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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 […]
‘Do not go gently into that good night’ wrote Dylan Thomas, and he knew a thing or two about being Welsh and losing weekends to a drunken haze. And the same can be said of Cardiff, where the nights are rarely gentle. Forget the stereotypes – the male voiced choirs, the proliferation of sheep, and men wearing vegetables on their lapels – consign them to the bin marked ‘daft’ and find out ‘what’s occurring’ in our Cardiff Stag Do Ideas Guide. Barely a weekend goes by when the city isn’t descended upon by hordes of stags, hens and assorted revellers looking for fun, sport and whatever kind of after-dark action tickles your particular palette. So the question is, of course, […]
8 million people can’t be wrong (unless you take into account viewing figures for The X-Factor). That’s about the number of people who visit Brighton every year, and a substantial proportion of them, in fact some weekends it feels like most of them, are Stag and Hen parties. Certainly, residents rarely raise an eyebrow nowadays when they see 20 guys in wrestling outfits approaching, one of them wielding an inflatable lady. So what’s so special about the place? And what is there to do? Read on for Brighton stag do ideas. Why so popular? Well, the weather down there on the south coast may have something to do with it, as might the ease of access from London. Plus there’s […]
Take the advice of iamthebestman – if you want your stag weekend to be the one your mates are all still talking about by the time your silver wedding anniversaries roll around, then you’ll struggle to do better than a Benidorm stag do. It’s big, it’s brash, and it goes off with a bang. Read on to find the only Benidorm Stag do ideas guide on the internet. Benidorm occupies a curious place in the British psyche. On one hand, it has been lampooned for years as an example of the worst excesses of mass-market package tourism, with a coastline tarnished by ugly concrete mega-hotels and promoting an unhealthy combination of binge-drinking and sunburn. But on the other hand, as […]
What are the best locations for cheap stag weekends? It’s a question frequently asked of us here at iamthebestman. As luck would have it, boffins at travel currency specialist No. 1 currency published a report this week comparing a basket of stag do essentials – including a pint, a Big Mac and club entry – across 10 popular stag do destinations to help provide the answers. Well gents, the data has been collected and verified and I can now reveal that the most affordable place to go for a cheap stag weekend is…[cut to nervous looks from Eastern European countries] Bratislava! Or is it? Let me explain… Cheap Stag Weekends: Prices Compared on a Basket of Stag Essentials   Rebasing […]
The Pope’s Catholic. Bears crap in woods. Some things in life are just that obvious. You’d have thought such sage advice as ‘don’t mention the ex’, would be also fit neatly in to the box ‘what not to do when making a best man speech’, but my friends, you’d be surprised. Here are 7 mistakes that best men seem to make, time and time again – don’t let it be you… 1. Improvise your Best Man Speech Having once chatted to a fairly well known comedian, I was surprised to learn that a lot of the improv in stand-up routines is actually planned. What looks like off cuff wit and hilarity is, in many cases, scripted. On quizzing him further, […]
Before organising a stag do, pause for a moment to listen to the wise words of basketball supremo, clothes horse and cartoon star, Michael Jordan who once said” I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Hell yeah Mike! Makes you want punch the air doesn’t it?! Look up anyone who’s been successful and you’ll find they made mistakes. As Mr. Jordan outlines above, it’s learning from those mistakes that is instrumental in bringing achievement. So in a bid to bring you glory allow […]
There was a day, when the stag do was more of a stag night and any prank a bit of tom foolery. Now, as with the stag do itself, stag do pranks have got ever more elaborate turning in to fully orchestrated events. Tradition dictates the stag should suffer some form of ceremonial humiliation but what should that be? And how far should it go? In our experience there is a continuum – a stag do prankometer if you will. On one side, in keeping with the good old days there is a small set piece or spot of embarrassment for the soon to be attached stag, on the other a full-on exercise involving third parties, cover stories and a […]
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Introduction People like to name cities don’t they? The Big Apple. The City of Angels. The Windy City. There obviously wasn’t much consensus in the case of Prague as it ended up with three: The City of a Hundred Spires (not particularly catchy), The Golden City (sounds like it could be Bangkok) and The Mother of Cities (Hmmm). Personally, we think a better option should be ‘The City of Stags’ because it ticks just about every box there is for an awesome stag weekend away. The Czech List Good beer? Check. Amazing looking girls? Check. Good value? Open late? Relaxed policy on stag parties? Check, check, check. Strip clubs and gambling? You get the picture! With flights, accommodation and activities […]