Pranks and practical jokes might be the best bits of a stag party but it also takes quite a lot of planning to arrange a truly memorable event. Here are some frequently asked questions about planning a stag party.
Some people think that all you require for an awesome stag party is beer, mates (to drink the beer), and food (to soak up the beer) and to a certain extent that’s true! These days, however, many grooms are opting for Stag parties that involve some kind of activity, such as paint balling, golf, fishing, or quad biking.
Whether your stag party is just lasting one day or taking over the whole weekend, the best combination is usually a macho activity, followed by a night out or maybe a barbeque. Keep sober and enjoy the activity; the evening is the ideal time for drinking games, strippers, and practical jokes involving the stag.
The best man is in a good position to know how the stag would feel about seeing a stripper. If you’ve been to stag parties together before and seen strippers how did he react? Hiring a stripper can be an innocent and fun part of a stag party if it’s organised well, but if the future bride has threatened to call off the wedding if there are naked women at the party you should take note.
If you do decide to go ahead and hire a stripper for the stag party, here are a few bits of advice to make sure it doesn’t go wrong:
If the stag party is a surprise for the groom you can have it up to four months before the wedding when he won’t be expecting it at all. If it’s not a surprise, planning the stag party a week or two before the big day will probably be ideal for the stag because it will provide a get out from some of the last minute wedding chaos. It will also mean the party is still vivid in guests’ minds on the wedding day. If the boys aren’t available just before the wedding, you can plan it for a month or even two months before.
If the stag’s friends are spread across the world but will all be flying in for the wedding, try to organise a stag party two nights before the big day. This will give a whole day for recovery, but make sure no one shaves the groom’s eyebrows off once he’s unconscious.
Unfortunately the tradition of holding the stag party the night before the big day has been prohibited by worried brides who seem to think it’s important that the groom can actually stand up at the altar.