Post # 1
So I have read so many posts on here about bachelor parties! It just so happens that 5 of our friends recently got married and 3 had some wild bachelor party in Vegas, none of which my fiance chose to go to. However, the friends who did go told us how they ended up spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars! The others opted to have activities like :a deep sea guys fishing trip or an event at a nice lounge in by the beach.
My fiance and I don’t believe in the whole traditional form of what a bachelor-bachelorette party usually is. We of course do not judge those who do-it’s just not our personal style. What we found to be so touching is the fact that most of our friends DO want the traditional parties with strippers and all-both the brides-2-be and the grooms-2-be, however, because they know our feelings on it they immediately said, "We will plan something you both will love and appreciate!" It really showed that even though we all have differences, at the end of the day they appreciate our beliefs and want our parties to be something WE want and not something for them.
The planning is still in process, but my bridesmaids already told me they are thinking of a trip to the hot springs, then getting our nails done and a massage-end with a nice dinner and a night a nice lounge by the beach. The guys are going to be having a big get together at our new house-with lots of food and drinks-poker tables-sports and all that.
I have met many brides-2-be that have opted for this type of get together and actually quite a few men as well (Not really in our circle of friends though haha!) Anyone else doing something similar?
Post # 3
Originally my husband wanted to go on a hunting trip with his guys for his bachelor party but due to time and money it didn’t happen. They ended up just going to the casino to drink and do some gambling. My husband is against the whole stripper party since he is in law enforcement so that was something that wasn’t an issue for us. My only stipulation was that it had to be at least a week before the wedding, none of that getting married while still wasted crap for us.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
Mine won’t. He’s not a drinker and definitely not in to the bar scene, nor are his friends. I don’t know what they WILL do though…
Post # 5
My fiance doesn’t want a bachelor party at all! He doesn’t do many typical "guy" things (drink, like sports, strip clubs, eat meat etc) and doesn’t like the symbolism behind the idea of the party. I am perfectly ok with that.
My best friend really wants to throw me a bachelorette and I am not terribly enthused. I would like to go to an arcade or play laser tag or something, but I suspect that those sorts of things would not be options.
Post # 6
Neither of us are doing the traditional "Bachelor/ette" bar night/strip club thing. Just not our scene. I think he’s going with his guys to a baseball game and my gals and I are just going to go out to dinner.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn
He’s not into the traditional bachelor party either. I think they are going to go do a surfing/fishing trip and just take the chance to do a guys weekend and catch up since they can’t see each other too often now that everyone lives all over the place.
Post # 8
My husband had a Halo party with all his friends… they ate pizza and played video games all night.
I had a girl’s night… we had a nice dinner and hung out.
Neither of us like the symbolism behind the bachelor/bachelorette parties that have strip clubs & drinking.
Post # 9
My husband and I weren’t into the wild party either.
He went on a fishing/camping trip with the boys, and I just went out to dinner with the girls and they slept over and we had a nice breakfast the next day.
We both had great times, didn’t ask our friends to spend a lot of money and really got to spend quality time with the people we love.
Post # 10
My future brother in law is really into making his own beer, so his bachelor party will be a day at the brewery with his best friends.
Post # 11
I’m with you loveletter and the symbolism behind it-we both feel very strongly about it as well.
All of you girls have awesome ideas-keep them coming!
Post # 12
My SIL had a great bachelorette party — she really isn’t a big drinker and really wanted her mom and my mom (yes her FMIL!) at the party — so what we did was got Mani’s and Pedi’s and then went to Tea at the Four Seasons!! After tea we went to a really fancy bar on Newbury Street in Boston and had some lunch, champagne, and opened gifts. In the end it was the perfect day and no more expensive then any other bachelorette with limo’s and drinks and strippers!
Post # 13
My husband’s bachelor party was nont traditional. A few of the men from his family got together and had dinner together- it was pretty boring. His family is fairly religious so he wasn’t allowed to cut loose. I myself visited a strip club 🙂 Role reversal.
Post # 14
My Fiance thinks strippers are dirty.
My Maid/Matron of Honor and I will be doing a Spa Day. I have no idea what my Fiance will do, probably a day trip with his Best Man to Cabellas Outdoor World.
Post # 15
Boys are going into the wilderness to do some 4 wheeling and fishing. I’ll let you know what I did on Monday 😉
Post # 16
My husband had no bachelor party of any kind. I encouraged him, but he just wasn’t into the idea. I actually think it’s sad he didn’t do anything — I loved my bachelorette party! 🙂