Archive for the ‘Groom Advice’ Category

Keep The Stag Happy

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

For years, stag do pranks has always been a popular past time on a stag weekend.

From making the poor man drink his own weight in Jägermeister to dressing him up in a Borat mankini and parade him around some square in a foreign city.

Well we think this is all well and good and do not want to come across as if we are discouraging these sorts of practices, after all a little bit of humiliation for the stag will make it memorable.

However, there must also be an enjoyable part of the stag weekend that he will love, here’s your chance to explore some popular stag do ideas.

If he is interested in football take him to see Barcelona, if he likes to shoot guns take him paintballing and if he was a bit of a lad before he decided to settle down take him lap dancing!

Whatever you decide to do on his stag do, make sure there is an enjoyable element for him before you tar and feather the poor fella!

Roundtables Want To Create The Ultimate Stag Do Guide

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Roundtable organisations throughout the UK have taken it upon themselves to put together the ultimate stag do guide for their members and maybe to draw a younger crowd in.

The Hereford, Banbury Cross and Sanbach Roundtables are all advertising in local newspapers wanting stag do stories and stag weekend tips.

I think they need to look no further then this stag do news blog written by DesignaVenture experts and the DesignaVenture Blog – Stag Do Ideas.

There are also some fantastic websites out there that give out plenty of stag advice and true stories such as

For years there has been loads of wedding websites advertising mainly bridal interests however, are the times a changing?

Are grooms to be wanting a more active part in the wedding?

No not really, I think most grooms will show interest for the wedding however, the stag do will be filling their heads a lot more!

Kick Back, Relaxing Stag Dos

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Most people tend to tarnish a stag do being loud and full to the brim with testosterone, and they are usually near the mark, however not all stag dos want to be brash.

Some stags / ‘grooms to be’ want a quiet more chilled affair, not full of banging clubs and naked strippers.

So here are a few stag do ideas for a sedate stag weekend.

Canoeing and camping down the River Wye is one stag weekend that will chill you to the horizontal position. Just think stunning scenery, clear air and not a traffic jam in site.

Get onboard a Skippered Yacht and do as much or as little as you like, with accommodation onboard you can explore the sea all the way to Cowes. The world is your Oyster well, the Solent is and if you fancy a tipple or two you have the Isle of Wight to explore.

Be a beach Bum in Valencia, with great beaches a beautiful city and stunning weather you will be truly relaxed on your flight home.

There are thousands of stag do ideas to choose from and just remember ‘it’s what you make of it’.


Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

The Stag Do has become something of a necessity, an integral part of a wedding. To most of the groom’s party (and maybe a couple of the grooms) it is the most important part of the whole wedding!

DesignaVenture understand that with all the stress of arranging a wedding, you simply want to turn up and have fantastically memorable time.

Whether you decide to go abroad or stay in the UK this is your chance to get away with the lads and have a stag weekend to remember without bumping into people you know. It is also your chance to have a private weekend with just you and your closest friends so make sure that you have a blast, remember what goes on tour, stays on tour.


To have a stag night or stag weekend away is certainly the best way to go out with a bang. Remember, your new life awaits for you on the other side of the wedding so say goodbye to your old life in style.

When possible, let your friends pull together and fund the stag do as you have enough to pay for with the up and coming wedding.

Once you and the best man have decided on what and where, turn to DesignaVenture who are extremely experience in arranging stress free stag dos.

They can organise everything from stag friendly hotels, popular stag activities and nightclubs to gentleman’s clubs, transport and even an evening meal before hitting the bars and clubs on your big night out. It is a one stop stag shop (try and say that after a few flaming Sambuca’s)!


From the moment you got the chance to be part of the wedding let’s be honest, all that was on your mind was arranging a kick-ass stag do.

Now this could bring a chill down your spine and a sweat on you brow but stop – there is no need to panic DesignaVenture is there to rescue you.

All you have to do is decide, communicate and enjoy. Round up the troops to see how many want in and then sit back and let DesignaVenture take the strain.

There are so many stag packages and top stag destinations to visit so pick wisely. You have to make sure your man, the stag, has the best weekend as a single fella, as it won’t be repeated.

An Olympic Struggle

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

From the 27th July to 12th August the London Olympics will be hitting our TV screens and no doubt will unite the country into total euphoria, well that’s what our political counterparts are leading us to believe.

But hey! The Last weekend in July and the first 2 weekends in August are always humongously busy with hen parties and stag dos alike, what does the humble stag wanting his last days as a single man to do whilst this massive sporting event is going on?

London and it’s surrounding cities and towns will be choca block with Olympic tourists and every company including hotels will be cashing in.

So here’s the thing, if you intend to go on your stag weekend in those three weeks either keep away from from the South East (that includes Brighton), book early and / or expect to pay a much higher rate for your accommodation.

My advice is go on your stag do to the South West (Cardiff, Bristol, Bournemouth, Newquay) or head up North to Nottingham, Wales, Newcastle or Edinburgh.

