Monday, 25 February 2013

10 Ways To Avoid The Stag Do Stresses


The stag do stresses is a medical term made up by DesignaVenture, it’s about the strain put on every best man when arranging the main part of his Best Man role, the stag do.

We have put together 10 ways of avoiding the stag do stresses, and if you follow these tips your stag do will be sweeter then a Candy Floss mixture.



Number 1 – Organisation
The more organised you can be from the very start of organising the stag weekend, the easier life will be. If you can use a PC, make a spreadsheet of who is coming and their contact details and a space for notes by their name.

Number 2 – Everyone’s Oar
Speak to everyone going on the weekend about stag do ideas however, try not to get influenced by anyone in the group other than the groom, after all it is his stag do. On the other hand use a bit of common, make sure he doesn’t get carried away with things.

Number 3 – Make The Decision
At the end of the day, it gets dark! You have been given the job of the Best Man, so live up to the job, be authoritative and assertive, make the decisions and move on, you are the director of the stag do.

Number 4 – Be Social
I know it’s a bit of work but try and set up an online page where people can log on and see what’s going on. Social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook is a great place to start and you can always password protect it. 

Alternatively if you book through DesignaVenture, there is a members area where you can view the booking, make payment etc.

Number 5 – Some Effort Is Needed
Some people may not be able to make the whole stag weekend, and can just do the Saturday night or the daytime activities, don’t brush them away because it’s too much hard work. Work with them, as they are entitled to celebrate with the Groom, as and when they can. If you book through DesignaVenture where possible the whole stag do package can be priced piece by piece, making your life a lot easier.

Number 6 – Money Matter
Do not pay for people if you do not know or trust them. If they haven’t got the money when you need it, add them on at a later date when they do have the money. It’s not up to you to fund the whole stag event.

Number 7 – The Stag Kitty
Everyone’s arrived in the hotel bar all revved up and wanting to get on it, but wait, who’s round is it? Easy, get everyone to put in £20 into the stag kitty at a time, making the "who’s round is it?" arguments are a thing of the past.

Number 8 – Know Where You Live
Before leaving the hotel, make sure everyone knows which hotel they are staying in and get them to take a card from reception. That way, if they do peak too soon and they need their bed, they know where to go.

Number 9 – Keep Stock Of Things
Try and keep your stag do in tact, if you see members of the group peaking, head to the fried chicken bar and get them food and water, they will appreciate your good deed in the morning.

Number 10 – And Finally
Enjoy it! It won’t be a normal weekend for you as you organised it, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself, so chill and enjoy. Try and organise as much as you can before you get to your stag do destination, giving you more time on the break to relax and have a laugh.



Booking with a stag do organiser such as DesignaVenture will make life a lot simpler. On their website you can find the sign in section, piece by piece pricing and loads of stag do ideas and tips.

Good luck.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Unusual Stag Do Ideas


Unusual stag do ideas; from the extreme to the dam right funny, stag parties love a good old jape.

Below I have compiled some unusual and unique stag do ideas, not in any specific order:

Trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, this isn’t any old stag do idea, this is the one for the non drinking stag who wants to put a challenge between himself and his wedding. 

It will be the best, BEST MAN story in the world and if you get sponsored for charity, your new in-laws are going to love you.

A bit more sedate now, but only slightly – Shark Fishing! Get on a boat and catch the feistiest fish in the seas. You will have to put them back; however the memory of the fight you had to put in to lad the bugger is enough of a trophy.

The next unusual stag do idea is to do with Zombies, this won’t be unusual for long so you best hurry up and try it out before know it all Alan has a go.

With the use of pistols and hand guns (not with live rounds) you have to fight your way through a scenario without becoming a zombie meal, all those games on the X Box will now come alive and scare the living daylights out of you.

Now for something totally different, Dragon Boat Racing in Milton Keynes.

Milton Keynes is the Daddy to the unusual stag do idea, which include ski-ing, tobogganing or snowboarding in the indoor snow dome, indoor skydiving, spy games and Dragon Boat Racing.

The Dragon Boats are raced on a man made lake just outside Milton Keynes, you need at least 10 people for the races to commence.

It’s not all about brawn as a bit of muscle power will help but it isn’t the key. Finding the motion of the ocean will get you speed and a winning medal, oh and make sure tubs sits on the other boat.

Keeping with water-based activities have you ever considered Hiring a Yacht and Skipper and sailing to the Isle of Wight?

This is another stag do idea which is totally brilliant, you can get involved as much or as little as you like and the Isle of Wight for a night out is fantastic, relaxed, lively and something totally different.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Stag Activities, Bristol

So you have decided on Bristol for your stag do, and now what?

Do we pre book some stag activities or should we just turn up and see what happens ?

Well I won't mince my words, if you decide on the latter, you will end up in the pub and you can kiss goodbye to a memorable weekend.

Booking a Bristol stag do with DesignaVenture you will find both a value for money break and a hassle free luxury stag weekend.

But enough of plugging me old website, what stag activities are available in Bristol?

Right, first of all the most popular stag activity in Bristol is the Rage Buggy, these 60mph beasts are fast, furious and loads of fun to race. On a purpose built hard core track these karts are hard to beat for acceleration and speed, unless you are in a rocket!

If you fancy something different to a petrol sport and love WipeOut, what about It's a knockout or the very popular West Country Games. It's a knockout is full of inflatables, foam and fancy dress whilst the West Country Games is more pitchforks, tractor tyres and cider! Both activity details can be found on the DesignaVenture website in the Bristol stag do activities section.

Does all of the above seem to be too much hard work? How about a cider tasting afternoon. Try out 8 different tasting rounds with a prize for the winner, we also serve you up finger food to soak up all that cider.

You may need adventure on your Bristol stag do and that's why you need to get yourselves on a Canyoning day. Walk behind waterfalls, jump into deep pools and slide down natural steep water chutes, a fantastic stag activity which will get all the boys exhilarated.

Need the excitement of a race meet, well with Chepstow and Bath being extremely close by, book a horse racing weekend in Bristol and if you still need to bet your life away at the end of the night, head over to the waterside to the massive casino, open 24 hours!!

At night, this is when Bristol shows it's trump card, two areas to explore, more lap dancing clubs than you can shake a stick at and some of the finest clubs and bars in the southwest you'll need a bleeding week not a weekend.

So, if you need a stag do in Bristol and are in a bit of a pickle on what to do, head over to the DesignaVenture website, click on Bristol and get yourself over to the capital of carrot crunchers.