The key to planning the perfect batchelor party
Being asked to be a best man is a mixed bag. There’s the obvious honour of accompanying your closest friend on his big day, but then there are also the hours spent agonising over a speech and choosing what tux to wear. There’s the incredible chance to embarrass your buddy in front of all his nearest and dearest, and then there’s the logistical, financial nightmare that is organising the bachelor party. But your Stag Do needn’t turn out like The Hangover if you keep in mind three key factors.
Whether you’re partying with bankers or students, your responsibility is to find out a way to plan within your means. Even if you’ve been allocated a bit of cash, it’s important not to price out half the group: remember, the more the merrier and your groom will want as many people there as possible. But money needn’t be a problem in today’s day and age; if you look online there are endless activities and you can easily find the best bachelor party ideas for any budget.
In the battle for home vs away, It’s becoming increasingly popular to hold bachelor parties outside of the UK, but before you do this check out the best locations for stag dos abroad. If this isn’t within your price range or it’s simply not your groom’s thing, there are also great places to visit in the UK, be it for a city break, a countryside pub crawl or a stay by the sea. Just remember, its about accessibility. If not everyone can drive, can you get there by public transport, or could you organise a carpool? Is there a suitable place to stay? Alternatively, base yourself locally and you can spend all the money on booze.
As much as you might want to go on a skiing mini-break, remember the bachelor party has to be suitable for everyone invited, and that could include people of all ages and physical conditions. Try to find an activity that will appeal to all, or failing that, split your day/weekend into sections so that there’s something for everyone. For example, you could start with lunch, move onto a game of paintball, then party the night away. Essentially, you need to remember it’s about your groom having a good time with his closest friends rather than a competition for the biggest and most mind-blowing rave in the history of marriage.
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