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Cheap Stag Weekend Ideas Abroad

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's;

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


RIGA PARTY ON - From £73pp Riga wa…

Stag Weekends Play-Off - North Wales Vs South Wales

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 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 and brilliant quad biking and rage buggies tracks and tr…

When Is the Best Time To Have a Stag Do?

When is the best time to have your stag party?

Night before? 2 Weeks before? A month before? - Hang on, let's take a look...

Have Your Stag Party The Night Before The Wedding?WHAT! Are you crazy? 
Unless you're going to have a very chilled affair, where you barely drink and stag do pranks are totally off the menu then yes, the night before is fine, however if you don't trust your mates or after one drink you need more... then no, one night before the wedding is a big no no.

Our Verdict: A BIG No No

A Week Before The Wedding? If you have friends like mine, having your stag do a week before the wedding is definitely not a good idea.

Remember, you'll need to have a clear head running up to the wedding as there'll be loads to organise and do, so give yourself a good chance of being at your best and don't do it.
Our Verdict: Too close

2 Weeks Before The Wedding? OK now we're starting to get into the realms of acceptability, however money wise you're going to s…

Why Use A Stag Do Organiser?

The question on every best man's or groom's lips when arranging a stag party; "should I use a stag do organiser or do it myself?"

If your answer is YES to any of the following questions you should consider using a stag do organiser:

Are you short of time?Are you bad at organising things?Do you need someone else to do it all for you?Are you poor at communicating?Are you bad with money?
What is a stag do organiser? A stag do organiser is a company which can book you practically every part of your stag do. These days, most reputable stag do organising websites also have the facilities for: Online paymentsSending invites to your mates (so they can book on to the stag and pay)Sending you essential information packs so you don't have to think

Question In an age when you can just go online and practically find everything on Google why would you need a stag do organiser?
Answer The answer is easy, it's all about saving time and money. Why spend hours searching when you c…

Best Stag Do Destinations For 2020

2020 is the year to get married, it's got a kind of ring to it (pardon the pun). So you'll need to know the Best Stag Do Destinations for this incredible year.

In no particular order, because let's be honest, everyone is different, here are the best stag destinations for 2020:

The best city in Europe to have your stag weekend, and in my mind Prague is becoming more liberal than Amsterdam, now that's saying something.

Prague is also top of the charts for our Cheapest Stag Destination To Get A Pint In, so not only will your stag party be everything you ever wanted it to be, it'll also be lighter on your pocket.

This capital city also incredibly beautiful and has some awesome stag activities, so altogether a brilliant all rounder.


Bristol makes it easily in to the best stag destinations for 2020 because it's just such an amazing city.

Bristol has some of the best stag do activities available throughout the day and by night you have a huge playg…

Where is the Cheapest Stag Destination To Get A Pint?

Here at the DesignaVenture Stag Do Blog we like to go against the grain.

Whilst the press are banging on about 'people drinking less' (a tiny percentage if you dig deep), we feel it's still extremely important to find out where you can get "more pint for your pound" whilst on your stag weekend.

Lots of different factors come into play when picking your stag party destination such as; distance to travel, stag activities on offer, nightlife and package price.

Here's one more factor that must also be taken onboard, the price of BEER!

We started looking at the stats brought out by the Money Guru, and found out that some alarming facts.

To get a pint in Dubai you're looking at £9, Oslo isn't too far behind with £7. OK these aren't exactly popular stag destinations however, rounds will be expensive.

So we have have delved deep and looked at popular stag destinations around the world.

Whilst one thing is guaranteed, London will be expensive, where can y…

5 Of The Best US Bachelor Party Destinations

Just like in the UK the Americans take their Bachelor Parties (stag dos) very seriously. Their pre wedding celebrations include partying, drinking and having fun with friends new and old.

