The grooms big night out and our only concerns is that you (the groom) will peak too soon and miss it all. Its up to the Best Man & Groom to make sure the man of the moment isnt found in the corner of the club doing the nodding dog (sat down with his eyes closed and his head jerking around in a kind of alcohol coma).
When the vultures are hanging around trying to make the groom drink the spillage barrel, then you know its time for the best man to step in and do his duty.
Here are a few tips for the groom to help pace himself in order to be the last man standing!
1. Drinking water between drinks, this will keep him in a happy drunken state of mind
2. Eat lots of food before and during the session, this will help to soak up all that alcohol
3. Camouflage your drinks by pretending you are drinking a Gin and tonic, and disguise it with a tonic/lemonade in a tall glass with ice and a slice of lime, genius ah?
4.Miss your mouth when given the top shelf, who cares if you look and smell like Georgie Best!
5.Just say no, if you get to the stage when everything is spinning and your mind is no longer in control of your legs, a double Vodka and coke will not sort this out, So just say no!
Stag parties these days are roughly held approximately 1 month before their wedding day, this gives you time to grow back any missing hair and to get rid of any unwanted bruising!
So its a goodbye celebration?
Well, strictly no, if you are a romantic its a celebration of getting married, for the rest of us its a big booze up with all your friends to say Im getting married soon boys things might change a little!
A celebration supposedly organised by the best man, these days more and more grooms are getting involved. The main reason is so that they dont get stitched up and the second, which is becoming more popular is that the best man is shit. These are your words not mine!
Come on Best Men sort yourselves out, take the bull by the horns and sort this weary Groom a weekend to remember. He has had to put up with all the wedding plans day in, day out, looking and choosing flowers, picking out suits, putting together seating plans, seeing his soon to be mother in law shouting abuse at his future wife just because she changed the colour of the napkins!!!
What is the definition of a Stag Party?
A group of guys linked by the groom, who go on an adventure, over a period of time maybe for a night or two or even a week to establish who can drink the most!
Why dont they just stay go down the local boozer?
Part of going on a stag weekend is to get that feeling of being able to do whatever you like, and not be judged by people you know. So whether you choose Blackpool or Barcelona as your chosen destination make sure the hen group is not going to the same place at the same time, unless you want to meet up with the future wife every night, this somehow looses that Last Night of Freedom Feeling but each to their own I suppose.
Why fill up the day with things to do?
One of the major complaints of people who did not book activities for the day was that most people peaked too soon, going to bed at tea time rather then at breakfast time. Activities are a good way to give everyone in the group that unforgettable feeling of unification and also will give your group that extra buzz before going out. It keeps everyone interested and is a great conversation starter.
Do many grooms have a stag party?
Research has shown that stag celebrations are on the increase with most people wanting a last weekend to remember with the boys
Some handy Stag Party Terms (self explanatory)
What goes on tour, stays on tour
Look at those jugs
Well, everyone has a going away do, for example ~ before a couple moves to Australia they would have a massive party to say good bye to family and friends, before moving onto your next job you would have a party with old work colleagues to say goodbye. So having a goodbye celebration has been going back for years no matter what the cause of celebration was for!
The Stag Weekend
Where on Earth shall we go?
Well the world is getting smaller, Low Cost airlines are making sure the British Stag Party can get to any where in the world. We have separated 3 different weekends which have been popular with our Stag weekends over the last few years.
The Foreign Trip
Sun or City, Low cost airlines have made sure its affordable to the average stag, so a trip abroad for your weekend is no longer seen as unusual.
City Break ~ these are generally big booze ups with maybe the odd activity thrown in. The most popular weekend destinations are Prague, Budapest, Amsterdam and Tallinn. Other locations which are becoming very popular are Bratislava, Riga and any other former Soviet Union or Yugoslavian capitals / countries.
The Beach Break is more a Hen thing, but again more and more stags are exploiting the low cost flights and travelling to Spain or her Islands for a sunny celebration. Just think how good you will look on the big day with a tan David Hasselhoff would be proud of.
Pubbing & Clubbing Break
Stay up all night and party away your weekend is certainly another favourite with lots of our stags. Chill out in the day and go for it at night in the many clubs of the world is an excellent option.
The Activity Break
With so many activities to choose from these days this really is a must on a weekend. If you do not want your group to PEAK TOO SOON then filling up the day with non stop action is a definite must. The most popular activities are ~ Paintball, Karts, Quads, White water rafting & Clay Pigeon Shooting. Some of the sought after activities that not many people have done is Hover crafting and shooting with the Estonian Army.
Stag night advice was written and very kindly donated by Anna Makin-Mabe of www.designaventure.co.uk