As a limousine provider, we’re used to the idea that our service is the key ingredient in what makes a bachelor or bachelorette party special. Nothing quite says “this night is like no others” than the fact that you have a limousine whisking you around town, taking you to all the destinations you’ve always wanted to attend.
But no matter how great the limousine service is, it’s not a 100% guarantee that you’ll have a good time. Sure, we can do our best to provide you with top-quality service. But if you’re a best man or maid of honor and you really want to make sure that your bachelor or bachelorette party goes off without a hitch, it will pay to pay attention to a few basic tips.
An Ounce of Preparation
There’s the old saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Well, we like the idea of an ounce of preparation before your big night. It doesn’t take much forethought to make things run smoothly, but it does take forethought. Consider all of the problems that vanish if you take a few minutes and consider your options:
- Proper planning: If you match the limousine size to the guest list, you’ll end up with just the right amount of space to suit the party. You don’t want too much—that will make it seem like no one’s there, and you’ll end up spending more money than you need to. You don’t want to spend too little, either, or else everything will end up cramped.
- Music: The best way to ensure that the party gets started on the right note is to ensure that you’ve got a playlist primed and ready to go. Sure, you could always just listen to a radio station…but having songs that you picked out can be just as good—maybe better. Talk to your chauffeur to set the music arrangements.
- Drinks: Drinks will be expected at bachelor and bachelorette parties, so make sure that you have a popular item that everyone can enjoy—but don’t pack so much that things get out of control!
Playing the Host
As the best man or maid of honor, you’re the de facto “host” of the party. It was you who put it together—and you’re going to have to be the one to ensure that everyone drinks responsibly and has a good time.
A great way to ensure that you’re a responsible host is to provide people with smaller serving sizes when it comes to drinks. You can also make sure to schedule plenty of fun daytime activities so that most of your time is spent having fun—and not drinking. Many people use party buses as a great way to get from one activity to the next. It doesn’t all have to be bar-hopping.
Be a gracious host and make sure everyone’s having a good time. With a little preparation, a lot of responsibility, and plenty of fun ideas, you’ll be on your way to a great bachelor/bachelorette party in no time.