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Organising a stag or hen do in winter: pros and cons

Every season has its charm. Even winter can be a good time to celebrate a wedding, and of course, a stag or hen do. So, we’re going to talk about the advantages of organising a party in winter. We’ll also review some details that are not so positive, although there are also downsides at other times of the year.

Advantages of organising a stag or hen do in winter

The first thing to highlight is that, except for a few days, winter is the off-peak season. This means that celebrating a stag or hen do in a rural house is much cheaper and good opportunities can be found to party all weekend. So if you’re not satisfied with a run-of-the-mill party, it might not be a bad idea to leave it for when there’s less demand for accommodation. Imagine gathering by the fireplace while it’s raining outside, telling stories as if you were on a camping trip. Or leaving the one who’s getting married out in the cold for a while, which is also a fun idea, at least for the rest of you…

Another advantage of stag or hen does in winter has to do with adventure activities. Wearing protective equipment in summer is not what we like most, whereas in winter everything you wear on top doesn’t bother much. Besides, hiking trails, zip-lining and many other such activities seem to be reserved for when it’s not hot.

And if you like skiing, as we mentioned when talking about celebrating the stag or hen do in the snow, this is one of many proposals that can be organised in winter. Grab your skis or snowboards and enjoy a great plan.

More points in favour. Very few people actually get married in winter, so there’s less chance that the chosen dates will be busy. The same can be said for stag and hen does. There’s a higher probability that the restaurant with the plan you like most will be available when the party is being organised. So maybe getting married and celebrating the stag or hen do in winter is not such a bad idea as it may seem at first.

Reasons why a stag or hen do during the coldest season may not be the best

It’s clear that the cold can be a reason why many people don’t want to celebrate stag or hen does in winter. If water activities are among the ideas to celebrate the party, maybe doing it in winter is not exactly what you like most. Especially if some of the group members can’t stand the cold. The same can be said about having the party outdoors.

In winter it is also more likely that the weather will be bad. It can start raining or even snowing, depending on where the party is taking place. And many of the activities would have to be cancelled. Although having alternatives, this doesn’t have to be a problem.

Have you ever celebrated a stag or hen do in winter? What other things do you think are positive or negative about doing it at this time of year?

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Enrique Camba

- CEO of Events Marketing Group, an events agency based in Barcelona
- Event organiser since 2011
- Entrepreneur, SEO specialist and web designer since 2003