Weddings are notoriously expensive, but with a few small changes, they don’t have to cost the earth. The same applies to your stag or hen weekend, which is why stag and hen party planners, Last Night of Freedom, have rounded up their top ways to penny pinch on your stag or hen do.
Apart from the obvious positives of planning early (avoiding drop outs, ability to build up a kitty in advance, having your pick of best accommodation etc.), there are many financial gains which can be obtained by organising your celebration early. Having time on your side means you can research the cheapest locations, hotels, nightclubs and so on, saving plenty of cash to spend once you’re there. Prague, Budapest, Blackpool, Benidorm, Hamburg and Poznan are currently up there with the cheapest destinations for a celebratory weekend – with beer and shots setting you back as little as a pound. Drinks on you?
Even if you aren’t hosting your stag or hen party in a notoriously budget-friendly location, it’s worth considering areas that give you the best value for money. For example, it’s a well-known fact that Dublin’s Temple Bar is an expensive spot for a night out, but plan your night wisely (knowing that Temple Bar prices rise by the hour, as the day rolls on) and you won’t need to spend money unnecessarily.
If you haven’t got enough money to jet set away to an exotic location, a DIY stag weekends or hen party can be just as great, if you do it right. From sashes, room decorations and willy straws for your hen party, to personalised T-shirts, drinking games and pranks for your stag do, doing it yourself has never been so simple, and so cheap.
Try to agree on a budget for the group, each day of the trip. Not only will this make everyone feel like they’re on an even keel, but will encourage group members not to overspend. If you’re heading abroad, it’s also worth shopping around for your currency; if you wait until you’re at the airport, you’ll get the worst exchange rates for your money.
Book with a Reputable Company
Booking flights, accommodation, activities and nightlife can be a hassle, as well as a risk, so it’s no wonder so many people choose to book through an agency. Top tip; book with ABTA protected Last Night of Freedom, so that in the unlikely event that anything goes wrong regarding your trip, your money will be safe.