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Do I have to have a stag do

Do I Have to Have a Stag Do? 7 Things To Help You Decide


Do I have to have a stag do and should I have a stag do are two very different questions. 🤔

Let us explain…

Do I Have to Have a Stag Do?

No, of course you don’t.

If you 100%, absolutely, categorically do not want to have a stag do, don’t have one.

Nobody is forcing you.

But ask yourself why you don’t want one.

Is it a financial decision? Is it because they’ve got a rowdy reputation? Is it because you’re anxious about different friends coming together from all walks of your life?

Look. We get it.

You won’t be the first person to feel apprehensive, but you don’t need to be. We’ll explain why…

Should I Have a Stag Do?

100% yes.

Despite their reputations, stag weekends can be anything you want them to be.

Boozy, non-boozy, chaotic, chilled, short, long, big, small – whatever!

Try and count the times in your life when you get a free pass to get the guys together and do something memorable.


Don’t miss this opportunity!

Still on the fence?

Here are 7 things to consider when you’re deciding whether to have a stag do or not.

  1. The Budget 💸
  2. Boozy or booze-free 🍻
  3. Do something different! 🏄
  4. Get the guys together 🙋
  5. Celebrate a massive milestone🙌
  6. Your partner’s POV? 🤔
  7. Your own worries 🤷

The Budget 💸

You’ve probably noticed – weddings are expensive.

The cake. The dress. The suits. The flowers. The photographer. The food. The drinks. The [PLEASE GOD MAKE IT STOP!]…

And throwing a stag do on top of that can add to the money worries.

However, they don’t have to break the bank.

Book in advance, take advantage of happy hours, group discounts, free entries, or even better… head to StagWeb.co.uk for one-of-a-kind deals on venues, activities and more!

Also, quite often, the group covers the cost for the groom, so you might not spend a penny anyway – just some quality time with your best friends!

Boozy or Booze-Free 🍻

Stag parties are synonymous with wild nights on the town… but they don’t have to be.

If you’re not a party animal, don’t let that stop you!

There are loads of sober stag do ideas out there for you and the guys to take on and conquer.

Just move the focus away from the booze and focus on having a memorable adventure with the lads.

Do Something Different! 🏄

Forget a standard night on the town – this is your chance to do something different.

Step outside that comfort zone and do something different… something adventurous… something legendary!

How often in your life do you get to tour a city on board a beer bike or throw axes at massive targets?

Probably never.

Stag do activities

Check out our epic and extensive list of stag do activities and prepare for a weekend to remember.

Get the Guys Together 🙋

The older you get, the harder it is to get the guys together.

Whether it’s work obligations, childhood commitments, or they’re just edging closer to being grumpy old men, opportunities become few and far between.

However, a stag do is a green light to get the lads together; a free pass no partner can deny you.

Don’t miss the chance… you may live to regret it.

Celebrate a Massive Milestone🙌

Getting married is a pretty big deal, fella.

You’re committing to spend the rest of your life with someone.

That ain’t something to take lightly.

So, make sure you mark the occasion for what it is and celebrate this momentous moment in style.

Stag do drinks

Your Partner’s POV? 🤔

Does your partner have concerns about you having a stag?

Is she worried about money? Is she worried about the rowdy reputation? Is she worried it’s too close to the wedding?

You need to sit down with your other half and set some boundaries which would give you both peace of mind.

If you talk things out and are supportive of each other’s views, then maybe the decision won’t be as hard to make as you think.

Your Own Worries 🤷

What if something went horribly wrong? What if people don’t show up? What if things get cancelled?

There are many “what ifs” and only so much you can do about them…

That’s why we are an ABTA-certified agency!

If you book with us, you’ll be able to relax in the knowledge that we’re held to the highest standards in the industry, so you won’t have to worry about a thing.

But despite all the planning, we can’t always predict everything.

Our advice? Keep a positive mindset and remember – stag dos are a great way to shake the wedding stress off, even if just for the weekend.

Let that sink in.

Need Some More Advice?

Give us a call on 01225 474200 and one of our expert Destination Specialists will be more than happy to advise you.

Convinced You Want a Stag Do?

Legend – you won’t regret it.

Head to StagWeb.co.uk now to start your stag planning journey – whether that’s just for some inspo on the best places to go, the best activities to try – whatever!

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