How to Plan a Bachelor Party

Three Methods:Decide What to do for the Bachelor PartySchedule and Plan the Bachelor PartyMake Sure the Night is Memorable

You have been selected to be the best man in a wedding. Among being responsible for holding the rings, and making sure the groom arrives to the church on time, you are also responsible for the bachelor party. If you are unsure of how to plan a bachelor party, don’t worry, here is a guide to help you.

Method 1
Decide What to do for the Bachelor Party

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    Make a list of several possible activities.
    • The groom has picked you to be the best man because you know him the best. Think about his personality, what he likes and what he doesn’t like. Your list could include things such as golf, dinner, a night on the town, a camping trip, a trip to Las Vegas, a party at your apartment or a party in rented room, etc.
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    Work with the groom to decide what he prefers and what you can accommodate.
    • Remember when making this decision, it is ultimately up to you to pull this off, so it must be something you can afford and something you can plan. It is also the groom’s night, so make sure it is everything he wants it to be and more.
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    Decide on the tone of the party.
    • Have a serious discussion with the groom before you start planning the bachelor party. Make sure you know what he is okay with and what he is not okay with. If he does not want a wild night that ends with a trip to the strip club, then it is your responsibility to make that clear to the guests.

Method 2
Schedule and Plan the Bachelor Party

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    Create the guest list.
    • The guest list should include all of the groomsmen, school buddies, male co-workers, any males on the brides side that the groom would like in attendance and male relatives, including fathers if the groom thinks that is acceptable.
    • Make sure to run your final list by the groom for approval.
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    Pick a date that works for the groom and yourself to plan a bachelor party.
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    Send out invitations.
    • On the invitations, be sure to include where, when and a mandatory RSVP.
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    Make reservations.
    • Once the guests RSVP, call the places you plan to go and book space. Usually if you have a large group, you will need to make reservations in advance. If you plan to go to several places, make sure you at least call to schedule things like golf, dinner or a campsite depending on your activities.
    • If you are planning a night on the town, you may also want to consider renting a limousine to ensure that no one has to drive. Reservations for a limo need to be made in advance too.

Method 3
Make Sure the Night is Memorable

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    Arrange for everyone to chip in and help pay for the groom’s evening.
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    Stay in control.
    • You are the best man and responsible for the groom to have a memorable night. It is up to you to be responsible for keeping everyone together, finding rides, closing tabs and making sure everyone has a good time.
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    Break the ice.
    • If you have a quiet group, or people that don’t really know each other, make sure you go out of your way to get the conversation started, get people meeting each other and make sure that everyone is getting along.

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