Throughout the process of planning a wedding, there’s only one event that’s all about the groom-to-be: the bachelor party. This celebration should be the perfect “last night of freedom” for the groom, providing him with memories that last forever. If you’re the best man, it’s likely that you’ll be arranging the bachelor party; while this might seem like a daunting task, a little common sense and advance planning can go a long way. Let’s look at some simple tips that can help any best man plan the ultimate bachelor party:
Find out what kind of party the groom wants
This is the groom’s night, so make sure you talk to him before planning anything. Find out what he wants, and more importantly, what he doesn’t want: not all grooms are interested in a crazy night at a strip club. He might prefer a golf outing, a trip to Vegas or a simple night at the bar.
Put together the guest list
Size matters. Most bachelor parties have an average of 8 to 12 guests, but a particularly large or small group can influence the kind of activities you choose for the party. Ask the groom which friends and family members he wants to invite to his celebration, and then plan your activities accordingly.
Arrange for transportation
No matter where you plan to go, be sure to provide transportation that will set the night apart, like the party bus in St Louis. Having the bus will allow everyone in your party to let loose and have fun without worrying about a designated driver.
Many bachelor parties involve a whole weekend of activities, so it’s important to do your homework and find the right hotel for the event. Look for a hotel that’s centrally located and caters to groups.
Make the night memorable
As the best man, it’s your responsibility to make sure the night goes smoothly. That includes working with the guests to see if everyone will chip in to defray the cost of the groom’s night out. If your group of guests is a little slow to break the ice, it will also be up to you to get conversations started and make introductions.
With a little planning and preparation, you can be the very best of best men. Put together the ultimate bachelor party, and give the groom a night he’ll never forget.