Another thing to think about is inviting the fathers and male family members – it’s a nice gesture, but if they don’t seem like the partying type, they might prefer to come to whatever activities you have planned during the day, and give the evening shenanigans a miss.
Unlike the wedding invitations, invites to a stag night or weekend don’t have to be fancy or formal. A simple group email or text will usually do the trick.
Stag parties can be close to home in Ireland, further afield in Europe, or lavish affairs in destinations like Las Vegas or New York. The important thing to keep in mind is the agreed upon budget. If you’re planning on a weekend abroad, look for cheap flights and budget accommodation, and consider places with cheaper nights out.
A “typical” stag do usually involves drinking and gambling. And drinking. Some guys have house parties, others hit the town for a big night out. Popular activities for the daylight hours can include paintballing, rock-climbing, skydiving, quad-biking or surfing.
If you plan on a two night stag party, don’t overdo it on the first night and be so tired and hungover that you don’t have the stamina for the rest of the weekend.
Remember – for all of these activities you’ll also need to think about how everyone’s going to get around (carpool / taxis / limo / bus) and where you’ll be staying (b&b / hostel / Hotel) and factor them into the budget.
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Have a blast, send the groom off in style, and remember that what happens on the stag do stays on the stag do!
Oh yeah… and unlike in The Hangover… DON’T LOSE THE GROOM!
If you’ve planned a stag party before, and have some words of wisdom, leave a comment below…