The Man Registry: It’s my Bachelor Party, do we have to hit the clubs?

Posted by Azure on March 11th, 2009
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As Best Man, you surely want to give your best bud a proper send-off into married life. The bachelor party is your opportunity to do so. However, before you start planning the ultimate man-bash, you need to consider the wishes of the groom and his fiancé. Traditional bachelor parties at the clubs can be a blast, but they can also upset the bride-to-be. Do you really want to land the groom in the doghouse with the wedding just around the corner? What's the solution? Here are some bachelor party ideas that think outside the club. Bachelor party road trip

Find out the groom's favorite weekend destination and reserve a hotel, condo, or campground. On the pricier side, trips to cities such as Las Vegas, Atlantic City or Cancun are always a great time. Just remember that bashes like these can sometimes exclude those with busy schedules or who are a bit strapped for cash. Golf trip

A golf outing can be a fun option for including the dads, uncles, cousins and any other relatives the groom may want to invite. Choose the groom's favorite golf course and call in advance to set up a group tee time. If it’s in your bachelor party budget, consider covering the greens fees for the groom and the fathers. Of course, you’re sure to have a wide range of experience levels – use handicaps or play best ball so everyone can be on a level playing field.

Double down on a poker or casino night


If the groom is a true card shark, reserve a hotel room at a local casino where the group can gamble, eat and drink all evening. The bonus of booking a room is that everyone will have a place to stay without having to worry about driving home or paying for a cab. Is the groom a fisherman?

If you live on one of the coasts or near a lake or river, chartering a fishing boat can be fun. It's a no-brainer for grooms who love fishing. But even if all of the guys aren't fishermen, most people can quickly learn the basics. Take me out to the ballgame

Does the groom root hardcore for a major pro or college sports team? Most teams offer group packages just for these types of outings. You’ll need to book this early as popular teams will sell out their party rooms or group tickets far in advance of the event. TheManRegistry.com Recommendation: Remember, bachelor parties don't always have to include bars and clubs to be fun. The most important thing is finding an activity that fits the groom and to celebrate the end of his bachelorhood while spending some quality time with his friends and family.

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