If you have been honored with an invite to be a best man or maid of honor, you will soon find yourself faced with arranging the Bachelor or Bachelorette Party. We have almost all been to one of these events but arranging them is a different prospect! Here is how to make sure your bride or groom has the best farewell to singletondom that you can arrange for them!
It is a dirty word, but unless you have the money discussion with your fellow bridesmaids or groomsmen, you might end up seriously out of pocket for the event, and that is never a fun feeling. Have a frank and open discussion with the others, and set a budget that you are all happy with. Do be tactful, some of the others might have money worries or have lost their job and not want to say anything to mar the occasion. If you think this might apply, engineer a private chat and ask if everything is okay with them and see if you can help them out, perhaps by allowing them a little more time to pay, or – if they are an especial friend – helping them out. However, insist on payment up front for any venues that need to be booked, as there are often people who try to get out of paying the full amount, or sometimes of paying at all!
Once the budget has been agreed, and you have the main part of the funds, get booking made as soon as you can. Make sure that timings work, and allow for travel time between venues – on busy nights, it can take hours to travel between popular spots, so ensure that you have calculated for this as best you can. Plan for several stops on the night, but do not try and get too much done – rushing from place to place is unsettling for everyone, and there will not be time to make good memories if you are constantly watching the clock! Allow for at least forty minutes for a ‘quick drink’ and much longer for activities like bowling, games of darts, quizzes, and the like.
Make a Backup!
Even the best laid plans can go awry, so do have an alternative destination should anything happen to stop your plans from coming to fruition. This can be something as mundane as unexpected work roads closing a road and sending you on an hour-long detour either way – it is usually better in this event to either stay at that one place, or leave it out, and add in the alternative destination.
Getting There and Back Again
Book your transport in good time! A Bachelor or Bachelorette Party will often consist of anywhere from five to twenty people, and getting everyone from place to place in good time can be tricky! Limos are great for up to eight people, and offer an air of classy sophistication to the evening – plus the driver will know the roads and get you in and out smoothly! Party bus rental NYC is ideal for bigger parties, of up to twenty guests, and offer all sorts of facilities – should everything fall apart you can transfer the party to the bus and dance the night away on board!