There are several factors which influence organizing a Stag Weekend. Obviously you want a Stag Weekend that everyone remembers for years to come, so it is important to follow some rules.
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- Choose your Stag Party carefully. It is important that everyone gets along – the last thing that you want is a full-on brawl on the first night because Dave stole Ben’s girlfriend when they were at school together and Ben still hasn’t forgiven him. Equally if you want it to be a booze fest and the majority of your Stag Party are Teetotalers, you might want to make some new friends. It is also quite common that the Stag might wish to bring his Dad or maybe even the father of the bride-to-be, so consider what their relationships are like and whether the father of the bride thinks that lap dancing clubs are seedy and degrading or a good laugh.
- Consider your location. Picking your location is the second most important factor to organizing a Stag Weekend that you’ll remember, for all the right reasons. Perhaps you are sick to death of Stag Parties filling up your local and you fancy going somewhere that is a little more salubrious for some pampering. Think about what you want to do and which destination best suits you. Going abroad or to somewhere that no one in your Stag Party has been before will instantly add an exciting dimension to your weekend and have everyone fired up from the minute that they step off the plane, train or bus.
- Travel together. Half of the fun is traveling together, and if you can, it is always best to hire a vehicle and get someone who is not in the party to drive. Then you can start your Stag Weekend from the minute that you leave the house. It is also essential that when Mike falls asleep, someone draws or writes on his face.
- Organize activities. If you want to spend the whole weekend in the pub, that is fine, but you might as well have stayed at home if you are going to do that. If you are having trouble thinking up things to do on your Stag Weekend, why not try professional party planners and get them to suggest some packages. It doesn’t matter what you budget is, by doing this research you can get ideas and suggestions for all types of groups. Pick a location and then see what activities are on offer. Choose from activities like Paintballing, Go-Karting, or dancing your disco slippers off in top clubs. It is much easier getting someone else to do this for you than you having to research all possible destinations and activities. If you are going for a whole weekend, then make sure that you have plenty of things planned. The last thing you want is a group of bored men on your hands.
- Getting somewhere decent to stay. Some people don’t mind rat-infested holes, but the vast majority of Stag Weekenders want something nice so make sure you do your research. Professional party and event planners will organize your accommodation too, so if you don’t want to have to spend time trawling the internet for good deals, get them to do the leg work for you. You don’t have to spend a fortune and a lot of places will do you deals if there is a big group of you staying – so don’t be afraid to ask. There is also very little difference between a 3 and 4 star hotel, so if the only difference is the price, I would opt for the cheaper of the two. Make sure that you don’t pick a hotel located miles out of the city or you will end up spending a fortune on transport.
- Behave. Respect the place where you are staying and remember that just because you are on holiday doesn’t mean that you should behave like an idiot and get arrested. Obviously if you want to behave like an idiot then by all means go for it, but remember that everything is best man speech fodder. Embarrassing.