So you’ve got the honour of having one of the most important roles in your mate’s wedding? Congratulations!
The countdown has begun, and the stag do is in reaching distance. Your team all want a night to remember. This is a whole day, so it’s best not to just think about the night.
This is a chance for your team to blow off some much deserved steam, away from the planning and anticipation, so you’ll need to get it right.
With the speech to prepare, getting suits, and now the stag do can always been daunting to be the one in charge of the organisation, but it doesn’t have to be.
Here are several things you can do to be the best man for the occasion.
- Check with the groom first
The key to any great party is to be organised, and this of course, is no exception.
When you are in the planning stages, it’s best to consult with the groom what your plans are, and who is coming.
If they want members of their family to come, maybe plan to do some things which are more low key.
Don’t take everyone to somewhere where they will obviously hate.
- Choosing something different
Stag do’s don’t have to be constantly drinking throughout the day. Instead, try to think outside the box.
This one’s probably one of the most stressful things, right? However, if you scope out the field, you’ll find it doesn’t have to be.
Recent years have seen a rise in the number of people choosing to sign up for fun activities at a stag do, instead of playing ‘Save the Queen’ and ‘I have never’ during pre’s.
Choose a company which is going to cause you the least amount of stress possible will save you a lot of time.
- Don’t peak too early
Listen, we’ve all been there. But remember, it’s a marathon, not a sprint.
Choosing something fun to do during the day means you and the boys won’t peak too soon. If you’re in the pub from twelve, there’s a fair chance you won’t make it till ten, so pace yourself for the long haul.
- Book before you head out
You’re setting yourself up for disappointment if you leave it till the last minute, so book everything for a guaranteed memorable night.
Choose somewhere different to where you usually end up. Sure, it doesn’t have to be the Ritz, but you don’t want it to be like any other night either.
- Pay up
When you’re trying to relax, the last thing you want to do is get up and wait for the bar.
Try to get some sort of paying system upfront so you can buy rounds, without having to constantly chase your mates up for that all-important fiver.
If you all pull some of your money together at the beginning of the night, you won’t have to keep asking around.
- Come equipped
Because what sort of soldier turns up to a battle without coming equipped?
Starting to sober up too early? Bring a miniature bottle or hip flask to solve those woes.
Or what if the night is starting to falter? Have some sort of back up in place. We recommend having a pack of cards in case you need to bring out the drinking games.
You can never be too prepared with what you bring.
- Get everyone together
No doubt you’ll know a fair few of the guest list, so you’ll inevitably be one of the ones keeping the night together. No pressure, eh?
Chances are that whilst you and the stag may know each other, other members of your team may know each other by name only.
Try to work the room and try to get round to everyone so no one feels left out.
- Don’t upstage the stag
As much as this is your night, it still very much belongs to him. Try not to do anything which is likely to upstage him.
However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t have a good time or occasionally embarrass him. I mean, what are mates for, right?
- Know when to stop
Yeah, okay we know this one is a long shot, but bear with us.
That 17th pint may seem like a good idea at the time but may come back to haunt you.
You can have fun without going overboard.
But, if not that leads us onto…
- The hangover cures
Needless to say, the hangover was always going to come. And here it is!
To avoid coming unstuck, make sure you’ve got the water, painkillers and breakfast sorted the day before.
If the stag do is a 2-day event, get ready to do it all over again.
And there you have it! You’ve survived the stag do… just about.
Give your mates a memorable day, with our active and sporty stag parties. From bubble football, footgolf and tag archery, we have something for everyone.
You don’t need to be a fitness fanatic to enjoy them, and is a great way bond with your fellow stags and banter on a day nobody will soon forget.