5 things you need to know to create a legendary stag or hen do T-shirt
Think back to any stag or hen do you’ve ever been on, or even just passed in the street, and there is a good chance that they were sporting some personalised T-shirts. The trend has become so popular that they can probably be considered standard uniform, and a pre-wedding night out with your closest friends wouldn’t seem right without you all wearing them.
However, not just any personalised T-shirt will do — it has to be both funny and memorable. To help you out, we’ve decided to share our top five tips for creating a legendary T-shirt for your stag or hen do. Read on to find out more.
Win at the name game
One thing that all of the best stag or hen do tees need is individual nicknames emblazoned across the back or the front. You might be lucky and already have some ready-made real-life names ready to go, but if you don’t, think back to those memorable or embarrassing moments that you’ve shared together and use them as inspiration for your choices.
If you are really stuck, there are fun websites like Rum & Monkey that have name generators that can come up with some silly or slightly ridiculous monikers for you and your friends.
A picture is worth a thousand words
No stag or hen do shirt is complete without a ridiculous picture of the bride or groom-to-be printed on it. Therefore, you need to do some research and trawl the archives of social media to dig up an image worthy of your big night out.
You could even get some of your friends in on the act — get them to help look through past images and you’re bound to find the perfect pic. If you or one of your friends has some editing skills, you could also doctor the image to make it even more hilarious. The possibilities really are endless.
Think about the overall look
If you are feeling even more daring, why not extend the fun beyond your tee with some costume accessories, or even extend it to full fancy dress that incorporates the shirt. You might already have a theme in mind, and if you do, consider designing your custom garment to reflect the overall look you are trying to achieve. For example, a princess or fairy theme for a hen do could work with some pink t-shirts and fairy tale-like font choices — oddly enough, this could also work for a stag-do too!
Pay a visit to a costume website like Magic Box, which has a huge range, and even some especially for stag and hen dos. Once you have your dress-up inspiration, buy your accessories and then order your T-shirts to match.
Size things up before you order
More of a practical point than a fun one — you need to make sure you get everyone’s sizes in your stag or hen party before you order any t-shirts. It’s a pretty essential point, as doing so will avoid any awkward moments of guessed sizing when the day of the do comes around. You can even ask everyone individually if you want to avoid any potential embarrassment about sizes.
If possible, plan ahead
If you have plenty of notice for planning a stag or hen do, there is no reason why you shouldn’t get your thinking cap on right away — after all, the sooner you have a clear idea of what theme or location you are going for, the sooner you can put together an ace T-shirt design.
However, as many will testify to, love is not always predictable, and a short-notice wedding is not such a rare occurrence. Should you find yourself planning a last-minute stag or hen do, you need to know that you don’t have to skimp on quality. Websites like Custom Planet produce high-quality printed tees, and can even cater to quick turnarounds of 48 or even 24 hours, so you can order safe in the knowledge your garments will be ready in time.
Take these five points on board and you will be able to design and order the T-shirts for you next stag or hen do like an absolute professional.