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Your Stag Do Glossary For 2020

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Arranging a stag do can be very difficult, arranging 20 lads to pay, attend and enjoy a weekend isn't a walk in a the park.

In my mind, you'll need to live by the 7 p's of planning*, making sure your best mate's stag do goes to plan.

*7 p's of planning = Proper Planning & Preparation, Prevents Piss Poor Performance

This stag do glossary for 2020 will help you book the best stag weekend known to man making you the very BEST best man.
SO PLANNING Make sure you plan your stag do properly, so you'll need to read this 101 The Ultimate Stag Do Guide, remember proper planning.

You will also need help planning your stag weekend.
PROPER PLANNING You have to try and think of everything, make sure everyone knows where they are going and what they're doing, so proper planning includes communicating information to the stag party.
Everyone has a smart phone and most people are on WhatsApp, so a WhatsApp group should be your communicating tool of choice, it's easy…

Best Stag Do Destinations In April

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Believe it or not April is an extremely busy month for stag dos.
Why? The average time between the stag weekend and the wedding is getting nearer 2 months.

No longer is it the night before. Many people choose stag weekends rather than stag nights, so the night before the wedding is no longer feasible.
April and May is going to busy, so where is the best stag do destinations in April? OK, so it depends on what you are looking for...

SUNSHINE

In April, you are not guaranteed sunshine in the Med, I know that's a bit of a shock but I've been to Majorca in April and it rained for the whole week and it was actually warmer in Blighty, the friggin cheek of it!

So you'll need to go further a field for guaranteed sunshine such as the Tenerife or Las Vegas! But to be honest you don't go to Las Vegas to sunbathe!

CHEAP EUROPEAN CITIES If you are looking for a cheap stag weekend abroad then look no further than Prague, Bratislava or Riga. You can get a decent pint in Prague for les…

When Was The Stag Night Invented?

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When was the humble stag night invented?

Well how far do you want to go back? Vikings, Henry VIII?

It's been written that the Vikings, before a wedding ceremony, would go out and party but what's new about that? Vikings always went out and partied.

In Tudor times Henry VIII would have had 6 stag parties. He practically invented stag activities, which usually included blood sports or archery, plus drinking copious amounts of mead.
Modern Times  The 1960s was when the UK started to change. With mini skirts, sexual liberty and expressive music becoming popular, giving the late teens and early twenties more freedom than the last generation.

NOTE: In the 1960s, the average age of a groom was 22 and 20 for the bride.

So you'd have to say the modern day stag do really stemmed from the 1960s.

The stag party then started to become a customary celebration in the 1970s & 1980s, tied to the sexual revolution of the 1960s.

Back then, the average stag party would be an office party a…

Who Organises The Stag Do?

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Who organises the stag do? Really, is that the question? It's simple, the best man, right?

Or is it....

There may be a number of reasons why it's not a good idea for the best man to organise the stag weekend:
The Best Man is your dad and doesn't share your view on a fantastic stag doThe Best Man is Under 18 (your son)The Best Man is your dogThe Best Man couldn't organise a stripper in a lap dancing club Whatever the reason why the best man can't organise the stag weekend it'll still need to be organised.

Does the groom need to take the bull by the horns and organise it himself? The Groom Organising It This isn't such a bad idea, he'll know what he wants to do. He'll also know who to invite and who definitely NEEDS to be there.

Speaking to some of the staff at DesignaVenture, they sometimes find that the groom will get it all organised and then pass on the role to the best man to complete.

Some grooms would actually prefer to take control of the whole…

Stag Do Destination Guide: Edinburgh

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The Scottish capital of Edinburgh is no stranger to stag parties and has been one of the most popular stag do destinations since, well forever!

You'll understand why once you get there, the Scottish sure know how to party.

But before we get knee deep into why Edinburgh is such a fantastic stag do destination lets have some very uninteresting, but secretly interesting, facts about this incredible city.

Population: 489,000 (estimated)Temperatures: June 17℃, July 19℃ & August 18℃Rainfall: 750mm per yearThe Festival Month: Unless you're going to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival or The Tattoo I would try to avoid August for your stag weekend  (see Festival Month below) A Writer's Paradise: JK Rowling actually wrote some of Harry Potter in a cafe called The Elephant, taking inspiration from the landscape.Extinct Volcano: The Edinburgh Castle sits on an extinct volcano which last erupted 200 million years ago - I expect it's going to go off when your stag party gets t…

Cheap Stag Weekend Ideas Abroad

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Getting to your abroad stag do destination is going to cost more than if you're going on a stag do in the UK, so you'll need a cheap package to make up for it.

There are two major factors when deciding on your cheap stag weekend abroad, and that is;

How much the package will put you backHow much it will cost to party whilst on tour

Below each package I have put together a simple scoring system based on the cost of partying* in that destination:

1 = Expensive
10 = Cheap

The cost of pints in Europe, taken from our post: Where is the cheapest stag destination to get a pint.



PRAGUE BASICS - From £99 per person Prague is the go-to destination if you are looking for very good value for money as it's cheap to stay there and cheap to party.

This popular Prague stag package includes; airport transfers, 2 nights in an apartment in Prague central and a guided bar crawl with shots!

Cost To Party: 10 (Cheap as chips)
Cost of a pint: £1.17

MORE DETAILS

RIGA PARTY ON - From £73pp Riga was onc…

Stag Weekends Play-Off - North Wales Vs South Wales

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With the Women's World Cup Finals coming to a close I thought we at the Stag Do Blog would have a playoff of our own, between the mighty North Wales and the incredible South Wales (Cardiff & Swansea).
Which destination would you choose for your one and only stag weekend? FIRST GOAL - STAG DO ACTIVITIES If you're looking to fill your stag weekend with epic adventures, activities so good you'll need a week in your bedroom to recover, Wales HAS to be your stag do destination of choice.
From the fastest Zip Line in the WORLD to the brilliant white water rafting sites, gorgeous gorges for canyoning and fast and furious motorised activities, Wales has it all.
However there must be a winner, and quite frankly North Wales thrashes South Wales in the stag do activity stakes! 
North Wales is home to the fastest Zip Wire in the world (yes the WORLD), the longest zip line in Europe, incredible natural white water rafting sites, brilliant rage buggy tracks and when it comes to qua…