BACHELOR PARTY PLANNING THE NEW WAY – THE B.O.D.Y. B.A.G. METHOD
Here at The Doomed Groom, we have developed a system called The B.O.D.Y. B.A.G. Method. If used properly, it will be incredibly helpful for the planning, organization, and implementation of the perfect bachelor party.
The method covers two separate groupings of advice. The first group (B.O.D.Y.) consists of four main guidelines that will help you not only plan the bachelor party, but also pull it off with spectacular results. They are:
B – Be The Boss
O – Originality Counts
D – Deal Making
Y – Yield To The Groom
B = BE THE BOSS
If you want to know the single most important aspect to remember when planning a bachelor party, it’s this – YOU NEED TO BE THE BOSS. Don’t get me wrong, you want to bend over backward to make sure The Doomed Groom gets everything his sick, little heart desires (see “Y” below), but just Make sure that everyone else knows that it’s not him that’s in charge – it’s you. Far too often, as we saw in the example above, the person planning the party is swayed, influenced, or even coerced by the other guests at the party to do things that just don’t fit into the bigger picture of the night. This creates confusion and a lack of direction, which can really turn everything upside-down and ruin the party.
This is also important when you arrive at the restaurant or the strip club. Make sure the manager or owner has no doubt about who is the decision maker for the party. It just makes it easier for them to know that if they have a question that needs to be answered, there is a single person acting as the voice of the group. If you don’t assert yourself and claim this as your role, you will only have chaos as everyone tries to fill the vacuum you’ve left behind.
O = ORIGINALITY COUNTS
Bar. Restaurant. Strip joint. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. (Yawn!) BO-RING.
When it comes to planning a bachelor party, why not climb out of the proverbial box and do something really original and offbeat? Listen; there aren’t any rules you need to slavishly follow or sacred cows that can’t be slaughtered. Let your mind go and maybe you’ll come up with activities or destinations that no one has ever considered.
Do you think your groom might go for a night of paintball? How about whitewater rafting on the Colorado River? Do you think he might enjoy a deep-sea marlin-fishing trip in Baja California? Are there any games or concerts he would like to go see? Go crazy! There are no wrong answers!
O.K., so maybe you’ve never considered yourself much of a left-brained, creative kind of thinker like that. Don’t worry about it! Here at The Doomed Groom, we’ve come up with all sorts of fun ideas to help you get the wheels turning and the juices flowing. We’ve also put together all sorts of fun bachelor party trips that will really make your bachelor party unforgettable. This night is going to be burned into the poor guy’s memory for the rest of his miserable, married life! For God’s sake, make it something that will last!
D = DEAL MAKING
Always be willing to walk away from any deal when you hear it. When you enter into a negotiation at a restaurant, strip club, or etc. with plans to bring 20 wild and crazy guys who are ready to spend their money like drunken sailors – it should never be a one-sided bargain. You should be treated like kings! If you want something extra in the package, ask for it! There’s a good chance you’ll get it.
If the manager or owner starts to get huffy with you, just make sure to remind him that they aren’t the only game in town and that there are plenty of other choices that you can make for your bachelor party. With a little haggling, you’ll be able to save money for your crew – and they’ll appreciate the extra dough later when it comes time for the lap dances on the night of the soiree.
Y = YIELD TO THE GROOM
While you may be the boss for the night, the Bachelor is the king. If there is something that he wants, he gets it – end of story. Unfortunately, this seems to be one of the most overlooked aspects of bachelor party planning. “What does The Doomed Groom want?” It’s a question that is asked a lot more infrequently than you may think. The mantra for everyone involved should be – “The night is not about me, it’s about him.”
So, he wants to spend the night doing off-tune Karaoke and Sake Bombs in Little Tokyo? It may not float your boat, but I say, “Banzai!” He’s got a hankering to get dressed up in medieval chain mail and go to a Renaissance Faire? Well then, grab your doublet and hose and shout, “Huzzah!” He wants to take all of his favorite pictures of his friends and family, buy a photo album, and take everyone to a scrap-booking convention – well, that is kind of odd. I can’t really justify that one. But you get the idea, right? This is the last chance for this guy to ever have his way for the rest of his living, breathing days. It’s your sacred and holy mission to make sure that opportunity isn’t wasted.
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