If you’re being tasked with researching the best options for a stag or hen party, you’re in for an emotional rollercoaster ride; for trying to arrange something that everyone can attend and will want to attend (at an affordable price) can be a logistical nightmare.
Just as you feel you’ve found something perfect, there’s a fly in the ointment, and it’s back to the drawing board. Indeed, organising a stag party or hen party can feel like a mild version of emotional torture.
For this reason, there are many companies that act as a tour operators specialising in stag parties and hen parties – where they take the majority of the stress of your shoulders, by connecting you with reliable suppliers without the need to spend hours and hours researching… but they often do this at a premium, meaning, if you’re on a budget it can be much cheaper to put in the extra legwork and dynamically package something up yourself.
In this article, we’re going to look at the core ingredients of stag and hen parties with a view to breaking it down like a recipe – so you can feel less overwhelmed.
Let’s face it, the majority of people going on a stag or hen party aren’t looking to stay in The Ritz. They are looking for somewhere to crash and recharge their weary batteries after an exhausting day and night out.
It can therefore be easy to look at booking the cheapest accommodation possible, yet you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of getting enough sleep – and if you’re all crowded into a shared room, with one bathroom, it will make getting enough rest and getting ready a rather frustrating experience.
Whether you’re going to a Stag Party in South Wales or a Hen Party in Hawaii arranging transport for a group of people can be somewhat of a nightmare. If you’re a particularly large group you could consider trying to obtain ‘group rates’ from airlines but these often work out as more expensive than buying individual tickets.
The challenge with arranging transport is somewhat political, in the sense that, on the one hand it makes sense to just send out an email to people stating which flights they should book and letting them do it themselves – but this means some people will get cheap tickets whilst others will get more expensive tickets, and some will argue this isn’t fair.
Welcome to the world of organising stag and hen parties! This means, that you’ll likely have to book all the tickets at the same time then chase people for an averaged out payment.
Partying is clearly a significant activity on a stag or hen party, yet, more and more people are looking for cultural things to do or adventure activities to make the trip a little more rich and experiential than just going somewhere to get drunk.
In this vein, you’ll want to head to somewhere with plenty of activities that are aligned with the group’s interests.