Book Early for 2015

Man Drinking Wine After Booking Stag DoBook early and avoid disappointment, it’s that old cliche again, however it does make a lot of sense especially when you are booking something as important as a hen or Stag Do.

So why do you need to book your hen or Stag Do early?

At the moment hotel managers, after a bumper year in 2014, will be sharpening their pencils and inflating their prices, so if you have 20 lads who have all said they will go on Dave’s Stag Do, book it now and get 2014 prices for a booking going in 2015.

Availability is also another factor which is completely in your favour when booking early. Another scenario is if you have 25 girls who all want to go to the Royal Ascot next year, Royal Ascot gets extremely busy and fitting 25 girls into one hotel can be a problem, booking early should and will, resolve this issue.

So to conclude booking your hen or Stag Do early will save you money and guarantee you availability… brilliant!!! Another useful tip to help you arrange the best Hen or Stag Weekend known to man / woman from DesignaVenture.

So get started head to our stag do section of our website or hen party section and book, book, book!

Check Out Our Stag Do Blog

Image of the stag do blog homepageIt’s all very well being asked to be the Best Man however, this role comes with some responsibility and there is no bigger responsibility than arranging the Stag Do.

That’s where the DesignaVenture Stag Do Blog steps in, giving you more advice, tips, guidance and stag do ideas the you can shake a stick at.

You have more top 10’s then a Radio 1 DJ including Top 10 Stag Do Pranks, Top 10 Stag Do Games, Top 10 Stag Accessories… you get the picture.

You can also find a 101 guide to booking and going on a Stag Do, Stag Do Ideas for the older group and the incredibly popular post on “Should the Groom Pay for His Own Stag Do?” Take our poll, currently stag groups are saying no he shouldn’t.

And if that’s not enough how about Fancy Dress Ideas, Stag Do Challenges, Ideas for the Non-Drinker, the list goes on.

All this Stag Do Advice is free of charge and just a click away.

So, with out further delay get yourself over to our Stag Do Blog and become the BEST, Best Man, known to man (try and say that after a couple).

DesignaVenture, we are the Best Man’s Best Man.

World Cup Hangover? Get A Hangover Worth Having!

Sexy Lady Dressed Up As A RefereeAs England bow out of the world cup without a single win under their belts, maybe putting off your Stag Do wasn’t worth it.

It’s time you got back to reality and organised a more worthy cause, sending your best mate off on the greatest Stag Do known to man.

Don’t worry, DesignaVenture are here to help with 1,000’s of stag do ideas throughout the UK and Europe you’re in good hands.

If you just want to get somewhere fast and party like it’s 1966, book a basic package of accommodation and clubs and get your dancing shoes on, it’s going to be a heck of a weekend.

You can even build your own Stag Do – choose a destination and whatever activities you fancy day or night or just simply plump for accommodation or activities only, the world is your Oyster.

And just think, at the end of the day, it’s a game of two halves, the boys worked hard, they put their stalls out at half time, it was end to end stuff, there were no easy games and on paper we had a good side – let DesignaVenture put all these football cliches to bed for you!

Enjoy the rest of the world cup and don’t keep any food on your shoulders, you don’t know who’s around.

To All Budding Best Men

Depending on how the wedding is set up, usually the best man doesn’t have too many jobs, the speech, looking after the rings oh and arranging the stag do.

The stag do should be your first job as most of your tasks will be on the big day, so don’t let your best mate down by falling at the first hurdle.

Find out what he wants to do, where he wants to go and who he would like to attend and get on with it.

As they say ‘there is no time like the present’ (unless he is getting married in 2014, if that’s the case you have a bit of time!).

Don’t leave it to the last minute, as some people need to get time off work, save up and get the permission from their wags!!

Whatever you do, start as you mean to go on and grab the job of ‘arranging the best stag do known to man’ by the horns and give DesignaVenture a call.

It will probably the best call you will make all year, unless you have to call Camelot regarding your winning ticket, that is.

Nail Your Best Man’s Speech

Being a best man is more than just the stag do, you have another important role to fulfill, the dreaded best man’s speech.

Here are a few tips on how to nail yours:

Don’t just stick to your speech – show flexibility and if you can bring a story from the day, this will show fresh content and also show you haven’t just downloaded the speech from the net.

Keep Calm and Carry On – Take in a deep breath to calm the nerves and go through the speech slowly and surely, making damn sure you bang those jokes / stories out clearly in order to maximize laughter. Once you get the crowd on your side you’ve made it.

Stories from the stag do should be funny and clean, remember the old saying what goes on tour, stays on tour.

Short is Sweet – give yourself 5 minutes as any longer people get fidgety and want to get to the bar.

Finally – you are the best man so make sure you live up to your name, be on hand so you can help if things stray from the master-plan.

Best Men Watch Out For Football Manager Syndrome

The majority of Premier League football managers have a very short shelf life and some don’t even make it to the end of the season, so Best Men Be Aware and don’t get sacked before the stag do.

It’s a huge honour being asked to be a best man and organising the stag do should be the highlight, so do a decent job or you might get the sack.

First things first, I would suggest you use a professional stag do organiser such as DesignaVenture, they will make your job 90% easier.

Secondly, make sure he has a great stag weekend, be his wing man, if he wants a drink make sure he gets one, if he needs food urgently, get yourself to Macdonalds and feed him, if he needs to make a phone call ask which make of smart phone he would like to use, you get me drift.

Thirdly, what goes on tour, stays on tour – make sure no stories gets back to the bride about the stag do, I am not talking about unfaithful behaviour, I am talking about other stories which may freak her out, 99% of stags stay faithful so stick that in your pipe and smoke it Daily Mail readers.

Fourthly, as Best man your job is more then just arranging the stag do, namely looking after the Bridesmaids, enough said.


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

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).

Pain Vs Pleasure

Walking around all night on your stag do and not being able to get into any bar or club, as you are an all male party.

Booking your stag do through DesignaVenture and walking to the font of the queue and getting in without any hassle.

Turning up at your hotel and finding out your not booked in, as Dave forgot to confirm it.

Dropping your bags off in your rooms of your stag do friendly hotel DesignaVenture booked for you, and heading out to the pub for a good catch up with your old mates.

Turning up at the wrong stag do activity site in Oxfordshire.

Turning up at the right activity site, as DesignaVenture emailed the details to your smart phone.

So what ever gives you your pleasure or pain, leave it in the bedroom and just use the pleasure option whilst booking your stag do.