So, your friend is getting married and you’ve been given the honour of being the best man. What does that mean? Simply put, it means you are responsible for keeping your boy sane and on track with his wedding plans. He needs just one day to himself, he has had a hell of a time planning the wedding. He’s had to watch his otherwise sweet fiancée turn into a bridezilla over table decorations and the font used on the wedding invitations. His nerves are shot and he’s probably not even getting enough sex right now.
What your friend needs is an escape and your job as the groomsman is to give home that escape. He does not need to think about anything else, he has enough stress and there’s probably more stress and drama on the way. For now let’s just satisfy his vices. Think of the seven deadly sins for inspiration:
Lust is probably the most common sin people fall into. For someone who is about to commit themselves to a monogamous relationship, the first thing he needs to get off his system is his list for other women. Your responsibility is to facilitate the last time your friend will ever get to see a naked woman up close. Now before you stockpile those dollars, find out if this is something that will not bring the wrath of god from an angry bride. Has the fiancée given your friend the green light or not. Strip clubs are tradition. But some guys just aren’t into strip clubs. Maybe your friend has never been to one, it’s time to break his strip club virginity.
Forget the gym for one day. This is the one day it is acceptable to be lazy. Do not put your boys through some physical activity that will have their muscles aching the next day.
For one day, treat your boy to a feast fit for a king. Search for a good steakhouse or go to a sports bar if you are on a tight budget you might want to find a strip club with a great buffet. These are usually cheap and you can eat as much as you want. If money is ruthlessly tight, just grab a couple of steaks and grill your own at home.
There’s nothing that bonds guys than a little game of poker. Is your friend a gambling man? Then a short stop at the casino on your way to the strip club will be in order. Just don’t get sucked in by the allure of slot machine and roulette tables. Spend an hour at least.
Be weary of the fiancée. If she is indeed a bridezilla she might want to dictate what you may or may not do for your bachelor party. If you go against her wishes, your friend might spend the rest of his life paying for it. There are some specific things you should not do like having a bachelor party the night before the wedding. There are lots of things that can go wrong. Find out what the rules of engagement with the strippers are and be sober enough to reign your friends in if things get out of line.
Take pride in your role. Make things a little bit more interesting. A simple one night as a strip club should not be the best that you can do. Challenge yourself to give the best bucks party anyone has ever given. Make it epic.
Money will always be an issue unless your friends are all on the same financial level. Check early how much your friends can afford to splurge. Consider a bucks party that won’t put anyone in any financial hardship.