As the Best Man (yes this a blog specifically dedicated to the poor guy), there are an abundance of duties to fulfil to be classified as the ideal person to accompany the groom at the alter during his big day. One of these is organising a
successful eventful Stag Party, which itself requires quite an effort to pull it off (see our guidelines Best man's 10 Steps to Planning a Stag Do).
However, one of the most important duties that fall into the above category is to choose who should be going along on the stag party. It could be a daunting task as you may not know all the groom to be's family and friends, and there is always the prospect of leaving someone out, or worse yet, inviting an unwanted yet familiar face. It is always a good idea to consult with the groom to be prior to any of the planning, but also to undertake our expert advice as provided below to create the ideal checklist of persons who should be tagging along on what is an important milestone for the Stag.
Having witnessed a fair bit ouselves during our time, and would like to give our expert opinion on the process.
Keep it a Close Bunch
Do not get carried away and invite just anybody and most definitely not out of pity, or even if it is to accommodate another member of the group.
Keeping it between close friends would provide for better understanding between the lads but also more common interests, thus making it a lot easier to pick out the activities for the weekend and avoid any conflicts.
Just the Guys on a Stag Party
Remember that this is a stag do and a few of the activities could be x-rated and demanded by some to stay within the group. Strip Limo’s, Mud Wrestling, Steak & Lesbo show, and a classic stag kidnap are just a few of the activities that you would most certainly won’t want to partake in the presence of any ladies.
Now we are certainly not against the ladies travelling, it could even turn out to be more fun, but just think of the restrictions that might be in place if you are already in female company 😏
Try Keeping the Attendees Close in Respect of Age
If you have to invite the older bunch to the stag do fair play, but you can expect a different stag do to that if the average age of the group is lower.
Mix it up on Characters
It is near to impossible that all members are too alike. Finding the perfect mix of characters amongst the group would go along way. Everyone loves a joker in the group!
Bonus reading - Who you shouldn't invite
- 💵 Those who tend to create an issue with the overall budget for the weekend or reluctant to pay, disregarding the activities that the rest in the group want to take part in
- 😠 The Divas. Well at least that’s what we call them. There is always a chance you have a know-it-all in your group, who can be hard to satisfy and is bound to pick out an issue with whatever there is you are going to do. The stag do should be centered on the groom and meet his expectations, whilst then trying to accommodate the rest of the group