There was a time when the groom-to-be had a night out with his friends that the night before he got hitched and it was called a stag night. Now times have changed. Sensibly, the stag is nowadays rarely insensibly drunk the night before he gets married. He is also much less likely to spend just an evening with his mates. Stag parties are parties for a guy about to get married and they take place the evening before the wedding that is normally organized by the best man as well as usually mean a visit to as many pubs as you can possibly walk or stagger to. A stag do can also take several days before the wedding. Some stags prefer to venture overseas for the enhanced what goes on tour stays on tour feeling and to benefit from some of the most liberal laws.
Plan the perfect stag party
If you are wondering where to start, here are some top tips and ideas to help you to plan the perfect stag party and get your mates singing your praises for years to come.
- Confirm rough dates for the stag party
It should be no closer than two weeks before the wedding although this is flexible. The most important person it has to be convenient for is the Groom so the dates have to set to suit him.
- Who to invite to the stag party?
His friends from home, college, work, family and school can invite for a stag party. It is becoming more common for invites to be issued to the Groom’s father and wait for it, the Bride’s father you will have to ask the Groom about that one. The bigger the group is more difficult to manage and you have to collect the money etc. so keep the group size manageable.
- Choosing the location
The budget of the group and the amount of time off work and spent away from families, partners etc will also dictate how far you travel. The stag activity weekends are the perfect medium so you will only need to take a day or two off work.
- Don’t go too far
A good way to get everyone involved quickly is to have t-Shirts printed with photos or nicknames or everyone because this breaks the ice and gets everyone talking.
- Keep a kitty
It is far easier with a big group than going in rounds as someone will be missed out or miss their round in stag do activities, especially as the night draws on. Gather the money early on and replenish when needed.