In this post we give you 7 tips for organizing a bachelor party in Europe, since if organizing a bachelor party is complicated, moving the entire group to a destination in Spain is much more complicated. Let it help that we are specialists in organizing bachelor parties! By following these tips you will go far
1. When to start organizing it
It is very important to know when to get “down to work.” You are going to be a good group and you will most likely need flights, so the sooner it is decided, the cheaper it will be.
Our recommendation is that you start organizing a farewell of these characteristics between 3 and 6 months in advance.
This way you will avoid any increase in air taxes, you will avoid problems and you will be guaranteed the most important thing: having a great time on your farewell to Europe!
2. Select the chosen ones
Once you have decided to organize a bachelor party, the first step is to select the team, determine who is going. We know that couples usually have more than one group of friends and this is where the first dilemma usually arises. Do we all say goodbye together or does each gang organize their own? Should we invite their friends from uni or should they set it up on their own? Not to mention the “commitments” like “the bride and groom told me to invite their future brother-in-law to the farewell”.
Choose well those of you who go to the farewell. It can be the difference between an unforgettable farewell and an expendable one.
Of course, for the selection of the group it is essential to know the groom's wishes. We have to think about him at this point and not just about the costume we are going to put on him. Speaking of which and to make things easier for you, this is the best costume store we know of.
3. Set the budget
Once the corresponding farewell WhatsApp group has been created with those chosen, the next task is to share the interests of all its members. And it is not an easy task! Different personal and professional situations and even from different cities, something that is becoming more and more frequent.
Before questioning the destination, which is the next point and where we normally start, our recommendation is to establish a budget per person for the entire farewell. Knowing the budget per person makes the following choices much easier: the destination of the farewell and the activities to be carried out.
To organize a farewell party outside of Spain, have a minimum of 250 euros
Not everyone has the same possibilities (nor the same desire to party) so it is an element of friction. That is why this is a very conflictive point within the group, which normally causes more than one leave. Our experience tells us that (1) the sooner we address this issue we will save a lot of time in the organization and (2) in the vast majority of farewells (as well as weddings) there are always casualties.
4. Choose the destination
Although the most important thing is to be together and have a good time almost anywhere, there are destinations that are better than others because of the offer for farewell activities. Among the European destinations we highlight: Portugal (it has a lot to offer and is close by), or imagine partying in Berlin, Budapest, Hamburg or Amsterdam!!
Related to the previous point: depending on the budget you have, you can aspire to one destination or another. Clearly the destinations that you can access by car (Portugal and the south of France) are the ones that will be the cheapest.
The plane ticket is, perhaps, the service that makes the most difference in price. This may be determined by the time in advance with which you organize the farewell and the days of the flight. Avoiding flying on Fridays and Sundays always significantly lowers flight prices.
You can take a look at all the stag party destinations in Europe to get a first idea of where to go
- Lisbon. Perfect for organizing bachelor parties where activities on the river are mixed with what a European capital offers.
- Port. The wineries and the Douro are a great attraction for farewells. It has a wide range of adventure activities and, of course, there is no shortage of parties.
- Algarve. Although speaking of parties in Portugal, the Algarve takes the cake. Perfect destination to combine with hangovers on paradisiacal beaches. The temperature of the water helps you overcome the hangover and activate yourself again.
- Amsterdam. Is there any destination that best represents the imagination of a bachelor party? Maybe only Las Vegas will surpass it. Of course, it is not a cheap destination.
- Berlin. Cosmopolitan. Amazing. Fascinating. We love to recommend it.
- Budapest. If we like Berlin, Budapest is not far behind. The offer-price combination is unbeatable. If we get good plane tickets Budapest is a safe value.
- Malt. More and more groups choose this pearl of the Mediterranean for a farewell party because of the sought-after mix of party and heat.
5. Hire the basics ASAP
What do we mean by basics? To these 3 elements of the trip: transportation from our city to the chosen destination; how we move once there; and accommodation.
Origin-destination transportation.The most urgent and first important decision: how are we going to get to the destination? It is clear that if we travel by road we will have fewer problems. On the other hand, when we have to catch a plane, things change.
The plane is a critical factor when we want to organize a bachelor party in Europe and, therefore, the first thing we have to look at and close
The air route affects many of the issues that we are dealing with in this post: the destination to choose, how it fits within the budget, whether all participants of the farewell party have access to the chosen destination at affordable prices... Our recommendation when hiring a plane: first look at all the possible options on skyscanner, see how it fits within our budget and buy without delay when it does!
Transportation at destination. One of the most recurring mistakes of our groups is leaving aside transportation at the destination. Especially when we talk about the transfer from the airport to the accommodation. Apparently it is easy to hire, in all airports there are buses, taxis and many times train or metro. But a farewell is different. Because? Because you are a large group, we usually start drinking before taking the plane (and we continue drinking on it), sometimes our English is not the most fluent in the world, other times that of those who serve us is not...
Anyway, we have many anecdotes regarding the transfer: that it took you to another hotel of the same chain that is on the other side of the city; that the plane arrives late and you only have the option of taxis at prohibitive prices... and so on up to a thousand.
To move around your destination, we recommend having a mobility app that works correctly at your destination and managing it from your mobile phone. Simpler and more complicated, although when you hire an activity it usually pays you financially to book group transportation for the activity, since the organizers usually have very good prices agreed upon with our transportation partners.
Accommodation. This is usually another headache. The most popular options? Apartments, hotels and hostels.
Once you have flights and accommodation, in addition to seeing things much more clearly, you will want to see what activities to do in each of these cities. What are the favorites? A boat party can almost never be missed, as can a nightclub reservation or a multi-adventure activity in which to test the boyfriend or girlfriend. But there are many others that are also very fun and original, such as touring the city on a bike or spending a girls' afternoon at a beauty party. If you are not very clear, you will only have to tell us what you like and we will give you the best options of the moment.
7. Put the icing on the cake: the accessories
T-shirts and costumes
Let Europe tremble because we are saying goodbye!!