Bridal Club Magazine
The bachelor party is a male-only affair typically organized by
the best man. He is responsible for selecting the date and
reserving the place and entertainment as well as inviting his male
friends and family. Your best man should also assign
responsibilities to the ushers, as they should help with the
organization of this party.
Things to Consider: You often hear wild stories about
bachelor parties being nights full of loose women, alcohol and
great fun, however these stories are actually quite rare. Most of
the time, they are all lies or a big exaggeration of what really
happened. It is not uncommon for the guys invited to the
bachelor party to create these wild stories and make a vow of never
telling the truth about how boring the party really
was! Whatever you do, make this party a memorable
one. Make sure you do something different and enjoy it!
Options: In the past, a typical bachelor party would start
with the young bachelor and his friends getting together for dinner
and drinking a fair amount of beer. After eating and drinking
to their heart's content, they would then go bar-hopping or get
together at someone's house to play games or watch X-rated
movies. Going to exotic dancing locations was also popular for
young bachelors. As the bachelor age group becomes older
(average bachelor age today is 25), this tradition has changed a
bit. Now a bachelor party can be as simple as a group of guys
getting together for dinner and drinks.
Beware: Your best man should not plan your bachelor party
for the night before the wedding, since chances are that you will
consume a fair amount of alcohol and stay up late. You don't
want to have a hangover or be exhausted during your
wedding. It is much more appropriate to have the bachelor
party two or three nights before the wedding. Tell your best
man that you will be busy the night before the wedding, just in
case he is planning to surprise you. Your best man should
designate a driver for you and for those who will be drinking
alcohol. Remember, you and your best man are responsible for the
well-being of everybody invited to the party.
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