Stag Do Planning
To make things a whole lot easier for you, we explain how to plan the all-important stag do in simple step by step methods. This will take away all of the stress and hassle that you might have come across as well as saving you a whole lot of time! Since we are a stag do planner, over the years we have learnt a thing or two about all the planning that comes with stag weekends. Here you’ll find tips and advice on who to invite, budget planning, where to go and all the other extras that complete the stag do planning.
Stag Do Planning Ideas
As soon as you even think about a stag do the whole planning process can seem pretty daunting but don’t worry! We’re here to help you get off to the best start possible with all our planning tips and tricks. And there are a few things to remember when it comes to the stag do planning.
Thanks to stag do planners like ourselves, you have been able to freely enjoy life with as little or as much input to the stag party planning as you like! Which means you could pass us the hard bits like finding accommodation and sorting what you can have to fit your budget. And you can enjoy sorting the fun parts like picking what stag do activities and where to go!
Things to Remember When Stag Do Planning:
When Are You Celebrating?
The most important part to remember is picking when you are going to celebrate as this could rule out certain places and activities. Especially if you have teachers within the stag group.
What’s Your Approx. Group Size?
As soon as possible you want to be able to have an approximate group size. Once you’ve got this you can piece together what you can and can’t do during the stag weekend.
What’s Your Destination?
Are you feeling like a UK celebration or are you feeling like going overseas for the stag do abroad? Once you’ve made your mind up you can narrow down the best destination for you. Maybe a Cardiff stag weekend or stag do in Newcastle is better for you?
What About Activities!
It’s all well and good having your destination sorted but you need to make sure you have some amazing stag activities that you can do during the stag weekend.
Don’t Forget Evening Entertainment
Activities are the most important aspect but you want to make sure your sorted for the evening too. Whether that’s with a meal or a bar crawl the choice is yours.
Do You Need Accommodation?
Depending on if you are organising a whole weekend or just a one-day stag do you may need some accommodation!
5 Travel Advice Tips for Staying Safe
Whether you are jetting off abroad or staying in the UK it is always important to stay safe. Especially if there is a big group of you travelling together. From planning your stag do abroad to organising a trip down to the capital city. With all our experience over the years we have learnt a thing or two about staying safe. These essentials will make sure that you can enjoy yourselves without having to worry about a thing. We have some more tips about staying safe on the stag do here.
1. Emergency Numbers
This is extremely important if you’re heading abroad. Make sure you know or have note of emergency numbers that you might need whilst you are in your chosen stag do destination.
2. Financial Protection
If you have started having a look at your stag do planning, you will know that booking stag do packages and multiple activities can become quite pricy. Which is why you want to make sure you’re protected for if anything goes wrong. Here at Funktion Events, we are protected by ABTA which means you are fully protected.
3. Stick Together!
The saying ‘safety in numbers’ is something to think about here. A group of lads on a stag weekend just want to have fun right? So make sure you stay safe and stick together no matter where you head during the stag weekend.
4. Passport Control
Even the most organised of people have abit of a panic when they head over to the airport. And you’d be surprised by the amount of people who forget or use their passport as their ID whilst there out. Make sure you keep it safe and you know where it is at all times.
5. Keep Up to Date
Before you make your way on your stag weekend make sure you are up to date and know the latest on your location. It’s nice to know abit before you go so you can focus on the important parts like having fun.
Who Should Organise the Stag Party?
Once you popped the question to your now fiancé you will most definitely have had a few stag do ideas running through your mind. But it’s kind of an unwritten rule that your best man is the one who has to pull out all the stops for an unbelievable stag do.
And since you’re getting ready for all things to do with the wedding, your spare time can become pretty sparse which is why it’s a good idea to leave this duty to the best man. It takes the pressure off you as the groom-to-be as well as adding some excitement into whatever plans are made for the celebrations.
Or if you want to be in the loop you can help the best man put together the stay weekend without having to do all the hard work. Especially if you have some help off a stag do planning company like ourselves.
How Far in Advance Should You Plan a Stag Party?
Once you’ve figured out who is actually organising the stag party, it’s time to decide when to have your celebrations. It can be hard deciding how far in advance you should plan a stag party for a number of reasons.
You have to make sure everyone has enough money to cover the stag party and the wedding itself which means you should make sure there is at least one pay day in between the two. Overall we recommend leaving at least 5-6 weeks before the wedding to have your stag party. This way, everyone has the time to recover from whatever you all get up to. And it will give you as the groom-to-be time to sort out any last minute arrangements you may have to plan before the big day.