Bachelor parties are one of the few rites of passage we still have in the West. However, they can either be memorable or turn into a disaster depending on how they’re planned. In some cases, they could even put a dent in your relationship with your significant other.
This is not what bachelor parties are meant for. They should be about bonding with close friends before you embark on the next chapter of your life. This is why they require a lot of preparation to make sure that everything goes smoothly. Let’s take a look at a few things you should consider when planning a bachelor party.
Who Will be Invited?
The very first thing that you have to do is decide who will be invited and who will not. This is not always an easy choice. You have to be ready to disappoint a few people who thought they were your close friend.
You might also have to cut off some of your old friends because of their current habits or if they’ve had issues with your partner. You could plan a separate event like a dinner with them, but taking them on a bachelor trip could turn sour very quickly as they may want to partake in activities that you or your partner wouldn’t agree with.
You should not be afraid to ask people to chip in for your bachelor’s party. You can offer to cover some of the expenses, but this will be an event everyone will get to enjoy and will probably remember for a lifetime, so it’s only right that they cover some of the expenses as well.
Going Local vs Going Abroad
A lot of people will decide to go on a trip for a bachelor party and that can be a great idea. But it can turn into a logistical nightmare as well. You can expect some of your friends to turn down your invitation if they have to pay for the ticket. You have to think about accommodations as well. Also, you may not be able to time your trip so that you can take advantage of affordable rates. If your wedding is in the summer, not only will you have to pay more, but finding accommodations for everyone will be even more difficult, so this is something you’ll have to think about.
Take Everyone’s Interests into Consideration
We also suggest that you go for something original for your bachelor party and look for activities that will bring everyone together. If you and your friends like paintball, for instance, this could make for a great setting for a bachelor party. If this sounds like something you could get into, you should start planning your paintball bachelor party as soon as possible and look for a location that will allow you to do more than playing paintball. Some locations will allow you to have a mini party on the side with tables and grills so you can kick back between games. Some will even offer dedicated staff for your party. This could be a welcome change from the strip club and could be much more fun as well.