Ignoring the guests’ input

In just a few weeks, you, the groom, and your brothers in arms will be celebrating the husband-to-be’s last official night or weekend of singledom. While there is no denying that the main purpose of the event is to honor the groom, it’s not just his wishes that you have to consider. You also have to take the concerns of those who will be attending the bachelor party into consideration, and not doing so is a bachelor party mistake that is all too common.

If you’re planning to head to Montreal or another destination for several days, everybody who attends will be expected to shell out a fair amount of money to take part. Therefore, it’s only natural that the bachelor party guests will want to have some input into the itinerary. Long before you depart, ask all of the guests what they would most like to do – have them give you a list of their top two or three choices. Then, try to arrange the trip’s schedule so that everybody gets to experience at least one of their top activity choices. Depending on whether you and your friends have similar interests, this might be simple or extremely difficult.

Of course, some aspects of the bachelor party are entirely non-negotiable. If the groom wants drinking and strippers, for example, and one of your good friends is adamantly against it, the groom’s wishes will obviously take precedence. In this type of situation, your buddy will either have to stay home (lame!) or sacrifice his values for an evening for the sake of his soon-to-be-married comrade.