Bachelor and bachelorette parties are a rite of passage as much as they are a party. They mark the transition from a single independent lifestyle into the commitments of married life.
In recent years, both bachelor and bachelorette parties have become a lot more creative. Men may go out to sporting events, play sports themselves or head out for a hike in the woods. Women enjoy days at the spa, camping trips or head off to a restaurant for a gourmet dinner.
However, drinking and sexy dress like corsets are now mandatory activities at these events.
So whether or not you're planning a crazy drunken bash or a movie night with lots of popcorn for the bachelorette party, there are certain things you can do to customize the evening and make it a truly memorable occasion.
If your event will involve drinking, make arrangements for someone else to drive the group, or book hotel rooms for everyone to stay over.
Schedule the bachelor party weeks before the wedding so the groom can show up rested and sober to his wedding.
Remember to be considerate of the wallet of all those who will be contributing to this outing.
If the party isn't going to be a surprise, consult with the bride when you assemble the guest list.
Plan this event while taking into consideration the budget of all those who will be paying for it.