When Should I Book The Stag Do?

You have just been told by your best mate he’s getting married and as you’re the best man you are now set with a major task; arranging the stag do.

Don’t be a rabbit in the headlights, providing they are not getting married in 2025, you need to get the wheels in motion.

Usually on average you should know at least a year in advance, but with that year don’t rest on your laurels my friend, you need to get on it like a car bonnet.

Time is of the essence, you’ll have a list as long as your arm to sort things including:
  1. When
  2. Where
  3. Who
  4. How many nights
  5. Budget
  6. Communication
  7. Getting the money in
  8. Getting there

So the quick answer to “when should I book the stag do?” = right now!

Best way to communicate
There are a million ways to communicate these days, setting up a WhatsApp group, Facebook page (keep private), Twitter (keep private), email etc.

I would highly recommend one of the above mediums or any other way which keeps EVERYONE in the loop, communication is key to a successful stag weekend.

Once you have created your group, start with the major players first - stag, best man and ushers etc. and then add the other members once the first 5 points of the above list has been decided. You then won't get bogged down with too much input from so many people.

Getting the money in
This will obviously be an important part of arranging the weekend, most stag companies, just like DesignaVenture can help you with this, such as an online payment facilities so group members can pay individually.

One word of warning, don't become a bank, in other words don’t pay for people you don’t know or trust, if they want to go they will pay, it's that simple. You don’t want to lose money even though you love your friend dearly.

Remember the more work you put in now, the less chance of things going wrong later or on the weekend. There's a famous army saying; proper prior planning prevents piss poor performance - the 7 p's.

Good luck



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