So you are getting married or you are the best man of the soon-to-be groom and what does a wedding ceremony mean…that’s right the time honored tradition of the bachelor party.
In years gone by, the bachelor party frequently meant lots of drinking and of course strippers. Nevertheless in recent years gentlemen and girls alike are ready to get married a little later in life and the college “daze” mindset of drinking all night, looking at women take their dresses off, and nursing hangovers well into the next night has been giving way to more tame nights out with the guys. Just because your bachelor party doesn’t include hangovers, strippers and parts of the night that can only be recalled through blurry cell phone pics doesn’t mean it needs to be tame.
Many times the best man wait until the last minute and takes the road of least resistance, well who really wants that path to haunt them for years to come?
What if there was a clean version of the bachelor party where your close friends were thanking you the next day rather than asking where’s the Advil? Imagine if you could possibly not only talk about the bachelor party with your soon-to-be spouse, but could share the pics from the party.
Here are 6 suggestions for a bachelor journey that can take care of all of the above:
Weekend Fishing Trip to the Lake
How about simply just a relaxing weekend with boys in a cabin on the lake? Food, lodging, fishing guide, pics and video call all be provided by your adventure planner however the fish are up to you. You might want to go a little more adventurous and spring for some quail hunting or even alligator hunting depending on the season but no matter how you pack the weekend it’s sure to be enjoyable and relaxing……you can worry about who is sitting next to who at the reception when you get back.
What better way to relieve a little pre-wedding stress than shooting your close friends in the back… with paintballs of course. Personalized parties are efficiently arranged with your adventure planner and resources, drinks, foodstuff, pics, and video can all be included in your journey. You can combine things up by enjoying scenario games like catch the flag or last man standing or go all out and try your hand at some night paintball.
Jumping Out of a Perfectly Good Aircraft
You’re about to take the plunge figuratively so why not try it literally. Practically nothing feels like free falling towards the earth at over 100 mph. Tandem jumps are accessible at most places for those who have never been before. Sure your wedding video is going to be remarkable and you are your soon to be spouse will watch it and show it off to your kids. But this a bachelor party video that you won’t be able to wait to post up to Fb. An adventure planner can make sure everything goes smoothly and you will have lots of photos and video clip as a keepsake.
5 Days in Barcelona, Spain
What greater way to reduce a little pre-wedding stress than three-day visit in Barcelona. Perfect for a short but intense introduction to the Barcelona lifestyle. For your first time in Barcelona, take a bike tour, offered by numerous companies. If you like cycling, you can also rent bikes by the day. Enjoy a caña (small beer) with lunch. A meal of delicious tapas is the best way to end any day in Barcelona. At the very end of Passeig de Gracia, to the left, is a small garden called “Jardins del Palau Robert”. Entrance is free and it’s a nice spot to relax in for a while. The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is an icon of Barcelona. No visit is complete without seeing this impressive, still-in-construction structure, a Gaudi masterpiece.
Whitewater Rafting & Camping
If the soon-to-be groom is a admirer of the great outdoors why not an adventure with the boys under the open sky. Of course you can pack as much beer as required but don’t forget the basics or let your adventure planner just take care of that for you. On Purpose Adventures organizes weekday and weekend excursions through the state and can make sure every thing is thought of so you can just enjoy the weekend. While on your great outdoor adventure, spend the day with your close friends hitting the rapids. All experience levels can be accommodated and the thrill is some thing you’ll be talking about long after the trip. Why not throw in engraved Swiss army knives or an engraved compass, groomsman/bachelor party presents that are sure to come in handy on the adventure and have them recall the time each and every time they see the present.
Why celebrate your passage from bachelorhood to marriage with a day on the high ropes course. Challenge, or ropes, courses are a great way to connect with your good friends and see if you have what it takes in problem solving, cooperation, tolerance and mind-over-body focus. There are a lot of things to do surrounding this journey and your planner can take care of everything from lunch to setting up the post challenge celebration. Of course being able to show of the pics of your bachelor party to your new father-in-law may score you a few extra points as well.
Feel free to share your own experience and suggestions with us!