Is one of your best friends finally tying the knot? Before he is exiled into the doldrums of marriage, it is likely that you are hoping to throw him a final farewell party with the help of a stag do. The only possible issue is that planning such an event can be slightly challenging if it is your first time. What do the professionals have to say and what takeaway advice will come in handy? Let's do away with the confusion by highlighting some worthwhile tips below.
Choose the Date Well in Advance
It is wise to plan your party at least ten weeks in advance. Not only will more guests be likely to commit, but you can also avoid potential conflicts of interest (such as a major football game that is being televised). Never forget that addressing these logistics at an early stage is important.
Iron Out the Small Details
Any stag party is defined by the finer points. The type of food and drink being served, transportation to and from a certain location, entertainment, and pub crawls should be considered. It could also be a good idea to send all of the attendees an email poll. You can present them with a number of different choices in order to better appreciate which options are the most appealing.
Select the Best Location
Although there is nothing wrong with reserving space at a local pub for your stag party, there are many other options. One popular alternative is to rent a boat for the day or evening. Professional party boat rentals are ideal if you are hoping to enjoy a bit of fun in the sun. They can also be used to visit various destinations (such as beach bars) in bespoke style. You can choose from a wide array of vessels and rates are generally quoted on a daily basis.
Take Your Budget Into Account
All of the experts agree that planning your budget is another (obviously) essential concern. After all, the last thing you want is to suddenly discover that you cannot afford one or more expenses. Once you have come up with a relatively accurate figure, you can also ask your friends to chip in so that the cost is more manageable.
Set up a WhatsApp or Facebook Group
As we live within the digital age, it only makes sense to keep your guests up to date through the use of handy social media applications. This will enable you to answer any questions and to inform attendees of last-minute changes that may be taking place.
Stag parties are some of the best ways to celebrate a friend while recognising that he is entering into a new stage of his life. This is why a bit of planning and forethought will go a long way. If you are able to clarify the small details, it is much easier to appreciate the big picture. Of course, your friend will also be appreciative of such efforts.