Getting ready to plan that Bucks Night for your best bud? A glorious excuse to have a huge amount of fun and give a proper “send-off” to your mate who’s about to become a happily married.
We put send-off in quotes because while your groom-to-be isn’t going anywhere exactly, this might well be the last chance they’ll get to enjoy a big night of debauchery—with the fiancee’s blessing, of course.
But that doesn’t mean—as the great Cole Porter once sang—that ‘anything goes’. Throughout your…ahem, research for the best Bucks Night ideas, you’re going to come across a lot of articles that talk about great ideas of what fun things you COULD do. Today, however, we’re going to talk about things that you SHOULD NOT do; we’re going to outline the big no-no’s of Bucks Night.
1. Don’t Do Anything That the Bride-to-Be Wouldn’t Approve Of
A bucks night isn’t an excuse for your mate to do morally questionable things now that he is away from the prying eyes of his soon-to-be spouse. We’re not savages here, we want the groom to live a happy married life; bucks night is meant to be fun, not mayhem.
As the guy in charge of handling the event, you’re to follow common decency and just allow your friend a night out with the boys. At the same time, you should also be reeling him in if he’s getting too rowdy, bad choices on bucks night have the potential to ruin marriages.
2. Don’t Do Anything That the Buck Doesn’t Want to Do
Similarly, it’s not about forcing the buck to do things that are outside of his comfort zone either. This isn’t about you and the things you want to do. For the most part, the groom is going to be a good bloke who doesn’t want to do anything that might make his fiancee uncomfortable—so respect his wishes.
3. Don’t Go to a Casino
The glitz and glamour of the casino can certainly be tantalising, but you have to remember that at the end of the day, the house always wins. A bucks night with a stop at a casino is destined to run its budget to the ground in a couple of hours!
Rather than leave it all up to the casino, enjoy your gambling and games of chance on your own terms. Buy or rent a couple of games and hire some sexy poker dealers to have your own brand of fun without the nasty risks!
4. Don’t Have It the Night Before
Having your bucks night literally the night before the wedding sounds like a fun idea in theory. In practice, all you’ll end up with is a hungover, miserable-looking buck who is in no place to be photographed and memorialized forever as he says “I…eurgh…I do…?”
5. Don’t Get the Buck Excessively Hammered
We get it. Alcohol reveals the truth, reveals and the best and worst, et cetera, et cetera. But alcohol also impairs judgement, memory, and bodily functions, which are essential to the enjoyment of any bucks night!
Make sure that your buck doesn’t overdo the drinking, lest he not remember the fun. And of course, he’ll end up feeling like hot garbage the next day.
You can help him out either by consciously limiting the drinks he’s offered or by ensuring that he follows some tips to avoid a hangover.
6. Don’t Document Publicly – Only for the Boys!
What happens at bucks night stays at bucks night.
Well…don’t kid yourselves. Everyone knows what happens at bucks night, they just agree not to talk about it.
That said, you shouldn’t be posting photos and videos all over social media where the bride and her family can see the trouble you’re getting into. It’s just a plain dick move.
A Happy Ending
Whatever you do for your mate’s bucks night, remember that at the end of the day, it’s just a great time to hang out with him. After all the fun events and plans, drinks and games, nothing matters more than friendship.
Oh, and the strippers, too.