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Remember early 2016, when we were already bored by talk of the EU referendum and looking forward to it being over? And when the thought of Donald Trump becoming president seemed as likely as that being his real hair?   Well this time last year, I published a report on how the best stag do operators in the UK compare in terms of price, customer service and knowledge about the destinations and activities they offer. You only need to look at the news to see how much things can change in 12 months, so I figured it was good idea to take a fresh look.   This year we’re heading to Prague, capital of the Czech Republic and also the capital […]
I’ve written about how to deal with booze in stag do planning previously, where we talked tactics to ensure you get through the stag weekend without having to write off the all-important Saturday night because you’ve over done it on the Friday. Of course the other downside of an overly indulgence Friday night, for any best man who is playing organiser, is that the energy levels of the wider group is spent too early and you then have to play the role of motivator to get them going again. For a group of 14 or 15 lads, some of whom you may not know, this can be a bit of a challenge to see the least. So with that in mind, […]
Don’t tell anyone but the UK stag do as we know it may be changing. Ask most people what springs to mind when prompted with this pre-nuptial ritual and you’ll likely hear outrageous outfits, drunken misbehaviour and extreme pranks. Whilst this portrait is not entirely inaccurate in the here and now, there are signs that times might just be a-changing. The increase of anti-social measures targeting stag weekends, the rising age of grooms and a trend for more fulfilling experiences amongst men has started to fragment the £500m industry. A new group of more mature and sedate stag parties are emerging, opting for a slower paced bonding experience than alcohol fuelled misadventure. Think Sideways more than Hangover.   Crackdown Last […]
Wedding suits are another thing for us blokes to think about. Back in the day, your Great Uncle Jim wore the same clobber to every single wedding he ever attended, but times have changed, and so too has the expectancies of the blokes on that wedding guest list, to turn up to the church on time, as well as in fashion. We’re right in the 2016 wedding season, but you’ve got another year’s worth of weddings to attend, and you will need a different outfit and look for each one. And let’s face it, we’re all turning a bit girly, what with moisturisers, bronzers (don’t even lie about that one) and blow dry hair dos, so let’s turn to nature to “inspire” […]
The whole point of a stag do is to give your best mate the send-off he deserves – inevitably incorporating one or more humiliating stag costumes. Stag and hen party planners, Last Night of Freedom, have rounded up their top 10 stag party costumes of 2016 – from the risqué to the downright vulgar. You have been warned…   01. T-shirts – king of stag costumes Personalised T-shirts are still the most popular of all stag costumes by a long shot according to LNoF. These seem to have been around a while but remain top of the pops, probably because of the personalisation. They will, of course, have a nickname printed on that you’d never want your Mum (or the wife) to find […]
SPONSORED POST Organising a stag do can be one of the hardest and most daunting parts of being asked to be the best man. Getting a group of loud, energetic and potentially drunk lads together to have organised fun can go really wrong – but it can also go really right.   Today many best men are employing the expert services of companies such as Eventhuse who organise unique, top quality stag dos across Europe. And with exclusive destinations such as Ayia Napa; Bucharest; as well as popular stag do hot spots such as Prague; Budapest and Krakow in their portfolio, this family run company is an excellent option to ensure your stag holiday abroad goes off without a hitch! […]
The best men deserve the best advice and when it comes to stag do ideas, information as they say, is power! So,  if you’re looking to understand which stag provider is the best when it comes to your all important stag weekend then read on!   Back in 2012 when I started iamthebestman, my aim was to provide prospective Best Men with a reliable and useful resource to help them with their responsibilities.   Those run from duties on the day itself – not forgetting the rings is a big one – to what to wear for the wedding; how to give a memorable speech that causes just the right amount of offence, to probably the most important – organising a killer […]
