Stag Do Planning

To make things a whole lot easier for you, here we explain how to plan the stag do in simple terms that you can follow step-by-step, helping you to cut out the stress and hassle by saving you tonnes of time and effort!

After all, We are a stag do organiser that’s been around since 2007… So it’s fair to say  that we’ve learnt a thing or two about planning the perfect stag weekend!

So keep scrolling to uncover a host of tips, tricks and advice covering everything from who to invite to budget planning and loads of other extras that go into stag do planning.

Tips for Stag Do Planning

The 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. 

Things to Remember When Stag Do Planning:

What Date?

Choosing a date for the stag do is an essential step and arguably one of the first things that needs to be discussed amongst the group.

What’s Your Group Size?

As soon as possible, you should aim to determine what your approximate group size will be.

Once you’ve figured this out, you can start working out what you can and can’t do activity-wise during your big weekend of celebrating.

Where Should You Go?

Are you thinking more about a UK-based celebration with a stag do in Newcastle or a Cardiff stag weekend, or perhaps something a little more exotic like a stag do abroad?

Once you’ve figured this out, you can start narrowing down your destination options before coming to your final decision.

Which Activities?

Its all good and well knowing where you want to celebrate, but you will also need to make sure that you have some of the best stag do activities arranged for you and the lads to take part in. When it comes to deciding what to book, we recommend speaking to the ushers first to get some ideas.

Don’t Forget Evening Entertainment

Without a doubt, the night out is what can either make or break a stag do! Make sure you plan ahead and contact bars and clubs you’re hoping to visit beforehand so that they will be aware of your group on the night.

Additionally, you could also book some booths and drink packages or maybe allow some time to visit the strip club - The options are almost endless!

Do You Need Accommodation?

Are you staying local or do you need somewhere to rest at the end of the night. Most groups choose a 1 or 2 night break if staying in the UK, but if visiting overseas then 3 nights is more popular.

Things to Remember When Stag Do Planning

Plan to Stay Safe

Whether you’re jetting off to the continent or staying in the UK for your stag weekend, it’s always important to stay safe, especially if you’re travelling in a large group. We have an extensive list of tips for staying safe on the stag do, but here are some of the fundamental points to take note of:

1. Emergency Numbers

Make sure you know or have note of emergency numbers that you might need whilst you are in your destination. Local doctor, hospital, police and reps.

2. Financial Protection

If you have started planning the stag party but want to go with an established organiser, then check they are with ABTA.

Funktion Events is ABTA bonded for packages in the UK or overseas, meaning that if things go wrong, you can get your money back.

3. Stick Together!

The saying ‘safety in numbers’ is something to think about here. A group of lads on a stag weekend in Prague need to stick together. 

4. Local Knowledge

Read up on where are you are visiting via TripAdvisor or review websites.

Learn some key phrases in the local language if in a different country.  

5. Travel Insurance

This is a must! Get travel insurance now and carefully read it.

This can save you a lot of headaches in the future if your trip is cancelled, or you lose luggage or get injured.

Who Should Organise the Stag Party?

It is an unwritten rule that your best man is the one who must pull out all the stops and organise the stag party.

The best man is the guy who will understands the groom to be the most.  He'll get in touch with all the lads, pick where to go, plan what to do and add those essential little stag do accessories to make it unbelievable.

How Far in Advance Should You Plan a Stag Weekend?

Earlier the better. Most groups start discussing the stag weekend 12 months in advance and then book activities and accommodation 6 months before the trip date.

This gives the guys plenty of time to save up money and ensure they can all have time off work.  Also, we advise having the weekend about 5-6 weeks before the wedding, so everyone has chance to recover but still feel in the spirit of the group.

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