A bachelor’s party is a huge ritual. It may seem like a farewell to a bachelor’s lifestyle to some, but it’s so much more. It’s also a reminder to your friends that, even though you’re getting married, you’re still the guy you were.
For all of this to hold, the party needs to be organized right. This is usually the responsibility of a best man or your closest few friends. If this responsibility is on your shoulders, here’s what you can do about it.
If you were to spend the entire night in that one room, then the location really wouldn’t matter. However, chances are that you’ll have to relocate soon, so you want to pick a place adjacent to some of the other venues you intend to visit.
You don’t want to spend too much time commuting to your next location. Sobering up is a real risk, and drinking on the go is not as fun.
Also, remember that you’re not just looking at nightclubs and strip bars. In reality, people will get hungry, and if the food place is nearby, the delivery will be there sooner.
At the same time, if you want ultimate privacy, you should pick a remote place.
Pick a theme night
There are so many amazing bachelor party ideas for you to try out. For instance, you can make a night filled with male bonding with activities like paintball and axe-throwing. Sometimes, this is what a guys’ night out should look like, but this also narrows down your list of suitable venues.
A specialized activity requires a specialized venue. If you have a few available, you should consider various other factors. For instance, not all paintball courses are the same size, so you should look for the one that will be optimal for your group of friends. The same goes for any other activity on your list; you just want to aim for optimal efficiency.
At the same time, activities like bar hopping involve more than one venue. It’s almost the same, but you’re making an itinerary instead of choosing just one place.
Consider the whole crew
In an ideal world, you would pick a place where everyone would have a good time. However, the groom is a priority. All of their friends are there for them, and even if the venue is not completely to their liking, they should endure it for the sake of their friends.
Now, remember that picking a place that most of the crew will enjoy is the optimal outcome. You can’t fake having a good time; if everyone’s having fun, this will create an atmosphere that everyone can enjoy.
So, make a list of potential venues and a list of attendees. Remember, even if you’re a best man and you’re the one organizing a party, this is not “your” list. You need to include everyone a groom would want to see there, including some people you might want to leave out. It’s not your call.
Taking care of transportation is a high priority when organizing a bachelor party. Even if you find the lodging for everyone, activity hopping will require much driving around, and calling 5-6 Ubers is highly inefficient. One solution is to pick a designated driver, which won’t always feel fair.
Another solution is to hire a party bus; this way, you can make the journey a part of the experience and drastically improve the evening. It will ensure that no one is left out or left behind. The key thing to remember is that the amount of time you’ll travel must be a factor when deciding.
The last thing you must consider is the idea of a party cruise (transportation can be the venue). The problem is that this isn’t available everywhere. However, it’s so popular that some bachelor’s parties travel to a distant city to get there.
It’s really important to understand that there are a lot of legal grey areas and even things that are outright illegal that some people might choose to include in the bachelor’s party. For this, to enjoy it legally, you would have to go to a different country/state.
Another thing to understand is that doing things illegally isn’t just morally wrong; it’s careless to do so close to your wedding. Sure, a bachelor’s party is important but don’t lose sight of what it’s all about. Do not do anything to compromise your wedding and your future marriage. It just isn’t worth it.
Ultimately, the key thing to remember is that an outstanding bachelor party means a different thing for every group of friends. Sure, the Hangover scenario may sound cool, but if that’s not what your group of friends is all about, don’t try to force it. Just stick to the basics and rely on the idea that you know your friends and what they’re about. That’s it.