When is the best time to throw the bachelor/bachelorette party?

Contrary to most wedding movies, throwing the bachelor/bachelorette party the night before the wedding is not as common anymore and for good reason. The night before the wedding should be spent going over last minute checklists, preparing, and getting a good nights rest. In addition, planning two parties so close together can be very stressful for the bride/groom as well as for the people planning it. Nowadays it is more typical for bachelor/bachelorette parties to be held a week before the big day, early enough to give your bride/groom time to rejuvenate and prepare for the wedding, but late enough to serve as a last hoorah.