Well that’s a perfectly good question… if you’re from Mozambique.
In the UK we all know that as a man before you get married you get a
chance to say a fond farewell to all your mates. It’s not because you are not
going to see them again but you kind of know that things are never going to be
the same again.
In other words next step, Fatherhood.
In this very modern world there will be loads of exceptions and
maybe this is an old fashioned explanation, because in the old days you didn’t
live with your wife until you got married, so the next step after getting
married really was fatherhood and family life.
These days a lot of couples live together before they get married
and some have children, so getting hitched won’t actually change many things,
but this still doesn’t mean you can’t have a stag do, oh no.
Stag Dos are a way of celebrating with your old and new chums and is
really part of the whole wedding.
So a stag do in my mind is now part of the wedding and should not
really be referred to as a pre wedding event. Just like when you go for suit
fittings, reading of bans and the actual rehearsal, the stag do is part of the
Whether you go for a drink down the local boozer, hire a house in
the middle of nowhere, go to Las Vegas for a week or go on an adventure stag
weekend you still have that ancestral need to celebrate with your mates before
getting married, just like your dad did, and his dad and his dad and so on.
And by the way, a stag do dates back way, way before hen parties
jumped on the band wagon and started celebrating.
Apparently in 5 BC the ancient Spartans believed to have a dinner in
the Grooms honour, making toasts on his behalf. I think I read somewhere that
Vikings would celebrate the night before the wedding day with a meal and a
barrel of grog, I bet that was some night!
Even Henry VIII had a few stag nights (after all, he did get married
6 times) and if you turned down his invitation to the stag do he would knock
your block off (literally).
I don’t think he would have enjoyed a stag prank, unless they were
on one of the stag party members, it would have been quite a tense night with
the worry of getting too drunk and finding yourself in the gallows in the
morning after telling him what a git he was.
These days people talk about having the best stag do, better than
the last, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s good to evolve and a little
competition doesn’t hurt anyone.
I believe a stag do should be something for the groom to
enjoy and not dread, a break away from your hometown to enjoy a sense of
freedom with all his best mates. For loads of stag do ideas, get yourself over to the DesignaVenture website.
This question possibly pops up in the best man's mind as soon as he has been offered the job, "should the groom pay for his own stag do"?
As best man you could pay for his share or split the price between the whole group.
This would mean the group paying an extra £10 - £30 depending on the group size and the price of the stag do.
There are many arguments whether he should or should not pay for his own stag do, such as: He should pay for his own stag weekend because; I paid for my own stag doI am paying to go on his stag weekend and that's costing me enough so why should I have to pay for part of his?The groom is minted, why should I have to pay for him.
He should not pay for his own stag do because; As best man, I should do my best to look after himHe is paying for the wedding, he has enough to pay forYou and most of the stag group are invited to the wedding, this is a good way of showing gratitude
The above bullet points are just some of the reasons why you should or s…
The crazy times we are currently living under can only be described as unprecedented, never seen before and historical. Your children or grandchildren will be opened mouthed when you tell them that you couldn't even go to the pub!
So if you are in need of a stag do in lockdown here are some cracking ideas. By the way, this shouldn't replace your physical stag do because at the end quarantining, you will be in desperate need of some socialising. Stag Do Under Lockdown - How to Prepare
First and foremost you will need video calling software, which will work across lots of different platforms and devices, such as Apple, Android, Windows etc.
If you are all on Apple I would highly recommend FaceTime for ease of use and quality of calls.
If your group is on multiple devices then Zoom* is a great option. There are others such as; Houseparty, Discord, Messenger etc.
There are some time restraints on Zoom if you have the free version on your desktop, so set up the zoom meeting on your…
Stag Do movies are really on the up, over the years this fantastic life experience (your stag do / bachelor party) has also become a must see movie.
Here at the DesignaVenture towers we have raided our DVD collections and VHS tapes and watched as many stag do themed films as possible to rate them in our very own special Top 10 stag do movie compilation.
So which stag do movies have received the DesignaVenture Movie Gongs:
Bachelor Party Vegas (2006 - IMDb rating 4.7/10)
Possibly the start of the modern stag do comedy movie where the stars pack their bags and head to Vegas for a weekend to remember, or forget! This funny film also includes lots of naked ladies and even Paintball guns, how very apt.
Stag Night (2008 - IMDb rating 4.9/10)
This is definitely not light hearted or a comedy in any way, a stag party takes the New York underground and gets off at the wrong haunted station, "STAY ON THE TRAIN!". A thriller which will put you off having a stag do in New Yor…
So you have been given the task of arranging a stag do and you don’t know where to start, hopefully this 101 guide to arranging the ultimate stag do will help steer you in the right direction.
Getting started 1. Discuss the 3 W’s (Where, When & Wonga) 2. Find out from the stag what his expectations are 3. Make a list of destinations 4. Check where the Hens are going…you don't want to be in the same place 5. Check with the wife-to-be that the date doesn't clash 6. Make another list of activities (day or night) 7. Cap a budget, (see tip 16 – 18) 8. Put together a list of invitees 9. Be flexible at this stage you may not be able to fulfil all his expectations, however try and cover as many as you can. 10. Don’t mix up invitees with attendees as this number will be different (see Tips 42 - 50)
Go search and you will find 11. With your tools of knowledge search the internet 12. Read blogs, reviews and speak to your mates for recommendations 13. Most stag parties tend to book with a stag do o…