Getting married is a big deal. It’s supposedly the happiest day of your life, or at least one of them. But before the wedding day arrives, there’s time for one last hurrah with all your friends. Not that you’re going to lose touch with them once you’re married, but things could change. Whether you call it your last night of freedom or just pre-wedding male bonding, the stag do is an essential part of the wedding celebrations. The standard event is a night of heavy drinking, perhaps featuring a stripper and one epic prank. But that’s not your only option when it comes to having a good time.
Who says that a stag do can only last one night? Many grooms are moving away from the idea of getting smashed the night before the wedding. If you want to extend the celebrations, an entire stag weekend is another option. It might be an extended version of the traditional night out. Destinations such as Amsterdam are popular choices for 48 hours of messy fun. Some grooms choose something a bit more sedate, such as a cabin in the woods and a few crates of beer. Just make sure you start planning early if you want everyone to get their acts together and make it to your destination in one piece.
Tried and Tested Party
When you think of a stag party, you’re sure to have one type of event come to mind. It’s popular for a reason, and that’s because it’s what a lot of men are looking for in a good time. The might be other bucks party ideas, but a night at a bar or in a strip club is what appeals most to some. Hiring a private venue will ensure you don’t have to share your space with anyone else, and you can do what you what. You won’t have to wait in line for clubs or lose anyone between bars.
If you would prefer a daytime activity, or you want to combine one with the evening do, a lot of grooms choose to get active. There are lots of things you can choose, from novelty games to days for speed demons. For example, you could play a game of Zorb football, which is usually a laugh for everyone. You could go mountain biking or rafting or spend the day racing around a track in a go-kart. If you looking for even more of a thrill, you could go skydiving or bungee jumping.
The Gentleman’s Stag
Not everyone wants to get so drunk they black out, hire a stripper and be involved in a prank that could go horribly wrong. If you want something more refined, you can do your own thing. To give everyone a proper posh treat, a stay in a 5-star hotel, complete with dinner and drinks, is a good idea. Everyone could spend the day being pampered at a spa (it’s not just for women, you know), or you could even have a night in.
Don’t feel that you have to go with a formulaic stag do that you don’t really want. Consider your options before making any solid plans.