Do plan on spending money indiscriminately and wondering where it all went.
Don’t schedule a tee time for golf before noon and expect to make it on time.
Do mix and mingle friends, because they will have fun as a unit.
Don’t order $4.25 platters of escargot. (Some of your tripmates may disagree with you, but it’s a personal decision.)
Do coordinate travel so that most of the party is flying and driving at the same time.
Don’t go to South Carolina in July.
Do eat, drink, and be merry, because it’s hard not to have a good time. Congratulations, Steve!