Archive for the ‘Stag News and stories’ Category


Monday, 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.


Stag Do With A Big Heart

Tuesday, 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.

Stag Prank Goes Viral

Thursday, 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


Fancy Dress Lands Stag Party In Hot Water

Friday, January 9th, 2015

According to an article in the Daily Mail, just before Christmas a stag party in Chester where seen storming shops and restaurants dressed up like plastic figurine toy soldiers performing military style drills. The stag do fancy dress look was complete with plastic toy guns, green paint and green plastic helmets.

The police were called when the stag group stormed Nandos rolling around the floor and shouting ‘clear the area’. The party were then given a stern talking to by the police and all their plastic weaponry was confiscated.

This prank apparently split social media with some members of the public saying people just don’t have a good sense of humour whilst others saying it’s in bad taste especially when, at the time, the Sydney siege was going on.

In our option this stag prank should not be copied, especially after all that terrible business going on in France.

For other fantastic stag do fancy dress ideas go on to the DesignaVenture blog, we also have a top 10 on stag pranks.

Police Involved In a Stag Do Brawl

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

HandcuffedWe don’t usually write about the negative side of our industry but we couldn’t resist the irony of this news article.

In November, seven Metropolitan Police officers were arrested in Lithuania whilst on a stag do for brawling. They were seen being put into police cars handcuffed with bloody noses and stumbling around according to this article on the Mirror’s website.

This is outrageous, especially when 99% of our British stag dos happen with out incident, oh the IRONY.

Back to the story, the police stag do ended paying a 5,000 Lithuanian Lita bail, which is about £1,000 in our money and if the group are charged, they will have to return to Vilnius for trial.

A met office spokesman said that they are looking into the incident without the 7 stag do members being suspended, however if the group are charged this will be evaluated!

Mankini Now Banned in Blackpool

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Stag Dressed in a MankiniBlackpool is (surprisingly) the second Stag Do seaside destination to put in a total ban on the men in Mankinis pointing specifically at stag parties. This ban which is also known as Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) can also be applied to any inappropriate dress worn by stag or hen parties.

2 Years ago the Newquay police got fed up with stags turning up in Mankinis so they were the first seaside town to put in a total ban on Mankinis and now Blackpool has followed suit.

Blackpool has always been (in my eyes) a little risqué, with the Kiss Me Quick hats in the 80′s and the hedonistic reputation of the 90′s and 00′s however the town council has decided to exercise their anti-lout powers to ban inappropriate dress.

Opponents fear such a move would be similar to criminalising women for wearing shorts skirts or showing off to much cleavage.

Other people think it’s a great idea and would be a positive move to cleaning up Blackpool’s image, making it a more family friendly British seaside town.

If you do find yourself in a Mankini or inappropriately dressed in Blackpool whilst on a Stag Do or hen weekend or if that’s just what you like to wear, there is a big chance you can be fined on the spot. Just so you know these fines range from £70 to £100.

Best Man Saves Bride’s Father

Friday, October 17th, 2014

There’s a fantastic article in the Mirror sharing a story of a group of guys on a stag do to Bournemouth and whilst they were karting the bride to be’s father had a heart attack!

The story doesn’t currently sound too fantastic, but what happened after makes it a story to learn from and shows how important the message from the British Heart Foundation is trying to get across, in their campaign a Nation of Lifesavers.

The best man Michael Scott put together a brilliant stag do to Bournemouth which included outdoor race karting and whilst they were in the middle of the race, he watched John Statham, father of the bride’s kart veer off the track, through the tyre wall and straight into a tree, John had had a heart attack.

Quick thinking by Michael (best man) and Stewart Jones (a former paramedic), issued CPR  until the paramedics arrived saving John’s life and he was able to walk his daughter down the Aisle just three weeks later.

Luckily, the best man Michael, three weeks earlier completed a free British Heart Foundation CPR training course at his local fire station.

If you would like to know more about how you can learn CPR go here you will never know when you’ll need it!

A Very Tanned Stag Do

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Stag Do dressed up like Vincent TanParading around London on a Stag Do, was a group looking like no other, The Metro called it a great Stag Do Idea!

These guys all dressed up like the infamous Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan, was spotted by tweeter Will Sparks walking around London looking totally awesome! The look included the Cardiff City home football top tucked into jeans along with a moustache and sunglasses.

This is one of the best Stag Do fancy dress ideas we have seen in ages, we have a top 20 Stag Do fancy dress ideas blog, which can be found here.

These days fancy dress is now becoming compulsory with new ideas every weekend, trying to out do each other is part of the Stag Do policy.

Man Cliff Jumps In Newquay The Wrong Way!

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Cliff Jumping / Coasteering in NewquayAccording to an article on the Get Surry website, Garrey Ashton whilst on a Stag Do to Newquay survived a 100 ft fall down a cliff, without serious injury.

Now we arrange Coasteering in Newquay in a safe environment as a popular Stag Do activity however he has taken it to a new level.

All jokes a-side, he was very lucky and this a warning to other stag parties celebrating in Newquay to only visit the cliffs whilst coasteering.

According to this article, Garry wasn’t messing around, he had just taken back to his hotel, a disabled member of the stag party and was walking back to the 20-strong stag group when he decided to take a slight detour and take a quick peek at the sea. He stepped over a 3ft fence and suddenly slipped on gravel and tumble 100 ft.

He woke up on the beach 4 hours later with the sea lapping at his feet and in total shock on what just happened. He managed to get to his feet and climb some old staircase leading out of the cove to find his mates, who put him straight into an ambulance for Truro hospital.

He told the Get Surrey reporter “It was only supposed to be a little trip to the beach, I just took a bit of a shortcut, anyone who knows me knows I’m a bit clumsy. I guess it was a typical Stag Do overall!”

If you are interested in Coasteering for your Stag Do, you can find stag packages in Newquay including coasteering, here.


Manchester Evening News Saves Stag Do

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Imagine going on a Stag Do to Benidorm without the stag!

That nearly happened to poor old Rob Outram, who’s passport hadn’t arrived back from the passport office and feared the worse however, in stepped the Manchester Evening News.

The Manchester Evening News not only featured the story on their website which got loads of coverage but according to this article they contacted officials who then summoned Rob to the Liverpool passport office to collect his passport.

He feared he would miss his Stag Do and Honeymoon but now he is going to be able to attend them both.

Before he was summoned to the Liverpool passport office he showed good spirits by saying that the group has to go with to without him, as they have saved up for this Stag Weekend to Benidorm since March.

He is due to marry Becky Bieganski next month and then honeymoon in Barbados.

We want to wish the happy couple all the happiness in the world.