The bachelor party is a right passage for a man before getting married. It is a gathering of his close male friends to celebrate the last days of his single life before he takes on the responsibility of starting a family.
What You Should Know About
Having a Bachelor’s Party
Traditionally, it is the groom’s best man who organizes this celebration with the help of the groom’s closest friends. It may even come as a surprise for the groom, but there’s no rule that a groom can’t plan his own bachelor party. The important thing is all the planning is communicated and agreed upon among the participants well in advance, so they can make arrangements early.
It is said that this tradition was first celebrated by the 5th century Spartans. In the UK it is also called a stag party or a “stag do” and can be celebrated in a groom’s favorite local bar, a club out on town, a golf weekend vacation, or to some exotic adventure abroad as long as all participants can afford the trip and go. And since this is a celebration for the groom, he isn’t expected to pay.
Best Timing for a Bachelor’s Party
Wedding preparations usually get really tight the closer it gets to the wedding date. You wouldn’t want to get in the way of the preparations which g pretty busy for the groom as “the big day” approaches, and the groom doesn’t need that big hangover or even having second thoughts on his wedding day.
With this, it is best to schedule the party a few weeks before the wedding. But of course, you also have to consider everyone’s schedule, especially the grooms.
Quick Steps to Organizing a Bachelor Party
If you are planning to throw a bachelor party for a friend, or you have been assigned to do so, there is no need to panic. There are actually quite a few simple steps to putting together a Brisbane Bucks party, and here we list down some helpful tips:
Gather everyone together
First thing you have to do is to list down everyone you intend to invite and gather them together to make sure that they are interested in joining. You don’t want to be preparing for a party of 50 people only to end up with 10 guests. A small meet-up over coffee or a group chat over messenger apps will do the trick.
Agree on a venue and schedule
Once everyone is on board with the idea, find an available schedule for everyone then look for a venue that is easily accessible. Ideally, it should be close to main transportation hubs for those who do not want to drive, while also having enough parking space for the guests who plan to bring a car.
Aside from the location, look for a venue that can accommodate whatever activities you plan to do on the day. It is better if the venue offers activities that your group of friends are interested in. Maybe you like playing billiards? Then a venue with a pool table would be a good idea. Before booking the venue, do a quick check with everyone to ensure that there are no objections.
Do something new
Traditions are good, but sometimes they are not very memorable because they have all been done before. You can take this opportunity to explore new activities or new hobbies with your group of friends. You never know, but you just might find out something you all enjoy, and create new traditions for the group. Just make sure that everyone is on board with the idea, and that it will not cause problems with your families – especially with the bride-to-be.
Help out with the logistics
As you start to finalize the plans, ask around the group if there is anyone who needs to stay for more than one day. Maybe some people will be coming from out of town, or even flying in from another country. Help them arrange the logistics such as transportation requirements and car rentals, as well as booking accommodations in a hotel or a short-term rental. This will help ensure their attendance, and the groom will thank you all the more for it.
Fix the itinerary
Some bachelor parties are done over the weekend, depending on your arrangements with the group. For this kind of celebration, it is not enough to have just one activity as it will tend to get boring after some time. Add some variety by inserting short trips to nearby attractions, or scheduling mini trips to a museum.
You can also split the guests into small groups based on their interests. For example, nature lovers can take a hike at a nearby hill, those interested in water sports can head to the beach, while those interested in shopping can to the mall.
Manage the cost
Lastly, take a look at whatever funds are available at your disposal. Having all these grand plans are great, but it does not make sense if you let it break your wallet. Surely, the groom does not want this to happen either.
Should you find out that the activities you have planned are going way beyond your budget, you can scale them down, or try to look for more economical alternatives.
Hire a Professional
If all these sounds very complicated and tiring for you, then it would be a good idea to hire a professional instead. This way, you can just sit back and relax while someone else does all the legwork for you.
Planning for a bachelor’s party is not an easy task, but it is very rewarding as you see your close friends gather together and celebrate a momentous occasion in the groom’s life. Consider it as an advanced wedding gift for your friend or relative who is getting married, and surely, it is a gift that is well worth remembering.