OLDEST BESTMAN IN THE WORLD!

June 22nd, 2015

Picture of the Groom and the oldest best man in the worldAt 102, Dan Clement thought his days of partying and being a best man was well and truly over, well actually you couldn’t be more wrong.

Not only did this plucky retired farmer become the oldest Best Man in the world (at 102 years of age), he also arranged the Stag Do and cracked the crowd up with his killer best man’s speech about being a Ploughman and jokes about cows!

Dan’s lifelong friend, Alex Sandy who is a spring chicken at 73 years old said that Dan’s age was not even a consideration when it came to asking him to be best-man and didn’t even know that it would break the world record.

The previous World Record for being the oldest best man was held by Ronald Hornby in Northern Ireland who was 96.

They also didn’t duck out on a Stag Do, this consisted of sitting up most of the night drinking shots of whisky and bottles of wine around a  house in Cornwall, I would love to have been a fly on the wall on that night and heard all the old stories and jokes, totally awesome.

Alex Sandy who got married to Sue in Scotland (who met online) thought they were going to have a quiet wedding but the Guinness Book of World Records caught the media’s attention and before they knew it there was TV camera’s and paparazzi at the church!

The last and only other time Dan was a best man was in the 1940′s, how mad is that?

All the above details was taken from an article on the Falmouth Packet website which you can find here.

We at DesignaVenture would like to wish Alex and Sue from St Austell all the luck in the world for their marriage and here’s to Dan being asked again.

 

Bristol Stag Do Place Goes for £1.21 On Ebay

June 17th, 2015

2 members of a stag party doing West Country GamesA Stag Do going to Bristol had a last minute drop out so instead of a no show they decided to auction the place on eBay.

According to an article on the Bristol Post website, these plucky lads from Andover booked West Country Games, Indoor Crazy Golf, bar, club entry and 1 night’s accommodation for their Bristol Stag Do.

On their listing they included some advice for bidders saying that the person who agrees to go must be ready for the daytime activities dressed with trainers and socks for the West Country Games and must pay for their own food and drink all day. (Dressed in trainers and socks always makes me laugh!)

Apparently they had over a 1,000 views but the listing only went for £1.21 and was snapped up by a lady known as Josie. She couldn’t do the whole Stag Do so met them in town for the Crazy golf and a few drinks around town. One of the group said, “like them, she loved the idea of it and did it for a laugh”, however the group said the whole eBay stunt gave the weekend a great buzz.

Bristol is a fantastic UK stag destination and over the last couple of years has become extremely popular with stag and hen parties. With fantastic activities in the day and amazing nightlife, Bristol is possibly the busiest city for stags and hen travelling from other cities. For some  amazing stag packages get yourself over to the DesignaVenture bristol stag do section, where we have packages starting from £79.00 per person*, equally we also offer amazing hen party breaks starting from £95.00 per person*, you can view these packages here.

*Prices correct at time of publish

Stag Do Hold Up In Switzerland

June 8th, 2015

Switzerland landscape mountains & churchAccording to a hilarious article in the Evening Standard, a drunken Londoner swapped a Stag Do in Munich for a day out in Switzerland courtesy of lackadaisical driver.

Jordan Adams a 33 year old from London, stumbles out of a Munich club looking for a cab to take him back to his hotel, somehow manages to clamber into a luggage hold of a coach and falls asleep. 4 Hours later he’s woken up by an irate coach driver “effing and jeffing” no doubt wandering what this silly Englishman is doing in the luggage compartment of his coach!

Jordan a company director who was attending his Brother in Law’s Stag Do had to ring “her in doors”, to get her to call her brother and explain where he was (she was very happy as you can imagine). He then had to go and speak to the Swiss police as he had no money, passport or phone to help him out. The Swiss police very kindly stuck him on a train back to Munich! Wasn’t this a prank they used to on the stag, stick him on a slow ferry to Calais or similar?

If you have any funny stories, please send them though to dean@designaventure.co.uk plus any images you may have to back up your funny story.

I Dunno, you PRANKSTERS!

April 29th, 2015

Man Gaffer taped to a tree as a stag do prankA Stag Do in Albufeira made national news in Portugal for a prank right out of the Stag Do Book of Pranks.

The poor unsuspecting stag was having a drink with his so called mates in a bar in Albufeira (Algarve, Portugal) when his mates stripped him naked, wrapped him to a lamppost with cling film and wedged a bottle of beer in the cheeks that very rarely see  sunlight.

According to an article on The Portugal News website, the police turned up, unwrapped him and asked whether he wanted to press charges, he obviously refused and rejoined his mates in the bar.

I dunno, you pranksters!!!

For more Stag Do Prank ideas check out our Top 10 Stag Do Pranks on our blog.

 

Stag Do With A Big Heart

February 24th, 2015

We have always tried to cover the ‘good news’ Stag Do Stories and this story which featured on the evening express website is right up our street.

A stag party will be driving 3,000 miles to raise cash for Cancer Research.

They have decided to take part in the Barcelona Bangers Car Rally which takes place from Calais to Barcelona. Graham Henderson has chosen this epic journey with 4 of his mates in a car which must cost less than £400 (Barcelona Bangers Rules).

