|Should You Hire Male Strippers At All?
bachelorette is a virgin bride who sips cocoa at night whilst
she watches Disney movies in her big robe and bunny slippers,
chances are she's not going to be thrilled with a bevy of
barely-dressed man dancing in front of her. Make sure the
bride-to-be is cool with the idea of male strippers. Since
you're friends already you should know all about her tastes,
likes, dislikes, etc. We'd hate to see a platoon of buff male
strippers show up at the party to discover a mortified
bachelorette. The party's over! The same goes for the other
guests to your bachelorette party. It's certainly
understandable that a girl or two may be shy or even a little
embarrassed by a male stripper but if more than half the room is
running for the front door to make their escape, you've made a
bad move. Before you book a male stripper, take a quick mental
census and make sure the girls at your bachelorette party are
cool with scantily-clad buff dudes prancing around. ALSO -- make
sure the kiddies aren't home when the male dancer shows up!
Otherwise there'll be some explaining to do...
What Kind of Male Strippers Should You Hire?
Themes are always popular as they allow the bachelorette to
at least partially fulfill a fantasy before her wedding. At the
very least, a fireman, pizza delivery boy, policeman or
construction worker adds an element of lighthearted fun to the
male stripper experience. Some women are turned on by Latin
male dancers, others by black male strippers and others still
find that blonde haired, blue eyed hunks make them tingle. You
know your friend and you know what she'd like. It's her
bachelorette party so make sure you go all out and get her the
perfect male strippers to accentuate the occasion.
Find a Reputable Company
Legitimate companies such as
and other male stripper companies have been around a long time
and have an established track record in delivering a breathless
How can you tell if a firm offering male strippers is
reputable? First, a reputable male stripper company will offer
you a choice of up to five different dancers and seldom to never
guarantee that the male stripper you selected is available.
There are many valid reasons for this; the male stripper may
have another engagement (especially on a Friday or Saturday
night!), some male dancers you may request only wish to dance at
a male strip club and not in private homes or venues, etc. etc.
To increase your chances of getting the dancers you want, plan
your bachelorette party on a Thursday or a Sunday when the
dancer is much more likely to be available. It's also a good
idea to book your bachelorette party two or even three months in
advance which will practically guarantee the male strippers you
want will be available.
Next, check out the website and see if the male dancers
available are identified by name. This is because many
disreputable male stripper outfits throw a lot of pictures of
buff men on their website who have no connection at all with
their company. Often times, this second-rate company has one or
two or maybe even three male dancers -- but that's it. That's
very little variety and even less reliability. What if your
male stripper's car breaks down and there's no one else
available? Your bachelorette party goes downhill from there.
Any company that promises the very first dancer you select
should be sending up warning flags for you. Successful,
well-established companies are extremely busy so it's actually a
good sign if the very first male dancer you select is
unavailable. If the male strippers are in high demand then you
know you picked the right male stripper company to accommodate
You're Hiring Male Strippers -- Not Male Escorts
A lot of first-time bachelorette party planners are under the
false impression that male dancers are paid by the hour. Not
so! Male strippers are performers and they are at your
bachelorette party to perform. There is no clock running and
you'll never see a professional male stripper check his watch as
he dances and gyrates in front of the girls. He's an artist
executing a vision and he is done when he is done.
Here's a hot tip to keep the male dancer
going longer; have stacks of dollar bills on hand.
If the dancer is getting tipped as the girls are enjoying
themselves, he is more inspired to keep dancing and entertaining
How Much Do Male Strippers Cost?
In the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut)
$200 seems to be the average rate for a performance by a single
professional male stripper. On the west coast it's a little
lower; roughly $150. In the south and the Midwest the going
rate is around $100.
It's customary to pay a deposit of 50% up front and the
balance upon arrival of the dancer. Established companies can
process your credit card over the phone and email you a receipt
which is your confirmation and proof of payment. Look out for
the shady firms that don't ask for a deposit or can't take a
credit card over the phone -- these are usually "one man shows"
where the guy answering the phone is the same guy showing up at
your door -- if he shows at all!
Ok. It's Showtime. Are You Ready?
Professional male dancers come prepared; they'll bring their
own music on CD so make sure you're prepared with a stereo
system or boom box in the room that can play CDs. Rearranging
the furniture a bit may be a good idea to leave as much room as
you can to let the dancer move around in more space with more
Want pictures? Have your camera ready and ask the male
stripper, before he begins, if its OK to take pictures of him.
Some male dancers are also professional models and may not wish
you to take pictures of them while they dance.