You all know the saying from your training courses, ‘If you fail to plan, you plan to fail..” and believe me when you have 15 plus guys or girls all put together for a weekend of celebration and drinking then if not organised things can end up spoiling the weekend.
The main thing is it is all about him or her, what would they like to do on their last weekend of freedom?
Or in the case of some groups it is a case of just picking the stag up taking his bag of clothes off him and turning him into the groups gimp for the weekend. (This generally happens to stags as a pay back for past actions on similar weekends.)
On the whole though, there should be plenty of emails bouncing around suggesting locations, activities and places to stay. After much debate then the shortlist can be sent to all those that are going to vote and give thoughts on each.
Hopefully then this will arm the organiser to start planning, booking and getting the monies in and deposits paid.
After everything above has been sorted then, the group leader should produce an itineray for the weekend so everyone knows what is going on and when they are expected to meet etc.
The best plans can fail if, the group have not been consulted fully and individuals needs taken into account, for example one of the group does not like heights or another can not swim. The main thing for the planners to keep at the forefront of the planning is “TEAM” weekend focusing on fun for all and in particular the stag or hen.
Good luck with your planning!
SURFGSD run surfing sessions, days and weekends for stag do and hen do here in Swansea and Newquay, Cornwall contact us for more information on group rates and ideas on places to stay