Yes, you're going to have an alcohol-drinking stripper-watching, projectile-burping good time. But keep in mind that while the goal of the party is for the groom and his friends to have fun, you still have to act responsibly.

One of the main responsibilities you have is to make sure everyone has a safe ride home. Depending on how many places you're going to, some pre-arranged transportation might be in order. Since the groom isn't the only one likely to forget his name by the end of the night, you might want to arrange for a taxi or limo to take you and the guests to and from your destinations. Another option is to rent a 15-person van (at about $70 for the night), provided you designate a sober driver. For the limos, make sure you get an hourly rate up front.

Also, remember that when a lot of people are drinking, things could potentially slip out of control. While we don't expect you to be a babysitter, it's a good idea to look out for the groom and to enlist the guests to look out for each other.

Finally, don't forget to remind the groom that he's getting married. Yes, this is his last chance at freedom, but don't get the poor bastard drunk and then pressure him into sleeping with his ex-girlfriend one last time "for posterity." You're not out to doom the wedding.

Once you've followed these steps, carefully planned the party and respected the groom's wishes, there's only one thing left to do: pop open a cold one, and save one for us.