Would You Attend a Stranger’s Bachelor Party?

I’ve never had a bachelor party of my own, though I’ve been to several for friends. One of the neat things about these parties, I’ve found, is that you get to meet all sorts of friends of the bachelor from different times and places in their life, which lets you learn a little more about the bachelor himself.

However, I think it’s pretty rare that there might be an attendee of a bachelor party who is a complete stranger to everyone at the party…including the bachelor himself.

That’s what happened recently when the organizer of a bachelor party misspelled an e-mail address, accidentally inviting a stranger to the party. The stranger’s reply all response? “f**cking count me in!”

The full story is in the video below, but I think my favorite part is that Will, the accidental invitee, was asked to provide a photo of himself to show that he wasn’t a crazy ax murder. In response, he sent a photo of himself from second grade doing karate.

So, a couple questions (and my answers, but I’d love to hear yours):

  1. If you were accidentally invited to a stranger’s bachelor/bachelorette party, would you go? (I probably would not, as I’m not a “life of the party” kind of guy, and I feel like that would be an important asset if you’re thrown into a group of random people. I’m also not much of a “party” guy.)
  2. If an amusing stranger was accidentally invited to your bachelor/bachelorette party, would you let them attend? (Maybe for a small part of it if they lived in town? It already seems like a big responsibility to help connect your friends from various walks of life, much less a random stranger.)

What do you think?


10 Responses to “Would You Attend a Stranger’s Bachelor Party?”

  1. Katy says:

    What a great story! I hope Will and his bachelor party crew become lifelong friends after such a crazy adventure!

    Depending on the events of the bachelor(ette) party, I might consider going to a stranger’s event if accidentally invited and it was in town/close by, but would ultimately probably not go and send a reply of “I think you meant to invite a different Katy”

    However, if an amusing stranger were to be invited to a hypothetical party for me, I’d probably say sure, as it’d likely be a neat story to share later and the more the merrier.

  2. TMac says:

    Funny you should mention this! I was actually invited to a stranger’s Christmas party this year. At first I thought it must be someone I know in a different context, but I just couldn’t place the names, email addresses, etc of any of the invitees. I didn’t get down to the mechanics of how my email address ended up on the invitation list, but after much thought, I eventually realized that it truly was a mistake. I did show up, and I pulled a classic J. Walter Weatherman that obviously ended with me losing an arm and bleeding profusely all over the host’s house while the guests screamed. At that point, I halted my own screams of “OH GOD! EVEN MY NERVES ARE BLEEDING!” and calmly cited, “And that’s why you always double check email addresses before pressing send.”

  3. Brent Keath says:

    It depends on what they were doing at the bachelor party. I am a kid at heart so my bachelor party included bowling, mini golf, and laser tag.

    Would you consider going if the party was board game themed (like Ben Wyatt’s from Parks and Rec)?

    I would probably say no to a stranger accidentally invited to the party. Mostly because you have no idea who you’re going to get. And I prefer to make more strategic decisions (thus why I avoid most dice games; excluding Euphoria of course).

    • Jamey Stegmaier says:

      I thought about that while I wrote the post, Brent. I am open to attending strangers’ game days/nights from time to time, but I like when they’re low key. I think I’d be less inclined to attend a gaming-related bachelor party for that reason.

  4. I’m not a party person, and didn’t even have a bachelorette party for my own wedding because I have such a small circle of friends. I have to agree with you that in order for that to work out, the person would have to be a very social person. I think I would just be too awkward for it to work out!
    However, if a random stranger were invited to my party, I’d say the more the merrier. Sitting with random people who joined an adventuring party in D&D is how I’ve met most of my close friends. I imagine an actual party can’t be much different…just less wizards and more small talk!

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