Celebrating Stag Weekend
Stag weekend parties are part of a tradition that has been around even back to the Roman Civilization. The term stag party is endemic within United Kingdom, in other countries it may be termed as bachelor party. The word stag symbolizes one’s manliness. This correlation is really old and was based on the fact that stags were supposed to be well capable of wooing the female counterpart.
This tradition is observed even until now and will more likely be observed for another few years. Actually, stag parties have reinvented itself to be more elaborate, charming, wild, and extravagant. In previous years, it used to be more about a night-long party the day before the wedding which is more apt for a stag night in some sense. In these days, people schedule the bachelor parties days before the wedding celebration. Brides are more firm in not having their grooms have hangover the day after since it is after all their special day.
This special tradition is not totally different in other countries. Generally, the day starts with a casual get together coupled with light but fun activities. The activities part is highly dependent on the region or locality. The general concept is to have the groom experience some things that are not allowed for a typical married man. For instance, it involves various pranks such as getting the groom to strip down and parading him around the club or street. The same thing all over the world is to have unlimited drinks!
But one thing is for sure, booze is never absent in this type of party.
To add a special twist to the aprty, you may choose to hold it in another country than your own. This is a good opportunity to deviate from the norm.
There are various kinds of activities available for you and your mates although make sure that you have reached a consensus before partaking in any of the activity. Examples of these activities are diving, snorkelling, sailing, motorbiking, parasailing, wind surfing, and water skiing. Of course, if you are not the adventurous type of guy then you can totally stop here. You can actually skip the notorious night by going to a karaoke stall and sing your night out with a couple of beers in tow. What’s important is that all of you are in agreement and that the groom is not that uncomfortable.
Essentially, stag weekends are a wonderful way for everyone to have fun and unwind the body, mind and soul before the wedding day. This is because when you get married there will be less nights of partying and socializing and the groom is more likely to be focused on starting a new life.