Being the best man at a wedding comes with many responsibilities, the most important being the organizer of the groom’s stag party. This might come with a few concerns, as the aim is always to create an unforgettable and enjoyable experience. Fear not, as this article offers all the tips needed to host a miracle of a stag party.
There’s no right cost for a stag do, and most often, how much you’ll pay will depend on the activities you engage in, as well as the venue of the event. Skiing with the boys in the Alps, for example, will cost differently than enjoying a night out in a couple of Brisbane stripclubs.
Yes, cost can be a huge concern for you as a best man and for anyone involved with a stag do. However, this doesn’t take away from the fact that stag do’s are easily one of the most memorable events you could ever be a part of. While you might be thinking about how much fun your friend, the groom, might have at this party, there may be several attendees who worry about how much this single event is going to cost them financially.
To help with the smooth planning and implementation of a stag do, you’ll need to produce a budget that can be afforded by everyone involved or invited. In many cases, all expenses are shared among all groomsmen and other guests, which can help ease the burden. With the stag budget, ensure that you know how much everyone is expected to contribute before making it public and asking for contributions.
You might opt for a simple local bucks night, or you might consider a new experience by having your stag do abroad. The latter often seems exciting at the onset and eventually gets stressful with all the planning required. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be stressful to plan a destination stag do.
When planning a destination stag do, you’ll want to set the date as early as possible. This will help you get great deals on both flights and accommodation while giving all potential attendees enough time to check their availability and organize their lives before then. When this is done, you’re assured of getting your final guest list in due time, with little to no disappointments. You might also want to leverage your social media networks to keep everyone attending in the loop with the planning process. Hold discussions where ideas float from one end to the other about activities to try, the best hotels you can sleep in, and pint stores to explore.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to picking a location. There are many great destinations for a stag do from Prague, Warsaw, Budapest, and Barcelona to Amsterdam and Brisbane. With so many options, you must narrow down your search. Find countries and occasions that meet your intended activities, whether it’s an insane nightlife you’re after, great beach experiences, or wonderful strip clubs.
The best time to think of activities is during your initial planning phase. Knowing your intended activities will help you choose your location and even set the budget. The sole aim of every stag do for the groom is to have as much fun as he possibly can and ensure that any activity you choose is something he likes and has agreed to do. It’s his party, after all. So, if he encourages you to set everything up so that everyone has a great time, you could put the activities to a vote. Gather all the possible activities suggested by others and then get everyone to select their preferred heart-racing experience.
If more than one activity is allowed, they could arrange the options in order of preference. After this, discuss the options with the most votes with the groom to ensure he thinks they’re just as awesome as you think they are.