Over 90% of weddings are organised and booked way in advance; one, two or even three years in advance, sometimes even longer than that! However, booking the stag or hen do can sometimes be left until the very last minute. On average a stag do is booked just over 90 days in advance, which is only three months. So, lets look at the advantages of booking your hen or stag party early.
You Should Get Your First Choice
The reason you book, say, your wedding venue early, is so you get your first choice venue on a date that works for you. So why should you stag or hen party be any different?
Booking early will get you the best hotels, your first choice destination and, if you are going abroad, cheaper flights.
I will give you an example. A group of 12 tried to book a stag weekend in Bristol. They just wanted to play Bubble Football, visit nightclubs and stay two nights in a city centre hotel. There were no festivals going on in Bristol on that weekend, but we couldn’t find six rooms in any decent city centre hotels. The group in question had to rethink their plans.
This can happen on a regular basis, especially in the summer, so booking early is essential.
Everyone Will Have Plenty of Notice
Another extremely important reason why you must book early is so all your friends can stick the date in their calendars. This will give them plenty of notice to book time off work and tell their partners.
It Should Be Cheaper
Booking early for the following year will also (in most cases) guarantee the current year’s price. On most UK packages booked with a stag or hen do organiser, you’ll only have to put down a minimal deposit.
So, booking early will mean:
- In most cases a cheaper weekend
- Your first choice of destination
- The best hotel
- Your first choice of activities
- Everyone in the group has the date in their calendar
It’s a win-win situation.
Pass this essential information on to your best man or chief bridesmaid and tell them to get their skates on!
Guest post by Marco Walker of Designaventure
Image from Flickr by JD Hancock (CC BY 2.0 License)