Getting married is one of the most important days in every man’s life. The second most important? The bachelor party. It is not often the case that the groom is the most important person at the wedding, so having a night out with the boys where you can do fun stuff and be the life of the party is quite important. Think of it as your farewell party. Sure, you’ll still get to do fun stuff once you’re married, but not quite in the same way.
Therefore, it is crucial that you have a great night out with your friends. How can you do it? Well, first of all, you’re going to have to plan it properly. Don’t know how? Well, we’re going to help you with it. Here are some tips on how to plan a bachelor party weekend in Toronto in 2023.
1. Create A Schedule
We know this might sound anti-bachelor party, but having a precise schedule to follow during the weekend is going to be crucial if you don’t want things going sideways along the way. If it was only a night out, who cares; but since you’re planning for the whole weekend, it’s important to keep everyone on the same page.
If you’re visiting restaurants, which we hope you’re soon going to be able to, you need to have a schedule. Everyone in the group should know at what time the dinner starts, so they don’t get wasted during the afternoon activities and so on.
However, it’s not only about keeping people from forgetting stuff or getting too drunk during the day. In case you have an action-packed weekend, you’re going to have to adhere to the schedule, otherwise, you might miss some of the planned activities or even lose some deposits because you just had too much fun axe throwing than you forgot about your dinner reservation.
2. Choose The Main Event
Even though you’re having a whole weekend filled with fun activities – there has to be a crown jewel event that you’re all looking forward to. Whether that’s a pub crawl, a casino night, or simply an expensive Wagyu steak dinner, single malt whiskeys, and cigars – there has to be the main event.
Guys will often forget about it and by the time they’re doing the third planned activity, they’re already wasted and then, it doesn’t even matter what they’re doing.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing. It is much more important to have fun than to do things “according to plan”, but still, it’s a bachelor party – it has to be special in one way or another.
3. Lower Your Expectations
Now, we’re not only saying this because there’s not a lot you can do in Toronto at this moment. Sure, the fact that clubs and restaurants are still closed doesn’t help, but we’re not talking about that. Just because you can’t go to TorontoClubs.com and book yourself a VIP section at the club doesn’t mean you can’t have fun.
What we’re saying is, a bachelor party is kind of like a New Year’s Eve. You enter the night with astronomical expectations and then it all just falls apart. So, when planning a bachelor party weekend, don’t expect it to be the most incredible weekend anyone’s ever had. Instead, lower your expectations and just go with the flow, and we promise you you’re going to have a fantastic time.
4. Tailor To The Groom, Not Yourself
Many best men make the same mistake – they plan a night out they would enjoy. Now, while it is often true that the groom and the best men share the same interest, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they want the same bachelor party.
This night should be about the groom. So, if a groom’s definition of a good bachelor party weekend is having steaks, drinking beer, and just having a good time somewhere in the open, don’t make reservations for the club or a strip joint.
5. Guest List Is Up To The Groom
When planning a bachelor party for the weekend, you have to keep in mind that you’re going to have to spend the next 48 hours with someone, so it’s crucial that the groom decides who can and can’t come. Even if it wasn’t for the whole weekend, inviting one bad seed can ruin your entire night in an instant.
So, when the time comes to decide who’s in and who’s out, you have to consult with the groom. He has to be the one to make the final decision, because, after all, it is his last weekend as a “free man”.
6. Think About The Budget
Bachelor parties are often “every man for himself” kind of ordeal when it comes to who picks up the bill. With that in mind, it’s important to consider everyone’s budget for the night. Some of you may have more money than others and that could pose an issue. To avoid uncomfortable situations, it’s best to sit down with all the folks that are going to be at the party and discuss how much everyone is able or willing to spend on the weekend, so you can make your plans accordingly.
The last thing you’d want is for you to plan a two-night stay in a casino and have half of the bachelor party just sit out the whole weekend because they don’t have the money to play around a little bit.
7. Have Everyone RSVP
Now, you don’t have to send formal invites or anything like that, but it is important that you know who’s going to be there at least two weeks prior to the bachelor weekend. Now, if it was just a night out in a club or something like that, this wouldn’t really matter. However, since you’re planning a whole weekend, chances are, you’re booking rooms and all other kinds of stuff that require you to know exactly how many people are going to be there.
Now, as you can see, we haven’t really explored your options as to what you might do during the bachelor weekend because, frankly, we don’t know for how much longer we’re going to have to stay out of restaurants and clubs.
Because of it, we’ve mostly given you some universally useful tips that you can apply to whatever kind of bachelor party you want to throw. As for the rest of it – we hope it’ll all come back to normal pretty soon so that you can have a bachelor party weekend you want and deserve.