At least you won’t get bogged down in traffic and hit by Olympic prices (pardon the pun).

No Interruptions Please We Are On A Stag Do

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Are you sick of going on a stag do with your mates and half the time they are on their phones yapping away and sucking all the atmosphere out of your stag night?

There is a game becoming popular with stag parties up and down the country and it’s called ‘Phone Bar-d’.

On your stag night out if you are caught making or taking a phone call it’s you are sent straight to the bar to buy a round of drinks.

This will stop the lads who cannot put their work or life down for 1 day just so the groom can have a relaxing stag night out with his best mates.

It doesn’t have to be for the whole stag weekend, it can be for just the main night out, this will stop people leaving the group and taking the atmosphere with them.

Get ‘Phone Bar-d’ for your next stag do, it cost nothing unless you are caught talking on your phone!

Make Your Stag Do A Legacy

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

The press and government are banging on about the Olympics and how it’s going to make a lasting legacy for London and Great Britain as a whole, that sort of speak should be used in conjunction with your up and coming stag do.

A legacy basically means information passed down to generations to come for them to be proud of, wouldn’t that be great if your stag do stories became a legacy not only down the pub but also through your family tree.

The story gets passed down to your kids and then their kids and so on.

What would you have to do to achieve such a feat?

I couldn’t possibly tell you as that is the best man or groom’s domain, if it was my idea it wouldnt be such a legacy!

If you have kids and one or more of them are boys their first questions to you when they book their stag do is what you got up to on yours, so make sure you have some good clean stories.

Just make sure your stag do is in good hands by booking it through a desirable and trustworthy stag do organiser such as DesignaVenture, and everything else will fall into place.

Stag Dos Are A Maze Of Different Ways

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Confused by the title? Stag dos are a maze and if you have never arranged one before there are now a hell of a lot of choices.

Where do you start?

Usually talking to the groom is the best place to start, after all it is his celebration, unless it’s a secret, then talking to the ushers, best men etc to find out what everyone has in mind.

Where do you go?

Ultimately this comes down to how much time you have off, budget and more importantly what you want to do, white water rafting on a stag do to Amsterdam is not an option.

How much is too much?

Your questions are now coming thick and fast!! Too much is down to how much people in your stag group can afford. Too much to me is doing 2 full days of activities, with drinking on top never mind about the expense you’ll be whacked.

The stag wants maximum people with minimum effort.

Demanding….Anyway, you should arrange something that will suit everyone. Booking a Golfing stag do is always a bad move, particularly if you want everyone invited to go as you are just tuning out all the non golfers.

Keep the price down and book something that everyone will enjoy, motorised is pretty popular or just bars, clubs and accommodation is also a great move.

The stag is not bothered about numbers, he wants something he is interested in

It’s his call at the end of the day, your job is to make it happen. Most of his close friends will do whatever he wants to do anyway.

Whatever your manifesto, using a professional stag do organiser like DesignaVenture will help your cause as they will have access to hundreds of hotels, activity sites and clubs.

Back To It People

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

January is known for being a down month, it is home to the most depressing day of the year and most people have to wait for over 40 days for their pay (as they where paid before Christmas).

But hey, it’s not all doom and gloom it is also the month we look forward, to holidays and to booking the next hen party or stag do.

With so many stag do ideas and pages and pages of bullet proof stag do packages, the DesignaVenture website is by far the best place to start.

If you are after a bargain or a full on stag weekend, there is a package to suit everyone and every budget.

From accommodation and nightclub only packages to stag weekends to Europe by private jet, DesignaVenture simply has it all.

Our fantastic customer service has a proven track record at being the best in the business, we know this is an important celebration, one like no other, so we make it count.

Twenty 12 is going to be an amazing year in the UK, more people these days are looking for adventure holidays and breaks and the UK is home to some of the finest activity sites in the world so explore them on your next stag do, it will be the best weekend of your life (so far).

A Prediction For Stag Dos in 2012

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

As the Christmas and New Year celebrations draw to a close people will be looking forward to 2012 and what this Olympic year may bring.

Lots of people will have got engaged over the festivities with possibly 50% looking to get married in Twenty twelve (a guess and not an accurate prediction, so don’t hang me if I’m wrong).

So that’s a lot of stag dos and hen parties looking for a wicked weekend this year, but hey after a mammoth night last night, organising a celebration could be the last thing on your mind.

Well, the year will pass very fast and only the organised will win, so book your stag do in the UK as early as you can as my prediction will be for stag dos in the UK, “it’s going to be a busy one”.

Which is great for the UK economy and not so great for the popular stag do destinations in Europe.

More people this year will be watching their wallet so an expensive stag weekend to Europe may not be a popular choice.

Let’s face it people, the UK has some of the best activity sites in Europe if not the world and the nightlife well, it’s second to none.

So book early for the best activity slots and accommodation if a UK stag do is on your agenda, and don’t forget London is going to be full in July so other UK stag do destinations will get the extra footfall, you have been warned.