Planning a bachelor party may seem like a simple task. After all, in the movies, it seemed so simple. However, it may not be as simple as you might like to think. Anytime that you’re planning an event, it requires a considerable amount of organization and commitment. Missing even the slightest detail can cause everything to go wrong.
Therefore, before planning your bachelor party, it’s helpful to know some of the most important do’s and don’ts. Here are some of the best tips for organizing your last night out as a single man.
Choose The Right Date
When planning an event, it’s important that you choose a date that works for everyone you’re inviting. Don’t assume that everyone will make themselves available for your event. Some people may have important commitments because they are unwilling to change for your bachelor party. Before settling on a date, it’s a good idea to speak with your buddies to make sure that everyone agrees on a date that works for them.
Set a Budget
Just as you’re working within a budget for your wedding, the same should be done for your Bachelor party. Without setting a budget, it’s easy to find yourself spending beyond your means. Make sure that you organized what the total cost will be and decide who will pay what. Organizing the expenses of the party before the big night wasn’t sure that there are no surprises when the bill comes.
Traditionally, the best man is the one that covers most of the expenses. However, hopefully, the guests will be willing to contribute as well.
Most bachelor parties involved alcohol at some point. It’s important that when alcohol is involved that you anticipate how you plan on getting around. Unless you plan on staying put in one place and everyone sleeping there, you should create a plan for how you intend on everyone to responsibly move around.
The last thing that you want on your bachelor party night is someone getting into trouble or injured due to drunk driving. Create an itinerary for everywhere that you plan on going, from clubs to bars.
Organize transportation so that you all know you will remain safe. Not only will you steer clear of any issues with the law, but by planning ahead, you’ll also save yourself time that you would have otherwise been waiting for taxis and Ubers.
Have Fun…. Within Reason
The idea of a bachelor party is to have fun. Don’t forget to do so. However, remember not to do anything that you’ll regret later. It’s important to have a healthy balance between fun and remembering that your soon to be a married man.