They will be starting in Laurencekirk, Scotland and will driving 572 miles to Dover before getting on a ferry and arriving into Calais for the 22nd May, ready to take part in the Barcelona Bangers Rally.

You can sponsor this amazing voyage by donating here.

We would like yo take this opportunity to wish Graham and his mates all the luck in the world.

Mark ‘n’ Miche Reveal Their Stag / Hen Destinations

February 13th, 2015

Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan

Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan, the UK’s most Beautiful couple (she is a real stunner and he is more ripped then a pair of jeans from Latvia) have revealed where they are going to celebrate their pre nuptials.

I know you cannot take the suspense anymore, so thanks to The Mirror for spilling the beans I can reveal that Michelle Keegan, former Coronation Street Star who now commands roles in her very own ITV dramas, I cannot name any as I dont really like the ITV dramas or Coronation Street for that matter. Sorry back to Michelle Keegan who always looks incredible every time she sets foot into the public eye…..

OK, Michelle Keegan is going to Dubai for her hen weekend whilst Mark Wright celebrates in Vegas, where else?

There, you heard it here first, unless you read the Mirror’s article then this is possibly the second place you have read this amazing bit of celebrity news or gossip, now back to your corn flakes.

 

Stag Prank Goes Viral

February 5th, 2015

Another Stag Do prank goes viral, this time the crime scene is at Budapest airport and the prank weapon, a dildo!

The poor unsuspecting stag was on his way home from a Stag Do in Budapest when his bag was searched by Hungarian airport security.

The airport security spotted a bottle of water by the x-ray machine in the stag’s bag which was planted by the ‘Stag Do Prankster’ (he did this so the stag would be stopped). However, also strapped to the bottle of water was a giant Didldo!

The whole event was filmed by the prankster to an eruption of laughter from the stag party watching on.

The stag himself took it in all good faith – you can watch the video by clicking on the link below:

Stag Do Prank Plants Sex Toy in Man’s Luggage as he Passes Through Airport Security!!

We have a fantastic top 10 stag pranks list here:

Top 10 Stag Do Pranks

 

Sin City For Ant & Dec’s Stag Do

January 27th, 2015

Ant and Dec have been spotted in Las Vegas on a mate’s Stag Do just before they picked up their National Television awards.

They were spotted cruising the infamous Las Vegas strip before eating at Gordon Ramsay’s Burgr restaurant which is in the Planet Hollywood Casino.

The popular pair was also papped playing golf and where also joined by fellow celeb Jonathan Wilkes.

Some people are saying Dec is getting inspiration for his up and coming inevitable stag weekend, however if he’s in need of inspiration he needs to head over to the DesignaVenture website, stag do section, where he’ll find loads of inspiration, activities and ideas for the best stag do known to man, in fact what am I thinking it should be Ant heading over to our website as there’s no doubt who will be Dec’s best man!

The above details are courtesy of an article on the Daily Mail website, you also find loads of great pics of the lads having a great time.

Bookings Go Through The Hoof

January 21st, 2015

Horse Racing in Ascot

At the DesignaVenture towers this week I have managed to pull Dani out of the sales team for 2 minutes to find out exactly what’s going on in the land of stags and hens.

My Questions are in black, Dani’s answers are in red:

Hi Dani…

Look what do you want I’m busy?

Alright Dan, I just want to ask you a few questions and i’ll be on my way, what’s selling big this year?

Our Horse racing packages are selling like crazy, especially Ascot.

Wow, sounds amazing, why do you think that is?

Well, not only do our horse racing packages include a 4 star hotel, but we also include transfers to and from Ascot, an entry package, plus you are going to Ascot, what more do you want? Jam on it?

Any other Race courses selling well?

All our horse racing packages are selling well with Chepstow being extremely popular as it gives people the choice of  partying in Bristol or Cardiff, we are also selling lots of horse racing weekends to Nottingham, Newcastle and Chester.

 Now go away not only are you bugging me, but I have tons of work to do…

Fair point, bye Dani thanks for the umm… chat.

Well there you have it people straight from the Horses Mouth so to speak, this week, the DesignaVenture horse racing packages have been selling like hot cakes, you can find a huge list of Horse racing packages here.

Balls To The Bride

January 14th, 2015

A groom-to-be who was jilted by his bride has put his feeling to one side and done something truly amazing.

According to an article on the Burton Mail website, John Whitbread was due to get m

arried on Valentine’s day but his wife to be left him at Christmas leaving him with the stag do and the honeymoon to sort.

Well, he obviously went on the stag do with his pals, but what about the honeymoon?

He put his ex-fiancee’s ticket onto Ebay to see if he could cover costs however due to popular demand the bid is currently at £7,900, from 104 bids, so he kindly decided anything over £1,050 he would donate to the Balls to Cancer charity.

You can check out the auction here up until 08.55am, 15th Jan 2015:

Girl from the Public to Dominican Republic

Just to let you know, he has stipulated that the bidder must be female.

Pop this in to Twitter for updates - #girlfromthepublictodominicanrepublic

We salute you John.

****UPDATE****

The highest bid was £8,000 by an unknown bidder (not sure how long she will keep her anonymity however the real winner here is Ball to Cancer, raising a whopping £6,950. We want to wish John the best 2 weeks of his life and hope the bidder is as nice as she’s generous!