Provide safe transportation. No one wants to be the
designated driver. Plan on renting reliable transportation.
Limos, buses or trolleys are surprisingly affordable,
convenient, and fun. Make the town know you are celebrating!
Everybody’s safety (especially the Groom) should
be the first thing you plan on. Look into local rental
transportation in your area. Stock it with booze!
Crash at someone’s place at the end of the night
and have breakfast together.
2. Plan on something that the Groom will enjoy. This
isn’t about what you want to do. It’s
all about the bachelor. Ask him prior to planning
the Bachelor Party what he wants to do and discuss
dates that might work.
3. Make sure you plan in advance. You need to make
sure nobody has any conflicts or previous engagements.
It’s not really a bachelor party if only two
people show up. It’s actually a date. A month
or two prior to the wedding is appropriate. Check
with the Bride and suggest having the Bachelor Party
the same weekend as the Bachelorette Party.
4. Ask the Groom for a list of emails or numbers
of the guys that he’d like to have attend. Don’t
invite random guys just to off-set the costs. Nothing
is worse than having a group of guys you don’t
know at your Bachelor Party.
5. Talk to the guys in the group and decide what
might be an affordable budget. Once you have a budget,
stick to it. Have everyone pitch in. There’s
no reason why you should have to carry the entire
6. Keep the Bachelor in the loop. Most guys like
nice surprises, but most guys don’t like surprises
that come attached with a cross-dressing Chinese midget.
7. Be aware of the Bride. As the Best man, you may
want to talk with the Bride to get her “okay”
on the festivities. If the Bachelor Party is a surprise,
the bride could write a note to the Groom stating
her blessing for good clean fun. If the Bride has
a short chain on your boy…take note…and
proceed with caution.