Throwing a successful bachelor party is not as easy as it sounds. Remember, the groom has only one shot at having an awesome bachelor party so you absolutely have to get it right.
It takes a lot of planning and can be hectic especially if you have never planned one before. For those who are new to this, here are four quick basics to cover if the party is to be a success.
The party is people centered
You do not have to invite everyone on your Facebook friends list but rather focus on the groom’s closest friends and relatives. Make sure the groom gets along with everyone on your guest list, tension and awkward moments can kill the party mood. The number of people you invite will depend on your budget.
The crowd shall dictate the venue
Bachelor’s parties can take place anywhere. And contrary to popular belief, you are not limited to picking a strip club if that is not your thing. Think of a place where everyone, and especially the groom, will enjoy spending time. You can plan to go outdoors for some adventurous activities, out to the club or you can have it indoors.
Timing Is Everything
You need to have enough time to plan the party itself and even more time for everyone to make it home safely and still be able to make it to the wedding. With this in mind, it is wise to have the bachelor party at least a month before the wedding. A weekend will most likely work for everyone, but Friday nights are equally convenient. It goes without saying that reservations must be confirmed at least a fortnight before the actual date.
After The Party
For the party to be labeled as successful, everyone has to get home safe and be able to tell the story the following day. If the bachelor party involves a lot of drinking, make sure you hire a taxi beforehand or have a designated driver to get everyone home safe.