Bachelor Party Ideas & Planning Tips

Planning a bachelor party is more than just driving the groom and his friends to the closest bar. It means paying attention to the groom’s interests, getting a guest list together, and planning the perfect night. With a few tips and tricks, you can plan a memorable Orlando bachelor party, and keep yourself from letting anything important slip through the cracks. 

Never Have It the Night Before the Wedding

We’ve seen it time and time again in movies. Comedies paint it as a rowdy night that inevitably leads to a rough morning the day of the wedding. In reality, this is not an ideal scenario for any groom. Having a hangover and dealing with all the symptoms of that on the day that is supposed to be the happiest day of your life is never a good thing. That is why in actuality many people hold their bachelor party several weeks before their wedding. This allows them the freedom to enjoy the party without worrying about their wedding the next day. You can plan the bachelor party for a month or several months in advance of the wedding. If the groom wants the bachelor party to be closer to the wedding, aim for at least a week in advance so there is still time for the groom to recover.

Be Prepared For Anything

As the best man, you are in charge of everything with regards to the bachelor party. You will be the one to arrange the actual plans for the bachelor party as well as invite the guests. This can seem like a simple enough task but there are a lot of details that go into this. For instance, you want to make sure that you have transportation plans set ahead of time so that no one tries to drive around after a night of drinking. You are also the one responsible for getting all the guests to chip in for the groom’s expenses. This can be done in several ways. You can communicate with the guests beforehand to get a pool going for the groom’s costs or you can keep tabs the night of. Whatever you decide, make sure the groom never takes out his wallet. 

Invite the Right Amount of People

A bachelor party should be a reflection of the groom. If the groom is the type of person that enjoys intimate events then you want to make sure that you only invite a few people to keep him comfortable. If the groom is the type of person who enjoys having a large group of people around for parties, then you want to be certain that you invite enough people to keep the party exciting for him. Whatever his style, talk to him before you start any firm planning. This way, you have an idea of how many people you will have to account for. The last thing you want is to book a private venue that only allows twenty people when your groom wants fifty. 

Get Your Budget Set

A bachelor party has lots of different expenses. A long weekend can include hotels, restaurants, transportation, day activities, night activities, and other unexpected costs. An exciting night can be just as costly in different ways. Before you plan anything, you will have to consult with both the guests of the bachelor party to make sure that everyone understands what will be the financial expectations. Some guests may not be able to afford extravagant bachelor parties so be sure to account for differing budgets. The most important thing to remember with budgets is that you remind the guests to factor in the costs of the groom as well as their own costs. 

Planning an Orlando Bachelor Party?

A Miami and Orlando bachelor party doesn’t have to be complicated. With the right venue, you can have everything taken care of so that the groom can enjoy the night and you can relax knowing you pulled it off. At SHOTS, that is what we specialize in. We provide VIP packages for bachelor parties that include drinks, privacy, and good times. Whether you are just starting the planning process or you are ready to book, call us to discuss your event or visit our website to see our pricing.