How to Plan a Bachelor Party

How to Plan a Bachelor Party. Whether you plan to camp out in the wilderness or cruise the groom's favorite nightspots, make sure your soon-to-be-wed friend will never forget this special event.

Discuss potential dates and times with the groom and then confer with the rest of the wedding party.

Try not to involve the groom in anything except choosing the date, venue and guest list.

Tailor the party to fit the personality of the groom-to-be. If the groom's a big hoops fan, go to an NBA game, for example.

Solicit ideas from the other attendees.

Estimate costs ahead of time, and factor in cover charges, drinks and cab rides. Avoid collecting money during or after the event.

Arrange taxis or designated drivers if alcohol is part of the evening's plans.