A man’s wedding day is supposed to be the most important day of his life. The second most important day? That should be the day of his stag night.
The stag night (a.k.a. bachelor party or stag do) is a tradition that is so popular that it’s spawned a movie genre that spans decades and has currently got young men spending hundreds of dollars.
When it’s your time to plan one, you need to make sure it goes right. With these four rules, you can make sure that the star of the stag has a night to never forget.
1. Plan In Advance
A good stag night isn’t something you can plan last minute. Think about it, you need to find an open date in your schedule, budget money, and figure out travel arrangements.
Then you need all the other invitees to do the same.
With more time, everyone can carve out time in their schedule and make sure that they will be able to afford to go. Not to mention, if you want to take advantage of cool venues and activities available for stag parties, then you need to book them before someone else does.
2. Put Together the Right Group
While you are planning in advance, an important stag do rule is to make sure you put together the right group. A good stag night should involve a small group of guys that are closest to the groom.
While it may be hard to whittle down the list of friends, a smaller group will feel more intimate and allow the groom’s best friends to really bond with him before his wedding.
Group size can also raise the cost of a stag night and lead to scheduling headaches, which takes away from the focus of the stag do. A smaller, more casual get-together can also be held for those who don’t come to the official event.
3. Look Out For Each Other
A stag night is a party where guys get together to bond and have fun. Like any other party where guys get together to bond and have fun, alcohol is usually involved.
If you’re involving alcohol or anything else that could potentially be dangerous, then you need to make sure that everyone is looking out for each other. While The Hangover is a cool movie, that’s not what you want your stag night to turn into.
Whether you have a set of ground rules or designate someone as the “adult” of the party in charge of looking after everyone, make sure that the fun you all have is safe fun.
4. Have Fun During Your Stag Night
The last and most important stag do rule is simple: have fun!
With the other rules, you’re going to be focused on making sure everything works outright. However, if you’re so focused on making sure the night goes well, you can forget the whole reason why you’re having the party in the first place.
A stag night is all about guys coming together to have a good time and celebrate the fact that their friend is about to get married. While the other rules are important, never forget why you’re there.
Now Start Planning Your Stag Night!
Now that you know the rules for a great stag night, it’s time to start planning! Go get started on getting the gang together and finding the perfect venue.
And if you’re still feeling a little lost, ask your friends for help. At the end of the day, this is about friends getting together to celebrate, so don’t be afraid to get them involved.
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