The 101s of Planning a Bachelor Party and Things to Look Out For

The guide to planning the most memorable bachelor party.

By Adina Mazilu
The 101s of Planning a Bachelor Party and Things to Look Out For

A memorable bachelor party is never easy to organize, and nor it should be if you want your friend to have the best time before his big day. Usually, the friends of the groom-to-be get involved in the organization of this special event in their lives and this is because he should feel amazing and party together with them before getting married. And while it may be true that such parties have some bad reputation, nowadays, things are not like that anymore.

Today is all about being creative and having the time of your life before the wedding day. Friends no longer “corrupt” the groom-to-be to get involved in dubious activities and that’s because nobody should ever do something that they don’t agree with. So, in this article, we will be going through the 101s of planning such an event and we will mention what are the things to look out for while you’re at it. Here we go!

What is a bachelor party and why do planning?

First and foremost, you should know that a bachelor party is not necessarily a night of doing forbidden and nasty things while you’re not with your future wife. In fact, this event has become a celebration of friendship and a reason to have some fun before making the transition into a more mature role of your life. It’s like a rite of passage into married life, and who says that it should involve dubious activities? Like we’ve said, typically, the groomsmen and the best man are the ones organizing this party and they should be very careful to take into account the desires of their almost-married friend.

But why do so much planning? Shouldn’t this be a spontaneous thing between friends before the big day arrives? While this can also apply in many cases and can end up being amazing, planning a bachelor party might be your best chance to prove to your friend that you care about him and his happiness. Having a schedule and some well-thought-out plans in a notebook can help a lot and help you avoid ending up in the middle of a disaster. Some freedom is necessary, and by planning we don’t mean forcing people to do things at exactly the specific moment like robots. That’s not a party. Instead, you should find a balance between enjoying yourself and following a schedule. So, some kind of planning, even just a little bit, is necessary in such cases.

Services you can use for bachelor party planning

Planning a bachelor party should always start with a list of contacts that you need to use in order to invite everyone to the big event. Find it on your own or ask the bride-to-be for some help. She definitely must have some names that you can use. After that, the next step would be to start communicating with those people and, well, start planning the big party. There are some services that you can use for this and we will offer you some interesting and useful examples.

  • JayPad- this is an app that works like a combination of WhatsApp with Post-Its and Polls included in order to make organizing this party easier. Talk to everyone, invite some more people, make group chats, vote for ideas and share your thoughts in an easy and efficient way. This is probably the most important first step that you need to take in your organizational process.
  • A Calendar App- the next step in planning the bachelor party is to choose the best date for it. As probably the most difficult part of planning this event, the date is essential because you need to make sure that everyone can make it. We have provided you a list of some of the best calendar apps that you can use to make this easier.
  • Destinations and accommodation- now it’s time to decide where you will go to the bachelor party and decide where you will stay. While the destination port needs to be solved through polls (you can again use Jaypad here too), the accommodation part needs to be solved using other services. Websites like BookingHoldings and Airbnb can be your best friends in such cases. Also, remember to write down all your important dates, destinations, the number of people involved, accommodation options, activities, and anything else that you might find important, like addresses, clubs, bars, etc. Make sure to never forget something important or your whole party can get ruined.
  • Activities- the list of apps that we have provided can help you a lot when you want to go out and do something, but you’re not sure what and where especially if you’re in a foreign city. Do some research beforehand, ask everyone if they agree, and party at the coolest places and joint the nices events in the area! Your friend and groom-to-be will certainly enjoy this experience and how organized everything is.

Jaypad

JayPad

This is an app that works like a combination of WhatsApp with Post-Its and Polls included in order to make organizing this party easier. Talk to everyone, invite some more people, make group chats, vote for ideas and share your thoughts in an easy and efficient way. This is probably the most important first step that you need to take in your organizational process.

A Calendar App

Set Reminders, To-Do Lists and Schedules

The next step in planning the bachelor party is to choose the best date for it. As probably the most difficult part of planning this event, the date is essential because you need to make sure that everyone can make it. We have provided you a list of some of the best calendar apps that you can use to make this easier.

Destinations and Accommodation

Now it’s time to decide where you will go to the bachelor party and decide where you will stay. While the destination part needs to be solved through polls (you can again use Jaypad here too), the accommodation part needs to be solved using other services. Websites like BookingHoldings and Airbnb can be your best friends in such cases.

 Also, remember to write down all your important dates, destinations, the number of people involved, accommodation options, activities, and anything else that you might find important, like addresses, clubs, bars, etc. Make sure to never forget something important or your whole party can get ruined.

Websites which provide checklists to ensure everything is smooth

Oh, checklists! Everyone loves them because they offer you a feeling of organization and safety. And when it comes to planning a bachelor party, checklists should be your best friend. If you don’t want to carry numerous notebooks and pens with you wherever you go, we have prepared a list of some websites and apps that have useful and efficient checklists for you to use while planning this big event. Here they are:

Bachelor party Ideas for the groom

As for ideas for the groom, there are plenty of things that you can have him do while you are partying. If you want a no-stripper party and if you’re not into crazy, wild things, there are some ideas that you can apply to your own party.

  • For example, you can organize a road trip in a foreign place and visit caves, remote roads, and objectives that you might never see otherwise.
 
  • Another cool idea would be to buy some tickets to various concerts and events and go together. Go for theme parks, escape rooms, games, theater, magic shows, safaris or anything else that you all like.
 
  • Then there are the more daring challenges that you can do if you are into these things. You can do bungee jumping together, fly mini-planes, paintball, or anything else that gets your blood pumping and your adrenaline running. Such activities are not for the faint of heart, but your groom-to-be will definitely never forget this experience.

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Summary

All in all, it seems that being the one responsible for planning an entire bachelor party for your friend can be challenging, difficult but also one of the nicest experiences that you will ever have. The thrill of being to one to organize every small detail can be amazing and can even change you as a person and make you more courageous in your personal life.

Yes, there will be issues, conflicts, and opposing ideas, but the key is to try and get over them and calm things down. Patience is the most important thing when planning such an important event. Be the one who has control over all the actions and who calms everyone down when things become heated. Stick to your plan, do your best to make everyone happy but most importantly, do your best to make the future groom happy. After all, it’s his party that everyone will attend and he is the star.

To sum it all up, planning a bachelor party has its rules and this 101 article offered most of them to you. There are many things to look out for which is why we really hope that our piece has inspired you and encouraged you to take the wheel and be the one to organize your friend’s bachelor party. It can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so why not take advantage of it?

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