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11 Of The Best UK Stag Weekend Destinations For 2020

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2020 is just around the corner and is likely to be with us quicker than Usain Bolt at an all-you-can-eat chicken nugget buffet, so I would say booking your 2020 stag weekend now is a good shout.

We've done a little investigating and found that 2020 in the wedding industry is going to be extremely busy, all the signals are there from our colleagues at various wedding venues, outlets and websites. Your stag weekend is part of this industry so booking early is a must as it's going to be one hell of a busy year!

If you've decided on the UK for your stag do but you don't know where, well luckily the DesignaVenture stag do blog is here to help you decide.

In no particular order here are 11 of the best stag weekend destinations in the UK we think will be incredible in 2020:
NEWCASTLE Whatever you say about the Geordies they are damn friendly and sure know how to party, that's why Newcastle is an extremely friendly stag do destination and makes it into our top 11. River cr…

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 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 t…

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…