Being the best man is an extremely important role to play in your best buddy’s celebrations. It’s up to you to make the stag do an unforgettable one, for all of the right reasons! Your job is to sort the best destination for the right price, where there are great activities, gorgeous girls and top bars and clubs to party in. Think you can handle it? Don’t panic, we’ve put together some brilliant tips so your stag weekend can go swimmingly!
Obviously, not everyone will be able to afford high-class hotels and expensive activities. Check with the stags to see what kind of budget everyone has and look for the most appropriate destinations. Eastern Europe offers some of the best value for money weekends away and Stag Republic can guarantee epic adventures in Budapest, Krakow and Riga.
So, who’s invited?? Of course, all your bezzie mates – that goes without saying, but what about work colleagues and family? It’s always a good idea to get the lowdown on anyone who might put a dampener on the occasion, but as long as you’ve booked some team building activities, like paintballing or football (Bubble football is hilarious!) then you can keep everyone’s spirits high!
This is generally the hardest to organise, but as the best man, you need to keep badgering everyone to ensure they are all coming. Make sure you give everyone confirmed dates and destination, as well as running costs to keep dropouts to a minimum. It’s allowed that you make yourself a real pain in the ass, bordering on harassment because you want to make this occasion as successful as possible for the stag!
Go to the guys who are the least likely to want to cough up a lot of cash for the stag do. Once you know their absolute maximum, you can go about making the arrangements and getting deposits. We know times are tight, but you still want the stag to have his weekend of glory, so ensure everyone is able to pay enough for the activities, accommodation and nightlife. The bonus is that if you’re heading to Eastern Europe, the drinks are cheap and the girls are gorgeous – keep telling them all that!!
You would definitely be the best, best man if you can arrange for the stag himself to go on his stag do, absolutely free. So with that in mind, sound out the guys to see if everyone would chip in so that the stag doesn’t have to put his hand in his pocket at all! If there is a certain amount of you already going, you might be entitled to a free place for the stag anyway – so make sure you check!
Once you’ve conquered all of the above, the rest is plain sailing. Well, obviously apart from the best man’s speech. Gulp! Don’t worry, you’ll be fine. Just make sure your fly’s done up.