Stag party planning explained

Organising a stag party for the first time can seem overwhelming; especially if you’ve been tasked with the responsibility all by yourself. However, here is a basic planning guide for stag dos, which should help put your mind at ease.

Stag party

Firstly, you’ll be likely be asking yourself who you should invite. This does take a little bit of thought and is a bit of a balancing act. You don’t want to upset anyone by not inviting them but at the same time, it’s probably the only chance your friend will ever have to have a stag do, so you want only people he loves there.

Think about the friends that are most likely to join in on the fun, have a good laugh and not become too obnoxious after a few pints. Also, if you are considering inviting the fathers of the bride and groom, use a bit of common sense. Are they the type of men who will enjoy a good knees-up; being able to handle a few jokes and immaturity? If not, it might be best holding a smaller, separate function to invite them to.

Setting the date should be your next task. Make sure it’s at least two weeks in advance of wedding, allowing all concerned to recover. You’ll then have to decide where and what you’re doing.

When deciding this, think about a) what kind of person the groom is, b) what type of people the guests are and c) the budget you’ve been afforded. Although the groom is obviously the most important person, if you pick an activity that the rest of the group hate, you’re not really setting yourself up for success.

Lastly, the big questions – are you going to pull any pranks and will there be a stripper involved in the event?! Again, these are decisions that should be made with a bit of common sense. Even if you instantly shout “yes!” to the stripper, do consider whether or not this is something the groom would enjoy. After all, it is his night!

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