If you have just been appointed the best man for your buddy’s wedding, you must be feeling pretty great. Give a killer speech, keep the rings safe, organise a stag party of epic proportions, and you would instantly become a part of the best man hall of fame. Easy, right? Wrong.
Being a best man is a difficult task. In-between all the wedding preparations, organising a stag party becomes extremely difficult. One of the most challenging parts of putting together a stag party is budgeting. To make sure you’re not burning a hole inside your wallet on your next stag do, we have created a complete guide on how you can have an epic party, without the associated costs.
The Flight Fare
Many stag groups are taking their parties abroad. While a stag do is certainly a tradition worth pulling all stops for, flight tickets are not cheap. However, by making the booking a little in advance, ideally six weeks in advance, it is possible to save a substantial amount on flight bookings.
This is one of the most overlooked expense during the planning stages. Make sure you research the public transport of the area you are planning to visit. When you are with friends, even public transport can be a joyful way to exploring a new place.
If your stag group is large, you may consider opting for cabs, as it might be cheaper than all-day bus passes for the whole group. Making the bookings in advance is another great way to avoid paying a fortune for getting around in your destination city.
Another major cost during a stag party, choosing the right accomodation is critical to maintaining your budget. While there are dirt cheap accomodation options available in every city, it is better to do some research. If the cheap accomodation is situated outside the city, you will be spending a lot more on getting around.
In most popular stag destinations, there are apartments that can be rented out by large groups. Renting an apartment with the mates can be great fun, while being an economic and decent accomodation option.
Starting a kitty might seem like a cheap thing to do but it is actually a great way to ensure equal contributions from all members of the group. At the beginning of the party, make all invitees pitch in money for booze, food, and travel, and everything in between. After that, everyone can take turns keeping the kitty safe while you enjoy your stag party together.
Day Time Activities
To some, day time activities might seem like a waste of money. However, the case is quite the contrary. Not only some action packed day time activities would add some much-needed sense of adventure to your party, it will give the lads something to do besides getting hammered.
Most day time activities will cost less than a few cocktails, and will ensure the lads are completely charged up and ready to paint the town red when the sun goes down.
Renting fancy dress for the stag party can prove to be an expensive affair, and in the opinion of many stag goers, an expense that can easily be avoided. There are a number of convenient and pocket friendly alternatives available.
Custom print t-shirts and masks are a couple of very popular options. We especially like the masks because they never become the reason your group is denied entry into an upscale nightclub.
Just like most other truly fun things in life, a stag party does not have to be heavy on your wallet. By being a little proactive with the preparations, you will be able to have all the fun, without the associated bank breaking expenses.