The Road To Planning The Perfect Stag Night

The duty of a best man is way more than just standing behind the groom on his wedding day. A best man needs to ensure that the groom bids adieu to his bachelorhood without any regrets and welcomes his married life with style. And this is why the stag night is the biggest responsibility and event for the best man.

If you just found out that you're the best man at your friend's wedding, and you're wondering how to go about planning your friend's stag night and looking for stag night ideas, well then you've come to the right place. We, at Stag Weekends, are experts in planning stag nights. We understand that there is a lot of planning that goes into a stag night. There are so many stag night ideas out there that you might get overwhelmed as to what you should do for your best pal on his stag night? There's also a lot of pressure because you definitely want to throw your friend a memorable and kick ass stag party. So where should you start? Well, don't worry we've made a list of things you need to consider while you're planning a stag night. There are some stag night traditions that you just can't miss or avoid and there are some which are a complete no, so read below to find out how you should go about planning your best pal's awesome stag party!

1. Guest List

Well, this is a no brainer. To plan your stag party you need to start with the guest list. This just doesn't mean you end up inviting all your boy buddies, no! You need to sit down with the groom and ask him who will need to be invited for the stag party. Sit and discuss with your pal who all are allowed to be wild with you and your friend at the stag night. Once the guest list has been decided, it's a good idea to set up a group on What's app or Facebook so you can let the entire stag gang know.

2. Date of Stag Night

If you want the entire stag gang to show up for the stag party, it's better to decide the date of the stag night by holding an open discussion with all the members of the stag group. A date which suits everyone will be a much better option, rather than giving a date to the boys and having some of them cancel it due to prior commitments. To leave no room for cancellation, decide on a date for your stag party with all the boys together.

3. What to do on the stag night?

This is a major brain wrecker my friend. What should you do on your pal's stag night? How should you bid goodbye to your friend's singledom, his freedom, his bachelorhood, his nude hands, before she puts a ring on it? Should you go the way of strippers and lots of alcohol and no memory the next day? Or should you go on a road trip, exploring a new place and making memories? Or should you indulge in water sports and maybe a beach party?

The choices and options are plenty. How do you decide?

Well, here more than what you would like the stag party to be like, you need to step into the shoes of your pal, who's about to share his name, and think what he would like to do? Being his best man, it is your duty to know what kind of activities he would like to do and indulge in that would make him happy and make him remember his stag party forever? If he's a party animal, then no doubt a great night of top class booze, naughty strippers and nightclubs would be the way to go. But if he's a traveller, then you might want to infuse the strippers and booze with a road trip to a place that he would enjoy. If he's the adventurous kind, then a hike to a mountain, water sports and ending with a beach party would be the ideal choice. We've got all kinds of packages for you for all kinds of stag nights, all you need to do is decide.

4. Arrangements and Bookings

Now that you've decided what kind of a stag night you want to throw your friend to celebrate his near ending bachelorhood, get cracking with the bookings and arrangements for the night. If you want to go all out for your pal's b'hood celebration and go international and celebrate at an exotic location, you need to plan at least 6 months in advance, but we would advise you do it as early as possible. The VISA process and air tickets can take time and you don't want to be splurging more than your budget allows, by making the bookings at the last minute. You need to know the total number of stag gang members, to make all accommodation and transport arrangements.

5. Stag Night Games and Activities

A stag night is incomplete if you haven't embarrassed the poor lad on his last bachelor night. Be ready with some surprise stag night games and activities. We have a list of pranks that you could play on your bachelor lad and make it a memorable night of laughter for the entire stag gang. Make sure the entire gang, except for the stag of course,  is in on the stag night pranks and games. You could go for the police arrest prank or a sexy hitchhiker prank, we've got the lot for you, depending on where you're going. If you want to keep it just between the stag gang, then you all can come up with stag night games which could include drinking games and you can make sure your lad doesn't walk out of the bar sober.


Well, that's pretty much all that's required for you to plan your epic, unforgettable stag night. Make sure you have enough funds for the stag getaway, because you never know what you might be upto when you've emptied your pockets filling G- strings. For more ideas and packages for your stag night, check out stag weekends and get in touch with our stag night experts to help you plan the perfect goodbye to bachelorhood.

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Date Posted: Tuesday 16th October 2018

Author: Barry O'Neil

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