A bachelor party without guests won’t be much fun for the groom. Once you have the details nailed down, it’s time to send out the stag party invite to everyone on the guest list.
We’ve got the need to know info on the details to include on invitations, as well as the best options for invites.
Essential Info to Include on Bachelor Party Invitations
The invitations play an important role in the party planning process. They get the word out to your invited guests and provide them with the particulars about the big event. Sending out an invite is the only way to know for sure who will be attending the groom’s final get together before marriage.
Be sure to include these key elements:
Enticing Tag Line
Give your party an exciting tag line. For example, “Let’s get ready to rumble”, or “Bring extra underwear, you’ll know when it happens”, or “Say farewell to bachelor years with cheers & beers”. It can be anything catchy that encompasses the fun vibe the celebration is aiming for.
Name the Event
Personalize the party by coming up with a fun name for the event. It lets guests know right away who and what they’re being invited to celebrate. It should be simple and to the point, like “John’s last night of freedom”, or “World’s Greatest Bachelor Party”.
Location(s) for the Celebration
Make sure to include the all-important location of the meet up place. If you have a list of locations for the scheduled events, be sure to include the time and locations as well. This will be helpful for the folks who can only join the festivities at earlier or later times. Some guests may only be able to make it for a part of the party.
Date & Time
Guests need to know when to show up where. Make the date of the party and the time that it begins clear on the stag party invite. If the party involves multiple scheduled events, like meeting at someone’s home, followed by dinner at a restaurant, include the starting times for each.
Mention helpful details that help guests prepare for the party. Things like cost, appropriate clothing to wear or bring, and info on the planned activities give guests a clear idea of what to expect. For overnight trips and weekend getaways, let them know what type of the lodging is booked. The more detailed you can be, the better. Guests will spend less time wondering and more time participating.
Make sure you include an RSVP section on the stag party invite. Be very clear about how and when you need them to reply by, whether it’s by phone, email, etc. List your name and your contact information, as well as a date that you need their reply by.
Hard Copy Paper Invitation vs. Online Invitation – Which is better?
Thanks to modern technology, we have many options when it comes to inviting guests. If you’re debating whether to send out a paper stag party invite or just to put the word out online, weigh the pros and cons of each. The right choice will come down to your personal preference, budget, and time commitment.
Here’s what you need to know when choosing from bachelor party invitations:
- Classic and classy way to inform guests
- Gives guests a hard copy to remind them of the event
- Design can enhance the overall theme of the event
- Takes time to choose, design, and purchase
- Requires postage and mailing
Online & Electronic Invite
- Easy to create and quick to send out
- Can get immediate responses
- No postage necessary
- Budget-friendly- No cost for printing and/or designing
- Can be seen as too casual, not as formal as a paper invitation
- Some guests may not go online frequently
- Easy to miss the invite due to a technical snafu
Popular Bachelor Party Invitations
Grab a pen and start writing! Handwritten invitations have a more personal, intimate feel.
Computer Printout Invitation
Print out a pre-made invitation right at home. There are many design options, and it’s cheaper and easier than having professional prints made.
Show off your design skills and come up with the perfect invitation by taking the DIY route. Be creative and have fun with it! Check out our Bachelor Party Invitations board on Pinterest for some inspiration.
Generic Store Bought Invitation
Keep it simple and inexpensive with a pre-made generic invitation. All you have to do is fill in the details for the event. These can be found sold in packs at the Dollar Store or any party supply store, typically with envelopes included.
Custom Invitation – we love Etsy!
Etsy’s expansive marketplace makes it easy to find a designer who can create your ideal custom invitation.
Online Electronic Invitation
Send out bachelor party invitations online to your guest’s email addresses, or through social media sites like Facebook. No postage necessary, so it’s affordable and easy to do.
3D Object Invitation
Take the typical invite to another level with a 3D object invitation. It can tie in to the theme for the event, and it gives guests something tangible to help them anticipate the party.
Our Favorite Online & Electronic Invite Options
Minted makes customizing a beautiful invite simple. Choose from hundreds of designs within your budget. You also select your paper type, colors, and specific the style. You’ll receive free custom envelopes and recipient addressing with your order.
Online invitations made as easy as can be. With PunchBowl, you can create your invitation right from your phone with their app. When guests respond, you’ll get a push notification. It’s a perfect option for busy party planners.
Choose a design and customize it with your own photos. With RSVP tracking and guest messaging, Paperless Post makes managing your bachelor bash as painless as possible.
SmileBox lets you make animated invitations that include your own photos with a beautiful ready-made design. These cheerful invites can include music, texts, and other touches that help set the scene for the soiree.