(Closed) Bachelor party on weekend before wedding??

posted 6 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Is it feasible to have the bachelor party on the weekend before the wedding?

    Yes - no problem!

    Yes, but it's not ideal

    Yes, but it will be really stressful

    No way!

  • Post # 2
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

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    bentley0331:  My DH had his bachelor party and I had my bachelorette party the weekend before our wedding. And it was totally fine! I loved it actually because it was like it kicked off our wedding festivities. What pre wedding tasks do you think your Fiance will be completing that weekend. What will your Fiance be stressing about, as per your ‘pre wedding’ stress comment? You may just be projecting your own feelings onto your Fiance about this. If he wants one of his best friends (which he must be if he’s a GM) at her bachelor party, don’t give him a hard time about having it the weekend before 

    Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Is your wedding on a Saturday or Sunday? If it’s a Saturday I’d say heck no. I wouldn’t want my husband being out in the wee hours of the morning the day of our wedding. If your wedding is on a Sunday then it’s probably not that big of a deal. I mean yes technically it’s feasible, but I wouldn’t be happy about it. 

    ETA: I may have misunderstood. If you’re talking about a full week before your wedding then I don’t see a problem with that at all. 

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

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    FutureMrsBex:  I’m pretty sure she was talking about a full week before. To be honest, I can’t see anyone being ok with the bachelor party the same weekend as a wedding. who wants a hungover groom? Haha 

    Post # 6
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    Bumble Beekeeper

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    bentley0331:  I thought that’s how it was always done, unless it’s some big blowout destination thing. But other than that, yeah, I thought it was done the weekend before. I don’t see why this would be a problem.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Since it’s the full week before I say let him go for it. My husband and I hung out with a bunch of our friends the weekend before because by that point everything was pretty much taken care of. As long as you stay on top of things ahead of time you shouldn’t be that stressed the weekend before. 

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I think it would probably be fine. I still had a bunch of DIY things I was doing the weekend before but since I’m a control freak they were things I wanted to do without my FI’s help anyway. We actually had friends who had a housewarming the weekend before our wedding and it was fine to go and spend pretty much the whole afternoo/evening there. 

    My shower was the weekend before a friend’s wedding and I was very surprised (and touched) that she came because it was I figured she’d be busy and it was also a 2 hour drive one way. 

    I think itll be fine for him to have the bachelor party, especially if it’s just a night out. Even if you do have things to do, you’re probably not going to have to deal with many of them late on a Saturday evening. 

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Men are much more relaxed when it comes to back-to back events. I, personally, wouldn’t want it because I’d stillbe exhausted from the weekend before (assuming I went back to work) and I’d have to redo my nails and what not for my wedding. Men? Pft. It’s not a big deal in terms of stress for HIM. Unfortunately, Ithink you’ll be mostly on your own for last minute decisions and fix ups if he were to celebrate so close.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I’m having my bachelorette 2 days before my wedding (the Thursday before my Saturday wedding), for very similar reasons – 2 of my 3 bridesmaids, and most of my friends, live out of state.  I’m not the type to ask my friends to fly / drive a long way twice, and if I did, several of them simply wouldn’t be able to make it.  It’s more important to me that they be there.  It will be fine.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

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    bentley0331:  Sorry, that last part of my post came out a lot more harsh than I meant it! Definitely didn’t mean to be rude! What I was trying to say was that the weekend before the wedding, yes, you may be stressed and finishing things up. But if you Fiance is like most grooms, he won’t be. And you ne know, you might not be either! The weeks leading up to my wedding I was waiting for the stress and nervousness to start, but it never did! When you’re at that point, it’s more of a whats done is done attitude. That’s the way I felt anyways! 

    Post # 13
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

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    MelissainNC:  Same here! I want my closest friends there, and we all live in different states. I’m not about to make everyone fly twice, so the bachelorette is on Thursday and the wedding is two days later on Saturday.

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    My FI’s bachelor party is the weekend before the wedding. I’m not psyched about it, but it is what it is. There’s no real reason why it can’t be then. Our wedding is in 20 days and honestly I am almost totally ready. I don’t think there will be that much we need to do, I’m just worried that if he does anything I’ll get mad about at his bachelor party I’ll only have a week to get over it!

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I think this must be a little “normal” – after all, in The Hangover, they almost miss the wedding because they were at the bachelor party!  😉

     

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