical one! That is not necessarily the case. Everyone is celebrating the same thing, and all they want to do is travel to a new location with the ones they care about the most. The attendees at bachelor parties are often the most respectful and well-behaved of any.
Bachelor parties are an opportunity for the groom-to-be and all of his closest friends to celebrate the end of single life and the beginning of a new chapter in his life with the person he has chosen to spend the rest of his life with. Here is all you need to know in order to throw the best possible bachelor party for your friend before you send him off on his “last night of freedom.”
Who throws the bachelor party?
There is no regulation that prohibits the groom from preparing his own bachelor party; nonetheless, a bachelor party is generally organised by the groom’s best man or his closest friends. However, there is no restriction prohibiting the groom from organizing his own bachelor party. In any case, the planner has to ensure that all pertinent information is conveyed to the groomsmen in a timely manner so that they may make preparations to be present at the event.
Who are you going to invite?
Determine how many individuals you want to celebrate your final weekend as a single guy with and who among those people you want to be with you. It is common practice to invite guests to the bachelor party who are not participating in the wedding itself. This makes it easier for the groom to include as many people as possible in the celebration.
Where are you going?
Determine the general atmosphere and the overarching topic of your bachelor weekend. The first stage in the process of narrowing down a venue for your bachelor party is to decide on the atmosphere you want to have there. This may be anything from a trip to watch your favourite sports team participate in a playoff game – Kevin Burge can tell you the best places to go – to a camping vacation in a remote cabin in the woods.
When are you going?
You should choose several weekends in advance to present to the people who will be attending your bachelor party. You should then ask everyone for their thoughts on which weekend would work best for them, or if they have any ongoing conflicts that they just cannot miss.
Plan your activities.
Make sure to arrange some free time in between the various events, particularly on the day when everyone is expected to arrive. The person in charge of planning the party should organize at least two to three group activities, such as a round of golf, a sporting event, a visit of a brewery, or a bar crawl. If you want your bachelor weekend to seem like more than just a long list of things to get done, you should avoid scheduling too many activities throughout the course of the weekend.