From speaking to customers and American colleagues in Vegas, here are our Top 5 US Bachelor Party Destinations. This is where the Americans choose to party.
Austin, Texas Austin in Texas is famous throughout America for it's Breweries, BBQ's, music and restaurants making it easily into the 5 best US bachelor party destinations.
Head down town to many of it's taprooms and Breweries including Hops & Grain, Austin Beerworks and Blue Owl Brewing.
For more of an upmarket scene head to East 6th Street where you'll find many busy bars, venues and some fantastic cocktail bars.
During the day get a tan and bring your own beer whilst river tubing down the river. Alternatively,  go shotgun shooting!

New Orleans, Louisiana An infamous party destination, beautiful buildings (French Quarter), …

Stag Do Destination Guide: North Wales

North Wales is the BEST UK destination for adventurous stag do activities.

Before we delve deep into what North Wales has to offer, let's check out some pointless, uninteresting (but secretly interesting) facts about this incredibly popular stag do destination:
Average Temperature: June 18ºC | July 19ºC | August 19ºCRainfall: 827mm per yearPopulation: 687,937 (Wales has 3.1 million)Hilly: North Wales is mountainous with much of it's land well above 150 metres (above sea level). It's a great place to move to, when the sea levels rise! Falls: Swallow Falls at Betws-y-coed is the most visited waterfalls in Britain. You just cannot say it: There are many hard Welsh words which are simply unpronounceable. This 58 letter town-name which is the longest in Europe, takes first prize: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch - good luck asking for a taxi, if this is where you're staying.A Stag Do Favourite : There are 3 sheep to everyone person in Wales and tha…

What Is The Role Of The Best Man?

It's all very well being asked to be Best Man, and most Best Men bite the Groom's hand off when asked. It's recognition of the friendship you have. However once you've sobered up and the dust has settled, it will suddenly dawn on you that actually you have a responsibility and that question will come up "what is the role of the best man?".

Stay with us bro, DesignaVenture has your back.

Below we have put together Best Man Roles and Responsibilities. Please note; some are labelled "traditional" as these roles may be outdated so take with a pinch of salt.
Before The Wedding Help Choose The Right Attire Usually you're given a colour scheme to work with, making the Ushers, Best Man, Bridesmaids, Groom and Bride look co-ordinated. You also need to decide on cufflinks, shoes and most importantly the hip flasks!
Get The Ushers To The Suit Fittings It's your job to make sure the ushers turn up for fittings. You may only need a couple of fittings, o…

Cheap Stag Weekends UK

If you are looking for a cheap stag weekend in the UK I think there is no better place to be right now than on this web page. We've gone knocking on some doors and found some pretty impressive stag packages at very reasonable prices.

Below we have compiled some of DesignaVenture's cheapest stag weekends in the UK, but don't worry cheap doesn't mean you have to rough it, some of these unbelievable priced stag weekends include 4 star hotels plus some incredible activities!

 UNDER £100 per person 

Surely you can't stay anywhere for 2 nights under £100 these days, well my friends you're wrong...

2 nights in a standard hotel with breakfast, bar and club entries for the Saturday night, an animal of a stag weekend in Newquay. - more details.

Enjoy 2 nights in a 2 - 3 star hotel with breakfast, self guided bar crawl plus nightclub entry for both nights - more details.


Advice On Booking Your Stag Weekend Abroad

Prepare yourselves lads, it's going to be a bumpy landing unless you follow some of this brilliant advice on booking your stag do abroad from DesignaVenture.

Unless you're going by car or train you're going to need to book some flight seats. Although this may seem quite easy you'll need to follow some simple and effective rules:

When searching for flights make sure you search with your group number and not for 1 seat as the price will be different*Use a flight comparison website to give you more scope on routes and prices - I usually use If you are booking non-refundable seats do not pay for anyone you do not trust or know as you could find yourself out of pocket Make sure each member of the group sends you over the correct spelling of their first and surnames, then if the name is spelt wrong and there's an admin fee to change it, it's not your fee to pay Book with an ATOL Bonded stag do company like DesignaVenture
*The busier the flight becomes the …