A Beginners Guide To The Perfect Bucks Party

Thursday, September 22, 2016

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Your wedding day is by far the biggest day of your life. Tying the knot with the one you love is a momentous time, and having all your closest friends and family there is to see you do it is nothing short of magical. But, there is one other very important day around this time that you'll need to think of: the bucks party. These are also known as a bachelor party or a stag do (in the UK).  

Bucks parties are traditionally held before the wedding to celebrate the groom's 'last night of freedom'. There have been significant changes over the past few years of what actually constitutes a bucks party. It used to be a simple night out the day before the wedding, maybe with a little bit of debauchery thrown in for good measure! But these days, it is more common to do a group activity such as off road biking or a weekend away for your bucks party. If you're planning on having one, here are a few important things to remember.

Timing 

Traditionally, bucks parties takes place the day before the wedding. You will need to consider whether this is a practical and viable option for you. Many people now shun this traditional aspect of the bucks party, especially if they know they will be drinking or will be out late. There would be nothing worse than turning up to your wedding day hungover and sleep deprived! Consider planning it the week before instead, to give you time to recover. You then also have the opportunity  to spread the party over a few days, or to go away somewhere with your friends for the weekend and play some good music while you're on the go. (you might want to check out the largest woodwind instrument).

Decide who to put your faith in 


Typically, the best man is the one who organizes the bucks party. However, you do not need to stick to this tradition like clockwork. If you know who you want as your best man, but aren't too sure of his party-planning abilities, consider asking your
groomsmen to plan it together. Give them a few hints and ideas of something you might like to do, and of course, make sure you discuss budgets. You'll need to have enough money left over to fund your honeymoon, after all.

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Invite carefully 

Although bucks parties are traditionally only reserved for the groom and his groomsmen,
stag and doe parties have risen in popularity over the past few years. These parties are a joint event between the bride and groom, with both in attendance. This can be a useful idea if you and your partner share a lot of the same friends and have close friends of different genders.

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Know your limits 

Bucks parties, especially in English speaking countries, are known for their outrageous behaviors and heavy drinking. Many also feature the presence of strippers or other women who have been paid to be there. Consider your partner's feelings about this kind of thing before you book anything. Most of it is just harmless fun, but if you feel they may be offended by it just stick to paint balling!



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