Bachelor Party Planning

So you’ve been tasked with planning a bachelor party for your old friend. Well, you’ve come to the right place! We all have some idea what goes on at bachelor parties, but there are a few things to consider if you are planning one.

You must think about your venue. Ideally, you are going to want some relative privacy. A vacation home or chalet is ideal, as it is private and comfortable. A hotel suite is also a good choice. A private room at a restaurant or night club can also work very well. All in all, your venue might well be determined by the activities you have planned.

Transportation to and from the venue is another thing to consider. You want to be sure that none of the guests are going to be driving. We all know that incredible amounts of alcohol will be consumed that night, so plan ahead. You are going to want designated drivers. The challenge will be to find guests that are not going to party. Another possibility is to rent a limousine. Why not ride in style for the night?

Entertainment is the next aspect to consider. Now every party is going to be different, so why not let the interests of the groom dictate the entertainment? If he is a big sports fan, consider renting a private box for his favorite game. If the groom is interested in cards, organize a poker tournament. And if he is interested in drunken debauchery, well, you know what to do.

Bachelor parties have certainly evolved over the years. At one time, they were gentlemanly black-tie affairs hosted by the father-in-law or best man. It was a chance for the men to get to know one another. In modern times, they have evolved (devolved?) into nights of drunken madness often involving exotic dancers. Many modern grooms-to-be are responsible and respectable young men, who don’t wish to do anything that might taint their forthcoming marriage.

Marriage is a very special and important time in the lives of the bride and groom. If you are planning your buddy’s bachelor party, try to be thoughtful and considerate of his situation. Perhaps, he is only too eager to leave the strippers and drunken high jinks behind. Maybe he just wants to grow up!

Samantha Taylor is dreading her fiancées bachelor party. When she is not planning her own wedding, she writes freelance articles for