A good stag do should be a big dose of unforgettable fun whilst serving as a rite of passage for the man preparing to enter married life. The planning of a stag do traditionally falls to the best man and it’s down to them to make sure everything goes off without a hitch. The stag in question is the guest of honour and he deserves to feel that way!

However, there’s a lot of planning involved and a lot of possibilities open that may make things a little more complicated than expected. But don’t worry, here’s a simple breakdown of what you need to cover to cement your friend’s stag do as one of the greatest nights of his life.

Location

Location is very important when planning a stag do. You have to strike a fine balance between the reputation of the area, how much there’s on offer in terms of activities, pricing and how easy it is to access food and drink. You might find a place that offers good activities but doesn’t have much to offer in the way of pubs and restaurants, for example. If you’re in it for a long weekend, these aspects are especially important to consider during the planning process.

An area like the North East has a thriving night life and would be a strong choice for any stag party; just Google something like ‘stag ideas Newcastle’ to see how much variety there is. It shouldn’t take too long before a solid plan starts to form.

Budget

The idea of budgeting might be dull, but properly managing your money should be at the core of your stag do strategy. It’s important that you don’t overspend and leave anyone involved out of pocket – they won’t thank you for it. Plan out everything carefully and divvy up the costs between you so that everyone pays their fair share. Though the best man is doing the planning, it’s not fair for him to be expected to pay for everything. It’s the sort of the thing that should be carried out with fairness and equality in mind.

You can also find some great deals on stag weekend packages. As mentioned previously the North East has a reputation for lively night life, but being a comparatively cheaper region also means that it has some fantastic packages available that will maximise your enjoyment whilst reducing your overall spend. There’s nothing wrong with being a bit thrifty; in fact sometimes it can be quite advantageous!

Activities

Once you’ve got a location and a budget, then you can start planning the activities. What you do on the stag do is a wide net to be cast; you can basically do whatever you want, from a pub crawl to a quad biking weekend. Of course it’s recommended that the best man try and keep the stag’s best interests at heart rather than the whole group; when it comes down to it it’s the stag’s party first and foremost. Make sure you pick something that they’ll be happy with.

The more extreme activities tend to appeal more to the stags and luckily there are plenty of options available no matter where you decide to go. If you do settle on a mix of thrills and spills (the spills obviously referring to your pints), then take a look online to see what deals you can get. Sticking with the North East region, you’ll find some great results from Fury Events, who offer outdoor activities North East.