Your mate’s stag do is a once in a lifetime event. It’s the one time when you and all your buddies can get together to have a big bash, right on the eve of the wedding. And that means that it’s essential that you do everything you can to get it right. Here are some tips to guide you through.
- Find Out What People Want To Do
First off, you need to think of a good idea or theme for the stag night party. Most stag-do organisers ignore what the stag wants. But you don’t have to. In fact, including some of the stuff he wants to do can make the evening a lot more fun. Nothing is more miserable than a stag who isn’t enjoying himself.
Also canvas for a few ideas from his other friends, even if you don’t know them very well. It’s likely that they’ll be able to give you some perspective on the sort of things he’d like to do. They might even have some ideas of their own.
- Work Out Who To Invite
One of the perennial problems of stag & hen parties is knowing who to invite. As the best man, you probably don’t know all the stag’s friends from year’s past. Thus, it’s a good idea to consult with the bride-to-be and the groom’s friends. Ask them who else should be invited to complete the event. Then, draw up a list of invites and run it by the groom to make sure he’s okay with the guests.
- When To Hold It
People’s calendars have a habit of getting filled up rather quickly. And this can make organising a stag do a nightmare. You’ll be amazed at just how many clashes there are in people’s diaries. That’s why you should decide on a date as soon as you hear about the groom’s engagement. Pencil it into the diary, and send out invites immediately.
- Don’t Hold It The Night Before The Wedding
Stag dos are famously drunken affairs. So the last thing you want to do is set a date for the stag night, right before the wedding. It’s important to give the groom time to recover from his ordeal before kissing the bride on his big day.
- Action Packed Or Relaxed
Different groups of people like doing different things. So it’s a good idea to get a sense of the mood before you start organising events. Do the groom and all his friends want to do something action-packed? Or would they prefer an evening of noughts and crosses in the pub?
- Take Money Early
The last thing you want is for the day of the stag do to arrive and have no money to pay for it. That’s why it’s so important to collect money from guests in advance. Taking money online is easy these days. You can use bank transfers or Paypal. Just make sure you don’t end up paying for fifty tickets to Thorpe Park.