The 42-year-old's friends offered to hire strippers for a wild celebration in the groom's honour but McConaughey was in no mood to party.
"I had some friends who wanted me to have a bachelor party. But I said, 'What am I going to do at a bachelor party? Watch you guys have fun and then foot the bill?' I've definitely grown, because when you have a family there's more to live for," he said.
The couple became engaged last December and raise tow kids together.
R&B star Rihanna and rapper Drake are leading the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) nominations with five nods each.