Bachelor Party – I’ve been to a lot of these recently and they have been of all stripes – a trip to Vegas, a camping/rafting trip and one where we went sledding and out to dinner and a few bars. Personally, I had a great time at every single one of these, and from the people that I talked to who were there said the exact same thing. No matter what you do or where you go, I feel like you’re going to have a good time because you’re hanging out with your friends. I havent decided what to do quite yet, but it’s probably going to be something along the lines of a camping/hiking/fishing trip or something. It will probably be pretty close to where we all live (except for 1 person) so that everyone can go, which is what I’m concerned about most. My estimated cost is going to be heavily dependent on gas prices. I know it will take me at least 1 tank of gas to get down there, and my most recent fill up was 60+
Estimated Cost: $150
Gifts for my Groomsmen – I havent decided what I’m going to get those jackals quite yet, but I’d like it to be something that each of them enjoys and gets a chance to use frequently. I’d also like something lasting, so beer or something similar is out (at least as the main portion – I may try and brew a special batch for them). Obviously I’ve seen a ton of stuff but dont want to go the typical route of a flask or a cigar cutter – my friends dont drink much hard booze, and only smoke cigars once in a blue moon (though prob will at my bachelor party).
Estimated Cost: Undisclosed, since I know some of them read this. It’ll be sweet though guys, I promise.
Bride’s gift – I’m going to be 100% honest here and fully admit that I had absolutely no idea what H was talking about when this came up for the first time. She started going on about her sisters wedding gift from her husband and I stopped her and said: “Wait, I tricked you into marrying me, and now I have to get you a gift to make sure nothing goes sideways? That’s BS” After that I got a long spiel about how it’s tradition and bla bla (a friend of mine put a spending cap on wedding gifts for him and his fiancee, equal to the exact amount of the firearm he wanted). I know that a lot of ladies read my blog and probably wont be happy with this, but I still question wether or not this is needed. I have found something that I hope that she will like and that wont break the bank, but I still feel like the resources could be better used elsewhere. I’m happy to give her something in all honesty, I just cant convince her not to get me anything (yet).
Estimated Cost: We are going to set a cost limit on this, but havent decided yet.
Well, that’s about all for the more fun stuff. How much did you spend on gifts, etc for your wedding?