Were you recently put in charge of a bachelor or bachelorette party? As the bride’s or groom’s right-hand guy or gal, you want the experience to be epic.

But the number of things you have to consider can quickly get overwhelming — especially since these days, the traditional bachelor-party scene just doesn’t cut it. If you’re wondering how to make this party unforgettable, here are some of the most important things to keep in mind.

Plan Early

There’s nothing worse than gathering a group of guests for a bachelor or bachelorette party just to have them sit around all night trying to figure out what to do. Be the best host you can be and make a plan early on — including the guest list, activities, proposed expenses for each guest and any travel dates.

Send out invites and a schedule of events as early as possible so that your guests have time to plan. Once you find out who will be coming and who might be a no-show, you can adjust your schedule accordingly.

Consider Your Budget

One of the first steps in the party planning process is to think about your budget. You want to celebrate the bride or groom in the most fantastic way possible, but you should also remain aware of your limits. The best way to do this is to talk to the bride or groom about their expectations of the event. You might have to go back and forth to determine what is reasonable for both of you.

Since other groomsmen or bridesmaids often pitch in to help cover the night’s expenses, you should also talk to these guests to determine how much they’re willing to spend as well. Make it clear what you expect each person to contribute. Then, once you’ve decided on a budget you can all agree to, write it down and stick to it as you create a schedule of the night’s events. Be sure to add a buffer for any unplanned expenses that might arise.

Respect the Wishes of the Bride or Groom

You might already have a clear picture in your mind about how the entire night will pan out. But have you actually asked the bride or groom what they want — and don’t want — during their big night?

Everyone will have opinions about the party you throw. But really, the only voices that matter are yours and those of the people you will be celebrating. Maybe the two have decided they want a joint bachelor and bachelorette party. Perhaps they already have an activity in mind for their dream night. Or, maybe they’re dead-set against anything they would consider too scandalous. Make sure you consider these requests as you plan a fun-filled night the bride or groom will love.

Find a Fun Activity Your Whole Party Can Enjoy

Do you want to switch up your bachelor or bachelorette party and go beyond the predictable? From a budget-friendly night at home to an over-the-top destination party, there are so many great ideas out there beyond the traditional bar hopping or strip clubs. Some different party ideas for bachelorette, bachelor and combined parties include:

  • Game night with hilarious group games like Cards Against Humanity
  • Escape rooms
  • Sporting events
  • Camping
  • Concerts
  • Road trips
  • Shooting ranges

Celebrate Your Bachelor or Bachelorette in Style at a Shooting Range

A trend is growing in both bachelor and bachelorette parties — one that combines adrenaline, friendly competition and pure fun. What is it, you ask? A day at your local indoor shooting range.

Shooting ranges have soared in popularity among brides- and grooms-to-be. It’s the perfect combined party idea that doubles as a way for everyone to blow off steam and shake their pre-wedding jitters.

At Blackstone Shooting Sports in Charlotte, we can customize everything you need to make your party a success. From firearm rentals to a VIP lounge and experts who will handle all your party-planning needs, you’ll find all the tools you need to turn your bachelor or bachelorette party into the event of your dreams. We can also show you how to shoot, so even people with no shooting experience will have a blast.

Get in touch online or stop by our facility to book an event space today. We can’t wait to join you as you celebrate the bride or groom in your life.


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It is the buyer’s responsibility to ensure that the item being purchased is legal to own in your city / state. Verify with your receiving dealer if you are not 100% sure that it is legal. – Magazines that violate capacity restrictions will not be shipped or substituted.

You must be 18 or older to purchase a rifle or shotgun and 21 or older to purchase a handgun.
You are responsible for compliance to your local and state laws.
Be aware of restrictions on extended magazines and certain types of AR-15 style rifles.

Not for sale where prohibited.
Blackstone will not sell or transfer a firearm to any of the following states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Washington, Guam, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Virgin Islands. In addition, we do not conduct any international sales. **Last updated 01/01/2023 (subject to change)

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During checkout you specify a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) near you who transfers the firearm to you, after successful background check if needed.
FFL can be your local Gun Shop, Gun Range or Pawn Shop willing to perform the transfer.

“Local Store Pick Up” in Charlotte, NC. *Sales tax may apply.
Blackstone Shooting Sports
2001 Wilkinson Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28208

The buyer is responsible for all FFL’s transfer fee/s upon pickup which is generally $15-30. “Local pickup” at our Charlotte location is free of charge.
For all FFL transfers, the firearm dealer (that we are sending the item/s to) must send us their valid license (FFL) by emailing ([email protected]). Blackstone is not responsible for any lost items shipped via USPS, FedEx, and UPS.

Ammunition Sales

All ammunition will be shipped FedEx or UPS ground; no air freight allowed.
Ammunition and firearms must be shipped separately.
Always make sure you order the correct ammunition for your specific firearm.

Federal law requires that you must be at least 18 years old to purchase shotgun and rifle ammunition and 21 years or older to purchase handgun ammo.

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Return Policy & Warranty

We fundamentally believe you will be thrilled with the products you purchase from Blackstone Shooting Sports. That’s because we go out of our way to ensure we get you the exact products you need from the best brands in the industry. We understand, however, that sometimes a product may not be what you expected it to be. In that unlikely event, we invite you to review the following terms related to returning a product.

If you need to return an item or cancel an order, simply contact our Guest Support Team at 704-414-6020 or by emailing [email protected] (be sure to include your order #). Feel free to use the live chat function on our website for the fastest support. All inquires received during business hours are answered same day!

*All canceled and returned items are subject to a 10% restocking fee.

Please allow 1-5 business days to credit back to your original form of payment.

Damaged/Used Product: Unless there is a verifiable manufacturer’s defect with the merchandise, no returns will be accepted on damaged or used products. This includes firearm parts that have been previously installed.

Returns Within 30 Days: The original method of payment will be refunded in full. Merchandise must be in new condition with all original packaging, documentation, accompanying accessories, and a receipt.

Returns Within 10 days: The original method of payment will be refunded in full. Merchandise must be in new condition with all original packaging, documentation, and a receipt. Non-cash transactions:

Restricted Items

Due to safety and liability concerns, Blackstone does not accept any returns on ammunition that have exited the facility. All online ammunition sales are final.

Blackstone does not accept any returns on firearms. We will assist with all recalls, warranty claims, or manufacturer defects with firearms previously purchased from Blackstone.

Blackstone does not accept any returns on knives. This is to ensure every knife purchase from Blackstone is 100% factory sharp, blemish free, and warrantied by the manufacturer. We will assist with all recalls, warranty claims, or manufacturer defects with knives previously purchased from Blackstone.

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North Carolina residents will be charged a 7.25% sales tax.

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