Top Tips For The Perfect Stag Do
Top Tips For The Perfect Stag Do”
Amsterdam, Magaluf, Oktoberfest, A day of Paintballing, Go-karting, hiring a Ferrari and dare I say it, Legs11? Whatever you decide to do there are literally hundreds of options. Most of which will be lead by the Bestman.
A Stag Do is no longer a “Do” it’s more of a “get away” going from a night out to a long weekend / week away. There’s no harm in that. It’s the perfect opportunity. You can all give the Groom a nice (but embarrassing) send off before he get’s wed.
But this post isn’t going to be about way’s in which you should torment the groom, nor is it about places to go or even things to do.
So what exactly is this post about?
A lecture on Health and Safety? How to make sure your Groom returns in one piece? Nope… Sadly, you’re on you own for that.
What this is about, is ways in which you can create the most memorable Stag Do going. How to plan, execute and make sure all enjoy the perfect Stag.
Planning – Organising a Stag Do shouldn’t require military precision. That being said, I firmly believe in the saying “Fail to Plan, Plan to fail”. Unless your Stag Do is a complete surprise then you should definitely consider having the Groom “in” for the initial planning at least. This is important primarily for the reasoning of deciding on a date. The last thing you want to do is organise a date that the Groom isn’t available on. Once the Groom has agreed to a date (and signed it off with this Wife to be). You’re good to go. At this point, feel free to exclude the Groom from all future planning.
There is no reason to go overboard and you really should consider a budget. Unless of course, there is no budget, by all means, go crazy. However, IF the Groom is to be spending any money at all you need to take this into account. Remember, he’s got a Wedding to pay for and his future wife isn’t going to appreciate it if he “blows” it all on beer. Which brings me on to my next tip.
Why should you care about his budget? Or what his future wife thinks? – Remember his future wife is the person who’s going to dictate whether your lovely Groom can come out to play or not
Consider ALL guests invited. This includes Father of the Groom and Father of the Bride. If you want to split it into 2 events that’s fine (and most common) but remember, there’s a bigger picture than what meets the eye.
What happens on tour, stays on tour.
Well… at least some of it does.
This is a memorable time for you all, be sure to document what you can. No, you don’t need to hire a Photographer but make sure you grab some snaps on your phone along the way and consider creating a little photobook of them all as a present for the Groom…. Or if you’re really evil… For the Bride so she can see what really went on.
I’m going to be a real party pooper here, so I apologise in advance, but remember that the ultimate goal is for the Groom to have fun. Don’t over step the boundary here. You want to all remember it, but for all the right reasons. The Stag Do should be tailored for the Groom. Ribbing and torment is optional.