Australian society is built on its traditions, even though sometimes they can seem to be a little crazy. Take, for example, the traditional pre-event gathering that takes place before a marriage, for all the men involved. For some reason, this is known as a "buck's" party, even though nobody really knows the origin of the name. What is involved in making this a classic celebration?
Honouring the Tradition
Many generations ago, this gathering was more of a staid affair, meant to honour the single man before he was married. Today, of course, these parties can get rather wild, and in fact, the best man and others may go out of their way to humiliate the groom-to-be as part of the fun.
Back in the day, this particular event was held the night before the wedding, and there was therefore even less incentive to push the boat out. Today, though, buck's parties are planned quite a long way in advance of the actual wedding day and can be far more ambitious, as a consequence.
Celebration of Diversity
If this is to be a special occasion, it has to be different. It shouldn't be just an excuse to go down to the local pub and have a few drinks together. It should be carefully planned and representative of the individual who is facing that momentous day. As a consequence, the party should be composed of friends, workmates, family members, friends from school or college and a cross-section of everyone who knows the groom. It's supposed to be a celebration of diversity, after all.
It's also fun to plan a party at a remote destination, making it even more of a special occasion for all involved. As part of the planning process, the best man and others will need to come up with some creative ideas, which may or may not include a prank for the unwilling bachelor.
Down to Planning
Normally, the best man is responsible for all of the preplanning, with the groom out of the picture altogether. This will make it a surprise on the big night and certainly more enjoyable, but it is quite a responsibility for the planner.
Get on the Bus
One of the big challenges will be keeping all of the party together and safe as they enjoy the occasion and it may be a good idea to rent a party bus to take care of the all-important transportation. This will allow everybody to indulge to their heart's content without worrying, and the on-board experience will certainly add to all of the memories.
Have a word with a party bus rental company to line it all up for your buck's party.