Since nobody in Montreal has hosted more bachelor parties than us, we have seen more than our fair share of mistakes. In no particular order, these are the worst Montreal bachelor party ideas:
Inviting the Bride’s Side of the Family
You are on a bachelor party, not a bird-watching trip. Things will get crazy and there will be more than a few lapses in judgment. While the groom might behave himself, the same can’t be said for the rest of the group. Sure, your old college roommate thought the groom would enjoy having “strippers” sent to the room, which he happens to share with the bride’s father. And what if the father of the bride also thinks that’s a good idea? All and all, there are countless combinations of awkward situations that will occur if you invite members of the bride’s family.
Not Going to a Montreal Strip Club
Montreal is known for its strip clubs. Bachelor parties love going to strip clubs. Therefore, avoiding strip clubs is one of the worst Montreal bachelor party ideas you can make. Would you go to Italy with a bunch of foodies and stop to eat at McDonald’s? While visiting a strip club is usually out of the way or a money pit, the clubs in Montreal are close by and very affordable. Remember, the bachelor party is a group trip.
Not Going Out for a Nice Dinner
I get that some people are trying to come up with some cheap bachelor party ideas, but you should plan at least one nice meal. Montreal is known for its food. As a bigger fellow and foodie, I take great offense to groups that come to Montreal and order Domino’s to the room. One of the best parts about traveling is sampling the local cuisine. Even simply going to a steakhouse can create a memorable experience.
Going for a Huge Meal then Straight to a Nightclub
While Montreal does have amazing food, make sure you leave some time between dinner and going to the club. It’s best to put the obligatory strip club visit in between dinner and the nightclub. If you don’t, everyone will be stuffed and it’ll make getting intoxicated near impossible. The energy level will be low after a big meal, so we recommend hitting a strip club to get the fire burning again.