Surely you jest, WXII-TV in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The piece you ran about Eat Pray Love-themed weddings seemed like a joke. But when we hit the part about including the bachelor party in the overarching theme of a middle-aged navel-gazer's big adventure, it began to dawn on us that you might be serious.
In which case, as Friend of Gut Check Jay Jernigan notes, "If the groom agrees, bride = beard."
Far be it from us to question one's sexuality based on an agreement to go along with a bachelor party that features the food and decor from Italy, India and Indonesia. But really. Do you know any guys who are going to tell their friends, "Hey! Come to my Eat Pray Love-themed bachelor party!"
Translation: "Hey! We'd really like to have your severed testicles as a wedding gift!"
Part of the fun of a party is matching the food and themes to the participants. Surely there are movies that inspire nosh and drink ideas better suited to most fellas that don't feature enlightenment and Julia Roberts.
Truth be told, any of these ideas are applicable to bachelorette parties, too. Not every gal wants to mark her last unwedded night with mediation and gelato.
1) Fight Club There's no better way to buck a chick flick-inspired bachelor party than with this ultimate ode to reclaiming masculinity in a world where fathers have too often disappeared and boys are left with no Y chromosome role model.
As for party concepts, this one's pretty darn easy: drinks at a skeevy bar, discuss duvets, ask friends to hit the groom as hard as they can.