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5 things you should avoid on the day of the stag do

There’s always talk about all the plans that can be made for a stag do to make the event unforgettable, but not so much about things you should avoid. In fact, you can find a large amount of ideas, plans, and options that cater to all tastes and with which you’ll certainly enjoy an unforgettable time. But what about all the things that are better left undone? As important as it is to know what TO do, it’s equally important to know what NOT to do at a stag do if you don’t want the result to be a complete disaster.

In this post from Barcelona Hen Do blog, we are going to reveal the 5 things you should never do at a stag do. Don’t miss a thing!

Things you shouldn’t do at a stag do

Losing control

It’s clear that a stag do involves alcohol consumption, but you need to control how much you drink so that you don’t end up not even remembering what you’ve done. There’s nothing worse than having an unforgettable night and then being unable to remember it, right? Moreover, excessive drinking can also lead you to do something you’ll later regret, or simply make you sick, ending up spending half the night throwing up in the bathroom. What a scene! So drink, have fun, but always be sensible.

Having the stag do the day before the wedding

It’s a somewhat absurd tradition to have the stag do just the day before the wedding, but it’s one of those things you should avoid. Why? There are several reasons: one, you might have a monumental hangover that makes you not feel like celebrating the most special day of your life even slightly. You might also be tired, grumpy, and bearing some visible scar or prank pulled by friends (painting your face with a permanent marker, dying your hair blue, etc.). Since you never know how a stag do will end, it’s best to have a considerable time to recover and enjoy your big day.

Inviting people who aren’t going to the wedding

We know that intimate weddings are becoming increasingly popular, but however intimate it may be, your lifelong friends will be there with you, right? That’s why it’s important that if you’re having a stag do, only invite those who you’ve invited to the wedding to avoid unnecessary bad feelings and arguments. Be honest and surround yourself with people who you really want to share this moment with, both at your wedding and at your stag do.


Another thing you should never do under any circumstances is drive. We’ve already mentioned that it’s normal to drink on your stag do, so use your head and leave the car at home! No matter how much you start the night saying you won’t drink, don’t fool yourself: you will! So do yourself a favour and move around by public transport, taxi, or even on a donkey if necessary. But keep the car safely parked!

Organising the stag do yourself

No, no, and no. One of the most fun aspects of a stag do is the element of surprise, not knowing where you’ll go, what you’ll do, or what clothes you’ll wear. Allow yourself to be surprised and leave the organisation of this special day in the hands of your friends. You’re sure to have a much better time and will experience a memorable night. Take our word for it!

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