Red7 , April 21, 2011
It’s stag party time, but first…
Soon you’ll all be in the middle of the maddest of stag nights, but before you reach the main event, there are a few things you should really get in order.
Organising the stag do: obviously!
This is traditionally the best man’s party: he picks the events and takes (some) responsibility for the night. Even so, there are a lot of people to please and they all want to go to different places – never easy.
Watch your wallet. It’s not easy to snatch your valuables when you’ve got them hidden in a monkey outfit, but it still happens. The very best thing to do is only take plastic, or even delegate one person, usually the non-drinker, to carry the wallets.
If you are off to a stag do abroad, you should think about travel insurance – there’s been plenty of strikes in the last two years, so it could be worth getting covered. At least have contents insurance that covers loss of items when on holiday – but don’t try to claim for the monkey outfit you left on the beach at midnight…
It’s especially important to have some local currency lined up. And check out 0% rates of commission – they do exist. Also look at how much your bank charges if you use cash machines abroad – and if credit card debits can actually be traced to the pole dancing joint you told your partner that you’d never visited.