Post # 1
Hi i’m Ryan (the other half of Kristina). Me and the best man are planning the Bachelor party. Were going to have it at my sisters lake house, and we will have it catered and there will be a bartender there and a poker/blackjack table. All of this together costs about $750. I know that in the older days, people would throw stag parties and it wouldnt be weird to ask for money. But I was wondering if this still happened. Is it weird to send a bachelor party invite and set a cover charge (say, $15)???
If so, how do you word that? Thanks!
Post # 3
Are you referring to the bachelor party for you? Typically, grooms are not the hosts of their own bachelor parties and it is usually hosted by the GMs/best man.
Regardless, no, it’s not tacky to charge a cover charge for a bachelor party, although I wouldn’t call it a cover charge. Usually what would happen is that the host (your best man) would wrangle everyone up and say, “I’m organizing a bachelor party for Ryan on [date] and I’m thinking about going with x, y and z [e.g. poker, table service, cigars, whatever]. It will be roughly $x per person. Are you in?” Then it gives them the option of “Heck yah, I’m in. Here’s my $15.” or “No, I have plans that day. Sorry!” Most attendees of a bachelors party expect to chip in for something. However, by your best man collecting it ahead of time, it’s more like they are helping to organize/pay for this event and less “I’m paying for admission.”