DSCN0344Participation in a wedding party can be a huge responsibility. Other than the obvious bride and groom, there is no person with more duties than the maid of honor! The best man is up there too, as both help to relieve the organizational stress that is part of a wedding. Planning and implementing the matrimonial send-off, the bachelor and bachelorette party is one of their key responsibilities.

Where do you go? How many days? Who do we invite? How do we collect payment for the trip?

Using a professional service to help plan and implement the party will eliminate the stress and hard work associated with this type of event, thus freeing time for the more important duties of the maid of honor and best man. The professionals are seeing  the hottest buzz lately has been the “combo party”.

What exactly is a combo party? It is a combined bachelor and bachelorette party to the same destination at the same time. The larger group size helps to reduce the overall cost per person and simplifies the planning and implementation of the trip. As always, it is custom tailored to fit the needs of the group. Activities can be shared or separate, as are the accommodations. The beautiful part about it is that since the company custom builds the package some activities can be shared and some can be private. It is all up to you.

From the young soon to be wed to older second marriage couples, combo parties share wide appeal.  In this day and age with many couples cohabiting before marriage the attraction of a quick weekend get away together with a group of friends is intoxicating! Today’s less traditional values have spawned new ideas in the bachelor and bachelorette marketplace. Short inexpensive weekend party trips to celebrate the matrimonial send off are all the rage.

New Orleans is a favorite destination for combo parties with limitless options – beginning with a hotel strategically located in the French Quarter with flexibility to your accommodations. It can be set up a variety of ways – such as couples rooming together or a group of friends sharing a room. The hotels offer both double and quadruple occupancy with king and two double beds. Three nights in NOLA is perfect! It’s just enough time to enjoy the city and experience the fun that New Orleans has to offer. The schedule might look like this:

  • A Friday evening on a Bourbon Street balcony party with open bar for both bachelor and bachelorette groups together.
  • A Saturday evening bachelorette or bachelor party pub crawl with optional visits to gentleman’s clubs or ladies clubs in the French Quarter. Perhaps later in the evening the group reconvenes at one of the many  jazz clubs located just off of Bourbon Street.
  • The food options are limitless with separate dining options or combined group dining. If your group likes beer they can organize an afternoon party bus for visits to two New Orleans area brewers.

New Orleans is just one of the  many destinations a professional stag party planner can offer. East Coast destinations include Boston, Savannah, Jacksonville and Tampa. West Coast destinations include Portland and Seattle. They can even assemble a five night combo trip to Amsterdam, Bruges or Munich or custom build a trip for your group or you can join a pre-built package.


Bachelor-PartyGuest Blogger, William Tabone  from Play Harder Tours ( playhardertours.com ) offers a turn key solution to your bachelor, bachelorette and combo party needs. We help reduce the stress associated with the planning and implementation of your party. We will help plan, create and email invitations. With follow-up and collect payment for your weekend send-off to matrimonial bliss! Please call Bill at 904-910-7009 to discuss your event or email him: bill@playhardertours.com