When your boy finally breaks down and proposes to his girlfriend, there are two major celebrations: the bachelor party and the wedding. They couldn't be any more different (photographic evidence of the former isn't typically encouraged), but both require a huge amount of planning.
Oh, you might say, "Let's just fly to Vegas and see what craziness unfolds," but it doesn't work like that. This is his last night of freedom, and you're not going to half-ass it. Then again, guys hate coordinating logistics, so BroBible has some suggestions for making the party a good kind of shameful...and for keeping your expectations in check:
Plan ahead. Plan way, way ahead: The beauty of what seems like planning stupidly far in advance is that it makes the hit you take so much less. Flights are cheaper. Then you can space out the rest of the payments. Hotels a few months later. Maybe prepaying for an event. This way, instead of dropping $1,000 two weeks beforehand, by the time the weekend comes, you'll feel like you haven't spent a cent.
Keep the room freezing cold: Your room will have four dudes in it who, for four straight days, will be vomiting on their clothes and tucking them back in their bag; forgoing showering; oozing sweat all night and brushing their teeth less than once a day. Your room will stink, but if you keep it at a frigid 65 degrees, it will stink a lot less.
You won’t bang a stripper: Unless you have a lot of money.