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Stag parties abroad are a ton of fun. However, planning them can be quite overwhelming most especially when you have to deal with a lot of other wedding preparations. Some of the key preparations include finalizing your guest list and dealing with the budget, accommodations, activities and schedule.
If you’re having a hard time planning your stag party abroad, this article can help you. Let’s start by checking the preparations you need to do.
How to Plan Your Stag Do Abroad
There’s a ton of places you can go to for your stag do celebration. To find the best location need to make a few considerations.
First of all, what do you want to do at the party? Do you prefer hiking? Do you want to go bar hopping? Are you planning on driving around the country? You must create an outline of your party goals so you can start narrowing down the list of potential places you can go to.
Second, you need to look into your budget. How much can you allot for the trip? Can you host the event abroad? Are you going to sponsor the plane tickets? Will the guests need to shoulder their own expenses? How much are they willing to pay? As much as possible, you should look for hotels or stag do packages that offer discounts so you can save money.
Lastly, you need to have a target date. When do you want to schedule the party? Because you’re going to host the party in another country, you should schedule it at least a month before your wedding. This will give you enough time to patch up problems, in case you get in trouble abroad. Also, setting the schedule allows you to pick the best destination. Some party destinations are better enjoyed in a specific season.
Once you have all of these things sorted out, you can start checking the available destination.
Choose a suitable venue
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Some of the popular stag party destinations include a lot of cities in the UK and Europe. If you want to go to the UK, you should consider going to places like Liverpool, Newcastle, Belfast, Birmingham and Cardiff.
If you prefer hosting the party in Europe, you can go to Prague, Budapest, Hamburg, Berlin, Krakow, Amsterdam, and Bratislava.
If you want to go to less popular but equally enjoyable and exciting stag do destinations, you can fly to Asian hotspots like Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. You might also love visiting South American or South African travel destinations like Machu Picchu, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Dominican Republic and Brazil.
Each stag destination has something unique to offer. For example, Liverpool is the best place you can go to if you want to enjoy escape rooms, stadium tours, bubble footballs, paintballing, bubble football and wrestling. It’s also a popular destination for stags who love The Beatles.
Thailand, on one hand, is well known for its pristine coastline. There are also plenty of activities you can do here like scuba diving and visiting temples.
To ensure that you have a good time, you should at least research about a destination. This will give you an idea of how much you need to spend there each night. Look at the available accommodations. Do they have hotels? How about inns or motels? You should also check how much they charge for booze and meals.
You also need to check out the available food in your chosen destination. Some of your guests might not like to try exotic street food or foreign cuisine. The last thing you want is dealing with bowel troubles when you’re partying.
Regardless of the city you pick, you will surely enjoy a lot of activities such as doing crazy pub crawls and enjoying a night of exotic lap dancing. Know when to draw the line and be a responsible drinker. Otherwise, you might end up like the stag party celebrants who got escorted out of a plane.
Bonus Tips: Planning on Your Costumes
If you truly want to go all out on your last night of freedom celebration, you should think about wearing costumes. Instead of wearing a simple t-shirt, you can dress up like the members of the Avengers or Justice League. There are many shops where you can buy these costumes.
If you want to take things up a notch, you might want to wear goofy costumes like mankinis, T-rex costumes or even asymmetric thongs. After all, it’s that one last night you can goof around as a single. Why not go all the way right?
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When you’re planning for your stag do celebration, you can use the destination guide above. Use the tips and tricks above most especially if you don’t know where to start with your plan. Also, make sure that you do your research before you start booking any packages or hotel accommodations.