So you are getting married or you are the best man of the soon-to-be groom and what does a marriage 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. But in recent years men and girls alike are ready to get married a little later in life and the college “daze” mentality of drinking all evening, watching women take their clothes 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 shots 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 contemporary version of the bachelor party where your friends were thanking you the next day rather than asking where’s the Advil? Imagine if you could not only talk about the bachelor party with your soon-to-be wife, but could share the pictures from the party.
Here are 6 Options for a bachelor adventure that can take care of all of the above:
Weekend Fishing Trip to the Lake
How about just a comforting weekend with boys in a cabin on the lake? Food, lodging, fishing guide, pictures and video clip call all be supplied 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 fun and relaxing……you can worry about who is sitting next to who at the reception when you get back.
6 Days in Barcelona, Spain
What better way to minimize a little pre-wedding pressure 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.
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 offered at most places for those who have never been before. Sure your wedding video is going to be outstanding and you are your soon to be wife will watch it and show it off to your kids. But this a bachelor party video that you will never be able to wait to post up to Fb. An adventure planner can make sure every thing goes smoothly and you will have lots of photographs and video clip as a keepsake.
What better way to minimize a little pre-wedding tension than shooting your friends in the back… with paintballs of course. Private parties are easily arranged with your adventure planner and resources, beverages, food stuff, photos, and video can all be incorporated in your adventure. You can combine things up by taking part in scenario games like catch the flag or last man standing or go all out and try your hand at some night paintball.
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 trips throughout the country and can make sure almost everything is thought of so you can just take pleasure in the weekend. While on your exceptional outdoor adventure, spend the day with your friends hitting the rapids. All experience levels can be accommodated and the thrill is one thing you’ll be talking about very 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 gift.
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 pals and see if you have what it takes in problem solving, cooperation, patience and mind-over-body focus. There are a lot of things to do surrounding this adventure 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!