Your responsibilities as the best man for the groom are countless. On top of that, the excited buzz of the upcoming wedding can complicate matters. It can even leave a toll on the bachelor party that you are planning for the groom-to-be.
So, do you go with the flow and leave the success of the bachelor party on luck? Alternatively, you can gear up and plan the ultimate bachelor party for your buddy. The second option is definitely a winner. However, planning a party that is memorable takes significant effort.
In this regard, here are five tips that can help you plan a memorable bachelor party:
1. Craft a budget for the bachelor party
Preparing for any event starts with setting up a budget. If you go about sketching plans without taking into consideration the budget, you can end up messing things up big time. Also, you cannot plan a bro trip to Hawaii on a small budget.
Therefore, plan the budget. Get in touch with all the guys that the groom wants to invite in advance. Discuss the amount of cash that they can chip in and set up group plans on taking the groom’s expenses.
2. Chalk out an invitation list for the party
It is critical for you to prepare a list of dudes who will be invited to the bachelor party. You don’t want to be handing out invites to anyone and everyone. A bachelor party is for selected crew members only.
Besides, make sure to talk to the groom for knowing who he wants to invite to the party. It’s possible that he wants to go with the traditional wedding etiquette of inviting his brother-in-law and other in-law family members. So, plan the list well before the event to avoid last minute problems.
3. Pick the right bachelor party venue
A bachelor party is a once in a lifetime affair. So, you have got to make sure that all the arrangements are on point including the venue. Of course, Vegas strikes as the first option in your mind. However, your budget determines the final place.
Danielle Rothweiler, the event planner, and designer, advises, “Think less spring break though and avoid the cheesy places you went to in college. Vegas isn’t a must, and this isn’t The Hangover, so be choosy with your destination.” You can always book a reasonably-priced location such as this Edmonton bachelor party venue.
4. Keep the groom’s wishes in your mind
Bear in mind what the groom wants for his bachelor party. The definition of an ideal bachelor party varies for everyone. Some guys prefer spending the night with their friends and knocking back a few beers. Others might want a loud party with a huge gathering.
As the best man, don’t assume that you know what your pal wants. It’s better to get his ideas directly. If you drag him to strip clubs while he has a different idea for his bachelor party, he won’t enjoy at all. In fact, he’d just wish that he were somewhere else, which doesn’t make for a memorable party.
5. Pick a date for the party
In your party planning haste, don’t forget to check the calendar. Ensure that you have the bachelor party planned on a weekend. Also, be careful that the date doesn’t clash with any national holiday or the work schedule of the guests.
You also need to figure out the duration. The time frame is all the more critical if you have planned a trip. Pick the dates in collaboration with the party crew. A pro tip is to try to take the Monday off after you have partied over the weekend. It’s no use showing up at work before the exhaustion wears off.
Wrap up thoughts
There’s no denying that you will leave no stone unturned in an attempt to organize an ultimate party for your buddy. Keep these tips in mind though, as they help you form the main skeletal framework on which the party will stand.