November 21st, 2019 | Updated on June 28th, 2022
We’ve all heard of destination weddings, but a new trend is destination bachelor parties. What that means is that you all take a trip, usually internationally, for a few days in an exotic location.
It takes a lot of planning and patience, but if you do it right it can be the trip of a lifetime the likes of which will probably never happen again.
If the idea of a Vegas bachelor party just seems so tiring to you, then try a destination that offers something unique.
It won’t be easy, but here are some tips to planning it out to go without a hitch.
1. Give The Groomsmen Travel Gifts
Think of yourselves as an invading horde going pillaging. That means you all need to have some identifying swag that is personalized and will be a treasured keepsake for long after the trip.
Groomsshop.com is a great online store dedicated to helping the best man easily order gear for the bachelor party. If your traveling, then cooler chairs, billfolds, and flasks will all come in handy on your trip.
2. Pick A Budget Destination
You will be spending quite a bit more on this bachelor party than one when you go down to your local Elk’s Club, no doubt about that. But, by picking a budget location, you can save a few bucks and it will still be amazing and unforgettable.
Elephant rides in Thailand, shopping in an ancient medina in Morocco or diving in a cenote in Mexico are all activities that will light up your Instagram account!
3. Plan Everything Out
When you are traveling internationally, you have to have the details nailed down. Don’t try to go with the flow and freestyle the trip. Lots can go wrong and end up disastrous.
You don’t want there to be any surprises when you are far from home. Have everything planned and even have a contingency plan for when things do not go as intended.
Make sure you have copies of everybody’s documents in case the originals get lost or stolen and take out some travel insurance for the unexpected.
4. Give Some Free Time
While you want everything to be planned out, you can also allow for some free time for guys that want to go do their own thing. Not everybody will want to see the same sights.
Make sure they are clear about where they are going and for how long.
Make sure there is an easy way for everybody to communicate in case the meeting point changes or somebody will be late.
5. Let Everybody Chip In Their Own Idea
You don’t have to be the guy doing it all. Not only will it be a big help to give some of the planning to others, but it also ensures that nobody is being left out.
Some people have different ideas of what they want to do somewhere so they should also have a hand in the planning.