Need to get your stag party booked but don't know where to start? Don't panic intrepid party people, here's 8 quick points to consider when planning an epic weekend.
You think you've got plenty of time and have it all covered but you'd be surprised how quickly that time goes and plans get knocked out of shape at late notice, so allow...
It's always best to book early to ensure you get the best deals around and have time to deal with last minute changes (lads dropping out late in the day, etc) and availability.
The run up to the wedding will definitely be a busy time for the groom, it's also possible others in the group will also have prior commitments so try and get ahead of he game and decide on your dates early.
Try and check with as many of the attendees as possible but ultimately it's the groom's plans you need to allow for.
The groom might already have an idea of what he wants to do on his last weekend as a single/free man, which might be the deciding factor on where you go.
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Another thing to double check with the groom is whether anyone has any special needs or injuries that might restrict them doing anything? If older relatives are attending will they be able to do a zip wire or should you be opting for something more all inclusive? The other big consideration you have to make is the budget and value, not everybody will have the same sized wallet and nobody wants to be left feeling awkward so you want the price point to be comfortable for the group while not be short changed on quality.
Invariably you'll have to face some attention deficit with the boys, sometimes it's like herding kittens just trying to get a straight answer. But stand firm and try to get them to commit sooner rather than later (even then be prepared for potential last minute drop outs).
Getting everyone to pay up can be a hassle to so we've taken care of that for you. Our new Client VIP login system means all the boys pay direct which means you don't have to run around chasing payment from everyone.
Stay in touch, setting up a Facebook group is a good way to contact everyone easily, plus it will allow everyone to see who is slow to reply and how on the ball you are with their arrangements. Whichever way you do it make regular contact with the guys and keep them in the loop.
The difference between an average and an EPIC stag parties is often in the detail. Think ahead and try to cover as many bases as early as possible to set the groom up with the best weekend. Other things to consider;
And make sure you've got any necessary paperwork (eg insurance, visas, etc) we will send you a stag pack just prior to your weekend.
Ask the experts. Our team are always happy to help and there are very few questions we haven't had before. With 12 years of experience we know a thing or two about building perfect stag weekends and we know that this isn't just any weekend. This is a weekend of awesome proportions and getting it right is crucial and we're happy to help make that happen.
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So good luck trusty stags, go forth, be epic and don't forget your toothbrush!