Being chosen as the best man is possibly the highest honour your mate can bestow upon you. It is not only the ultimate expression of their trust in you, it also goes to show that your friendship is invaluable to them.
It only makes sense to let the big lad know that the feeling is not one-sided, and that you value their friendship just as much as they value yours. And when you’re chosen as their go to guy during the wedding, what better way to do it than throw them a stag party that will put all other stag parties to shame.
Yes, throwing a stag party of epic proportions does sound like a fun task. In fact, we also believe that the organising part is a lot of fun. However, as with everything else, it's not always rainbows and butterflies, and there are certain challenges involved in organising a stag weekend or party.
If you have stepped into the shoes of a best man, and have started planning for the stag party, this guide is going to get you through the process without worry. Without further delay, let’s dive right in!
Step: 1 Ideation and The Guest List
The groom may have been dropping hints, or you may think you know what he wants to do on his last night of freedom, but its just best to talk to him to get an exact idea. Keep in mind, the stag party is a secret for the most part, so don’t make your questions obvious.
This is also a good time to ask the groom who he wants around during the celebration. Remember, the stag party is all about your mate, so the destinations, guests, and activities should be all of what he likes. Moreover, having the conversation with the groom will help us in the next steps of the organising process.
Step: 2 Budgeting and Collections
Possibly the most dreadful part of the process is budgeting. While budgeting, keep in mind all the guests involved in the celebration. You may be able to afford flying to another part of the World for a stag party, but others may not be able to do the same.
Talk to each person invited about their budget, so that you can come up with a plan that does not burn holes inside anyone’s pockets. It is also a good idea to collect everyone’s contribution for the party in advance. This way, you will be able to avoid confusions and mishaps in the longer run.
Step 3: Destinations and Activities
Now comes the fun part, choosing the destination. The information collected in the first step, and the budget created in the second step are going to be your guides. While most stag parties are now being taken abroad, if your budget does not allow it, don’t get disheartened as The UK offers almost every activity you can find elsewhere, along with a stag party friendly crowd.
The best part is, there will be no language barrier when you’re sloshed in the middle of the night, looking for directions back to the hotel!
Your job as a best man doesn’t just end at the stag party, you have to ensure the groom makes it to the (right) church, in time, fully clothed!
Organising a stag party is quite straightforward if you have a plan. This guide will help you build that plan. Tell us about your epic stag party in the comments below!
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