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How To Plan The Stag Do

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Planning the stag do is a big responsibility and can take a lot of time and research. In order to make the stag do a success, the best man needs to consider the groom’s expectations and interests, who should be invited, the stag do location and the date of the stag. Here we reveal some top tips on how to plan the stag do and ensure that it will be remembered for years to come, for all the right reasons!

Groom’s Expectations

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When working out how to plan the stag do, one of the most obvious and important points to consider when organising a stag do is the groom’s expectations. After all, it is his last days of freedom that you will all be celebrating and you need to make them as special for him as possible. It is important to consider his interests so he will need to be kept in the loop with any plans that are being made. This means that whenever planning the stag weekend take into account whether he would like the activity, whether he wants to go abroad, how long he can take off work and what his budget is for the weekend etc.

Guest List

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When choosing who to invite on the stag do, a number of things need to be taken into consideration such as the stag activity, the stag do destination and most importantly, who the stag wants to come. The best way to make sure that you have invited everyone that needs to be invited is to sit down with the stag and discuss it. As the best man, you may know what friends and family members that the groom-to-be wants to come to the stag party, but he may also want to invite work colleagues, university friends, childhood friends and in-laws. Below is a list of groups of people that need to be considered when creating the stag do guest list:

- Family (Brothers, Dad, Uncles, Cousins)
- Friends (Childhood, sports teams or college friends etc.)
- Work Colleagues
- In-laws

For more information check out Who To Invite To Your Stag Do!

How to Contact the Stags

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Contacting everyone about the stag party can be a chore. However, by creating a Facebook or a WhatsApp group with all the stags it can be very easy to share information with everyone at once. By creating these groups you will be able to stay in touch with everyone via one message instead of texting everyone individually, be able to share ideas together and you can see who is slow replying to messages or who is keeping on top of the arrangements.

Research

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How to plan the stag do successfully? The best stag weekends aren’t planned over night. To make sure everything goes smoothly, a lot of research has to be put into planning the stag. Research will need to be done on several things and below is a list of some of the most important points to research when planning:

Stag do location
-Transport to and from airports, hotels, clubs and activities
- Hotel prices
- Dress code for clubs
- The weather (Outdoor activities)

Choose a Date

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When choosing the date for the stag do, it is not only the date of the wedding that needs to be considered. Generally a stag do should take place no closer than 2 weeks before the wedding so that the groom has time to recover from whatever antics you may have got up to. Making sure that the stag weekend isn’t clashing with any other occasions such as weddings, birthdays, work, football/rugby matches or any other public holidays is crucial as this could mean that some members of the group drop out.

As you can see, a lot of work will go in to planning a stag party and therefore we advise that you start planning well in advance in order to make sure you have a successful weekend away with the lads. We hope that these tips will be helpful for your group when planning the ultimate stag do!

We reccomend you check out How To Plan A Last Minute Stag Weekend!

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