Quick Tips for Booking a Stag or Hen Weekend
At some point in your life you will probably need to book at least one stag or hen weekend. You may even need to book one for next year, and have put it on the back burner. Well, this leads me to my first bit of advice - you need to book early.
Booking your stag or hen weekend early gives you peace of mind. You'll also have more choice of things to do and places to stay, and usually it will be much cheaper than booking last minute. Most stag and hen companies will only need a small deposit (non flight inclusive packages), so booking early is a good idea. People in the group can then put it in their diary and not plan something else for that weekend.
Share with Tech
These days we have loads of technology at our fingertips. Take advantage of all the free apps and social media sites that can make organising your stag or hen weekend easier. You can create a type of stag or hen do forum* with your friends where you can exchange banter and share ideas.
*Be cyber-wise and make these pages or groups private, away from prying eyes.
Your stag or hen group will have people with different demographics. For example, some will not want to spend lots of money, others won't mind. Some may not be able to swim, so booking white water rafting wouldn't be a great idea. There might be an auntie in the group who may find Butlers in the Buff a little bit lowbrow. Or maybe a father who doesn't think an all day drinking session is an attractive prospect. You get the idea, and this is why you need to…
Talk to the Stag or Hen
You need to discuss with the stag or hen where, when, who, why what. After all, it is their stag or hen weekend, so it must go to plan.
The worst that could happen is people dropping out like flies before you have even got the weekend off the ground. Therefore, make sure you take on board what your stag or hen is advising about the group, and be conscientious towards your invitees.
Once you have agreed what type of stag or hen weekend you want to book, communicate it to the group so they know what to expect. Once everyone knows and there have been no objections, get it booked.
Article by Marco Walker of Designaventure
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