May 22nd, 2013 by lesleyanomaly
How to offer the groom-to-be salvation from those wedding jitters while the day’s too early for Montreal strippers?
There’s a lot of excitement to be had in Montreal without all the extra “x”s…And so, as long as you count on your bachelor party group being unable to do anything active until 2 or 3pm the following day, adrenaline-pumping bachelor party ideas are great for blowing off steam, male bonding, and of course, giving you a respectable recovery window before hitting up Montreal nightlife all over again.
He is getting married, so we already know he is into risk taking, right? Here are some risky or thrilling Montreal bachelor party ideas to loosen some of those knots before he ties the big one:
Our world-class Casino has many perks, so don’t forget the classic bachelor party activity of gambling while you are planning. Of course, if the groom-to-be has a gambling problem…This could get him into even more trouble than Montreal strippers!
The Montreal Casino is home to the Canadian Grand Prix—another thrilling bachelor party idea that depending on your group, could be very low or very high risk!
White water rafting / jet boating
Shock the groom out of his wedding jitters with another kind of cold feet…Getting soaking wet with white water rafting or jet boating!
Sky diving and other airbound activities
For “high rolling” of a very different sort than most ambitious bachelor party itineraries, check out info about Montreal sky diving and more.
Shooting range and hunting
Guys at a bachelor party with guns…This definitely would fall on the “stupid” side of the risk spectrum for most, but if you are all experienced, mature, properly prepared, and certified, these can be great ideas for best men who are “under the gun” to impress—and de-stress, the groom. [Post for trigger-happy groups coming soon]
Scheduling 1 or 2 thrilling daytime activities will take your “wild” Montreal bachelor party to next level. Just make sure you make the proper preparations as needed, and are wary of any health issues concerning members of the group.
Daytime activities are included in our flexible bachelor party packages. Talk to us for ideas or any questions you may have about the less talked about wild side of Montreal and how we can hook you up.
May 14th, 2013 by lesleyanomaly
Montreal greasy spoon Cosmos
Feasting is the one of the oldest bachelor party traditions, and it’s a crucial aspect of any respectable stag itinerary…However, while toasting the groom to at least one fine dining feast during his stag should be a priority, it’s understandable that most destination bachelor party groups want to sastisfy their manly appetites on the cheap for at least some of their meals during the trip…
Bienvenue à Montréal! Whatever type of dish, from whatever part of the world you are looking for, it’s almost guaranteed you can find it here amazing and cheap.
Address: 5843 Sherbrooke St W Montreal, QC H4A 1X4
Price range: items under $10 and under $20
This silver spoon of greasy spoons, this Zeus of Greek, will zap your hangover with greased lightning speed–once served to you. Whatever state you are in, waiting could be worse than with their incredibly sweet and sincere staff.
Big groups should note it is very tiny and gets packed on weekends from breakfast to brunch, but you can get takeout.
Warning: owners are considering selling, so soak up this iconic Montreal grease experience while you still can!
Montreal tavern and steakhouse Capri
Sample the famous Quebec pork knuckles alongside some beer. Decent food / tavern atmosphere.
Type: smoked meat / steakhouse/pub
Address: 2172, rue Saint-Patrick, H3K 1B1
Price range: under $20
Montreal smoked meat at Schwartz
World-famous smoked meat sandwiches, credited with inventing “Montreal steak spice”. Huge lineups, but hugely worth it for most. Big groups will want takeout.
Address: 3895 Saint-Laurent Boulevard, H2W 1X9
Price range: items under $10 and under $20
Menu for sit down and takeout on: http://schwartzsdeli.com/
Read more: Schwartz: A Must Eat for Every Montreal Bachelor Party.
Montreal restaurant Rotisserie Italienne
Traditional Italian restaurant, decent calzone and pasta. Big TV for watching Habs games.
Address: 1933 Sainte-Catherine Street West Montreal, QC H3H 1M4
Montreal, QC H2Z 1J4
Price range: items under $10 and under $20
Menu online: http://rotisserieitalienne.wordpress.com/about/
Looking for more places to eat on the cheap? Check out Montreal bachelor party idea: Chinatown.
May 13th, 2013 by lesleyanomaly
What sort of best man would you be without making the groom fear for his life? Tandem jumping at Parachute Montreal.
For an adventurous groom for whom the sky’s the limit, here are some air-bound Montreal bachelor party ideas*:
*With all the partying and excitement of a trip to Montreal, these bachelor party activities are a bit too much for many groups…So only go with an activity like this if you are 100% confident everyone in the group is able and willing (with no conflicting health concerns) and you know you are going with the most trustworthy services.
If you all really want to “take the plunge” with the groom, a tandem jump will be your best bet. After 20 minutes of training you can jump securely harnessed to a trained instructor. Solo sky diving would indeed be only advisable with considerably more training that would take up more times than most on a thrill-seeking bachelor party trip would be up to.
You can try Tandem Jumping with Parachute Montreal in Saint-Esprit, roughly 30 minutes outside of the city.
