You have decided to tie the knot and ready for new innings of life, so it’s time to bid farewell to your bachelor’s life. Marriage doesn’t mean the end of parties, but with the added responsibility of a family, expenses & responsibilities increases which changes the carefree you into a caring husband and later a responsible father. It cut downs the parties for you, that’s why people make sure to enter married life with one last memorable night with best buddies. There are few things to make sure your bachelor bash goes off without any catch.
Select a date
The first step is to select a date for party keeping in mind the preferences of people you are planning to celebrate with. Select the date two weeks before the wedding or at least a week prior and it’s a good idea to try for a weekend, because it will make easier for your friends, especially the outstation one to attend the party. Seeing all your friends around, happily taking part in your celebration will boost up your party mood.
If you think the night before your wedding is perfect for a bachelor bash, you should give it a second thought. The last thing you will need on your big day is a hangover or a reason to spoil the day.
Set a budget
Marriage is already an expensive affair followed by honeymoon expenses, that’s why it is wise to define your budget before throwing or selecting the location/destination for a party. If you are planning to go outstation than include the cost of a flight, accommodation, food, daily transport before calculating per person cost.
Don’t invite too many people
Remember, a bachelor party is not for everyone. However, the concept of a bachelor party, in the beginning, was gentlemen’s party: a civilized evening of drawing-room drinking, smoking, gossiping and toasting to the health of bride/groom. But things have been changed, now they are more of a crazy night out at friend’s house and something to be kept between close friends only. Especially, if your bachelor party include travel, accommodation, and extra arrangement, keep the list as short as possible.
Don’t miss your school buddies, friendly colleagues, close cousins or someone you can connect with. The best thing about a bachelor party is, it brings your close friends together, who are not acquainted with each other. So, when a wedding celebration comes, everyone will be on the same party page.
Select a Location keeping in mind the activities you want
Bachelor’s parties can be planned anywhere, it usually involves some combination of booze, X-rated activities, gambling, etc. But now, people are preferring thrilling adventure sports such as skydiving, white-water rafting, rock climbing, etc. So, it makes sense before selecting the location to get a list of activities you want, then narrows them down to the budget-friendly options. If time and budget are a constraint than a hotel room, local bar or best man’s apartment are also good options for your bachelor party. Try to avoid any insanely dangerous activity or anything that has the probabilities to go wrong when you are drinking.
The essence of sending invitation is to send it on time, notify your list of guests at least a few weeks in advance to avoid scheduling conflicts. Make sure your invitation consists the complete information, when the party is, where the party is and who is invited. Keep an organized record of the invitation, recheck it once, to make sure nobody is missed, after all its once in a lifetime of the celebration.
If outstation travel is included.
If travel is included in the plan, be extra careful and make all the travel bookings, accommodation bookings, and transport arrangement in advance. While booking hotels, make sure it should be the closest one to the venue. Also, if there are adventure activities that require prior booking, do it on time.
Make sure everyone is having Fun
Its your party and you are the one who knows everyone around. It is your duty to make them comfortable with each other, introduce them and make sure no one is feeling left out or neglected. Try to speak with everyone to make sure that everyone is happy and enjoying the party. Take care of arguments and lighten them before they turn into a heated conversation. Ask your best-man to keep a check and pay attention to the members who are overly drunk and arrange their return to the hotel or home safely. Assign this crucial responsibility to a friend whom you can trust completely.
It’s Your Day
Figure out activities that makes you happy, something that you wish to do one last time before moving out of your Bachelor tag. Live out the old memories, rewind and dive in the memory lane with your forgotten friends or enjoy an evening in a bar, strip dance party, booze, eat, just go crazy and make it memorable. Find out something that makes your party unique, just like you to make it stand out among all the others.
Some Important Moments for the camera.
It’s tricky to click pics during a bachelor party, it can go wrong if not done carefully because there are personal moments that can’t be shared publicly or on social media. With a change in tradition and a new trend of keeping the moments alive via photos, a photo shoot is not only limited to the couple photoshoot done before D-day. But it calls for brides/groom’s photoshoot with his/her best buddies and the perfect occasion for this shoot is your bachelor party when there are no relatives to disturb you.
Yes, you can deck up with your best buddies and get clicked to cherish the memories for a lifetime. Experiment with photoshoot but make sure to hire a professional one, let The Wed Cafe know in advance what you are looking for in the shoot and decide how long you want photographer around.
Always remember, a memorable bachelor party is the one in which no one ends up in emergency room and where unexpected friendships are made between your friends.