So the big date has been set and you’ve been handed the task of organising a great stag or hen do for the groom or bride and your friends, but now comes perhaps one of the toughest decisions for any Best Man or Maid of Honour: Where’s the best place to go for a fun and exciting stag or hen party?
With such a wealth of locations to choose from both here in the UK and further afield, choosing where to have your stag or hen party can be a bit of a daunting process if you’re catering for a large group. Not only will you have the initial outlay of the trip and activities, but you may also need to consider your party ‘expenses’; such as food, alcohol and the local nightlife, too. Stag and Hen parties can become quite expensive if you don’t plan ahead, so we’ve put together a list of 5 great stag and hen party locations that won’t leave you with a financial headache!
With its’ iconic pebble beaches and bustling nightlife, Brighton makes a great choice for those looking for a UK-based stag or hen party. With a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere and plethora of nightclubs and unique bars to choose from, having a stag or hen party in Brighton really does make sense if you’re looking for somewhere easy to reach and not too expensive, either.Being a popular stag & hen party city also means that many of the cities nightclubs are willing to accommodate larger parties – meaning you shouldn’t find yourself being turned away from the cities best night spots. And with an abundance of cheap accommodation and fairly reasonable prices for food and drink, Brighton does make a sound UK choice.
Going a little further afield, Budapest has recently become a popular choice for stag and hen parties looking for something a little more off the beaten track.A city steeped in history; there are plenty of sights to see in Budapest. Looking to take it easy? Then try one of the many Roman baths dotted around the city. Looking for something a little more intense? Then maybe try shooting some guns or driving some ex-Soviet tanks for a bit of a thrill! Throw in a huge number of 24-hour bars, clubs and draft beers costing as little as 50p, and you can see why Budapest has become such a popular destination.
With its’ world renowned nightlife, coffee shops and laid-back atmosphere, Amsterdam’s reputation as being one of Europe’s most vibrant and exciting cities is well-deserved.Only a short trip from many UK airports, Amsterdam offers all the hedonism you could possibly want from a stag or hen party. With food and drink costs being comparable to here in the UK, and unless you’re looking to get involved in some of the city’s less salubrious activities, it’s a destination that’s easily affordable, too!
Germany’s capital city has become an increasingly popular stag and hen party destination thanks to its’ diverse nightlife that caters for just about any taste. Berlin’s nightclubs have gained a reputation of being some of the best and craziest in the world – perfect for those looking to really have a stag or hen party go off with a bang!
Being Germany’s capital city also makes getting cheap flights and hotels a relatively easy process with prices to suit even the most miserly of budgets. And with a huge variety of sights and activities you can take part in, it’s easy to see why Berlin has become such a popular party destination.
Like Budapest, Prague has gained a fantastic reputation for being the destination of choice for stag and hen parties looking for fun on a budget.
Blessed with a huge number of nightclubs and bars that are often open 24-hours, drinks and food are criminally inexpensive – with some lagers being as cheap as 85p! There are also a whole host of companies that arrange stag-related activities that will appeal to anyone’s tastes.
Wherever you choose to go on your stag or hen party, always do your research beforehand to get the most for your money and of course, stay safe! And if you’re needing some fantastic stag or hen party t-shirts, check out our range in our shop!
If you’ve been handed the responsibility and honour of being a Groom’s Best Man, it’s up to you to not only make the planning and wedding itself as easy as possible for him, but also organise a fun and memorable stage party that him and his friends will love.
Planning a perfect stag do can be a bit overwhelming; with the needs of potentially a lot of people to consider, it can be perhaps the most difficult part of a Best Man’s duties. But, don’t worry! Here at onscreengraphics, we’ve put together some top tips on how you can plan the perfect stag do for your mates and be the toast of the wedding!
Save the Dates
Before you start planning anything, confirm any important wedding-related dates with the groom beforehand and, crucially, the wedding date itself. You might find that the bride and groom have activities leading up to the wedding – like wedding rehearsals, meetings with wedding planners or family engagements – which you might need to avoid or plan around.
If you’re planning a stag party over a longer period, say a weekend or a few days, take into account if you’ll need time to ‘recover’ from your party – do you really want to be turning up for a wedding worse for wear? Also remember to set some time aside to organise any activities you may want to do whilst on your stag party – researching activities, locations, costs and activities can take time!
Confirm The Attendees
Once you’ve identified a suitable date/s, confirm with the Groom who will want to attend. If you can, always give people enough time to arrange time off or things like childcare to maximise the number of people who can make it to your stag trip. At this point, you might want to setup a dedicated WhatsApp or Facebook group chat with everyone involved to make relaying information easy.
One thing to consider when confirming numbers for a stag party is the total size of the group. As the Best Man, you’re responsible for not just the wellbeing of the groom, but also the organisation of everything involved; like booking flights or hotels and collecting money. Co-ordination of large group activities can become stressful, so always bear in mind that the larger the group, the more organisation – and patience – that will be required to ensure everything runs smoothly!
Confirm Your Location, Activities and Costs
Once you know the numbers involved, start looking at possible activities, locations and travel requirements. There are a wealth of companies that can organise stag weekends (or longer) away in the UK, Europe or further afield, so it’s definitely worth spending some time to see what offers there are and if these would be suitable for your group.
If you decide to organise a trip through a company, always check out any customer reviews online and get a clear rundown of what you’re paying for beforehand! Once you’ve confirmed your plans, you can then present to costs to the attendees and begin the – hopefully! – easy task of collecting the cash to get everything booked!
What to Wear
Finally, and depending on where you’re heading, you might want to consider either fancy dress or custom clothing for the Stag, or everyone attending. Luckily, we offer a whole host of customisable stag party t-shirts and products that you can customise toy your heart’s content – so why not take a look and get customising!
If you’re organising a stag party and need some custom t-shirts printed, get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help.