Vertical Wind Tunnel
Professional free-fall competitors frequently train in vertical wind tunnels, often called “indoor skydiving” facilities. These wind tunnels simulate the experience of free-falling with wind tunnels that make an 150 mph vertical air column on which you can float! The good news for this option is that it is safe for almost anyone.
You can try this out at Montreal Sky Venture (in Laval), currently Canada’s only recirculating indoor freefall.
Other air-tight options: hot air ballooning, paragliding, parachuting, bungee jumping, helicopter and plane rides where they let you sit in the pilot seat, etc…
Whatever wild bachelor party activity you want to make happen, you can count on Montreal VIP to connect you with only the most reliable services. We are amply connected in the city and surrounding areas, and our bachelor party packages can be completely customized to build your dream itinerary.
To satisfy high standards with minimal effort and extra wow factor, why not consider coming in on a private jet? Montreal VIP can send a private to anywhere in the world, within 4 hours notice!
Who says the bride is the only one to make him ‘walk on air’? Simulated free-falling at Montreal Sky Venture.
May 10th, 2013 by lesleyanomaly
Here’s why planning a stag and hen instead of letting him have a men-only affair probably won’t make you the cool couple…but will put you on thin ice:
There is a fine line between good chaotic and bad chaotic when it comes to bachelorette / bachelor party planning…And it becomes even thinner for a mixed party.
1. Birds+bees= BS
Whether this is…
• getting into spats with significant others in attendance (guys equally susceptible);
• having super awkward hookups that though may fulfill certain unofficial groomsmen duties cause drama and tension for the rest of the trip; or
• Complaints about lukewarm or ‘vanilla’ ideas meant to appease…that please no one;
…Drama is the very opposite of what you both want for your pre-marital celebrations…And guaranteed: your Montreal bachelorette party will be a whole lot more fun without the “Pen15 Club” there, anyways!
Why come here for a bachelorette party instead?…Click on photo to learn more about Montreal’s legendary strip club for women…Le 281!
2. Overall planning becomes extra-stressful, and usually forces the bride and groom to take on what would otherwise (mercifully) be the duties of the best man and maid-of-honor…
3. Your whole wedding party loves you two…Not one another.
You all want your friends to meet, greet and bond… But that’s what the rehearsal dinner, reception, and other wedding-related events are for.
Throw a mixed bachelor party in there, you are pretty much guaranteed that when people talk about your wedding they will be talking about all the drama that went down…And not about you two and the amazing celebration of your love you put all that hard work into.
Finally, for those of you who try to go with him to the strip clubs because you
want to keep an eye on him are “cool”:
Myth: Having a coed bachelor party makes you the “cool” couple.
But what if you are so cool you will go the strip clubs?
If really up for, it, cool girlfriends can go to the Montreal strip clubs with her guy during a sexy couples getaway…Not a bachelor party.
Not only is this a bachelor party disaster waiting to happen, but constant comments about:
- which ones look like they are on drugs,
- which ones have the nicest shoes,
- how depressing/ gross this is,
- whether or not they sanitize the poles and how frequently,
- what is up with that baby powder smell?
Will ruin the fun.
Read the accompanying piece: Why Smart Brides Let their Fiance’s Have Fun Bachelor Parties.
If you want to live up Montreal nightlife with your man…Why not come here for a VIP couple’s getaway?
May 9th, 2013 by lesleyanomaly
Here are some basics to consider about your group before your trip to Montreal for a bachelor party:
Date(s) of bachelor party
• # of days: choose the number of days of your Montreal bachelor party wisely… There will be many things you want to do during your trip to our exciting city, and 2 days will likely not be enough…You might think you will get up early every day to cram it all in, but this will not happen.
Agree upon a budget and collect funds before the trip! (A big reason why bachelor party packages, priced per person, are a best man’s best friend).
You want to finalize the guest list as much as possible before getting a bachelor party package, as many (such as ours) are priced per person…
Determining your budget and guest list will help greatly with hotel considerations. If you are on a tight budget, sharing rooms will lower costs, and if you really want to wow the groom: go for the suite! Whatever your budget, a bachelor party package with us will save you $$ on Montreal hotels if you go with us.
General taste of group/groom
The groom is obviously the most important guest to consider, and you know him best so this shouldn’t be too hard. However, if there are guys in the group you don’t know too well, make sure whether they will be into strip clubs and nightclubs or bars and pubs, etc…
Obviously, you can’t sign a bunch of guys up for sky diving or bungee jumping as a “surprise”…Certain guys may not be up for certain adrenaline-fueled bachelor party activities (even, believe it or not, Montreal strip clubs), and things like scuba diving or even ATV driving require lessons, so make sure activities are appropriate for the group before signing up.
Luckily, we are familiar with the unpredictable nature of bachelor parties, and will happy to modify your bachelor party package should you need to add/remove guests or have other last-minute changes.
Due to the spontaneous nature of stags, it’s also wise to sign up for a VIP host, who you can call anytime during your stay, day or night, if you want to change locations/plans.