It’s getting close to the day you get to tie the knot with your soulmate, before then you’ll need a day where you can have fun as a single person for the last time before getting hitched. A bachelor party is a celebration held in honor of a man’s upcoming marriage. It is typically attended by the groom’s closest friends and family members.
Don’t get it twisted, planning a bachelor party is one of the most complicated things a man will ever do. Why it gets complicated is because it doesn’t always turn out as planned. Just so there is no reason to have regrets after your bachelor party, we’ve put together a list of tips that will enable you to plan a lit bachelor party.
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Here are tips on how to plan a lit bachelor party
Pick a date
First things first, to plan a bachelor party you need to pick out a date. Whoever is in charge of the planning must choose a date for the party that works for the groom, groomsmen, and yourself. You should choose a date in the two weeks before the wedding if possible choosing a Friday or Saturday will make the bachelor party easier for anyone who has to work on weekdays.
Pick a location
After you’ve picked a date, then get on with looking for the right location. The location is one place that will determine the highlight of the party. Figure out the vibe and theme for the bachelor weekend/party. Whether it’s a camping trip in a secluded cabin in the woods, or a fun weekend going to clubs and bars, deciding on the vibe is the first step to narrowing down a location for your bachelor party.
Determine the guest list
If there is an official planner for the bachelor party, the person should get a guest list from the groom. The groom should decide how many people and who he wants to be around as he celebrates his last weekend as a single man.
Set a budget
You can’t have an active plan without having a budget. Everyone who is invited to the party except the groom should contribute to the party, but as the planner, you will be responsible for booking and paying for a lot of the party. Figure out what’s affordable for the groomsmen and other friends to contribute, and set a number.
Plan your activities
Make a list of possible activities and narrow them down to budget-friendly options that the groom would prefer. Try and avoid anything insanely dangerous or activities that will go wrong if you’re drinking. What you don’t want is your bachelor weekend feeling like one giant to-do list, so avoid cramming the weekend with too many events.
Speak to the groom about what he wants
Just before you plan the activities for the party, make sure you speak to the groom about what he wants. Make sure you have clear ideas about what activities the groom prefers and where he wants the party to be. Understand what tone he wants the party to have and what his future spouse wants.
For destination bachelor parties, it is important to book the accommodations before getting there. Booking accommodations earlier is to ensure there is no disappointment when the time comes for the getaway.
Once every plan is set, share it with the group of people invited so they can make arrangements for attending. Let everyone know that once they confirm they’re in, they’re agreeing to their portion of expenses for the entire weekend, so there’s no backing out. Once the guests have confirmed attendance and everything is booked, it’s time to pack your bags for the weekend of a lifetime.
Organize group meals
Plan meals ahead of time. Stock the room with snacks and quick bites that the guests can pick at late at night or in the morning between meals. Large groups can make dining in restaurants tricky, so try to book reservations if you can.
Don’t be a party pooper
Now everything is set, it is time to have the time of your life. have fun, don’t restrict yourself, and remember you are there for the groom who is about to get hitched. Don’t be a party pooper and spoil the fun.
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