4 Dos And Don’ts Of Throwing A Bachelor Party

Jul 28, 2015 · 3 min read

The Hagtap Edition

There’s a few weeks before the big day — your best friend is getting married! Among all the responsibilities you have, throwing a great party for the groom is one of them. After all, it’s going to be his “last night of freedom”. Keep reading to find out our Top 4 Dos and Don’ts for Throwing a Bachelor Party.

Do

make sure that the groom approves of everyone being invited to the party. The last thing you want is an awkward silence when the groom finds out you invited someone he doesn’t like. RUN THE GUEST LIST BY THE GROOM.

Do

pay for all the groom’s expenses — taxi, tips, drinks, etc. Pay for it yourself or split it among all the guys at the party. Just make sure you communicate the plan with the rest of the crew before going out. If you need some assistance though, check out this website called Fete. In my experience, it’s a great tool to help you plan any party or event.

Do

tailor the events according to what the groom likes (AKA don’t go to a strip club if you know he’s not into that). The goal is to ensure a fun time for the groom. If the groom wants to go to a karaoke bar or stay in and have a pizza and beer night with his buddies, that’s his decision.

Do

put down your phone during the celebration. You should do this in any occasion where you’re with friends, really — it’s common courtesy! Two reasons: 1. You miss out on all the fun 2. Your duty is to watch the groom for the night.

Don’t

have the party a day before the actual wedding. This one should be obvious: you don’t want a hungover groom! Schedule the party a month or a few weeks before the wedding day to avoid conflict, and try to have the event on the weekend when most people aren’t working.

Don’t

go to Las Vegas. Heard of the phrase, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”? That in itself should be a red flag. Although a bachelor’s party is supposed to be fun, it shouldn’t get crazy wild and you don’t want the groom or anyone else doing something they will regret. Which leads to…

Don’t

do anything stupid — and this can mean a lot of things AKA don’t let the groom get too wild or drunk, don’t call/text any women, get arrested, hook up with anyone, basically just don’t do anything that would piss off your SO.

Don’t

tell your SO or anyone who wasn’t at the party what went down. If you have a bunch of stories that you think might give someone a good laugh, save them. Is your SO dying to know what happened? Stop yourself from telling her… it’ll save you and your friends from embarrassment. You’ll thank me later.

Now that you have a few pointers, I hope you feel a little better about this whole bachelor party thing. Don’t stress to much and just have an enjoyable time!

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