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1. allow adequate time
(a) Allow at least a few weeks for you to plan (more if you need to consider international travel) and
(b) to give the groom a breather / recovery period before the big day (recommend 3 weeks plus) and if necessary calm the bride-to-be down about his stag party antics. The earlier you book the more likely you are to get the best deals around, by booking early with StagWeb we can guarantee you'll get the best available solution for the stag party.
2. know the score
Check with the stag. Has he got any ideas on what he would and wouldn't like to do for his last party weekend as a single man? Are there financial considerations, eg keep it local for more of the guys or celebrate abroad with just a few of you? Should you have 2 events? Should it last for a day or more typically an action packed stag weekend? Remember it's not just about you and the lads, the stag party should be an legendary occasion for the bridegroom.
3. consider the lads
Does anyone have any special needs or health concerns that will restrict them doing any stag activities? Will there be age or travel considerations? If yes make sure they're considered at the planning stage so that you can build the stag party around them, remember failing to plan is planning to fail!
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4. location, location, location
There can be many reasons for choosing a stag weekend destination with particular relevance to the nervous groom and or the gang, for example:
- history, maybe there is some historical significance from youth, uni or other
- convenience, to get all the lads together one place may work better than another (see StagWeb's city guide)
- accessibility, many European cities are now easier to get (eg The Baltics and Krakow)
- budget, some places are more appropriate than others (eg London or Bratislava)
- activities, there could be something extra special you want to do (eg bobsleigh in Riga, target shooting in Prague)
- style, some venues are more relaxed than others (eg banging Budapest or laid back Ljubljana)
If you still can't make up your mind, see our stag do destinations.
5. encourage commitment
You're going to have to coordinate attention deficit staggers. Getting the lads to confirm might prove challenging, but getting advance funds may be trickier than a Bulgarian crossword. If your planning's efficient from the outset, get in touch with them asap and highlight the finance. Once you've done that get them to confirm they're in, then bar a couple of drop outs here and there you'll have your numbers.
6. beware the clashes
No, not stag night attire but calendar planning for the stag party. When is the proposed event? Time of year? Seasonal implications? Weather? Is there anything going on that day you should be aware of? Does it clash with other events or weddings? Birthdays? Crucial matches? Is it a public holiday?
7. keep checking
Check the arrangements you've made amongst the stag party, and send them the occasional reminder (whether it's to send you money, book their own flights, sort out their insurance or other). Oversights do happen and it's important this do goes off without any major glitches. What we do at StagWeb is give you a fully loaded itinerary with all the detail you need plus we send you a high value stag pack in the post, so at all times you have maximum info and minimum fuss. It's a lot easier with StagWeb, more time less hassle!
8. plan for all the small things
Check out transport, activity and stag night dress codes, the weather and make sure you've got any necessary paperwork (eg insurance, visas, etc).
9. don't lose it
Of course you should have maximum stag party fun but remember as the bestman you're in charge of planning, meaning you're the control. Don't come off too heavy handed Lennox , but do keep an eye on things and most of all make sure the Stag is looked after. It's also your responsibility to ensure he has a fantastic time!
10. take photos
It's a big night and with everything that'll be going on you're likely to forget a lot of the detail. Preserve the stag party in celluloid by taking photos or filming (buy disposable cameras or hire a video camera or even a digital camera). And of course be aware that some memorabilia may be embarrassing, hurtful or harmful. It may seem nothing at the time but it's your responsibility to make sure that "what goes on tour stays on tour".
11. the morning after
Let's face it ... at the very least it's going to be a big night, so make sure of a number of things. Imbibe the essential 2-pint water clearance before you go to bed. Do everyone a favour and leave the window open before you turn in. Know what's going on for breakfast - if you miss it have other arrangements worked out. Have some aspirin / resolve / or whatever else with you. Others will also be in need. And lastly, if due at the wheel, make sure you're safe to drive before you journey homeward. With all the stag party fun you'll have, there's no point having a bad ending.
12. keep her sweet
If the good lady's waiting at home and not already sobbing into the arms of her relatives, remember she was good enough to allow you away for some debauched stag party action in the first place. So to avoid the Spanish Inquisition on your return and to ensure Sunday night peace and quiet tell her it was all pretty normal and bring her a gift.
There's much to think about and get right, being an original specialist company StagWeb will help you plan an unforgettable stag party. Whatever your choices you can rest assured that StagWeb is totally focused on you getting the most out of your weekend, our services and value are second to none – there's a lot to do in planning a successful stag party and no one does it better than StagWeb, so send a brief in today and we'll get cracking! Plus if you book your event through us we'll also send you StagWeb's fantastic bestman's guide absolutely free! So that's the stag night, speech and duties taken care of in one go!
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