Written by Oliver, Founder of iamthebestman.co.uk Okay gents, I’m going to talk fast and keep this brief. I know your time is valuable so I’m going to rattle off some stag do ideas for you to give you a bit of inspiration. I’ve tried to restrict these to activities that will last a minimum of a full day or night, or those that give excellent value for your hard-earned cash. To help you choose which stag do ideas would be best for your group, I’ve also broken it down into categories. Oh, one last thing, if these don’t float your boat then either check out our stag do ideas page for further inspiration. Alternatively, give me a shout and I can help you out. Right, […]
With more waterways than Venice, one of the most famous sporting rivalries in the world and some of the biggest bands ever, Manchester genuinely is a place for 24-hour party people. What’s that? You don’t happen to be a millionaire midfielder with tons of twitter followers or rock god raking it in that knows where all the best hangouts are? You want some Manchester stag do ideas? But don’t know where to start? Easy, leave it to iamthebestman.co.uk. We’ve got our ear to the ground in and around Manchester, we’ve spoken to the coolest cats in town and found out where all the best spots are so every best man that visits Manchester with us will know exactly where to go […]
Where’s the cheapest stag do destination? A common question and not always as straightforward as it sounds to answer when you factor in flights, accommodation and all the rest of it. A more simplistic method is to measure it by beer! Yup, how much is a pint in Barcelona vs Berlin? Or Bristol vs Belfast? Well, the answer is here in the shape of a couple of nifty infographics brought to you by expert stag do party planners The Stag Company who have kindly researched the price of booze across Britain and the EU taking the hard yards (if you’ll excuse the pun) out of researching the cheapest stag do destination for the likes of you and I. Handily they’ve […]
What a splendid year 2015 has been for stag do innovations. There are times when it can be difficult to create new recipes from a certain base set of materials. You need only look at some of the concoctions that Pizza Hut have come up with over the years for evidence of that – hotdog pizza anyone?! But hats off to Stagweb and Chillisauce this year for coming up with some of the best new stag do ideas of 2015.   Probably the best of the bunch in my opinion, and admittedly as a football fan I’m biased, is the ‘Play with a Legend’ package put together by market leading stag do powerhouse Chillisauce. To return to the pizza metaphor […]
1.      Sing your Best Man’s Speech! If you’re game enough, talented enough and game enough, composing and singing a song is a sure fire way to generate a knock-out blow of a best man’s speech. Taking a well-known melody and retro fitting lyrics that tick all the boxes of jokes, thanks and sentiment is a proven formula for success.   If you’re feeling really adventurous and want to reach for the stars then you can even have visuals that move in time to the music. This kind of multi-sensory experience is usually the reserve of multi-platinum selling artists so make no mistake this is an ambitious undertaking and will require hours and hours of preparation if you want to nail […]
Here at iamthebestman we’re always looking for useful tools to help stag party organisers navigate their way through the vast wilderness of stag do ideas and destinations. Where to go and what to do are amongst the first questions that people ask when charged with the very important task of devising a stag party to end all stag parties so it would be quite useful to have a stag do city price guide right? Look no further…   Plymouth  Rocks? Here’s one tool that can contribute to narrowing down the field in the event that budget is a concern for you and the stag party – Sainsbury’s UK City Breaks Guide. Amongst other things this handy little infographic compares the […]
It’s probable that Detroit based beat box Eminem wasn’t referring to the role of best man when he said – ‘You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow; This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo’ – but here at iamthestbestman we think the same sentiment applies! When the curtain drops, the big day draws to its close and you’ve delivered your best man speech, there’s no going back and so we thought it would be helpful for the uninitiated to hear from those who have already trodden the path, and hence heed the wise words of Mr. Marshall Mathers. In this article, former best man Dave Armstrong talks last minute nerves, happy endings and his […]
I’ve been offering advice and services to Best Men for many years now but I must confess one thing I have never considered is the punchline of new Hollywood blockbuster The Wedding Ringer – being hired to actually BE the Best Man! Take that one in to The Dragons Den and it’d raise a few eyebrows I’m sure. In the movie, Jimmy Callahan runs Best Man Inc., pimping himself out for an inflated fee as a stand-in Best Man to friendless grooms-in-need, like hapless Doug Harris, the movie’s nerdy straight man. The charade of being long lost mates and the integration of, not one but, seven ragabond groomsmen (‘it looks like the Goonies grew up and became rapists’) provides the backdrop […]