Booking a stag party
For many people, booking a stag party in advance is advantageous as it allows them to utilise early booking discounts and have more time to negotiate group rates in the places you plan activities.
Early booking can definitely helps with a factor such as travel, allowing you to access a wider choice of hotels, as well as cheap flights, and then gather in payment from everyone. Still, you should not rush into making a decision.
First, get a nod from everyone attending the stag party that they’ll be available for a set date. Some people are tough to pin down, but ultimately, if they’re not going to prioritise the stag do in their calendar then you’ll have to let them know (politely) that you need to go ahead and make the call on dates and you hope they’ll be able to make it.
If you have decided to contribute towards the stag’s expenses between you, and even generally if you have group deposits or overall payments to make, ensure that the money is collected in before the payment deadline. The last thing a stag do planner wants is to end up overdrawn as he had to cover several booking fees! Always check whether a place you make reservations has a charge for cancelling or reducing numbers.
There are some establishments that offer excellent services but are hard to get reservations. If you hesitate on making booking you may end up losing that chance entirely. Others charge you for cancelling a booking and may not refund the booking deposit. So, while you should book a stag do as soon as possible, you should always make sure that you know the final number of attendees as closely as possible.