Bachelor and bachelorette parties used to be considered the bridal couple’s last chance to cut loose before wedding
planning and marriage. Such parties usually involve large quantities of alcohol and sophomoric rowdiness with each sex going in opposite directions to hang with his/her own friends. But the face of bachelor/bachelorette parties are quickly changing. Although it’s still traditional for women to go one way and men another, the idea of a coed bachelor party is becoming more and more popular.
Why this change?
Because many couples pay for their own weddings, including pre-event celebrations, they often party together. Plus, if couples do plan a coed bachelor party with alcohol, instead of occurring the night before the wedding, they’re planned for days, even weeks, ahead.
Also, more Americans marry at an older age, many in their mid-to-late-twenties. Wedding experts say such couples are more focused on careers, families and their relationship. Many bridal couples take pleasure in sharing their celebrations and wedding planning.
Coed Bachelor Party Ideas
Possibilities for a coed bachelor party are limited only by your imagination. Even if bar hopping is chosen, many coed groups get a driver, often with a limousine, to chauffeur them from bar to bar. The emphasis is on safety, responsibility and having fun together.